GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's first losing season since 1979 did little, if anything, to affect recruiting.
Coach Will Muschamp put the finishing touches on another top-10 signing class Wednesday, adding 24 players who could help the program rebound after going 4-8 in 2013.
"I think our staff has done an outstanding job," said Muschamp, who replaced three assistants after the season. "We had a rough fall, but recruiting is about being here and building those relationships with some of these young men for two years, two and a half years. They also saw us win 11 games the year before, and they understand that. And I think they kind of understand where we're headed with the program and they're excited about our future."
The class includes nine players already on campus who will contribute during spring practice. Cornerback Jalen Tabor from Washington, D.C., and quarterback Will Grier from Davison, N.C., are the most decorated of the early enrollees.
Muschamp added 15 players Wednesday, highlighted by quarterback Treon Harris from Miami, cornerback J.C. Jackson from Immokalee and defensive lineman Gerald Willis from New Orleans.
The class includes six offensive linemen, five defensive linemen and three tight ends. Florida signed one running back and two receivers, a small number of playmakers for an offense that ranked 113th in the nation last season.
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