There are six or seven spots left in Florida's 2013 class and a few needs to fill. Some of the top prospects in the nation are considering the Gators, and it would be difficult to turn them away. So GatorNation is ranking the top 12 uncommitted prospects for Florida this week, two-a-day. We’ll also add comments by some of our Insider subscribers from The Chompions Club premium message board.
Derek Tyson's pick: CB Mackensie Alexander (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee)
Alexander, the No. 6-ranked player in the country, is a very gifted athlete. The Gators are looking to add one cornerback in this class, and Alexander is near the top of their list.
Linebacker MacKenroe Alexander, Mackensie's twin brother, is the wildcard in this process. MacKenroe, who holds offers from Oklahoma and Louisville, has not received much attention from the Gators or the other in-state schools. I'm not so sure Florida would take MacKenroe just to try to land his talented brother. Mackensie said he will take his official visits before he narrows things down.
Jeff Barlis’ pick: RB Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla./Catholic)
Green is exactly what Florida wants in a third running back commitment in this class -- an explosive play-maker with good hands who could offer a home-run threat from the backfield or even swing over to the slot position and wreak havoc. The state of Florida is loaded with top running back prospects, and Green would give the Gators a stable of highly regarded backs. Florida already has a pledge from Kelvin Taylor, the No. 1 tailback in the nation, according to the ESPN 150. And Adam Lane, UF's other commit, is considered a rising prospect still coming back from a broken leg in 2011.
Green would be the icing on the cake. The problem with that scenario? The ESPN 150 prospect, the No. 4-ranked running back in the nation, may see Taylor and Lane on board and prefer to have the spotlight to himself. Florida may be offering a sparkling role for Green, but Florida State and Notre Dame are in hot pursuit as well. The other issue for UF is numbers, as in the dwindling number of spots left in this recruiting class. So come February, the Gators may have to settle for a big, sweet cake ... with no icing.
Readers’ pick: S Marcell Harris (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips)
scooterp518663 - Thick frame for a safety, could bulk to OLB if needed. He's a Gator legacy. I would sign him in a heartbeat, if for no other reason than I hate to see Gator offspring go somewhere else -- like Jayron Kearse.
kendallland1 - UF legacy, and a great, physical defensive back.
DK_Thompson - Harris has great size and enough range to be good in run-support and pass-support.
chris smith 24 - Big physical S that can play in the box.
secrocks2000 - UF legacy, and I wouldn't want to see him go anywhere else. Big and physical and the type of player the staff is looking for to add physicality in the secondary. Would compliment the other secondary players well and is big enough to play in the box and stop the run, but quick enough to still cover.