After a season during which Florida surprised the entire college football world by threatening for a spot in the BCS title game, the plan of coach Will Muschamp and the rest of his staff shifted to luring some of the country's best high school players for the 2013 season. Muschamp had not necessarily proven himself to be a superior recruiter, so he faced his fair share of critics leading into this past recruiting season.
After putting together a class ranked second by ESPN, however, he does not have to face those critics any longer.
With 30 commits, including 22 ranked as 4-star or better, this latest Gator class is absolutely loaded. Scattered throughout the list of commitments are freshmen that have the talent to become starters as early as their first year on campus. With many stars from the 2012 Gator team now gone, an opportunity to start seems all the more likely for these skilled athletes.
Here are the five Gator recruits who should have a starting role by the end of next season.