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Like most schools, the Florida Gators walked away from National Signing Day with a few surprises. 

In three years of recruiting in Gainesville, head coach Will Muschamp has been able to flip more than 10 players from their commitments to other schools to sign with the University of Florida. It looked like Tashawn Bower would be the latest name added to the list, but Bower had other plans.  

Earlier in the week, it appeared as if Muschamp and his staff had pried the 4-star defensive end from his soft Auburn commit and there were even reports Wednesday morning that Bower had sent in his Letter of Intent to Florida. However, hours later Bower was at Immaculata High School in Somerville, NJ announcing he was signing with LSU.

One of Muschamp's successful flips, Jarran Reed, made up for Bower's decision to play in Death Valley over Gainseville.

The defensive tackle from Mississippi is one of the nation's top JuCo transfers, and was originally committed to North Carolina - and as late as this week - Ole Miss, before East Mississippi Community College tweeted that Reed was officially a Gator, choosing the Sunshine State over Alabama.

In addition to the 20 ranked players who signed with Florida Wednesday, they had eight early enrollees - all of who are four- or five-star recruits, including long-time commit RB Kelvin Taylor, son of Gator great Fred. 

As promising as the 2013 Florida recruiting class appears to be, it takes years to determine the true impact of National Signing Day.

The full list of all 28 members of the 2013 recruiting class are below: 
 

National Recruiting Ranks: 
ESPN - 2
Rivals - 3
Scout - 8

Name: Nick Washington ****

Position: DB
Vitals: 6-0, 183
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL - Trinity Christian

Name: Chris Thompson ***
Position: WR
Vitals: 6-0, 170
Hometown: Gainesville, FL - Gainesville HS

Name: Max Staver ***
Position: QB
Vitals: 6-5, 235
Hometown: Brentwood, TN - Brentwood Academy

Name: Jordan Sherit ****
Position: DL
Vitals: 6-5, 234
Hometown: Tampa, FL - Hillsborough

Name: Antonio Riles *** 
Position: DL
Vitals: 6-4, 262
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA - Archer HS

Name: Adam Lane ***
Position: RB
Vitals: 5-7, 216
Hometown: Winter Haven, FL - Winter Haven HS

Name: Roderick Johnson ***
Position: OL
Vitals: 6-6, 316
Hometown: Delray Beach, FL - American Heritage HS

Name: Marqui Hawkins ***
Position: WR
Vitals: 6-2, 190
Hometown: Columbus, GA - Carver HS

Name: Vernon Hargreaves III *****
Position: DB
Vitals: 5-11, 185
Hometown: Tampa, FL - Wharton

Name: Ahmad Fulwood ****
Position: WR
Vitals: 6-4, 200
Hometiwn: Jacksonville, FL - Bishop Kenny HS

Name: Cameron Dillard ***
Position: OL
Vitals: 6-3, 285
Hometown: Canton, MI - Canton HS

Name: Jarrad Davis ***
Position: LB
Vitals: 6-2, 225
Hometown: Kingsland, GA - Camden County HS

Name: Caleb Brantley ****
Position: DL
Vitals: 6-3, 304
Hometown: Crescent City, FL - Crescent City HS

Name: Alvin Bailey ****
Position: WR
Vitals: 6-0, 170
Hometown: Seffner, FL - Armwood HS

Name: Trenton Brown ***
Position: OL
Vitals: 6-8, 363
Hometown: Albany, GA - Westover/Georgia Military College

Name: Marcell Harris ****
Position: DB
Vitals: 6-2, 220
Hometown: Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips HS

Name: Octavius Jackson ***
Position: OL
Vitals: 6-4, 285
Hometown: Moultrie, GA - Colquitt County HS

Name: Keanu Neal ****
Position: DB
Vitals: 6-1, 203
Hometown: Bushnell, FL - South Sumpter HS

Name: Jay-nard Bostwick ****
Position: DL
Vitals: 6-4, 291
Hometown: Port Saint Lucie, FL - West Centennial HS

Name: Jarran Reed ***
Position: DL
Vitals: 6-4, 305
Hometown: Goldsboro, NC - Goldsboro/East Mississippi HS


Early Enrollees

Name: Alex Anzalone *****
Position: LB
Vitals: 6-3, 229
Hometown: Wyomissing, PA - Wyomissing Area HS

Name: Kelvin Taylor ****
Position: RB
Vitals: 5-11, 216
Hometown: Belle Glade, FL - Glades Day

Name: Demarcus Robinson ****
Position: WR
Vitals: 6-2, 200
Hometown: Fort Valley, GA - Peach County HS

Name: Daniel McMillian ****
Position: LB
Vitals: 6-3, 220
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL - First Coast HS

Name: Joey Ivie ****
Position: DE
Vitals: 6-4, 270
Hometown: Dade City, FL - Pasco HS

Name: Matt Rolin ****
Position: LB
Vitals: 6-4, 209
Hometown: Auburn, VA - Briar Woods HS

Name: Darious Cummings **** / JUCO
Position: DL
Vitals: 6-3, 305
Hometown: Scooba, MS - East Mississippi CC

Name: Tyler Moore **** / Transfer From Nebraska
Position: OL
Vitals: 6-6, 295
Hometown: Clearwater, FL - Countryside HS


All (*) per Rivals.com

 

 

 

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