What was once a rare occurrence is becoming more of the norm in college football.
Graduating high school and enrolling in college early allows players a chance to acclimate to life in college while getting a head start in the weight room and in a new playbook. In order to enroll early, a player must make the choice to skip out on some of the highlights of high school, graduating with your friends, spring sports and prom to name a few, for an opportunity to get a leg up on the rest of the recruiting class.
This year, the Gators have eight players who will, or have already enrolled at the university for the Spring semester. These players will begin classes, go through the offseason lifting program and spring practices, something the other 17 commits will not have the opportunity to do.
Enrolling early gives a player a better chance at making an early impact in college and most of Florida's early enrollees are at positions of need for the Gators.
Let's get to know the eight players who plan to enroll early and look at what kind of impact they will have in 2013.