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RECRUITING: Sledge always wanted to be a Gator

RECRUITING: Sledge always wanted to be a Gator

There's an old saying that ghosts, like fond memories, are seldom seen but carry a lot of weight. Notre Dame has The Four Horsemen. Illinois has The Galloping Ghost, Red Grange. Florida, it appears, has a bunch of playmakers from those mid to late 90's squads that revved up "The Swamp" and in the process inspired a younger generation.

Apopka High School's Eric Sledge grew up a Florida fan, and vividly remembers everything from the Gators celebrated field entrance to the players who were the toast of the Southeastern Conference. "What's not to like?" Sledge quizzed. "The facilities are crazy. Personally, the hype walk did it for me. We (recruits) all got wild and jacked up before we came out of that tunnel. It was intense. I... Recommended Stories

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