The next time someone tells you about the recruiting juggernaut that is the University of Florida under Urban Meyer, you might want to refer them to this article.
Urban Meyer‘s last two recruiting classes were among the best in the nation — and two of the best in school history.
His first Florida recruiting class is another story. It’s almost as if the 2005 class has fallen into a black hole.
That class of 18 players is now down to only eight — and only one or two of those players figure to be starters this season. The only potential starters appear to be running back Kestahn Moore and wide receiver Louis Murphy, the offensive star of the spring game.
Sunday Morning Quarterback, as is his wont, has some additional insight about Urban Meyer, recruiting legend, well worth reading, including this little juicy nugget:
Tebow this fall will be the first starting quarterback Meyer’s led as a head coach who actually came into the program under Meyer.
SMQ’s conclusion is spot-on.
“Leadership” and its like rate high among cliched intangibles I usually make it a point to avoid as an outsider, but if Meyer already has Florida to the point it can dodge the implosion of virtually an entire recruiting class, he’s an even more fearsome el dictador than imagined.
Makes you wonder what the Gators chances are to get back to Atlanta this year, doesn’t it…