Do you believe there is no significant advantage to applying "as early as possible" (September 1st) vs "on time"?
Anecdotally, I apply "Late" (December LSAT + didnt have my shit together, applied at the end Jan) and it didnt seem to hurt my cycle much. I got into my reach school with $$.
AntipodeanPhil is spot on. Wait till you know you can murder the LSAT so you can get $$ from Florida. The fact you are a resident of FL and an alum of UF are great softs. IMO, An extra point or 2 is more importaint than applying early.
Hopefully others can shed more light on this.
Have you had your GPA calculated by LSAC yet? What is it?
ETA: Have you been to LSN yet? Lawschoolnumbers.com allows you to see several applicants to UF,their GPA/LSAT, when they applied, whether they were admitted, and how much $$ they got. I would suggest crunching those numbers.