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.
Florida Gators signee Austin Hardin grew up playing soccer, but he discovered his talent for kicking a football while his family lived in Bolivia.
Tallahassee, Fla., linebacker James Hearns committed to the Gators after the UF coaching staff stuck with him during his recovery from a torn ACL.
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.
Four-star offensive tackle Avery Young calls his official visit to Florida "perfect." He's one of the Gators' top targets.
Highly rated prospect Nelson Agholor might be a star in high school, but he doesn't act like one off the field.
In Mike DiRocco's Sunday Night Quarterback he looks at how defensive tackle Jaye Howard finally put it all together in his senior season.