Florida Gators Go On Five-Star Recruiting Binge as Powell, Elam, Floyd Commit

Larry SnarkvilleAnalyst IJanuary 9, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Brandon Spikes #51 of the Florida Gators celebrates after a play against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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With National Sigining Day coming up on February 3, the collective eyes of college football fans around the country will turn to their team's 2010 prospective players.

Gator fans will be no different.

My coach and mentor, on his way back from California, sent me a text message with some good news for our Florida Gators.

As reported on Only Gators Get Out Alive , five-star high school football standouts, Shariff Floyd (DT Philadelphia), Matt Elam (Safety, West Palm Beach, FL), and Ronald Powell (DE, Moreno Valley, CA) have committed to the University of Florida.

Additionally, Rivals.com is ranking the Gator 2010 recruiting class No. 1 on today's edition of their often relied upon recruiting site.

With all the recent talk surrounding the so-called uncertainty of the Gator football future, all Gators should take heart: we aren't going away.

In fact, this should be further evidence that head coach in hiatus, Urban Meyer, will return for the 2010 season.

A few weeks back, I wrote a piece suggesting that Urban Meyer's coaching "indecision" might be just what the doctor ordered for the Gator program.

I even had the audacity to claim that we'd be better off in the long run.

Afterward, I was practically laughed off this site by the Gator haters for suggesting as much.

Claiming I was delusional and drunk on the Gator "Kool-Aid," those same folks did what they could to cast aspersions.

Ironic how many anti-Florida fans are such experts on Gator football.

And how much time they spend trolling this site.