Somebody had a question at The Athletic about the Portal Master™’s recruiting ($$) and I’m all here for the answer.
Despite Florida’s top-10-ish recruiting rankings every year, Dan Mullen seems unable to consistently recruit five-star players. Do you think the Gators can beat Georgia and Alabama simply through maintaining their high blue-chip ratio? Or do they need to improve their recruiting to compete? — Benjamin W.
… The next issue is, what do you mean by “beat?” Like one time in a head-to-head matchup? Sure, Florida has enough talent to put together a good game plan and compete with Georgia and Alabama. College football games are close all the time. But that’s not what we’re talking about. When you’re a fan of Florida, you don’t just want to win one game and be the upset special of the week. You want to recruit well enough to be just like Alabama and Georgia.
So the long answer to your question is no.
So is the short answer.