14 Gators commits in final Rivals250 for 2013

Released Tuesday, the fifth and final edition of the Rivals250 for the class of 2013 is filled with players verbally committed to play for the Florida Gators next season. Though seven Florida commits are part of the top 100 players in the group (list released Monday), seven more are ranked among the top 250 recruits in the nation.

Below is a breakdown of where the Gators’ commits are ranked:

2 7 – DB Vernon Hargreaves (Tampa, FL)
28 22 – LB Alex Anzalone^ (Wyomissing, PA)
38 2 – RB Kelvin Taylor (Belle Glade, FL)
52 4 – WR Demarcus Robinson^ (Belle Glade, FL)
63 38 – WR Alvin Bailey (Seffner, FL)
64 17 – DB Keanu Neal (Bushnell, FL)
67 10 – DB Marcell Harris (Orlando, FL)
123 30 – LB Daniel McMillian (Jacksonville, FL)
132 29 – DT Caleb Brantley (Crescent City, FL)
136 19 – WR Ahmad Fulwood (Jacksonville, FL)
164 36 – DB Nick Washington (Jacksonville, FL)
197 2 – LB James Hearns (Tallahassee, FL)
198 3 – DE Joey Ivie (Dade City, FL)
224 6 – DE Jordan Sherit (Tampa, FL)

^ New commitment since last update.

Notes:

» Florida has received a commitment from a top-five player in three of the last four recruiting cycles. The Gators have also picked up the No. 2-ranked prospect in each of the last two years (offensive tackle D.J. Humphries, 2012).
» Anzalone added a fifth star and is Florida’s second five-star pledge.
» 10 of 14 players dropped an average of 14 spots in the rankings.

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* Early enrollee (spring 2013)

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6 Responses to “14 Gators commits in final Rivals250 for 2013”

  1. drew says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m jacked to have that many ballers that will be playing for UF in the future. But, why did the bulk majority of our guys fall so far in the rankings? Are they not as good as once thought, or are people moving ahead of them turning out to be that much better?

    • sjkoepp says:

      I also was wondering that as well- but have to remind myself how little these things can matter. Colin Kaepernick and Johnny Manziel were only 3 star qbs! Heck, Andre Debose was the 2nd ranked WR….

    • Tractorr says:

      Yeah it matters a lot more how these guys work together. Champ knows the kind of guys he is looking for and some of the positions of need actually went up or changed a negligible amount.

  2. BRLgator says:

    dont get too caught up in the specific numbers, 5*s are 5*s and 4*s are 4*s plus what really matters is their development for every tebow and harvin theres a gary brown, dowling, or brown. also look how good halapio is after he was a nothing recruit and ahmad black too

    • Drew says:

      I don’t get caught up in stars, I’ve seen way to many 5 stars bust, and 3 stars ball. It just looked a tad odd that all these guys are being jumped by others at the same position. That said, I’m fully excited about where this team is headed. Champ is building an incredible foundation for another championship run.

  3. VO2max says:

    I would rather have a class of 25 five stars than a class of 25 three stars. Mention busts and flourished projects all you want, you’re definitely better off starting with a foundation of highly rated players.

    It’s is fair to question the methodology of how they are actually awarded the stars though. Generally speaking, I don’t think a five star from a frozen snow state is the same as a five star from the south. Adam, what is the specific criteria applied to recruits star ranking? Is it different from service to service?

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