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Recruiting: Florida

Posted: Friday November 10, 2006 10:28AM; Updated: Tuesday November 14, 2006 3:10PM
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State Champ: Florida

Top Florida-Produced Recruits: '04-07
Player Pos. Stars School Cl.
Nick Calathes** PG 5 Florida '07
Solomon Alabi** C 4 Florida St. '07
Edwin Rios** PG 4 Miami '07
Chandler Parsons SF 4 Florida '07
Jason Bennett** C 4 Kansas St. '06
Dwayne Collins** PF 4 Miami '06
Josue Soto PG 4 Florida St. '06
Blake Young SG 4 Kansas St. '06
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute PF 3 UCLA '05
Alonzo Gee** SF 4 Alabama '05
Walter Hodge PG 4 Florida '05
Denis Clemente** PG 4 Miami '05
Darius Washington** PG 5 Memphis '04
Taurean Green** PG 3 Florida '04
Sasha Kaun C 4 Kansas '04
Ramel Bradley** PG 4 Kentucky '04
** Ranked in RISE's Top 100
Stars is star rating on scout.com
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No school dominates the Sunshine State, but Florida has steadily picked up talented backcourt players from its own backyard. In 2004 it landed Taurean Green, who would pilot the Gators' 2006 title run, and has since added Walter Hodge, a solid reserve, and Nick Calathes, a blue-chipper who will be their PG of the future. 

Outside Player: Kansas State

Kansas State, with assistant Frank Martin's Florida connections, is quickly becoming a player in this region. The Wildcats signed Blake Young, Jason Bennett and Miami's Luis Colon in their first recruiting class under Bob Huggins. UCLA should get special mention for finding an under-the-radar stud in Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who was just a three-star recruit at Monteverde Academy.

Dragging In-State: South Florida

The big three -- Florida, FSU and Miami -- all get their share of homegrown prospects. Will South Florida, the state's lone Big East rep, ever get into the mix and pull itself out of the league cellar?