Gators land top recruiting class, but…

For the first time since 2005, Florida Gators fans will enter a college football season without the legendary Tim Tebow at quarterback.

Granted, Tebow wasn’t the starter as a true freshman in 2006 (Chris Leak was), but he added another dimension to an offense that went 13-1 and won the BCS National Championship.

And while head coach Urban Meyer’s 2010 recruiting class is being hailed as one of the greatest collections of high school talent in recent memory, this bunch is dangerously thin at the most important position on the football field.


Tebow is gone and redshirt junior John Brantley is set to take over the controls of one of the most explosive offenses in the country. However, should something happen to Brantley, the Gators could find themselves in a bit of trouble.

Meyer was able to land 17 of ESPN’s top 150 recruits-a staggering haul of talent from various football hotspots in the United States. But of the Gators’ 28 incoming freshmen, only two are quarterbacks-Trey Burton and Tyler Murphy.

And that’s where it ends.

Jordan Reed has been moved from quarterback to tight end, giving the Gators just two backup options-both of whom are freshmen-in the event something should happen to Brantley.

Any problems with that, Gator Nation?

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