Florida's stars will be counted on to perform next fall, but the team will need contributions from everywhere in order to compete. Here are some under-the-radar candidates who will need to shine.
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.
GatorNation's Michael DiRocco offers the six most likely freshmen who can make an impact for the Florida Gators this season.
Florida coach Will Muschamp is looking for one more offensive lineman and at least one play-making wide receiver in this class.
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.
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.
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.
Michael DiRocco takes an early look at what Florida's spring depth chart on offense might look like. The Gators will need all of their early enrollees to provide quality depth.
Receiver is a top priority for the Gators with the 2012 recruiting class, which puts Stefon Diggs and Nelson Agholor at the top of the list.
North Carolina tackle D.J. Humphries headlines a 2012 Florida recruiting class that numbers 17 commits already and ranks No. 4 in the nation.
AJ McCarron chose to stay in school rather than jump to the NFL. Then he watched as three QBs who one year before him made the same decision took a tumble on draft day.