Very telling CUM quote today

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    I do hope Souza/Worton turn out to be threats. Would be awesome. Next year we probably get 2 solid or better RBs and the skill players we need/want because our offense improve markedly.
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    Agree and share the same hope.
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    This 2014 group sort of reminds me of the class we signed in February of '98. Not sure if you remember it or not, but here it is:

    Donald Caldwell 6-2/195 QB/WR Tampa, Fl.
    John Capel 5-11/180 WR Hernando, Fl.
    Tabious Carter 6-2/195 LB Fort Valley, Ga.
    Derrick Corker 5-11/165 CB Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
    Robert Cromartie 5-9/175 CB East Point, Ga.
    Aaron Deal 6-7/305 OL Ft. Walton Beach, Fl.
    Robert Gillespie 5-10/180 RB Hattiesburg, Miss.
    Vannez Gooch, Transfer(FSU) 5-8/184 RB Jacksonville, Fl.
    Earnest Graham
    -Parade All-American 5-10/210 RB Cape Coral, Fl.
    Leon Hires, Transfer(Notre Dame) 6-4/285 OL Jacksonville, Fl.
    Marcus Johnson 6-4/200 LB Rockledge, Fl.
    Todd Johnson 6-1/180 SS/FS Sarasota, Fl.
    Eric Jonsson, walk-on 6-1/238 FB Orlando, Fl.
    David Jorgenson 6-5/285 OL Hartford, Conn.
    David Kearley 6-6/305 OL Niceville, Fl.
    Chuck Marks 5-10/185 RB Albany, Ga.
    James McGriff, Passed Away 6-1/215 Ath Palm Bay, Fl.
    Kevin McKinnon, Transfer(Northwestern) 6-2/190 QB Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
    Lester Norwood 6-2/185 SS/FS Marrietta, Ga.
    Mike Pearson
    -Parade All-American 6-7/285 OL Seffner, Fl.
    Chris Reynolds 6-1/260 DL Tallahassee, Fl.
    Aaron Walker 6-5/235 TE Mims, Fl
    David Wasielewski 5-11/225 K/P Tampa, Fl.
    Kirk Wells 6-3/210 TE Riverdale, Ga.
    Marquis Westbrook 5-9/170 CB Cordele, Ga.

    I remember many analysts knocked us for only signing a total of one LB (MOJO was the only "true" LB prospect), one DL, and one WR (Capel was considered the only receiver at the time in that class). Reche Caldwell (known as Donald at the time) was actually considered to be a QB prospect, but suffered from either one or multiple epileptic seizures, and was sort of an unknown that Spurrier mentioned might play QB. Nobody expected him to become an elite receiver at UF.

    Several classes in the SEC were considered to be better that year. But Florida needed bodies in the secondary, at running back, and across the OL and we got a bunch of players. I read that an amazing 90% of that class lettered at UF, and we won a lot of games with some of those guys. It wasn't an overly-impressive bunch at the time, but ended up being one of Spurrier's best classes.
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    Recruiting Florida is easier than many places due to talent levels. The Big Three all finished in the top ten even with a lot of talent leaving our state.

    Meyer will continue to do well. Without his two titles we are behind the Noles instead of tied.
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    No kidding. Necessary evil.
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