Rating UF's Best Football Recruiters

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Who was UF's best recruiter?

  1. Ray Graves

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  2. Doug Dickey

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  3. Charley Pell

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  4. Galen Hall

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  5. Steve Spurrier

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  6. Urban Meyer

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    Who was UF's best head coach recruiter? While there can be a tendency to turn this into a lifetime achievement award, I think you have to respect what someone like Pell did in a limited period and how it impacted the program. The guy could recruit even if he did arrive in living rooms with wads of cash.

    Another factor: Who coached 'em up. Hall recruited Shane Matthews. Spurrier made him who he was, although in fairness to Hall, who was quite good with quarterbacks (witness: Kerwin Bell), we'll never know what he could have done.

    Yet another factor: Unless you're old as dirt and have the memory of an elephant, who's going to remember much about recruiting back in the days of Bob Woodruff or even Ray Graves? It's difficult to even determine all the people who played for them.

    Forgive me those I have unintentionally overlooked and, bear in mind, there isn't enough broadband to list everyone.

    Some talent to consider.

    RAY GRAVES (1960-1969)
    Steve Spurrier
    Jack Youngblood
    John Reaves
    Larry Smith
    Carlos Alvarez
    Larry Gagner
    Steve Tannen
    Richard Trapp

    DOUG DICKEY (1970-1978)
    Nat Moore
    Cris Collinsworth
    David Little
    Scot Brantley
    Wes Chandler
    Ralph Ortega
    David Galloway
    Jimmy DuBose
    Sammy Green
    Burton Lawless

    CHARLEY PELL (1979-1983)
    Wilber Marshall
    Lomas Brown
    John L. Williams
    Tim Newton
    Tony Lilly
    Neal Anderson
    Rickey Nattiel
    James Jones
    Alonzo Johnson
    Jeff Zimmerman
    Kerwin Bell

    GALEN HALL (1983-1989)
    Louis Oliver
    Richard Fain
    Emmitt Smith
    Huey Richardson
    Jarvis Williams
    David Williams
    Errict Rhett
    Cal Dixon
    Shane Matthews
    Clifford Charlton

    STEVE SPURRIER (1990-2001)
    Fred Taylor
    Danny Wuerffel
    Jevon Kearse
    Jack Jackson
    Kevin Carter
    Ellis Johnson
    Ike Hilliard
    Keiwan Ratliff
    Lito Sheppard
    Lawence Wright
    Mike Peterson
    Chris Doering
    Mo Collins
    Jacquez Green
    Travis Taylor
    Gerard Warren
    Jabar Gaffney
    Reche Caldwell
    Alex Brown
    Shannon Snell
    Rex Grossman
    Taylor Jacobs
    Kenyatta Walker
    Fred Weary
    Reidell Anthony
    Jason Odom
    Brad Culpepper
    Mike Pearson

    URBAN MEYER (2005-2010)
    Reggie Nelson
    Derrick Harvey
    Tim Tebow
    Maurkice Pouncey
    Mike Pouncey
    Percy Harvin
    Joe Haden
    Janoris Jenkins
    Brandon James
    Caleb Sturgis
    Jermain Cunningham
    Brandon Spikes
    Carlos Dunlap
    Aaron Hernandez
    Marcus Gilbert
    Dominique Easley
    Sharrif Floyd
    Ahmad Black
     
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      Urban Meyer, end of thread.

      We were the first super team.
       
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        I thought you were being sarcastic. Apparently you’re not. I didn’t give you the opportunity to change your vote.
         
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          Alabama and others have done so since then, but we were the first.
           
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          Pell obviously did good things in his day, he may have arguably increased our roster more than any other.

          Under SOS and Pell we were a team that had 1/3- 1/2 of the HS All Florida team.

          Meyer made us the first HS All American. Meyer landed more 5 star or Top 250 types in 2006 class than McMullenChimp did in a decade.
           
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            Urban Meyer without a doubt.

            However, Spurrier wasn't the terrible recruiter that the 3 star lovers around here try to make him out to be.
             
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              Total BS but I do realize you were in grade school in the ‘70s. Bama was a super team before the internet piled on.
               
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                Pell for Florida Recruits in a short time (particularly the big uglies).

                Spurrier for Florida Recruits for the long haul who also WANTED TO BE GATORS.

                Meyer for several of the best, most complete classes ever (mercenaries). (D recruiting was outrageous).

                Hall/Zook were pretty good too.
                 
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                Im not talking about running to Texas to grab an AA RB and DL, or how super the roster was (strength speed whatever) relatively speaking vs the rest of college football, as several.teams.moved away from the pack through the years.

                Im talking about the first team that when the All American bowl is roster is called out that most of the starters are Gators. Obviously now they are Bammers but that was never the case before Meyer. Trailerbammer got the memo and wasnt about to go through another decade of licking our boots no matter how many 100s of milkions it took.

                Hell we took Notre Dames best player (Trattou) just to be roster filler late in the class. We didnt steal from ND in the 80s or 90s even, as much as I loved SOS and dislike most things about Meyer.
                 
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                  Meyer and it ain’t even close.
                   
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                    Not even a debate. The facts are clear.

                    Nor is it really debatable that SOS is second, bringing home several #1 classes (according to the magazines back then) which Pell never did.

                    Pell brought us out of the 70s, away from Mississippi type rosters, and Butters and Mullinz have returned us to there.
                     
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                      Due to the changes in time and structure it's a hard thing to compare.. but as a Nationwide recruiter it's Meyer without question.

                      It's similar to the NFL the drafting of players started out as a regional think for the NFL, until Gil Brandt started spreading how who the Cowboys scouted. Which was the first national scouting done.
                       
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                        Are you sure? I heard Fred Taylor was a 2 star.
                         
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                          94 I think was our first (magazine ranked) #1 class in a decade long string of top 5 classes.
                           
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                          Which is the opposite of the criteria I used for listing names beneath each coach’s name in this thread. I based it on collegiate achievements — All-SEC, All-America — not high school.
                           
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                          that's player development, not recruiting.

                          it could be player development and recruiting.
                           
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                            This thread would be a perfect reason to truly show the depths that we have dropped to since its an offseason type question started right during the middle of a season. We are so freaking sad that we are now doing off season question posts in early to mid October. However, 78 started it and he starts dumb question threads all the time.
                             
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                            Player ratings, at least as we’ve come to know them, simply didn’t exist in the ‘90s. I also didn’t want to embarrass SOS by revealing how much he coveted Sabelhaus.
                             
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                              Your mother was dumb before I plugged the hole between her ears.
                               
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                                Maybe not "as we've come to know them" but yes there were ratings, mostly out of the recruiting magazines.

                                Yes, Sabelhaus was considered the #1 QB. As was Ohlmstead.

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