Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Gators Don't Rebuild, They Just Reload

As a follow-up to their #2 and #1 ranked classes in 2006 and 2007 respectively, the Florida Gators put together the #3 ranked recruiting class yesterday according to I'm guessing that adding to the talent that was already there produced a "Carlito's Way" reaction with Coach Meyer.

The Gators raked in the most 5-star commitments, including defensive lineman Omar Hunter who should help UF's d-line with getting more pressure up the middle, and "athlete" Will Hill who has the ability to play great at the safety position and contribute on offense. They also added some very talented 4-star defensive backs. Which was a position where the Gators didn't get very consistent play last season. One of them, Dee Finley, resembles, dare I say it, a taller Reggie F'n Nelson, but with the same athletic ability and big-hit capability.

Combining Hill and Finley with Major Wright and the other DB's already in Gainesville should help shore up that unit immediately.

Overall, the Gators put together another great recruiting class, and I can't wait to see what they are capable of on the field.

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