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Will 2018 be the best class in college football in decades?

grover

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I'm not really into ratings. But I was pretty blown away by the fact our current collection of 2017 commits would rank as the 10th best class in 2016 based on 24/7's composite score of 250 points. By comparison, Florida was 11th at 249 points and Miami 13th at 248 points (not including Delaney) for the 2017 class.

I think it's safe to say we're going to add at least 12 more commits to end close to 400 points, given the rankings of the kids still remaining on our board. So I checked back over the past decade and here is how the #1 classes were graded out. Anything above Alabama's 322 from last year would be the highest in 15 years, and the scores before that aren't reliable.

2017 322 points (Baga) ... Canes 13 at 248
2016 301 points (Baga) ... Canes 21 at 235
2015 309 points (Baga) ... Canes 26 at 216 ... blehhhh
2014 320 points (Baga) ... Canes 12 at 256
2013 319 points (Baga) ... Canes 14 at 250
2012 310 points (Baga) ... Canes 10 at 265
2011 299 points (Baga) ... Canes 33 at 199 ... ugggghhhh
2010 324 points (Gators) ... Canes 14 at 242
2009 291 points (LSU) ... Canes 16 at 236
2008 295 points (ND) ... Canes were 2nd at 291
2007 310 points (Gators) ... Canes 12 at 231
2006 315 points (USC)... Canes 14 at 226
2005 283 points (USC) ... Canes 9 at 237
2004 291 points (Canes) ... what a disappointment!
2003 298 points (Gators) ... Canes 4 at 261
2002 305 points (Texas) ... Canes 5 at 275
 
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407cane

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i like the optimism but 400 is unrealistic. we will need to try to keep most of these and add on other solid talent.

i can see 300-325 but we need to keep people like jobe on board if we're talking legendary
 

CaneCrazy2

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I've played with the calculator a few times on 247 adding all top targets and guys like Vincent and we some how barely break 310 if I remember correctly dunno how that's possible so to answer your question I'd go with no from a numbers stand point but nonetheless based on overall talent it would compete talent wise
 

jsm1399

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400 points will never happen. Ever. If we want 300 then the LB and DL board is going to have to change drastically.
 

Truth3105

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Your math is a little off, no way we get close to 400. some of our guys will get bumps soon but the most optimistic fans (not including yourself) would say that 310ish could be possible with a few breaks like a Surtain signing
 

Rellyrell

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ChosenOne

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Im just glad we have a coaching staff who are going to get them stronger in the weight room but get better coaching + Miami Scheme.
 

CanesNation26

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400 lmao. Nah if we finish strong we're looking at Top 5. Top 3 is extremely hard, we need a few more 5 stars and 4 stars to commit. Look at Georgia's class last year which finished 3rd (avg. recruit ranking = 92.17):
2 *****,
18 ****, and
6 ***

We currently have (avg. recruit ranking = 91.43):
1 *****,
9 ****, and
6 ***

We have half the amount of 5 stars and half the amount of 4 stars. I know we're a long ways out, but we'd have to add a lot more blue chippers by signing day to crash the Top 3.
 
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sfowler06

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400 lmao. Nah if we finish strong we're looking at Top 5. Top 3 is extremely hard, we need a few more 5 stars and 4 stars to commit. Look at Georgia's class last year which finished 3rd (avg. recruit ranking = 92.17):
2 *****,
18 ****, and
6 ***

We currently have (avg. recruit ranking = 91.43):
1 *****,
9 ****, and
6 ***

We have half the amount of 5 stars and half the amount of 4 stars. I know we're a long ways out, but we'd have to add a lot more blue chippers by signing day to crash the Top 3.

We're adding more 4 and 5 stars and most of the current 3 and 4 stars will gain a star. Just enjoy this ****!
 

grover

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What am I doing wrong with my math. We're at 250 now with 16 kids*. If we add another 12 kids from our current board, wouldn't that be 150+ more given studs like Blades, Campbell, Louis, Jordan, Williams/Moore, Chatman et al still on our boards? Maybe I'm misunderstanding how the calculation is made??



* The 250 includes Burns and Patterson. But I expect the score will go higher if they are no longer with the class based on who we'd take in their place.
 

jsm1399

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Every time we get a commit, that number becomes smaller and smaller. For instance if Pope was worth 30 points with zero commits, if we had 20 commits that number would drop to like 3 points. So in other words, every commit makes the average worth of the player go lower and lower
 

Brickbybrick_mp

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What am I doing wrong with my math. We're at 250 now with 16 kids*. If we add another 12 kids from our current board, wouldn't that be 150+ more given studs like Blades, Campbell, Louis, Jordan, Williams/Moore, Chatman et al still on our boards? Maybe I'm misunderstanding how the calculation is made??



* The 250 includes Burns and Patterson. But I expect the score will go higher if they are no longer with the class based on who we'd take in their place.

The calculator doesn't work like that
 

CanesNation26

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400 lmao. Nah if we finish strong we're looking at Top 5. Top 3 is extremely hard, we need a few more 5 stars and 4 stars to commit. Look at Georgia's class last year which finished 3rd (avg. recruit ranking = 92.17):
2 *****,
18 ****, and
6 ***

We currently have (avg. recruit ranking = 91.43):
1 *****,
9 ****, and
6 ***

We have half the amount of 5 stars and half the amount of 4 stars. I know we're a long ways out, but we'd have to add a lot more blue chippers by signing day to crash the Top 3.

We're adding more 4 and 5 stars and most of the current 3 and 4 stars will gain a star. Just enjoy this ****!

I'm enjoying it. Just saying it would be tough to crack the Top 3.
 
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