College football recruiting has become a sport of its own as you now have four to five websites covering each school and even national powers like ESPN covering recruiting.
Some prospects are talked about more than others as some participate in camps and all-star games that others aren’t able to attend.
So it’s no coincidence that some prospects are scared away from going to schools that have other top prospects because the inability to play early in college.
But that isn’t the case at Florida as Will Muschamp’s last two classes have become a family even before they step foot on the Gainesville campus.
Instead of prospects worrying about what top prospects are going to attend Florida they out recruiting those top prospects and encouraging them to attend Florida.
The Class of 2013 has taken the family part even further instead of arguing about who is better or who is going to start from day these prospects are debating who should be called recruiter of the year for 2013.
It has been a battle of late between safety Nick Washington, defensive end Jordan Sherit and linebacker Matt Rolin to whom will take home the title this year.
I myself was caught in the middle of this friendly discussion when I replied to a tweet from Washington calling him the recruiter of the year as Sherit quickly let me know he should be the guy.
“Who has Nick got? I got Matt (Rolin) and Alex (Anzalone),” Sherit tweeted to me.
I have to agree with Sherit here as it should technically be a tie at this point as Sherit has had his hand in getting Rolin and Anzalone to Florida but Washington also helped get Ahmad Fulwood and Demarcus Robinson to Florida.
One person that would have something to say about this but hasn’t chimed in yet would be running back Kelvin Taylor.
Taylor was everywhere during the Under Armour All-American recruiting and talking to everyone that would listen to him and he made some head way with the top prospect in the country in defensive end Robert Nkemdiche who may visit Florida because of Taylor.
While nobody can claim the title of recruiter of the year just yet it should be interesting to watch who helps get the Gators their next prospect.
This is just one of the reasons why I believe Florida is heading in the right direction because Will Muschamp is building a family in Gainesville and that bond should help win a lot of football games.