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Sep 5, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA Florida Gators helmets on the field during the first quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Friday Night Lights Camp Takes Over Florida Gators Campus

The biggest recruiting camp for the Florida Gators will take place at 4 p.m. The camp will welcome multiple five-star recruits for new head coach Dan Mullen’s event, with plenty of talent from the 2019 and 2020 recruiting class expected to show up to Gainesville.

What is “Friday Night Lights?”

Blake Alderman, the Gators recruiting analyst for 24/7 Sports, recently joined Sportscene with Steve Russell to talk about the camp. The camp is broken into two parts: a camp portion that takes place in the Gators’ practice facility, followed by the practice portion which takes place under the lights of The Swamp.

Some of the activities in the camp include drills, competitions, but is mainly to show recruits the Florida Gators style of practicing and playing. Alderman goes further into detail, specifically explaining what goes on in the Friday Night Lights camp in Gainesville.

With the camp bringing about recruits to UF campus, fans always have concerns with recruiting at Florida, especially with the recent recruiting woes coming from Florida. Alderman believes that there is never really anything to worry about as far as recruiting.

This camp is also a chance for the Florida coaching staff to build relationships with the recruits of the 2019 and 2020 class. Top 2019 recruit targets for Florida will include tight end Keon Zipperer and outside linebacker from California, Kayvon Thibodeaux. While these are the two top targets, there are plenty of notable names that stick out to Alderman.

The annual camp will be important to bring in top recruits for Florida’s football program, as well as setting the tone for Mullen’s first season as coach.

Camp Information

The annual tradition will begin at 4 p.m. The players coming in will begin the camp at the indoor practice facility on campus. The recruits will then move to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 7:30 p.m., which is open to the public. Finally, stick with ESPN 98.1 FM – 850 AM WRUF for more on Gator football as the season approaches.

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Stephen Cabrera is a current University of Florida Journalism student and fan of football, basketball, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling.

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