Dee Finley (True Freshman) arrived after a semester of prep school and looked great at times. It is going to take Finley a little while to catch up to the others, but he has the physique and the skill to play at a very high level. He may have to fight weight gain and becoming a linebacker, but he should play on special teams early his freshman year and he looks to be a good safety down the road.
Dorian Munroe (Senior) is back after missing 2008 with an ACL tear. Munroe was expected to be the starter at strong safety in 2008, but was shelved and Black played well in his place. Munroe had his best spring as a Gator and is pushing for a starting spot but won't overtake the cemented Black in all likelihood. He is bigger and maybe faster that Black, but not quite the instinctive player that the Gators' current starter is.
Ahmad Black (Junior) had a pretty quiet spring, but did show up with some big plays that you will see on the highlight reel. Black is just that guy that knows how to play the game and his instincts over ride any lack of star physical qualities he may have. He has also become a leader for this defense.
Will Hill (Sophomore) is on a rocket ride to stardom and made more terrific plays this spring than all the other safeties combined. You name the characteristics a coach would want in a safety and Hill would be at the top of the charts in each category. He has tremendous size, speed, and great instincts and will be very difficult to keep off the field this fall.
Major Wright (Junior) missed a little bit of spring but was noticeably in tip-top shape when the spring started. Wright looks leaner, but stronger, and seems to have increased his speed on the field. Already instinctual, he didn't have his usual hard hitting spring, but no doubt he was saving that for other teams and not his own teammates.
Here are some of the highlights of spring from the Florida safeties...