Gators have 'A' class of recruits

Florida coach Will Muschamp discusses the Gators' 2014 football recruiting class during a press conference at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Wednesday.

Matt Stamey / Staff photographer
Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

QUARTERBACK: With highly rated Will Grier already on campus, getting Treon Harris to flip from FSU is a huge signing-day bonus. GRADE: A+

RUNNING BACK: The Gators wanted a change-of-pace guy after Dalvin Cook bolted, and they found one in Brandon Powell. GRADE: B+

RECEIVERS: The Gators added two wide receivers and filled a huge need by signing three pass-catching tight ends. GRADE: B+

OFFENSIVE LINE: In a critical area of need, the Gators signed six, led by highly rated tackle David Sharpe. GRADE: A

DEFENSIVE LINE: The Gators signed five, including elite prospects Thomas Holley, Gerald Willis III and Khairi Clark. GRADE: A+

LINEBACKER: After signing four top LBs a year ago, this was not a position of need. GRADE: Incomplete.

SECONDARY: Cornerback was a huge need and the Gators filled it, led by five-star prospect Jalen Tabor. GRADE: A+

OVERALL: To put together a top-10 class coming off a 4-8 season says a lot about Will Muschamp and his staff — and the Florida brand. Grade: A.

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