Developing the stars

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida currently has four 2014 commitments ranked in the ESPN 150, including two that rank among the nation's top 50 players: No. 20 Dalvin Cook and No. 45 Will Grier.

That's good enough to make the Gators' group of nine commitments the second-best in the nation, behind only Texas. Florida certainly will land several more players in the ESPN 150 by February, but, of course, high recruiting rankings don't automatically ensure success at the collegiate level.