ESPN now ranks this class as #6.

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    The pendulum swingeth to the East... :)
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    But the more recruits you get the better your chances that the top 20-25 being counted (depending on site) will be ranked highly.

    Every time you land a 4* guy a 3* guy drops out of the equation that counts. Teams that only take 25 players don't have that luxury.
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    Yep, this class is a homerun when one considers the circumstances... incredible that we had fans who were critical of the staff and still thought we should have been recruiting at an exceptional pace despite our record and coaching changes this past year.

    It's repeatedly said, and confirmed by recruits themselves, that relationships with coaches are one of, if not the most important aspect of recruiting; and we succeeded even though our OC and OLC were new hires and late to the game with respect to building relationships with our prospects.

    Truly amazing that we could still bring in a Top 10 class.
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    This does sort of bring home how insanely tough this conference is, and exactly why it is that way: lots and lots of good players.

    We have the sixth-best class in the country, which is excellent even by Florida standards, but the fourth-best in the conference. Auburn has the eighth-best in the country, and just the fifth-best in the conference. Georgia has a top 10 class and it barely puts them into the upper half of the SEC.

    Hell, Ole Miss has the 17th best group in the country, which is really good. And they're just seventh in a 14-team conference.
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    The longer they are there, the happier I am with the hiring of Summers and Roper. I really have high hopes for next year with these guys.
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    I remember when Nebraska was prison raping everyone in the 90s (oh god how I remember that). They never ranked very high in these things. I haven't been able to put much stock in these rankings ever since.
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    The game comes down to three things:

    1. Recruiting
    2. Coaching
    3. Execution

    They are all equally important, IMO. Go look at the average top ten recruiting class. About 7 of them are SEC teams. Alabama has had #1 classes four of the last five years, and look at the success they've had. It's certainly important, but definitely isn't the be all end all.
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    Gatorintx...
    I agree... you listen and watch the presser videos on Roper and Summers...
    Those are two, very smart, experienced assistant coaches.
    They really know their material.


    Summers really impresses me.
    And you got to love his expressions that he gave on his presser regarding the opportunity to coach at Florida.
    I mean... the guy just left USC... and he is gushing on being here.
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    I think this class COULD be great, who knows. I would have to believe most on this board feel that we did miss on a couple of big play makers which otherwise would have put this class up there with our regular expectations. I look at this recruiting class and I don't see a national championship team (based on what we know now), however a very strong foundation for one. Hopefully we can play good this year and bring in a couple of freaky good skill players to play as Freshmen in 2016 (guys that can be immediately plugged into an offensive scheme that hopefully by then has a clear identity and is working). Either that or several of our 3-4 star guys need to play like five stars and pretty quick.
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    Not top 5. Not good enough.

    /sarcasm
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    I know you're kidding. Hope people remember Michigan State had not recruited above 30th for four seasons then beat Meyer's more talented perennial top 10 team. We recruited well enough to win if our staff gets it all together.
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    ^^This. A top 10 class with top flight coaching will win in any conference.
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    Watching ESPN list Sharpe #2 OT (4 star), Willis #2 or 3 DE (4 star), Holley # 2 DT (4 star), Grier #2 DTQB (4 star), and Harris the #3 DTQB (4 star), then Tabor the #4 DB is our only 5 star (at least in Rivals), it makes you realize how little the difference is in the classes that are ranked above and below us. Except, maybe Alabama. Of course, Holley, Sharpe, and Willis are 5 stars on some sites.
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    Awesome class!!
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    Over signing is key, and we don't do it. Schools that over sign by 6-8 players every year essentially have at LEAST one extra signing class in every four year period. HUGE advantage.
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    However, I for one am VERY glade we don't over sign players. I know that it gives teams an advantage, but i think it is pathetic for the players and for college football in general. On national signing it should be required to only have 85 signees and not until fall...

    I commend muschamp for having enough class to have a program and not just a turnstile filled with empty promises and kids without the opportunity to finish there degree...

    (Bama oversigned by 8, and tennessee has 37 commits, and they had 33 last year.. )
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    True.

    But by school policy we don't do that. I think that speaks well for values at UF, but it means more is riding on each scholarship we offer, because we can't just cut them a year or two later to make room for somebody else.
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    This isn't even close to accurate. Are you just making stuff up that fits your agenda? UT signed 22 last year and 31 this year.

    In the last 4 complete recruiting cycles the SEC has signed as follows...

    Ark - 104
    LSU - 101
    AU - 101
    UK - 101
    OM - 101
    SC - 101
    UA - 100
    UT - 98
    MSU - 97
    tAM - 97
    UGA - 97
    VU - 94
    UF - 91
    Miz - 80

    UT is averaging 7 extra players per 4 year period. Tennessee may have a grey shirt or two in this class that won't be playing until 2015, as well.

    The only thing your rule would do is force kids out at midterm instead of getting a full year. I know you are going to say that you shouldn't force kids out, but when you tell them they will never be a starter many tend to leave. It happens at UF, just not to the same extent as the rest of the SEC.
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    lets hope the coaches can make the difference by utilizing our talent to the best of their ability
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    FYI....TN signed 35.... this year not 37.. I was wrong... check ESPN class ranking for the number of recruits...

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