Originally Posted by LimeyGator
There's many things people could feel dissatisfied about for the Gators this year - the class we pulled in last year and have on paper for this year are not one of them. Anyone who thinks otherwise is cutting their own nose off to spite their own faces and there's not a lot of point trying to put out a rational assessment to those in denial.
For the record though, in 2011 he held onto Driskel, Christy, Roberson, Purifoy who have been 4 of our most integral contributors to a 9-1 record this year.
In 2012 he added Fowler and Bullard who have both been stellar as true freshmen this year, as well as guys like Jones, Humphries, Jacobs and Morrison who have also contributed straight away. A consensus top 5 class at worst but who some people couldn't get excited about because we didn't add any of the signing day primadonas. Real rational.
Oh and last year's vaunted No.1 overall guy was Mario Edwards. He's already blown his reshirt and has 3 tackles and half a sack for FSU. Apparently Jimbo said he's done "some nice things in practice". Is that what you want when you burn a year on the No.1 prospect? Jonathan Gray has 3 TDs for Texas. He was as vaunted as they came after his HS career. Seriously, I think we've done brilliantly when you consider Bullard and Fowler's immediate impact.
In 2013 we have several elite prospects coming in yet again in Taylor, Hargreaves, Brantley - a linebacking trio that would be the envy of most in the country in Hearns, Powell and McMillan and a potentially instant impact WR in Fulwood. ESPN has us No.2 overall, Rivals at No.6 but you'd think the sky was falling for some people.
Stating stars don't mean anything is true in some respects but there's a correlation that can't be denied - teams that win historically are up at the top of these rankings.
Recruiting is just fine. Arguing to the contrary is not seeing the wood for the trees.
Thank you, sir, for being a voice of reason. Now, I feel much better about our outlook. I can step away from the ledge now and relax a bit.