What will it take for UF to land top 5 class

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by Notoriousgator, May 17, 2018.

  1. GATOR_4Life

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    Unless we get really lucky with QBs, I think it'll take more than what you say. More like consistent top 10, and occasional top 5.
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    Well....I was being optimistic.

    Honestly, when Clemson made it's rise (over the last 5 years) if you look at the 2 to 4 years leading up to it their recruiting classes were high teens and 20's; the 2011 class was 10th, 2012 class was 20th, 2013 was 15th, 2014 was 16th, 2015 was 9th. The difference was the QB (Watson). Now they've been recruiting well, but not UGA/Bama/OSU classes: 2016 11th, 2017 16th, 2018 7th. So...Clemson's highest ranked class since 2012 was 7th and they've only had 3 top 10's (and no top 5's).

    In CFB, a dynamic QB is what you need....to go along w/ a blue-chip roster. And you can build that with top 15 classes. If Mullen starts falling outside of the top 15 regularly it will be a concern for sure.
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    UF should never be outside the Top 15. In a four-year cycle, if we can get one Top-5, two Top-10 and one Top-15 classes, we should be able to challenge (seriously contend) for the SEC and National Championships most every year.
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    Exactly....and throw in a dynamic QB every 4 to 6 years and we go on a 2+ year run of competing for titles....and luck willing, we win one.
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    Very sane expectations, and hopefully ones most are internalizing. Comparing to the one-off Bama situation is a trap many have fallen into. Not gonna happen...for UF, nor UGA, nor Clemson....etc.

    I'd also expect the playoff appearances to be more frequent, as I imagine the field widens to 8 teams sooner rather than later. Hopefully the majority of fans can stay just rational enough to move through the next few years of rebuilding without demanding a reboot based on unrealistic notions of where should be.
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    So this is where all the negative nellies hang out... This is not as dire/bad as some here might think it is in recruiting. Or more to the point... where we end up as a recruiting class.
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    Clemson probably has that dynamic in Trevor Lawrence, plus their 2018 class was small (less than 20) so the 7th rank may be misleading.
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    There are other boards out there that are much more negative. Just google “Florida Gators message board” or “Florida Gators Forums” and I’m sure you will find them.
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    Agree. That kid is supposed to be a fantastic QB (he already ran off the other 5-star they had). Clemson, w/ their strong Defense, and great QB play will continue to be a force.
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    Yes, but I have faith that this coaching staff happens to know far more about football in general than the last three coaching staffs ever did... collectively.
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    First, rankings are based primarily on The Total Number of Kids Signed, which is why Bama and Tannessee always rank highly because they rarely sign fewer that 25 and frequently near 30 (this has remained remarkably consistent).

    Second, if you get a top 5 class by signing 8 of the top 10 TEs, but don't distribute your recruiting properly (like Muschamp), you'll end up with 6 total OLine and 4 total LBs on scholarship. You must distribute your classes to provide depth at all positions to field a top quality team.
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