April 16, 2012

Florida has a foothold back in Jacksonville

With the spring evaluation period just now kicking off Florida is off to perhaps the hottest recruiting start in the history of the program. The Gators already have 15 prospects committed for the Class of 2013 and as it now stands, likely have one of the top two or three classes in the nation.

What might be the most surprising aspect of the hot start is how well the Gators are doing in the northern part of the Sunshine State.

As InsidetheGators pointed out last December, despite Jacksonville being the closest major metropolitan area to Gainesville from a distance standpoint and one of the areas of strongest fan support, the Gators had seen their recruiting efforts in the First Coast lag in recent years.

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