CPJ had 2; Cut at dook had like 10. We starved CPJ out until he gave up because some major contributors wanted to win on recruiting day and talk about players in the NFL. GT doesn't play in the NFL and wins on some random Tuesday in February doesn't go on the scoreboard starting in September. Had we funded CPJ and gotten over our insecurities about what type of offense we ran, we would be in a position to beat anyone on our schedule, any year.
It depends on what you want the recruiting staff to do. Just hiring bodies isn't an answer.
For fun sake, Lou Holtz commented that when he took over Notre Dame as head coach, ND had a recruiting staff with a grand total of one person. One.
Gene Stallings commented that under Bear Bryant, Alabama divided the state into districts (seven I think) and each coach owned a district and was responsible for meeting with all the high schools, attending all the Red Elephant meetings, and having a pulse on what was happening in that area. They also owned recruiting with some support from Tuscaloosa. (Now, of course, Alabama recruits heavily in Texas and has a huge staff.) Many high school coaches in Georgia have commented that prior to Collins, they had not seen a GT coach in years.
Collins has brought a more sophisticated approach to recruiting, especially using analytics to model where players might be in 2-3-4 years. But I think the use of social media is not a separator. When SA's are being tracked by 100 schools, it's table stakes to do the Instagrams etc., but that hasn't translated much into wins.
I get what Collins wants to do. But it's going to take him another five years to even begin to make progress on that. (What he wants to do is show that GT CAN place players in the NFL. Until he has a track record of doing that, it's more a strategy of hope than actual.)