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The 2010 Florida recruiting class is regarded as one of the best classes in recent memory. While several of its stars have moved on to the NFL, several others are still hanging around Gainesville and will likely be a big part of the continuing revitalization of Gator Football.
Former 5-star prospect Dominique Easley has bounced around the Gator defensive line during his career in Gainesville, and should be a force on the interior line in 2013. He has 16 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks over the last two seasons, and chose to come back instead of jumping to the NFL.
Speaking of defensive stars, Ronald Powell, a former 5-star stud in the class of 2010 and star-in-the-making at BUCK, missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in the spring. He had nine tackles for loss and six sacks last season, and when healthy, he is one of the most relentless pass-rushers in the SEC.
One player to keep an eye on this spring is running back Mack Brown. The former 4-star standout will battle Matt Jones for the starting running back spot this spring, and newcomer Kelvin Taylor this fall. If Brown can live up to his potential, he could be one of the stars for the Gators in 2013.
Trey Burton and Quinton Dunbar are two more potential offensive playmakers in 2013 for the Gators. Burton has been a weapon in every way imaginable during his first three seasons, and Dunbar finished second on the team with 383 receiving yards last season. If those two can keep defenses honest, the entire Gator offense could open up.