Will Muschamp's pro-style offense demands that fullbacks move away from explosiveness and more into brute physicality. That means possibly having to recruit bigger LBs and RBs who are capable of taking a beating.
Florida's track record with junior college signees has not been good. Many flamed out with little impact on the program. The Gators are hoping the latest crop turns it around.
Florida signed five receivers in one class twice since 1997. Neither time, however, did anyone make much of an impact as a freshman. And only three developed into playmakers for the Gators.
Despite signing one of the top recruiting classes in the nation, Florida will enter spring practice soon with a decided lack of experience behind QB Jeff Driskel.
The Florida Gators' 2012 recruiting class featured 14 players who were on the field for a significant amount of time as freshmen, and several will be competing for starting jobs in 2013.
To understand why Florida's on-field production has declined since it's national-title season in 2008, one need look only at its performance in recruiting.
GatorNation's Michael DiRocco offers the six most likely freshmen who can make an impact for the Florida Gators this season.
Florida Gators' 2014 targets at running back
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