Saturday, April 20, 2013
Week in review: Depth charts, ESPN 150
By Michael DiRocco
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Spring football may be over, but there's still plenty going on at GatorNation.
Miss anything from the past week? Here's your chance to catch up:
Some position battles got a little clearer (running back) while some got murkier (safety) during Florida's 15 spring practices. Here's where things stand heading into August practices in terms of the depth chart on offense and defense.
One of the positions that is settled is fullback, where Hunter Joyer remains the starter. But he has some help behind him in Gideon Ajagbe and Rhaheim Ledbetter, both of whom were moved over from defense. Finding fullback recruits in the future isn't going to be easy for UF coach Will Muschamp, so he may have to do more moving around.
Florida also has a new special teams coordinator with the hiring of Jeff Choate.
SEC blogger Edward Aschoff spent some time on campus this week. He wrote about buck Ronald Powell's humility after his knee surgeries and shot video interviews with Powell, Jonotthan Harrison, Matt Jones and Jeff Driskel.
On the recruiting trail ...
The big story this week was the release of the ESPN 150 and ESPN's first class rankings on Thursday. The Gators came in at No. 2.
Plus, there were only 11 five-star players in the inaugural rankings. It takes something extra to earn that fifth star, as senior national recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill explains here.
Luginbill and analyst Craig Haubert also spent time answering questions about the ESPN 150. You can read the chat transcript here.
GatorNation's Derek Tyson broke down the Gators' top 10 targets on the ESPN 150. One of those players -- DT Lamont Gaillard -- eliminated Florida on Friday.
Tyson also provided a guide to UF's spring evaluation period.