It's down to the wire for Florida and Texas in battle for No. 1 recruiting class
With less than 48 hours before National Signing Day, Florida remains poised to finish with the nation's No. 1 recruiting class, but Texas is hot on the Gators' heels and ready to take the top spot if Florida falters down the stretch.
So far there are no signs of any commitments backing away from the Gators - in a class that includes the nation's No. 1 player, Ronald Powell.
But, if by chance, one or two players back out over the next two days, things could change. However, most analysts believe that's not likely.
"I think what it's going to come down to is how many of the guys in Florida's class right now can they hold on to,?'' said Tom Luginbill, national recruiting director for ESPN. "Are there going to be some guys who really sit back and look and say 'You know what, I may better off (somewhere else).' If that happens with multiple guys, that's how Texas can overtake them.''
"We've dissected the two teams' two-deep rosters from everything to filling needs, upgrading talent, finding holes in their roster where they've really done a nice job of complementing it with a commitment in this class, and we still give a slight edge to Florida,'' Luginbill added. "But that doesn't mean it couldn't slip with a couple of guys walking away.''