Florida may have lost in the SEC title game and coach Urban Meyer may be taking a leave of absence, but nothing has slowed the Gators on national letter-of-intent signing day.
Florida has received verbal commitments from five five-star players in the ESPNU 150, including the top player, defensive end Ronald Powell of Moreno Valley, Calif. The Gators also have commitments from the top defensive tackle in the class, Dominique Easley of Staten Island, N.Y., (No. 3 in the rankings) and safety Jonathan Dowling of Bradenton, Fla. (No. 10 in the rankings).
Matt Elam, No. 9 in the ESPNU rankings, has also signed with Florida. He was a running back and linebacker in high school, but appears headed for defense in college.
ESPNU has live coverage and analysis of signings throughout the day.
Love the Gators helmet in the background, and the fact that Tom Luginbill's tie is Orange and Blue!