Coming Down to Crunch Time

Three days left and all the hard work pays off. On Wednesday February 3, the Florida Gators will learn their final fate with their currently No. 1 rated recruiting class. As we approach these last few days, here is a general look at where everything stands and just what maybe to expect. It should be a banner day for the Gators when all the dust settles.

Before looking at what the Gators are still looking to add to the 2010 recruiting class, let's check back and see what we already know. First off, the Gators have 11 prospects in this class that are already enrolled in classes at the University of Florida. These prospects will sign National Letter's of Intent on Wednesday, but they are already bound to the school by their early enrollment. This list of 11 includes QB Trey Burton, WR Solomon Patton, TE Gerald Christian, OL Ian Silberman, DT Leon Orr, LB Neiron Ball, Saf Jordan Haden, Saf Matt Elam, CB Josh Shaw, CB Jaylen Watkins, and Athlete Robert Clark.

The Gators also have 14 other committed players and the latest information from this group is that they did not take any visits elsewhere this weekend and are all firm to the Gators. This list includes QB Tyler Murphy, RB Mack Brown, WR Chris Dunkley, WR Quinton Dunbar, TE Mike McFarland, DT Sharrif Floyd, DT Dominique Easley, DE Ronald Powell, DE Lynden Trail, LB Gideon Ajagbe, LB Michael Taylor, CB Cody Riggs, Saf Jonathan Dowling, and Athlete Travon Van.

The Gators currently rank as the nation's top recruiting class according to and with Texas running a close second and only three little points out of more than 5,000 behind the Gators, Florida would like to put some space in between the two.

That looks to happen on signing day with a mixture of the remaining prospects still on the board. It is all offensive line, receivers, and linebackers left for the Gators on the recruiting board and here is how it breaks down.

At receiver, Florida looks to be sitting good with Adrian Coxson of Baltimore (MD) Baltimore City College. Coxson is a big rangy receiver that the Gators covet as a missing piece to this class. Another along the same lines is Miramar's Ivan McCartney, but it appears that McCartney is looking stronger and stronger for West Virginia. Both are expected to be signing day decisions.

On the offensive line it is yet another pair of prospects that the Gators are awaiting the final word on. St. Paul (MN) Cretin Durham Hall's Seantrel Henderson is wide open and no one really knows where he is going. The favorites appear to be Ohio State or USC at this time. Henderson is the No. 1 prospect overall on The other linemen the Gators have coveted throughout the recruiting year is Tampa Catholic's Chaz Green. Green just returned from a trip to USC where he was able to meet back up with Lane Kiffin and company, a staff he was reportedly leaning to when they were at Tennessee. The Gators appear to be the favorites now, and Green appears to be yet another signing day decision.

At linebacker it is a third set of prospects that are still on the Gators' recruiting radar. Winter Park Lake Howell beast of a linebacker Christian Jones just returned from his last trip to Tallahassee, a place where his father and brother played college football. FSU has been the favorite for his services for a while, but the Gators have made a strong push here. Also, don't rule out Notre Dame here, there is a lot of behind the scenes stuff that also says the Fighting Irish are still in the mix. Darrin Kitchens of Homestead is the last of the prospects. The unheralded three-star led Dade County in sacks as a senior and has been on many team's radars since after the season. The Gators seem to really still be interested in Kitchens.

We should know for sure how this ends up on Wednesday, but this looks like the final list of prospects where the Gators would love to add three to five more prospects. Adding three may solidify Florida as the best class ever on paper at, and that says a lot for the recruiting effort of this Florida staff.

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