O’Leary did ok with recruiting, Gailey was getting it going too the year before he was fired, i don’t really accept or believe that Collins is the only guy who can recruit in the top 25 at TechFWIW, I agree with you.
That said, Collins is the best recruiter you're likely to get. So, you're going to find out what your recruiting ceiling really is. He's well funded, he's got help he needs, and you're not likely to do better than he can do on the recruiting front.
is your ceiling 25? Is your ceiling 10? We shall see.