Florida Football Recruiting: Gators Earn Commitment from 4-Star QB Max Staver

Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2012

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Photo courtesy of BrentwoodHomePage.com

Will Muschamp has been turning heads on the recruiting trail since he arrived in Gainesville, and today he landed yet another big name for his Florida Gators.

According to ESPN's Derek Tyson, ESPN 4-star quarterback Max Staver was offered by the Gators and quickly committed Monday evening:

Max Staver says Muschamp asked him if he was ready to be a Gator, Staver replied, 'yes sir, I'm ready to lead this program.' #Gators

— Derek Tyson (@DerekTysonESPN) June 18, 2012

The 6'6", 235-pounder had offers from five other schools and was drawing interest from plenty of others, but the Tennessee native obviously knew what he wanted and where he wanted to go.

His height and huge arm are exactly what the Gators were looking for, too, and after he camped at Florida a little more than a week ago, the rumblings started that they were going to offer despite his leaving that weekend without one.

He's the 18th recruit to commit to Florida in the 2013 class and, according to Tyson, is the 17th 4-star in that group. In other words, the Gators' class is absolutely stacked with talent from top to bottom so far and it is only June.

Florida typically looks to land at least one big quarterback per year, and it should expect to hold down this pledge all the way through to signing day.

The Gators' 2012 class consisted of one 4-star quarterback as well, Skyler Mornhinweg.

Things are starting to look up again in Gainesville, and it is in large part due to their absolute dominance on the recruiting trail. 

They hope they can translate some of that success to the field this year, and for the long run they're starting to look might dangerous.