GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Signing day is one of those rare days that every college coach celebrates a win.
For a Florida program that suffered through seven straight losses to finish a miserable 2013 season, Signing Day was a win that is more than a typical victory. It’s hope.
The Gators put a bow on their 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday, and the feeling on campus was like a return to happier times.
One of their biggest needs was at the quarterback spot. So does this new class have what the Gators need to bounce back?
Florida needed to replace two transfers after junior backup Tyler Murphy and freshman Max Staver left.
Luckily, Will Grier is the ideal QB who also happens to be the centerpiece of their class. He is a gifted passer with plenty of athleticism to run.
Adding Treon Harris gives the Gators a talented athlete who is a proven winner with two state titles as evidence. Harris flipped on signing day from Florida State because he felt Kurt Roper’s offense at UF would be a better fit. Now Roper has to get both QBs ready for action.
This task is something that Florida’s staff will gladly do. At this point, they will work as hard as they need to get back to their glory days.
Signing Day proved to shine a bit of light at the end of the tunnel and the Gators now have hope for 2014.
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