Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by GoGators, Jan 16, 2010.
2011 Offseason Recruiting Week 5
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The Gators have finalized their recruiting class this week adding #18 prospect Bruce Kaplan to the commit list. This 6'1" 166lb FS needs to add some weight and strength to his frame in order to play in the SEC. Thankfully, he has great speed and very strong man to man cover skills. This kid will need time to develop into a FS in the Florida defense but could step in and play CB on day one. The Gators defense doesn't need either this season as they have returning sophomore FS Jensen and the cupboards are jam packed at CB. That means Kaplan will have the time to develop that he needs and could see early playing time if Jensen darts early to the NFL.
This was a area of need after freshman backup FS Hill transferred to Memphis this offseason leaving only one FS on the depth chart. We have some depth at SS so it was never a huge issue, but I'm glad to have addressed this with such a great and talented athlete.
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