Clearly, the Florida Gators are leading the pack in the 2010 recruiting battle. However, since Coach Urban Meyer has forgotten all about that leave of absence he was suppose to take, we can safely bet that the Gator Nation will grant citizenship to even more high school seniors in the next week or so.
Let's take a look at recruits that may decide to make the University of Florida their home for the next three or four years.
Seantrel Henderson of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in Minnesota is the number one offensive lineman in the 2010 recruiting class, and some consider him the number one player overall.
Henderson is an incredible athlete, and is quite nimble for his size. He does, however, need to work on his flexibility, which will only make him that much better.
He has six schools under consideration: Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and USC.
If Florida is fortunate to get Seantrel to commit, he could start immediately this 2010 season. Yes, he is THAT good.
Jackson Jeffcoat of Plano West High School in Plano, TX has the Florida Gators as a potential team. Along with the Gators, Jeffcoat has Arizona State, Houston, Oklahoma, Texas, and USC as possible schools.
Jeffcoat plays basketball during the offseason, and often resembles a power forward. Once he dedicates himself 100 percent to football, he could become an elite player at the next level.
If Jeffcoat joins the Florida Gators, he would arrive on campus with top-rated DE Ronald Powell of Moreno Valley, CA. This one-two punch would be devastating tandem in the SEC sooner than later.
Linebacker is a position of serious need for the Florida Gators, and Jordan Hicks would fit the bill nicely. The West Chester, OH native was the recipient of the second annual Dick Butkus award given to the nation's top high school LB.
Hicks is being touted as the best pass-rushing LB coming out of high school; however, he will need to improve on getting off blocks and making plays in traffic.
Along with the Gators, Hicks is also considering Ohio State and Texas.
Christian Jones of Lake Howell HS in Winter Park, FL is another LB that could help the Florida Gators immediately. With the departures of Brandon Spikes and Ryan Stamper, the Gators are in serious need at the LB position.
Jones has incredible upper body strength, and would be considered a huge linebacker. What's even more compelling is that his legs are as athletic and lean as a basketball player's. It is still up in the air if he will remain a LB or end up a defensive end.
The only challenge for the Florida Gators is Jones is coveted by several schools, and he has yet to narrow his choices down. Alabama, FSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Tennessee, and USC are all still in the running.
The one position that arguably was in question for the Florida Gators during the 2009 season was WR, and Ivan McCartney would be a welcomed addition to the Florida Gators.
Ivan McCartney is known for his excellent height (6'3"), runs excellent routes, has great hands, and is related to Chad Ochocinco (cousins). He will need to add about 20 pounds to his thin frame, but that is not an uncommon necessity when making the transition to college football.
The question remains: where will he eventually land? He is still considering Boston College, FSU, Georgia, Miami, Ole Miss, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Central Florida, and West Virginia along with the University of Florida.