Recruiting 2023 Recruiting Thread: 4* OT Caden Jones completes the class

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I say this realizing stars aren’t everything, but I noted that our class is mostly 4 star recruits where some teams ahead of us have a larger class but a fair number of 3 star types. We have only three, I believe Tennessee has about 11 and significantly fewer four star types than our class. Our quality is so high, if only the staff is able to coach them up and coordinate all the talent.
This is what many have been saying on here a couple weeks back around the ESD and it was highly debated (I'll say it that way). When you look at it, Toothless has 12 3*'s and have signed 25 commits (+4 over UF) but heavy on the 3*'s. If you were basing the rankings solely on the player avg., UF would be ranked #7. And of those top 6, Boomer Sooner has a lesser avg than UF, so you could technically say #6. Mullet may have had some higher ranked classes, but he loaded up on the 3's and most of his players never saw the field or yet alone campus. I think Mullen's #9 class wound up being ranked around #38. His recruiting never yielded a player avg. > than 90.75. And again many of those players never materialized due whiffs, misses, and flat out laziness. On total players yes we are ranked where we are, but UF hit the one ask that I had so far was to try and hit >92 on this cycle. Also, we may see a couple of our players get their 5* as we get near the end of the cycle. Most importantly, get these kids on campus and in a uniform.

Last number I heard we are at 77, maybe now 78 with Jones on scholly players. Plenty left to do between now and Feb.
 

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A bit of a project. Probably would not have signed if we hadn’t missed on so many others. High ceiling in size and athleticism. Weak on technique. But the staff is excellent on development so we’ll see.

His sophomore tape was terrible. Took a big leap his junior year but got dominated at FNL. Haven’t seen senior tape but heard he got better.
 

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This is what many have been saying on here a couple weeks back around the ESD and it was highly debated (I'll say it that way). When you look at it, Toothless has 12 3*'s and have signed 25 commits (+4 over UF) but heavy on the 3*'s. If you were basing the rankings solely on the player avg., UF would be ranked #7. And of those top 6, Boomer Sooner has a lesser avg than UF, so you could technically say #6. Mullet may have had some higher ranked classes, but he loaded up on the 3's and most of his players never saw the field or yet alone campus. I think Mullen's #9 class wound up being ranked around #38. His recruiting never yielded a player avg. > than 90.75. And again many of those players never materialized due whiffs, misses, and flat out laziness. On total players yes we are ranked where we are, but UF hit the one ask that I had so far was to try and hit >92 on this cycle. Also, we may see a couple of our players get their 5* as we get near the end of the cycle. Most importantly, get these kids on campus and in a uniform.

Last number I heard we are at 77, maybe now 78 with Jones on scholly players. Plenty left to do between now and Feb.
Perfect take imo on Mullen' recruiting. Signing day was optimistic but within 18 months his classes were gutted.
 

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This is what many have been saying on here a couple weeks back around the ESD and it was highly debated (I'll say it that way). When you look at it, Toothless has 12 3*'s and have signed 25 commits (+4 over UF) but heavy on the 3*'s. If you were basing the rankings solely on the player avg., UF would be ranked #7. And of those top 6, Boomer Sooner has a lesser avg than UF, so you could technically say #6. Mullet may have had some higher ranked classes, but he loaded up on the 3's and most of his players never saw the field or yet alone campus. I think Mullen's #9 class wound up being ranked around #38. His recruiting never yielded a player avg. > than 90.75. And again many of those players never materialized due whiffs, misses, and flat out laziness. On total players yes we are ranked where we are, but UF hit the one ask that I had so far was to try and hit >92 on this cycle. Also, we may see a couple of our players get their 5* as we get near the end of the cycle. Most importantly, get these kids on campus and in a uniform.

Last number I heard we are at 77, maybe now 78 with Jones on scholly players. Plenty left to do between now and Feb.

And the % that are EE so that was clearly prioritized to get folks spring practice reps.
 

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A bit of a project. Probably would not have signed if we hadn’t missed on so many others. High ceiling in size and athleticism. Weak on technique. But the staff is excellent on development so we’ll see.

His sophomore tape was terrible. Took a big leap his junior year but got dominated at FNL. Haven’t seen senior tape but heard he got better.
I'm fine with a few high ceiling projects, but I prefer they be the exception. We definitely could use some OL who can contribute quickly.
 

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Augments our depleted LB clan
 

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It's apparently what has happened...Rashada is in town and isn't asking for more, just what was promised. At this point, if I am Billy, I gtfo of this place. We can argue some coaching decisions, etc...but if we don't have the money we promised a guy, then what the **** is Billy supposed to do?

Until ALL of the Foley-ites of the UAA are gone, this will continue to happen.
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I’ll tell you what was funny. The entire defensive coaching staff for Miami showed up at Lakeland today. And McClain didn’t meet them. He was supposed to meet them. He flew to Colorado instead.

Lol.
Yea, I saw a bunch of UF fans trolling them about wasting all that gas and bringing the whole staff up there
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