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Florida Gators: Dominating the 2010 College Football Recruiting Season

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Florida Gators stands on the field before the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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James WalkerAnalyst IIJanuary 10, 2010

Word has it that Coach Urban Meyer is still working on the recruiting trail, and it showed today as three five-star recruits announced that they will play college football at the University of Florida.

So much for taking an indefinite leave of absence.

Meyer may still take that vacation he so desperately needs, but for now his focus is on recruiting the best high school seniors in the country for the Gators.

First, Matt Elam, the all-world DB out of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is back with the Gators after de-committing from Florida and announcing his intentions to sign with Florida State University.

Again changing his mind, he informed the world today that he's back with the Gators.

Next is Shariff Floyd from George Washington High School in Philadelphia.  The 6'2" 315 pound DT informed the world that he will join the Gator Nation after speaking to Urban Meyer at great length.

Finally, and possibly the surprise of the day, Ronald Powell of Moreno Valley, Calif., joined the Gator recruiting class after learning of Pete Carroll's inevitable departure from USC.  The 6'4" 250 pound DE is thought to be the best in the country at his position.

The Gators are now leading the 2010 recruiting season.  According to Scout.com , Florida now has a total of 24 recruits including five five-star, 14 four-star, and five three-star prospects.

Any concerns with the loss of defensive players to graduation or early-departure are being addressed quite nicely.

We are still weeks away from national signing day, and until then anything can happen.  However, the Florida Gators seem to be in a position to finish strong and have another top-three recruiting class.

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