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Florida Gators 2013 Timeline

So you think recruiting only heats up in December, January and early February?

Alex Anzalone committed to Ohio State & Notre Dame before making a last minute switch to enroll early at Florida.

Think again...

The Gators also started collecting commitments as a furious pace in the 2013 cycle, landing fourteen prospects by the end of April 7, 2012, nearly ten months until they were set to sign their letters of intent. However, six of those fourteen early commitments are no longer in the class. Two others in the initial fourteen de-committed, before eventually rejoining the class again.

The class was one that seemed to stay in constant flux all the way to the final days. The Gators added a total of 28 prospects in 2013, seven of which were at one time committed to another school before finally deciding on Florida.

December and January were in fact busy months for the Gators. However, so were February, April, July and August.

Below, GatorBait.net recaps each commitment, de-commitment and even re-commitments Florida faced in the 2013 recruiting cycle.

2013 Timeline

January 21, 2012: Winter Haven (Fla.) RB Adam Lane commits to the Gators during an unofficial visit.

January 28, 2012: Crescent City (Fla.) DT Caleb Brantley commits to the Gators following an unofficial visit.

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February 2, 2012: Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast LB Daniel McMillian commits to the Gators just days after visiting campus for a Junior Day.

February 2, 2012: Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln LB James Hearns commits to the Gators just days after visiting campus for a Junior Day.

February 18, 2012: Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Day RB Kelvin Taylor commits to the Gators during a Junior Day, the first of the day.

February 18, 2012: St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood WR Rodney Adams commits to the Gators during a Junior Day, the second of the day.

February 18, 2012: Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland LB Quinton Powell commits to the Gators during a Junior Day, the third of the day.

February 18, 2012: Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy S Nick Washington commits to the Gators during a Junior Day, the fourth of the day.

February 18, 2012: Crestview (Fla.) OLB Dillan Lawson commits to the Gators during a Junior Day, the fifth of the day.

February 18, 2012: Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter S Keanu Neal commits to the Gators following a Junior Day visit, the sixth of the day.

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March 24, 2012: Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage OL Roderick Johnson commits to the Gators a day after taking an unofficial visit.

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April 7, 2012: Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King Jr. OL Joshua Outlaw commits to the Gators following the Spring Game, the first of the day.

April 7, 2012: Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny WR Ahmad Fulwood commits to the Gators following the Spring Game, the second of the day.

April 7, 2012: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peters Prep CB Tre Bell commits to the Gators following the Spring Game, the third of the day.

April 9, 2012: Canton (Mich.) OL Cameron Dillard commits to the Gators, two days after visiting campus for the Spring Game.

April 14, 2012: Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County LB Jarrad Davis commits to Auburn on an unofficial visit to see the Tigers’ spring game.

April 21, 2012: Wyomissing (Penn.) LB Alex Anzalone commits to Ohio State following an unofficial visit to watch the Buckeyes’ spring game.

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May 4, 2012: Wyomissing (Penn.) LB Alex Anzalone de-commits from Ohio State while on Florida’s campus for an unofficial visit.

May 25, 2012: Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods LB Matt Rolin commits to South Carolina during an unofficial visit to see the Gamecocks.

May 14, 2012: Columbus (Ga.) Carver WR Marqui Hawkins commits to the Gators without ever visiting campus.

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June 16, 2012: Dade City (Fla.) Pasco DL Joey Ivie commits to the Gators following a summer camp session.

June 18, 2012: Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy QB Max Staver commits to the Gators immediately after receiving his offer.

June 19, 2012: Orlando (Fla.) Boone P Johnny Townsend commits to Ohio State.

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July 8, 2012: Wyomissing (Penn.) LB Alex Anzalone commits to Notre Dame at The Opening in Oregon less than a week after taking another unofficial visit to Florida.

July 20, 2012: Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County WR Demarcus Robinson commits to Clemson during an unofficial visit.

July 26, 2012: Tampa (Fla.) Wharton CB Vernon Hargreaves III commits to the Gators following an unofficial visit.

July 27, 2012: Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer DE Antonio Riles commits to the Gators prior to the start of Friday Night Lights from his home.

July 28, 2012: Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough DE Jordan Sherit commits to the Gators two days after taking an unofficial visit to campus with Hargreaves III.

July 30, 2012: Gainesville (Fla.) WR Chris Thompson commits to the Gators immediately after receiving his offer. Three days prior, Thompson put up a strong performance at Friday Night Lights.

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August 3, 2012: Georgia Military College OL Trenton Brown commits to Georgia.

August 3, 2012: St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood WR Rodney Adams was removed from Florida’s commitment list the day wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill resigned. He makes it official on August 15 announcing he has de-committed.

August 3, 2012: Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County OL Octavius Jackson commits to the Gators three days after receiving his offer.

August 10, 2012: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peters Prep CB Tre Bell flips his commitment to Vanderbilt after not working out at Friday Night Lights two weeks prior.

August 12, 2012: Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage OL Roderick Johnson de-commits from Florida to open his recruitment to other schools.

August 19, 2012: Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King Jr OL Joshua Outlaw de-commits from Florida as the two agree to part ways.

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September 1, 2012: Seffner (Fla.) Armwood WR Alvin Bailey commits to the Gators just 17 days after receiving his offer.

September 20, 2012: Former Nebraska OT Tyler Moore announces he will transfer to Florida nearly three weeks after taking an unofficial visit to see the Gators.

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October 13, 2012: East Mississippi Community College DT Darious Cummings commits to Ole Miss during an official visit to see the Rebels.

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November 5, 2012: Wyomissing (Penn.) LB Alex Anzalone reaffirms his commitment to Notre Dame after repeated trips to Gainesville.

November 18, 2012: East Mississippi Community College DT Darious Cummings flips his commitment from Ole Miss to the Gators during an official visit to Florida.

November 29, 2012: Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips S Marcell Harris commits to the Gators following weeks of speculation he would end up at Florida.

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December 9, 2012: Georgia Military College OT Trenton Brown commits to the Gators ending months of speculation after being removed from the Georgia commitment list.

December 9, 2012: Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods LB Matt Rolin flips his commitment from South Carolina to the Gators a week after completing an official visit to Florida.

December 9, 2012: Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage OL Roderick Johnson re-commits to the Gators as his communication kept growing with the Florida staff.

December 10, 2012: East Mississippi Community College DT Jarran Reed commits to Ole Miss.

December 12, 2012: Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County WR Demarcus Robinson flips his commitment from Clemson to the Gators during an in-home visit with Florida coaches.

December 15, 2012: Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County LB Jarrad Davis flips his commitment from Auburn to the Gators during his Florida official visit.

December 17, 2012: Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County WR Demarcus Robinson de-commits from Florida to flip back to Clemson a day after completing his official visit to Gainesville.

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January 2, 2013: Crescent City (Fla.) DT Caleb Brantley de-commits from Florida.

January 5, 2013: Crescent City (Fla.) DT Caleb Brantley re-commits to the Gators after meeting Florida coaches in the Under Armour All-America team hotel the night before.

January 7, 2013: Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County WR Demarcus Robinson makes yet another flip, deciding against enrolling early at Clemson and makes a final commitment to the Gators.

January 10, 2013: Wyomissing (Penn.) LB Alex Anzalone flips his commitment from Notre Dame to the Gators after several months of flirting with the idea of attending Florida.

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February 3, 2013: East Mississippi Community College DT Jarran Reed de-commits from Ole Miss after visiting Alabama on two consecutive weekends.

February 6, 2013: Port St. Lucie (Fla.) West Centennial DT Jay-nard Bostwick commits to the Gators on National Signing Day over Miami.

February 6, 2013: East Mississippi Community College DT Jarran Reed commits to the Gators on National Signing Day over Alabama.

February 7, 2013: Bradenton (Fla.) Braden River ATH Trevon Young commits to the Gators after receiving an offer the day before National Signing Day.

February 7, 2013: Orlando (Fla.) Boone P Johnny Townsend flips his commitment to Florida from Ohio State.

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