Counting the ‘Ships
16 commitments (number in parentheses is number of likely signed at the position)
- QB (2) – Bryan Waggener, Cam Newton
- RB (1) –
- WR (2-3) – Paul Wilson
- TE (1) – Aaron Hernandez
- OL (3-4) – Maurkice Pouncey, Michael Pouncey, Linval Joseph
- DL (6-7) – Torrey Davis, Jerry Howard, Sidell Corley
- LB (4-5) – John Jones, Steve Wilks
- CB (2-3) – Ahmad Black
- S (1-2) -
- P (1) – Chas Henry
- Ath (2) – Chris Rainey, Joe Haden
As you can see, with the minimums at each position the total would equal 25. The Gators can sign only 27 this year as they can count three back to last season and they have to include Ryan Smith in the 2007 recruiting class. That leaves only two floating scholarships among the six positions where the number isn't set.
The fact is the Gators are in a very auspicious but great position this year to really be in on a ton of really talented players across the board and at every position. There are some positions that may be full, that the staff just cannot turn down the caliber of player that wants to commit. People want to point out that the Gators are loaded at receiver but in fact four of the top five will most likely be gone this year. The receiver board is absolutely sick yet again this year.
Anyway, here is my best guess at what the board looks like and who the Gators should be favored to get:
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