Florida signs its share of ESPN 150 prospects, but the Gators also show they can turn top recruits into top college players.
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.
The Gators' hopes are high for incoming true freshman Vernon Hargreaves III. Florida has produced many NFL defensive backs in recent years, and Hargreaves' talent could surpass them all.
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.
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 Gators' 2014 targets at running back
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