One of the hallmarks of an in-state college football rivalry often comes during recruitment.

Rival schools vying for the same players and fighting for their commitments.

For the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles located in talent-rich Florida, this occurs every recruiting cycle. But it’s when certain recruits flip from one rival school to the other that really generates intrigue and interest.

This year’s edition of the UF-FSU matchup will feature three recruits — Treon Harris, Dalvin Cook and Ermon Lane — all of which are now making big impacts offensive for their respective teams.

Of course, the drama started early with these three players during the recruiting phase.

QB Treon Harris — UF

Harris, who is now the starting quarterback for the Gators, initially committed to the Seminoles back in July 2013. Originally looked at as a possible defensive back prospect because of his size, FSU was willing to try him out at quarterback before making a switch.

It was then on National Signing Day he made his decision to go with the Gators. Persuaded by offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, Harris was convinced Gainesville was the better place for him. He eventually won the backup job out of fall camp over another heralded 2014 recruit, Will Grier, before taking over the starting job mid-season from Jeff Driskel.

His success has been inconsistent as a starter. In four games, he’s struggled on his accuracy which has led to more run plays for the offense. Fortunately for him, Harris’ speed is game-changing at the quarterback position and he’s already accumulated nine total touchdowns and just one interception.

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FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher still has a lot of respect for Harris, both as a person and as a player, despite the late switch from the Seminoles to the Gators.

“Treon can throw the football now, ” Fisher said earlier in the week. “We recruited him. I thought he was real good. I think he’s a tremendous person. I enjoyed recruiting him, getting to know him. I thought he had a great family and was always very personable. Nice guy, bright guy.”

RB Dalvin Cook — FSU

The 6-foot-0, 200-pound Miami native was a huge get for the Florida Gators. Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Florida by some recruiting services, Cook was an instant impact recruit at running back, a position the Gators relied a lot upon the past couple of seasons.

He originally committed to Clemson before switching his commitment to the Gators in April 2013. However, the Gators’ 4-8 season combined with FSU’s national championship run kept the Seminoles in contention for Cook.

Eventually, the five-star prospect made the switch to FSU, decommitting from Florida on Christmas Eve before deciding on FSU on New Year’s Eve and then early enrolling.

With James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman departing for the NFL early, it’s opened up the door for Cook to earn some significant playing time as a true freshman. He’s displaying the playmaking ability so many Florida fans envisioned he have in the orange and blue, except he’s now on the other sideline.

He’s come on strong in recent weeks and has earned the distinction of FSU’s leading rusher at 584 rushing yards. Against Miami, Cook broke two big touchdowns for the Semionles in their close win over the Hurricanes. He ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries.

“Dalvin’s a little more of a power guy inside for a smaller back, but a very powerful back,” Will Muschamp said on Monday. “Great change of direction.”

Cook’s switch to FSU didn’t just impact his recruitment, however.

WR Ermon Lane — FSU

Both Ermon Lane and Cook were committed to Florida at the same time. However, the two were often thrown together and common belief was that if Cook switched to FSU, eventually Lane would follow.

Similarly, Lane was looked at as a big playmaking recruit for the Gators. At 6-foot-3, Lane provides a big target in the receiving game and that was something Florida desperately needed.

But with the close friendship of Cook and Lane heavily impacting his recruitment, it took just a few weeks for Lane to switch over to FSU after Cook had done the same in late December.

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Out of the three flips, Lane has had the least amount of offensive impact this season, but that’s mainly due to the wealth of talent FSU boasts at wide receiver. With seasoned vets Rashad Greene and Nick O’ Leary anchoring the receiving corps, the opportunities haven’t been as prominent for Lane.

That doesn’t mean he hasn’t produced, however. Despite not being featured prominently within the offense, Lane has developed a reputation as a home-run threat kind of receiver, hauling in 11 receptions for 245 yards and one touchdown.

Recruiting is always a fluid situation. These three impact freshman were expected to make a strong impression in this rivalry, and they’ll do that this Saturday, even if it is for a different team than everyone originally thought.