Taking you back to one of my all time favorite observations about college recruiting, here’s something Tommy Perkins once said about Miami recruiting:
Miami: From a Bulldog perspective, if you looked at the state of Florida as though it were Afghanistan (and I do), the Gators, obviously, are the Taliban, while Miami is whatever warlord is running things in the Northeast. The Hurricanes don’t occupy anything remotely resembling moral high ground, but they are useful. As with Alabama, a healthy Miami helps Georgia; in Da U’s case, it’s because the ‘Canes recruit against the Gators in the Sunshine State’s hottest hotbeads for high school talent, although they don’t play the Gators that often.
Along those lines, it sounds like the natives are getting a little restless:
‘Last year was real hard. Coach Shannon has done a nice job,” said Meyer, who plucked seven Broward/Palm Beach players — but none from Dade — in the past three years, after UF grabbed 11 from Dade from 2002-05. “We’ll always be real aggressive here because there are more NFL players from this area than any in the country. It has just made it a little more difficult.”
Too bad our side can’t ship in aid.