August 24, 2008

Freshmen Report: Predicting who plays

Even after watching practice and listening to the coaches, it can be hard to nail down exactly which of the true freshmen will forgo a red shirt season. Several years ago, despite being the No. 2 safety prospect in the nation on, Kyle Jackson reported to Florida undersized and needing badly to gain strength. Instead of red shirting as predicted, he went on to replace Cory Bailey as a starter with four games remaining in his freshman season.

Who plays and who doesn't is determined as much by who else is at the position, as it is how well prepared the freshman may or may not be. With that in mind predicts which freshmen will suit up for the Gators this season.

Note: Players are listed alphabetically in each category

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