All-ACC (#1 most reproted porster on CIS)
- Feb 7, 2013
I'm not sure what you mean "documented talent lead." Documented would be something like the 247 composite score since that is objective number based solely on recruiting stats. For 2020, #1 is UGA, #2 AL, #3 OSU. For 2019, it was #1 Bama, #2 OSU, #3 UGA. For 2018 it was #1 Ohio State, #2 Bama, #3 UGA. So the three schools swap trade places in the top 3 for total amount of talent. However, I don't think anyone would say that UGA and Ohio State can be penciled as national champions despite having as much (and sometimes more) talent as Bama. Coaching seems to be what sets Bama apart. Of course, at the bottom of all this is that those three schools are also cesspools of cheating, which certainly helps them land top recruits.
Another interesting thing is that in 2019 when Clemson obliterated Bama 44-16 in the national championship game, Bama was #1 in overall talent, Clemson was #9. I don't think it's unrealistic to think Miami should crack the top 10 in overall talent. And once we are in the top 10, there is no reason we can't compete for NC, as we watched an ACC team that barely cracked the top 10 in talent embarrass mighty Alabama just 2 years, 5 months, and 3 days ago.
You’re parsing statistics to make a point. Look at the last 10 years. Then look at the average, not the total point number, which includes number of recruits, so if you have 25 versus 21, your number will most likely be higher. Get back to me when you do that.
There’s no question who the undisputed recruiting leader is, and it’s not even close.
If you look at the overall totality of the last 10-12 years vs other schools, there’s just no question