Florida Football: Recruiting Preview For Weekend Ending 10/11

The #11 Florida Gators face a key SEC East matchup against the Missouri Tigers. The Tigers aren't ranked, but are 4-1 this season. While the game is the first thing on everyone's minds right now, there's also intrigue to be had when it comes to the program's recruiting efforts heading into the weekend. Here's a snapshot of the biggest recruiting action around Gainesville this weekend: 

4-Star WR Commits To Florida 

The Gators picked up a commitment from Freddie Swain, a 4-star WR who is ranked as the nation's 29th-best WR according to 247Sports. Swain had offers from numerous offers, including USC, Tennessee and Miami (FL). While Swain is committed, he does plan on still taking visits to those schools. 

Swain made his announcement a public one. The video of his decision is below. 

Swain is the 21st player to commit to Florida for the 2016 class. 

Gators The Favorite For 5-Star DT? 

According to 247Sports, the Florida Gators are feeling confident about landing 5-star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound DT is the third best recruit on 247's rankings and Florida is the favorite to land him. Lawrence visited two weeks ago, and 247Sports expects him to head to Florida. Lawrence has offers from nearly every school in the nation and can pick his school. 

Florida #1 For Top LB

Lydell "Mack" Wilson is the nation's top OLB, and many expect him to head to Alabama come National Signing Day. However, Wilson tweeted out his top eight, and he's got the Gators at the top of his list. 

Wilson's high school trainer, Tracy Varner, told 247Sports that there is still a long way to go before Wilson makes his decision. 

“(Mack) just wanted to narrow his list down,” Varner told 247Sports. “In this recruiting process everybody’s calling and trying to talk to you all the time, and you just kind of want to narrow it down to get a peace of mind. So that’s what he did. We sat down and talked to him about trimming it up. A lot of places will save you an offer and it’s important to let the other schools know you’re not coming so they can go find themselves another linebacker. It helps another kid get recruited; there’s no need in having everyone think you’re still coming."

No Visits To Gainesville Week 

The Gators are on the road this week, so there won't be any official visits for prospects this week.  

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