Jim McElwain’s first full recruiting class will be paramount for his championship hopes in Gainesville. While the roster will return some elite players in 2016, McElwain’s first full class will need to build depth at multiple positions, as well as sign an elite cornerstone quarterback.

Florida currently has eight commitments, led by four-star cornerback Chauncey Gardner.

Here are Florida’s top five realistic recruiting targets for 2016:

1. Five-star DE Shavar Manuel: Currently ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect in the country, Shavar Manuel is coveted by every major university in the country, and he plays at the powerhouse IMG Academy. The 6-5, 262-pound end could easily move inside at the next level and become an elite defensive tackle. The Gators are locked in a recruiting battle with Florida State, Alabama and Miami, with most figuring FSU will win out in the end. However, if we’ve come to learn anything in recruiting, it’s to expect the unexpected. Manuel, however, will be a star in college.

2. Four-star CB Trayvon Mullen: Florida is known for elite cornerbacks, and Trayvon Mullen is one of the best in the country. At 6-2, 175 pounds, Mullen is long and would match up well with big, physical SEC receivers. Virtually every school in the Southeast is after Mullen. Florida will go toe-to-toe with Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and TCU for his services. He’s publicly gushed over LSU, but he may choose to stay in state when it’s all said and done. Mullen will be an elite cornerback in college.

3. Four-star WR Sam Bruce: Although some say he’s undersized, Sam Bruce is just too talented not to take for the Florida Gators, assuming he wants in the recruiting class. Bruce is currently committed to Miami, but his best friend Jordan Scarlett signed with Florida in the 2015 recruiting class, and Scarlett is in Bruce’s ear about the Gators. He’s one of the top playmakers in the country in the open field, and he makes defenders look silly. The St. Thomas Aquinas star may ultimately flip from Miami to Florida, and that would be great for Jim McElwain’s offense, because he’s a nightmare for any defender to cover in the slot andĀ could be a major weapon on special teams.

4. Four-star WR Binjimen Victor: Although Sam Bruce is ranked higher than Binjimen Victor by the recruiting services, he may very well be the best receiver in the country. The 6-4, 170-pound Victor is one of the best in the country at going and getting the football, and he may very well end up being one of the 30-some-odd five-stars in the 2016 recruiting class. Trust me, this guy will be a future NFL player. The Ft. Lauderdale native is most likely Florida’s to lose at this point. Florida feels good about Victor.

5. Four-star QB Dwayne Haskins: It will be tough to woo Dwayne Haskins away from his home state in Maryland, but Florida is probably one of two teams that can do it, with the other being LSU. Haskins is one of the top quarterback prospects in the country, and he’s Florida’s top quarterback on the board. The 6-3, 200-pound signal caller should be very good at the next level, and either Maryland, LSU or Florida will get a good one. Insiders feel good about Haskins, although he’s not publicly basking over Florida.