The Florida Gators were able to rebuild their reputation as a stellar defensive team during the 2012 season. Led by Matt Elam, Sharrif Floyd and a number of other talented defenders, the Gators ranked fifth in the nation in points allowed.
Even though many key defensive contributors departed after last season, Florida should again field one of the best units in the country after assembling an excellent recruiting class.
The centerpiece of that class is talented cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. One of the most coveted high school recruits in the country, Hargreaves will bring a deadly combination of speed and athleticism to the Florida secondary.
If the Tampa native's high school numbers are any indication, the Gators landed themselves a defensive star in the making.