Impact of Dalvin Cook's commitment to UF 

April, 8, 2013
The commitment of ESPN Watch List running back Dalvin Cook (Miami/Miami Central) was very important for the Gators. Two factors come into play with Cook in the fold.

"Landing Cook was also a good sign in regards to Florida’s recruiting efforts down south," Zach Abolverdi of the Gainesville Sun wrote. "As expected, UF took a hit in the region with the resignation of recruiting coordinator and receivers coach Aubrey Hill, a Miami native, last August.

"The Gators didn’t sign any prospects from Miami-Dade or Broward county in the 2013 recruiting cycle, but that isn’t the case this year."