Why they want him: In Gaillard's ESPN scouting report, the first sentence says it all: "Gaillard can create havoc in the heart of the trenches." That's exactly how Florida would like to use him in the middle of its multiple-set defense. He's big enough to play nose tackle in a 3-4 defense and quick enough to play the three-technique in a base 4-3 defense. Gaillard will be a prime candidate to help replace the loss of seniors Damien Jacobs and Dominique Easley.
Who else wants him: Georgia, Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State
Odds they get him: Florida and Georgia appear to be the teams to beat for Gaillard, so at this point there is a 50-50 chance he winds up with the Gators.
2. OL David Sharpe(Jacksonville, Fla./Providence School) 6-7, 280 ESPN 150 Rank: 12
Why they want him: Sharpe excels in football and basketball, and with his size and athleticism, he is exactly what Florida is looking for in a left tackle prospect. Florida starting LT D.J. Humphries will be a junior by the time Sharpe would arrive on campus. And if Humphries has a big year he could turn pro early, allowing Sharpe to develop and eventually take over in his sophomore year if he were to chose Florida.
Who else wants him: Georgia, Florida State, Alabama and Ohio State
Odds they get him: With his proximity and familiarity with Florida, the Gators are in a good position to land the talented prospect. Like Gaillard, it looks as if Georgia will be the primary competition with the Gators for Sharpe.
3. DE Lorenzo Carter(Norcross, Ga./Norcross) 6-5, 225 ESPN 150 Rank: 14
Why they want him: Carter might be Florida's top DE/buck target. He has the size and speed to rush the passer or to drop back in coverage. The Gators like his versatility, and he could do many things in Florida's complex defensive scheme. Florida will lose senior Ronald Powell, and they don't have much depth at the buck posisiton. Carter, if he were to chose Florida, would have a chance to get early playing time because of a lack of numbers.
Who else wants him: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Ohio State, South Carolina, LSU, Miami and Michigan
Odds they get him: Florida will have its work cut out to land Carter. Georgia and Alabama appear to be the teams to beat, but the Gators don't have much depth at his position. At this point, though, the odds are not in Florida's favor, but that could change with an official visit.
Why they want him: The Gators love Tabor's size for a cornerback. He's tall but has the athleticism to be a lock-down corner. Tabor was one of the first players Florida coaches visited on the first day of spring evaluations on Monday. Florida won't have much depth next year at corner, and Tabor would almost certainly have a chance to get on the field early.
Who else wants him: Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Clemson, Maryland and Michigan
Odds they get him: Tabor has stated that the Gators are among his favorite schools. It appears that Vanderbilt might be the team to beat at this point, but there is a long way to go, and if the Gators can get him on an official visit, they could improve their odds of landing the talented defensive back.
Why they want him: Lane is a big, physical reciever who goes up and catches just about everything. The Gators brought in five wide receivers this year, but none of them has proven anything in SEC play. The Gators will lose Andre Debose and Quinton Dunbar will be a senior by the time Lane would get on campus, so he would have every opportunity to get on the field early.
Who else wants him: Miami, Florida State and Alabama
Odds they get him: The No. 1-ranked receiver in the country claims no leader. The Gators have just as good a shot to land the physical receiver as anyone.
Why they want him: With his size, Willis can be used at several positions along the defensive line. The Gators like that versatility. He can play inside at tackle or be moved to a 3-4 defensive end. Current Florida defensive linemen Dominique Easley, who plays DE or DT at times, will have graduated by the time Willis gets on campus.
Who else wants him: Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Texas, Texas A&M
Odds they get him: Willis said over the summer that Florida was the best visit he had taken, including Alabama and LSU. His brother, Landon Collins, plays safety at Alabama and being from New Orleans, he is sure to have pressure from LSU to stay in-state. That said, Florida is right in the mix.
The Gators are hoping wide receiver Johnnie Dixon will keep the Dwyer High School pipeline open.
Why they want him: Dixon is a speedy receiver who can play in the slot or on the outside. He earned an offer at Florida's camp last year and continues to be one of the top receiver targets for the Gators. The Gators don't have much proven depth, and with new quarterback Will Grier coming in, the Gators will want to feature more of the passing game going forward. Dixon will be a key target.
Who else wants him: Miami, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Louisville
Odds they get him: At this point, the odds are in the Gators favor. His high school, Dwyer, has a history of sending players to the Gators, and Florida has continued to make Dixon a top priority.
8. OT Alex Bars (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) 6-6, 285 ESPN 150 Rank: 55
Why they want him: The Gators have three offensive line commits, two of which are from guard prospects. The Gators are now focusing their attention on tackles, and Bars is one of their top tackle prospects with his ideal size. Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis visited Bars on the first day of spring evaluations. The Gators don't have much depth at tackle, and Bars could work his way into the rotation early in his career.
Who else wants him: Notre Dame, Tennessee, Georgia, Penn State, Michigan, LSU, Arkansas and Cal
Odds they get him: Florida has some ground to make up for Bars. His father played at Notre Dame, and his brothers play at Penn State and Michigan. The Gators have made Bars a priority, but at this point the odds don't appear to be in Florida's favor.
9. WR Travis Rudolph (West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman) 6-1, 186 ESPN 150 Rank: 79
Why they want him: Rudolph is a versatile athlete who can play wide receiver or defensive back on the next level. The Gators like him at receiver, though, and he has the perfect size and athleticism to fit into Florida's offense. As with Dixon and Lane, the Gators don't have much proven depth at receiver, so Rudolph would have every chance to get early playing time.
Who else wants him: Miami, West Virginia, FSU, Alabama, Auburn and Louisville
Odds they get him: Florida is in very good position for Rudolph. The former Miami commitment visited with his mom for the UF spring game and has been to Florida several times. Miami and FSU are still in the picture, but at this point, the Gators stand a good chance.
10. ATH Chris Lammons (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation) 5-10, 170 ESPN 150 Rank: 81
Why they want him: Though recruited by some as an athlete, the Gators like Lammons as a cornerback. Lammons is very athletic and has the ability to do many things in Florida's defensive scheme. Florida won't have much depth at cornerback, especially if Marcus Roberson or Loucheiz Purifoy turn pro after the 2013 season.
Who else wants him: Miami, FSU, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, South Carolina and Tennessee
Odds they get him: Lammons has no leader at this point and is keeping his options open. The Gators, with a need at corner, are right in the mix but still have a long way to go.