Plenty of top players at Tallahassee, Fla., Lincoln have stayed home to play for Florida State. But teammates James Hearns and Reggie Davis have chosen Florida and Georgia, respectively.
Florida coach Will Muschamp is looking to build a tougher team. He's offering early playing time for running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive and defensive linemen and linebackers.
Regardless of their records, the Gators and Seminoles play before dozens of big-name recruits every year.
Several players in Saturday's game between Florida and Florida State came down to picking one over the other in recruiting.
In Mike DiRocco's Sunday Night Quarterback he examines John Brantley's career day and worries about the offensive line against FSU.
The state of Florida is loaded with high school coaches who played for the Gators, giving UF an advantage when going after big-time recruits at those schools.
The trials he has faced in life, from dealing with his mother's thyroid cancer to being a father, has made Florida commit Matt Jones stronger.
Given his penchant for hiring former associates, might Urban Meyer be eyeing some Florida Gator assistant coaches?
With its vastly different offensive and defensive schemes, Florida should be able keep Urban Meyer away from its highly ranked recruiting class of 2012.
With some stars projected to contribute as freshman and other sleepers expected to surprise, the Gators and coach Will Muschamp get high marks in recruiting.
In Mike DiRocco's Sunday Night Quarterback he looks at coach Will Muschamp's attemps to avoid a losing season in his first year as Florida's coach.
Florida's class features top prospects in the secondary, but the Gators could use to lock up a couple of pass rushers.