You never know.

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…


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4 responses to “You never know.

  1. DirkDawggler

    Hmm…Meyer really set the tone early for recruiting character players, didn’t he?

    Viva la Zooker!


  2. Tenn_Dawg

    Yeah…so much for recruiting character guys. I can’t believe that this whole thing is not being talked about by the college football gurus as a possible stumbling block in UF’s future. I guess they are banking on all those true freshmen and sophmores from the last two great recruiting classes as being major contributors and picking up the slack. It seems like it is not leaving much room for injuries and such. Oh well….it would be great to see it come back and bite them in the tail.


  3. I despise the Gators.


  4. I don’t know if we’re going to the SEC title game or not. But I know the Gators won’t.

    The Gators won’t be as good as last year at most positions in terms of experience and/or talent. Yet, these three teams will be markedly better. And they get all of them on the road.

    South Carolina
    Florida State

    And UGA, UT and Auburn will be as good or better than last year.

    I’ll be shocked if they don’t lose three games, and dropping 4 wouldn’t shock me at all.