FSU and Clemson, both teams in the “horrible” ACC yet again had top 15 recruiting classes. This is Clemson’s 3rd straight and I didn’t check FSU, but probably even longer.
I am going off ESPN’s rankings because all are fairly close BTW.
Both Clemson and FSU had higher recruiting classes than EVERY TEAM in the BIG 12. You know, that conference that some feel the need to jump to. How was that possible?
The richest public college in the nation and Big 12, TEXAS, didn’t even break the top 20 and they are wayyyyy down. This is a program that makes over 100 million in revenue and that is what they have. I thought money and facilities would take care of everything.
The SEC dominated the top 15 in recruiting. I believe 7 schools were in the top 15. Clemson even out classed South Carolina, which has been said that we could not compete with anymore because of the SEC logo, money and whatever else they claim. That is the formula for parity and teams will knock each other off.
Clemson and FSU have everything they need to win national titles right here in the ACC. We are in absolute prime geographic location they allows up very quick access to the best high school players in the nation every year. That is a great equalizer. Both schools facilities, fan bases and tradition are more than adequate to get the job done. Both schools have done really well in sending players to the NFL as well.
Believe it or not there is a saturation point to how nice a place needs to be to attract a recruit then it comes down to relationships, team teams and playing time.
Clemson and FSU, unlike the SEC are in a position to separate themselves and dominate ACC football just like Michigan and OSU appears to be doing in the B1G. That is fine by me.
If Clemson and FSU utilizes these players properly, manages the money, will will be in the playoffs every year rather than being in the SEC or Big 12 and maybe have a shot once every 7-8 years because of the parity.
I can’t believe this is even a debate.