Florida regularly finishes in the top 10 of ESPN's class rankings. Recruiting reporter Derek Tyson explains how Jim McElwain found a way to turn talent into a division title and what the Gators are doing on the trail to build for the future.
When the Ultimate ESPN 300 was released on Monday, there were some noticeable surprises. Some players shot to near the top of the list early on in their careers, while other players weren't ranked high coming out of college but now appear on this prestigious list.
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Editor's note: We're breaking down the Gators' two-deep depth chart every day for the next two weeks. We'll cover every position as well as offer a glimpse into the future. You can read the whole series here.
Spring practice has concluded for all 14 SEC schools, meaning the start of preseason practice can't be too far away. But before we flip the page to summer workouts and the rest of the newcomers who'll be arriving in the coming months, let's take a look at those new faces on campus who made the biggest splashes this spring -- junior college transfers and early enrollee true freshmen.
Three things we learned in the spring about the Florida Gators: 1. Florida's offense is already better than it was at any time last season. That's a low bar to clear, but new coordinator Kurt Roper made coach Will Muschamp happy by designing a run-heavy offense that can spread out opponents and get the ball in the hands of playmakers in space.