- Jeff Barlis, College Football
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- We start with a look ahead to the 2012 season, but let's not kid ourselves. These Gator-related ESPN links are all about recruiting. There's still a lot to sift through after signing day.
Players have declared for the NFL draft. Recruits have signed their letters of intent. It's time to take a second look at the 2012 top 25. Florida brings up the rear at No. 25.
RecruitingNation’s early look at the best of the rising senior class. This is an important list for Florida, as there are already three verbal commitments and a whole host of targets who reside in the Sunshine State. Happy hunting!
Robert Nkemdiche has another year of high school ahead but the defensive end is being compared to Hall of Famers. Every major program in the nation is after him, and Florida is no different. Nkemdiche lists the Gators among his early favorites.
A look at why high schools like Long Beach Poly (Calif.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) and Woodland Hills (Pa.) have excelled at producing so many D-I recruits and pro football players. The Gators just signed Bryan Cox Jr., from St. Thomas Aquinas last week.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema is upset with Urban Meyer's SEC-style recruiting tactics. Sorry, Bret, there's no such thing as a "gentleman's agreement" in recruiting.
Recruiting is a team effort, but some still stand out and we honor them by naming recruiters of the year in each conference. Florida's D.J. Durkin gets an honorable mention in the SEC.
Recruit the recruiters. That's what Washington coach Steve Sarkisian did by bringing in Cal’s Tosh Lupoi and Tennessee’s Justin Wilcox. But he's not the only one using the strategy.