… The timing of the hire could prove critical, too. Florida has 17 verbal commitments in this year’s recruiting class, but Meyer’s resignation caught all of them off-guard and put into question whether the Gators could hang on to a group that currently rates among the top classes in the nation.
While it’s too early to tell how Muschamp’s hiring will resonate with those players, it’s clear Foley believes he’s found a coach that will continue to bring high-caliber recruits to Florida.
“We wanted a candidate who was a relentless recruiter and was familiar with recruiting in the state of Florida,” Foley said.
Bearing in mind that all the usual “it’s early” caveats apply, I still find this to be an interesting development.