The 2016 season may have been Florida’s best, but it was also a dark time for recruiting.
In a sport with an average of less than five recruits per team per season, there are fewer prospects on the field than ever before.
The number of players playing in a season has fallen to zero, as the number of recruits signing with the school plummeted.
In fact, only five schools were more active than Florida at signing prospects during the 2017 recruiting cycle.
That includes Florida, Alabama, Clemson and Auburn.
So what can we learn from this time?
The recruiting rankings are based on an analysis of each school’s recruiting rankings from the 2015 recruiting class.
These rankings include each school, its recruiting staff, the coaches, the players and the facilities that the school offers.
It also includes a number of other variables such as how well the schools recruiting is being conducted, whether the school has made progress with recruiting rankings since last recruiting cycle, and how well its recruiting program has been run since last year’s recruiting class was announced.
In the last recruiting class, Alabama was the most active.
It signed five players, including four-star wide receiver K.J. Jones.
Alabama has a record of nine-plus players in the top 200 in 247Sports’ Composite rankings.
The 2017 recruiting class is ranked 10th by 247Sports, which is the highest the program has ranked since the class of 2018.
This is the best recruiting class in the program’s history.
There are other factors at play as well.
Last year’s class was more talented than last year, but this year’s batch is a little bit more talented.
Alabama signed six players in last year and four in 2017.
There are seven total commits on the roster, including six-star offensive lineman Tyus Bowser, who will be an early enrollee for the 2017 season.
There is a lot of competition to be a part of this recruiting class for Bowser.
Florida has three four-stars, three four-, three-star defensive end and three three-stars wide receivers.
The Gators signed three-fourths of its class, and all three of those recruits are expected to sign with the team.
The three four stars are expected sign with Florida in 2018.