Florida Gators Recruiting Off to a Fast Start in Class of 2013

By Ryan Wooden

To say that Will Muschamp is intense would be the equivalent of calling Craig James petty or Dana Holgorsen crazy, all of which are dramatically understated. As it turns out, Will Muschamp is actually a fire-breathing dragon tasked with keeping invading SEC coaching staffs from stealing Florida’s prized treasures, high school football players.

In Muschamp’s first full recruiting cycle, the Gators came away with the No. 3 ranked recruiting class of 2012 according to Rivals.com, and the Gators have jumped out to a quick start with the Class of 2013, as well. Florida entered the weekend with four commitments, but after hosting a junior day event in Gainesville, the Gators now have ten commitments.

All of them are from the state of Florida, and eight of them are in the initial Rivals 250 for the Class of 2013. Somewhere in Gainesville at this very moment Will Muschamp is mainlining Redbull and watching “Apocalypse Now“, having just napalmed his competition on the recruiting trail.

Florida is one of few state’s in the country that could support three major collegiate football teams, and emerging programs like USF and UCF, but with everyone in the state coming off a mediocre season, Florida seems like it’s ripe for the picking. Muschamp and the Gators don’t seem threatened. Florida Gators recruiting is alive and well.

Don’t let Will Muschamp’s look of equal parts rage and bewilderment fool you, the man is a stone cold killer on the recruiting trail, and he’s a defensive dynamo who could potentially make Florida’s defense absolutely terrifying with the kind of speed the state has to offer. I’m not sure who is more likely to have a stroke first, Muschamp or Mack Brown, but that might be the only way the SEC East can avoid Florida’s wrath.

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