March 13, 2022 12:23 pm ET
Florida football’s 2023 recruiting class continues to take shape under the direction of new head coach Billy Napier and his army of staffers, highlighted by the three scholarships extended to prep quarterbacks over the past week. As things currently stand, there are six signal callers on the Gators’ radar, with five of them currently holding offers from the Orange and Blue.
While the early signing period is still nine months away, it is prudent to take an early look at how the quarterback situation is shaking out. Of course, there is the biggest name in the class, Arch Manning, who is coveted by every school out there including Florida, but there are plenty of other options after him.
Below, we have a list of all six quarterback recruits that the Gators have their eyes on, along with information relevant to their recruitment. All data, including star ratings, are according to On3.
Arch Manning (5-star)
Weight: 215 pounds
School: Isidore Newman, New Orleans, Louisiana
Notes: Manning, nephew of NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli, is the top-rated overall prospect in the 2023 recruiting class. He has not made any visits yet in 2022 but is expected to meet with the Longhorns in Austin at the end of March.
Dante Moore (5-star)
Weight: 195 pounds
School: Martin Luther King, Detroit, Michigan
Visits: March 18 (planned)
Notes: There is a chance that Moore’s March 18 visit might not materialize according to rumors. It would be the first stop on his Football Hotbed Tour, which also includes Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and UCF if he does make it.
Nico Iamaleava (5-star)
Weight: 195 pounds
School: Warren, Downey, California
Notes: The Vols are currently in the lead for Iamaleava’s services after an impressive visit to Knoxville recently. Florida made an offer on March 11 but has a lot of competition for the west coast prospect.
Christopher Vizzina (4-star)
Weight: 194 pounds
School: Briarwood Christian, Birmingham, Alabama
Visits: Sept. 18, 2021
Top 5 offers: Clemson, Notre Dame, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee
Notes: Vizzina appears to be the most likely of the current crop of offers to sign on with the Gators, even though Clemson is out in front for the prep prospect. Originally courted by Dan Mullen‘s staff, Napier and Co. have continued the hunt for the four-star gunslinger, with a visit expected later in March but not yet set.
Dylan Lonergan (4-star)
Weight: 220 pounds
School: Brookwood, Snellville, Georgia
Notes: Lonergan is also a top baseball prospect who received his Florida offer on March 9. He is visiting Georgia Tech this weekend and has set up visits to Alabama, Ohio State and South Carolina.
Marcus Stokes (3-star)
Weight: 180 pounds
School: Nease, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Visits: March 26 (planned)
Top 5 offers: Penn State, USF, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Pitt
Notes: If Stokes’ high school name looks familiar, that is because it is the same one that Tim Tebow played at. He has not yet received a scholarship offer from Florida and is visiting Miami this weekend after stops at Penn State and USF in January.
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