Florida Gators Football: Will UF's 2013 Signing Class Be Heavy on Receivers?

John PattonContributor IFebruary 11, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 12:  Andre Debose #4 of the Florida Gators runs with the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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So, in the end Florida didn't end up signing Nelson Agholor (Southern California) or Stefon Diggs (Maryland) to national letters of intent, meaning a playmaking burner on the outside was not added to the roster.

The Gators did ink a pair of wideouts in Latroy Pittman and Raphael Andrades. However, while talented, those receivers are more of the possession variety and teams need a mix.

With that said, look for UF to sign upwards of four or five wideouts in the class of 2013.

Here is a look at some of the options.

Florida has scholarship offers out to a pair of Andrades' former position-mates at Tallahassee Lincoln High School, 6'3", 185-pound Taj Williams and 6'0", 175-pound Reggie Davis.

The fact that Andrades is now a Gator and LHS's 2013 outside linebacker prospect James Hearns has committed to Florida likely means UF has a great shot at going into enemy territory and cleaning up. One big helper there is the fact that former Florida receiver Jacquez Green is an assistant coach with the consistently powerful Trojans.

Davis and Williams aren't the only in-state pass-catchers the Gators have targeted.

In the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, Florida has offered Rodney Adams (Lakewood High School), Travis Johnson (Jesuit) and Richard Benjamin (Middleton). Ahmad Fullwood of Jacksonville Bishop Kenny has an offer. In South Florida, UF offers have been made to Stacy Coley (Oakland Park Northeast) and Jordan Cunningham (Fort Lauderdale University School of Nova Southeastern).

A pair of Georgia receiver prospects—Demarcus Robinson (Fort Valley Peach County) and Carlos Burse (Alpharetta)—have been offered by coach Will Muschamp and his staff.

Additionally, Florida will look to mine North Carolina once again with hopes of landing Charlotte Mallard Creek's Marquez North and/or Matthews Butler High School's Uriah Lemay, who spent the early part of his life in Gainesville but has a brother (Christian Lemay) playing for Georgia.

Florida signed four players—offensive tackle D.J. Humphries, defensive end Jonathan Bullard, defensive end Alex McCalister and defensive back Rhaheim Ledbetter—from the Tar Heel State in 2012.

Another possible option could be local product Chris Thompson, a speedy Gainesville High School senior-to-be who does not have an offer from the Gators—yet.

Get familiar with these names and be prepared for more to come into the picture in the next year.