As we head into the eve of national signing day, the Florida Gators have amassed what is considered a top ten recruiting class by every major evaluation service. With 21 commits and four slots left, the Gators are poised to possibly move up into the top five with several uncommitted recruits that list Florida as one of their finalists.
13 of the top uncommitted recruits will be announcing live on ESPN’s signing day coverage, three of which will have a Gator hat on the table. Cornerback Adoree Jackson (# 9 ESPN Top 100), defensive end Lorenzo Carter (# 14), and offensive tackle Damien Prince (#26) all have the Gators in the mix. The good news for Gator fans is the Gators have a great shot at all three as they are all likely two school battles. This means the Gators have a shot at a HUGE close and the resulting media exposure from ESPN that comes with it.
The bad news for Gator fans is they could very well go 0 for three much like they did two years ago when they went 0 for eight on ESPN announcements. If they get all three they’ll end up with a consensus top five class for sure as high as #3. Of the three, I would guess Prince is most likely, followed by Jackson, with Carter being least likely.
What does this mean for the Gators? It means regardless of how Gator fans feel about Will Muschamp and Company, he and his staff can recruit. Very few coaches and staff’s could reel in a potential top five class after a debacle like last season. Especially with so much fodder floating around about Muschamp’s job security.
What it means on signing day is a great recruiting class could very well become supremely special. Add in last year’s top five class and a loaded 2015 class which the Gators are primed to clean up with and the future looks very bright for the Florida Gators.
Check out ESPN announcement schedule here.