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In light of Jimbo hiring a much more regional or even semi-national staff I was wondering if there was any honest feedback on how you've seen that style of recruiting help and hurt UF over the last decade. If at all. I know Urban really went semi-national + California there towards the end and it seemed to really cause some issues but then again it likely was just the particular kids he signed. It obviously helped a lot as well with numerous starters and difference makers. Just wondering, honestly, what your thoughts are there.
This post was edited by fsufsu 13 months ago
Isn't every staff regional and semi-national? imo the only reason Urban got kids from all over was, 1. he had to because he burnt bridges with a lot of high school coaches in Florida. 2. He is just one of those coaches who is a great recruiter, and one of those guys that could sell a turd for 1,000 bucks if he had to. and 3. He was winning and putting a bunch of guys in the NFL so kids from all over wanted to come to UF. When you are winning it makes it a lot easier to recruit.
I like the approach of targeting certain states and building pipelines as apposed to recruiting all over the country or semi national every year. UF targets Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas mostly which is all you really need if you are located in the South. Why travel all over the country when the talent is in your own back yard? Obviously FSU has done well in terms of recruiting so I don't see why Jimbo would want to change what he has done in the past.
Thanks for the response. I get what you are saying. I guess what I mean is that most of FSU's efforts were in recruiting never went above about the midpoints of Alabama and Georgia. Now we are attacking St Louis, Chicago, Indiana, the DMV, North Carolina, and PA/NJ. There's definitely been a shift. In some ways I think Jimbo got his prize out of Miami and is just done with all the shenanigans down there. Some of are fans are irate but we will see how it goes.
Oh gotcha. I guess if the coaches have ties to those areas it is good to broaden where you recruit. Muschamp doesn't deal with the Miami area either. I don't think in his 2 1/2 years he has gotten a recruit from Miami, Marcus Roberson was from STA and I think that is the furthest south he has gotten a recruit.
Recruit where your assistants have ties.
You recruit the best players regardless of where they are at.
But Muschamp is likely to land his majority from Florida and the SE
when you actively went out and hired guys with ties out of state it yields this thread. Your post makes it sound like Jimbo more was given coaches he now has to work with rather than targeting and hiring guys like any coach does.
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