Florida recruiting: Gators targets earn invites to Rivals100 5-star challenge

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Florida targets impress in Rivals camp

The Rivals “3 Stripe Camp Series” kicked off Sunday in Miami.

More than 200 players competed in the event, including a Florida commit and several UF targets. Former Gators wide receiver pledge John Dunmore was one of the top performers overall.

He earned WR MVP and made some impressed plays during the camp. Dunmore de-committed from the Gators last month, but they’re still one of his top teams and he plans to attend their Junior Day on Feb. 24.

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Dunmore, former Florida WR commit Frank Ladson, former Florida DB commit Tyrique Stevenson, Florida State DB commit Akeem Dent, 4-star cornerback Kaiir Elam and 4-star guard Dontae Lucas were all invited to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

Elam, the nephew of former Florida safety Matt Elam, and Lucas also earned MVP honors at their respective positions. Gators OL commit Wardrick Wilson competed in Sunday’s camp as well.

News & notes

  • Florida coach Dan Mullen is adding to his support staff. According to Football Scoop, Mullen has hired El Camino College (California) running back coach Cordell Landers as his assistant director of player personnel. Landers describes himself in his Twitter bio as “THE ULTIMATE GORILLA RECRUITER IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL.” He will work with Florida director of recruiting operations Lee Begley and assistant directors of player personnel E.K. Franks and Otis Yelverton.
  • Florida 2020 commit Josh Griffis has transferred to IMG Academy. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defensive end previously attended Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, Fla.

  • The Gators have made the cut for 5-star cornerback Derek Singley Jr. from Baton Rouge, La. He named Florida in his top 10 along with Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn State, Stanford, Texas and Texas A&M.


Miss a previous Gator Chomps notebook? Find every daily recap of Florida Gators recruiting right here.

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