25/06/2018 – MiamiHerald. / When the 2018 recruiting cycle came to an end in February, Miami, Florida and Florida State all finished with top-15 classes nationally for a second straight year.
Considering UF and FSU accomplished this while transitioning to new coaching staffs, the possibility of all three programs having top-10 classes at the end of the 2019 cycle – something that hasn’t happened since 2012 – is a development to watch.
There are new yet familiar faces in the game now, with Dan Mullen taking over at Florida and Willie Taggart leading FSU. Both are hoping to bring their programs back to the national championship-caliber level they were at in the past. The Hurricanes head into Year 3 under Mark Richt and are coming off a 10-3 season that culminated with an Orange Bowl berth.
“I think the most fascinating aspect of those three programs is not just the battles on the field, but the recruiting battles,” ESPN college football analyst Greg McElroy told the Miami Herald.