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UF-LSU recruiting battles

Though 600 miles apart, UF and LSU often compete for top prospects.

Updated: October 3, 2012, 11:27 AM ET
By David Helman | GeauxTigerNation

LSU and Florida aren't exactly close together. The SEC rivals' states don't border each other, and at nearly 600 miles away, Gainesville, Fla., is LSU's longest regular trip in conference play. But that hasn't stopped a regular and heated rivalry between the two powerhouses in the last decade for top-notch recruits.

The Gators and Tigers have combined for seven SEC championships and four national titles since 2000, and Florida coach Will Muschamp is a former LSU assistant, so it's only ...

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