Spring forward

Early enrollees are fueling SEC success, especially at Florida

Originally Published: February 23, 2009
By Josh Cooper | Special to ESPN Insider

Of the 22 football players who enrolled at Florida during their spring semesters of high school from 2004-08, one immediately comes to mind for former Gators offensive coordinator Dan Mullen as a success story.

It's not the most obvious choice -- Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow enrolled in the spring of 2006 before his freshman year -- but instead a lesser-known player who didn't have much hype and immediately plugged a hole.