Blue-chip tight end includes Florida among top 7 preferred schools

Billy Napier and the Florida football program once again earned a mention in a blue-chip prospect’s top schools list. This time, four-star tight end Caleb Odom out of Carrollton (Georgia) released his list of top seven preferred collegiate destinations with the Gators included, according to 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong.

The six other schools are the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, Ole Miss Rebels, Miami Hurricanes, Colorado Buffaloes and Penn State Nittany Lions.

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“Florida and Ole Miss are two that stand out because they want me to play wide receiver,” the 6-foot-5-inch, 215-pound recruit revealed.

While the Orange and Blue made the latest cut for the coveted tight end, it still lags behind as far as official visits are concerned. The Peach State product is expected to visit ‘Bama the first weekend of June, followed by Penn State the following weekend.

Colorado is in line to grab the third weekend while Miami is also queued up for a possible visit the final weekend of the month — presumably leaving just one OV opening for the remaining suitors to fight for ahead of his August announcement.

Odom is ranked No. 85 overall and No. 6 at his position nationally according to the 247Sports composite while the On3 industry ranking has him at Nos. 71 and 6, respectively. On3’s Recruiting Prediction Machine has Ole Miss in front for his commitment with a 79.4% chance of landing him, followed by the Tennessee Volunteers (3.2%), Penn State (2.7%) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1.5%), respectively.


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