The Gators have great balance of the 14 committed players with seven on each side of the ball. How Will Muschamp and company can close will determine if they hit a home run for 2014. The Gators are on some big time players and are expected to land their share as the first Wednesday in February approaches.
One key piece to the Gators defensive backfield is corner back Jalen Tabor. Tabor has been a big time Gator fan for a long time and they need to capitalize on the situation. He has long been a Gator lean but Muschamp and company will need to with stand the push from Alabama and Maryland moving forward.
The four star defensive back recently announced his final three teams of Alabama, Florida and Maryland. He will trip to Maryland on November 8th, Florida November 30th and Alabama on December 13th. He is set to announce his decision at this year's Under Armor game on January 2nd. Tabor checks in at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds from Washington (DC) Edison-Friendship Public Charter School.
He is the fifth ranked corner prospect in the country and holds offers from programs such as Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Florida State, Clemson, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and South Carolina to name a few. Tabor understands the opportunity he has to play at a very early stage with the Gators. Early playing time coupled with his thoughts on the Gators have them squarely in the mix.
It's never easy to get a kid out of the Washington area and making matters worse for Gator fans is Alabama has put the full court press on Jalen Tabor. A three team race with the Gators ahead by the smallest of margins but can they hold off both Alabama and Maryland down the home stretch?
One note of interest and I think it's very important. He will visit both Maryland and Florida on game weekends. When he heads back to Alabama he will have the entire staff to himself for the weekend as the Alabama regular season will be over.