As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Gators are ranked No. 8 on Rivals 247 team rankings behind No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Clemson, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Texas A&M and No. 7 Auburn.
Quarterback: The Gators secured their No. 1 target — four-star Eastside dual-threat quarterback Anthony Richardson — and he’s already on campus getting ready to compete this spring. Grade: A.
Running back: Just like the early signing period, the Gators whiffed, coming up empty. Five-star transfer Lorenzo Lingard could turn out to be a huge get, but the Gators needed to sign one back and didn’t. Grade: I.
Receivers: The Gators picked up four-star prospect Xzavier Henderson on Wednesday. Adding him with early signee Jaquavion Fraziars and five-star Penn State transfer Justin Shorter, along with tight end Jonathan Odom, needs were met. Grade: A.
Offensive line: UF signed four, and three of them are already on campus — four-star prospects Issiah Walker and Joshua Braun and three-star recruit Richard Leonard. Grade: B.
Defensive line: This is one of the strengths of this class, led by five-star defensive tackle Gervon Dexter and highly rated defensive end Antwaun Powell, who is already on campus. DT was a huge need, and the Gators filled it. Grade: A.
Linebacker: The Gators signed probably the top player on their board in four-star prospect Derek Wingo. But he’s the only LB in the class, and linebacker was a significant need. Grade: C+.
Secondary: Even though UF missed out on safety Avantae Williams, this is clearly the strength of the class. Of the seven signed, four are four-star prospects — Jahari Rogers, Ethan Pouncey, Rashad Torrence II, Avery Helm and Mordecai McDaniel. Grade: A+.
Special teams: Australian punter Jeremy Crawshaw is an early enrollee who will contend for the starting role in the spring. So, need met here. Grade: B+
Overall: The Gators finish with a consensus Top-10 class and took care of needs at QB, WR, OL, DL and DB, but they came up way short at running back and linebacker. Grade: B.