The University of Florida Gators are coming off a 53-19 campaign and a first place finish in the SEC Eastern Division with a 22-8 conference record. The Gators in the postseason got all the way to the CWS Championship Series before losing to the South Carolina Gamecocks to end their season in disappointing fashion. Florida is expected to be one of the top five teams against in 2012 led by shortstop Nolan Fontana, LHP Brian Johnson, and 1B/OF Preston Tucker among others. A couple of players recently caught up with the media that can be watched below.
Brian Foley is the founder and Lead Editor of College Baseball Daily since its inception in 2005.
He has covered two CWS, multiple NCAA Baseball Regionals, and other special events across the country. In addition to his duties with College Baseball Daily, he has covered games for Inside Lacrosse and been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal among other publications.
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