Florida Gators Class of 2021 Recruiting Big Board- medium priority

Dan Mullen

Last update: August 13, 2020.

2021 Florida Gators Big Board
Top targets High priority Medium priority Low priority
Player
Hometown/School
Position
Avg ⭐️ ranking
Odds School(s)
Tristan Leigh
Fairfax, VA/Robinson
OT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5% CLEM LSU ALA OKLA
TreVeyon Henderson
Hopewell, VA/Hopewell
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5%
Dylan Brooks
Roanoke, AL/Handley
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5%
Clinton Burton
Baltimore, MD/St. Frances
CB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5%
Keanu Koht
Vero Beach, FL/Vero Beach
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5%
Marcus Tate
Ft. Lauderdale, FL/University
OG
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5%
Charles Montgomery
Seffner, FL/Armwood
ATH
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
95%
Donovan Edwards
West Bloomfield, MI/West Bloomfield
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5% MICH MICH ST UGA OKLA
Justus Boone
Sumter, SC/Sumter
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
90%
Brashard Smith
Miami, FL/Miami Palmetto
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20%
Terrence Ferguson
Fort Valley, GA/Peach County
OG
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5%
Markevious Brown
Pahokee, FL/IMG Academy
CB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5% AUB MIA VT MISS
Micah Morris
Kingsland, GA/Camden Co.
OT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5%
Destyn Pazon
New Orleans, LA/Edna Karr
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% FLA ALA LSU FSU
Isaiah Johnson
Bluefield, WV/St. Bernard (CA)
CB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5%  
Nick Elksnis
Jacksonville, FL/Episcobal
TE
⭐️⭐️⭐️
95%
Victory Vaka
Westlake Village, CA/Westlake
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️
<5%
Jake Slaughter
Ocala, FL/Trinity Catholic
C
⭐️⭐️⭐️
95%
Noah Pulealii
Salinas, CA/Palma
OG
⭐️⭐️⭐️
25% FLA CAL ASU UCLA
Donovan McMillon
Canonsburg, PA/Peters Township
S
⭐️⭐️⭐️
95%

Explanation:

-Priority tiers are admittedly somewhat subjective, but here are a few factors I use to calculate them. The priority based on players’ average star rankings balanced out by how immediate the Gators’ need is at that position. That is, of course, assuming the player has displayed a genuine interest in Florida; if not, then the player still remains on the board as a legitimate backup option in case something goes wrong with someone Florida really wants, but a five star linebacker who has demonstrated real interest in the Gators will be listed as a higher priority than a five star linebacker who has not. Another factor is the player’s proximity to Gainesville, as Florida needs to reel in top talent from nearby for reasons that are probably self explanatory.

-The “average star rankings” for each player are the averages of the following recruiting services’ ranking systems: Scout, 247, Rivals, and ESPN. Do note that this not the same formula as the 247 composite rankings; that algorithm “assigns stars based on an approximate average distribution of stars from the industry.” The average star ranking that I use have nothing to do with how many stars are given out in the industry; it’s literally calculated by adding the total number of stars a player receives from Scout, 247, Rivals and ESPN and dividing by four, and then rounding to the nearest whole number if necessary.

-Like the priority tiers, player odds are an admittedly inexact science. But the components to it include player visits to UF (as this shows a legitimate desire to come to Florida, rather than in-home visits, which I do not factor in at all unless one team gets the last in-home visit before National Signing Day), how much the player seems to buy into the program, how strong a relationship the player has with his primary recruiter, how good of a recruiter that primary recruiter is, and whether the player has a stronger interest in another school. And of course there are other possible factors that could flare up, like a coach leaving or a school getting hit with a postseason ban, but those are not going to weigh in that frequently.