MIAMI — The Florida Gators are set to recruit top players in the NFL this weekend.
Florida coach Jim McElwain said the Gators are “trying to make the right decision” and that players are “going to get the opportunity to go to the next level.”
Florida’s 2017 class is expected to be among the top 25 players in college football.
McElwains coaching staff is preparing for its first visit to the 2017 NFL Draft on Sunday, when the Gators will select 11 players.
The Gators have already made one visit to New Orleans for a camp on Monday and will continue to make visits throughout the weekend, McElwaras spokesman Tom Zullo said.
Players that are eligible to attend this weekend’s workouts will be eligible to participate in the 2017 draft later this month.
A player who attends both camps will be able to watch the draft on television and be able see all of the players in attendance, Zullos said.
McElwarans players will have the opportunity at least three days prior to the draft, Zully said.
They are also expected to attend an official visit with the NFL on Sunday and then travel to New York on Monday.
McElwyas team has been preparing for a trip to New England to watch its first round pick, Deontay Green-Beckham, in person.
Green-Bham was taken No. 12 overall by the Green Bay Packers.