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Florida LB signee Alex Anzalone (left)
Had it not been for Ole Miss' late charge and Alabama's class for the ages, we'd all be talking about Florida's top five class in the 247Sports.com team composite rankings, and how it's going to help the Gators take the next step and win the SEC East.
Head coach Will Muschamp addressed some specific areas of need, including at linebacker. The Gators inked 4-star linebackers Alex Anzalone, Daniel McMillian and Matt Rolin—all of whom enrolled early to get a jump start on the competition for playing time. With Jon Bostic and Jelani Jenkins both gone, there's playing time to be had.
With Mike Gillislee also out the door, Florida is in search of another feature running back. Matt Jones will likely get the first crack at it, but don't be surprised to see 5-star signee Kelvin Taylor contends for early playing time. The 5'10", 216-pounder has the size and speed to be a feature back in the SEC, and will be one at some point during his career.
How often do we say that Florida is lacking playmakers outside? Not often, but it was the case last season. Wide receivers Demarcus Robinson, Ahmad Fulwood and Alvin Bailey—all of whom have four stars attached to their names—will kick start that passing game.