After striking out with eight uncommitted recruits on national signing day in 2012 some people began to question if Will Muschamp was capable of closing recruits. Scott Carter of GatorZone.com asked Muschamp about his closing ability today. Muschamp said:
People talk about closing—what’s the difference between closing in March and closing on Signing Day? Does it lessen the player’s value because you got him early? I think we’re all pretty happy we got [defensive back] Vernon Hargreaves. We all think he is pretty good, whether or not we got him on Signing Day really doesn’t matter. Here is a young man who could have gone anywhere in the country and he took one visit. He came to the University of Florida.
Muschamp has proven to be a relentless recruiter in his short time as head coach and the ability to put together such a talented class and not lose any of those commitments should be lauded as a great accomplishment.
Florida's recruiting class is not only filled with talented players on both sides of the ball but the Gators filled glaring holes on both lines of scrimmage, running back and wide receiver.
How good is this recruiting class you ask? Let's take a look at the 28 players that signed their national letter of intent to Florida and grade just how good the 2013 recruiting class is.
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