There is absolute proof. The portal delivered a 5 star and multiple 4 star transfers and a top 10 ga athlete last cycle and produced 2x 4 star running backs in two years. The last 4 star back (Dwyer) was also recruited by Collins when he was here. I loved Paul but facts are facts.The real question is can we get elite recruits at all. There still isn't much proof that we can. While Collins has improved recruiting, we still aren't really getting many elite level recruits. One hopes that will change once we start winning more and more but its still a bit of a hope more than anything.
Let me remind all about Paul’s comments about the top 8 and the importance of those players. He referred to the need to have the 8-10 difference makers on your roster And that was what separated the 2008-2009 teams from the later squads. With redshirting, we are talking about 3-5 elite players a year to equal 15-20 guys on a squad. Collins has already placed two Freshman elite players in our starting offense and 4 star transfer and Gibbs maybe better than all three.
We have an injured DE 5 star that will be starting when healthy. We also have committed 8 top 60 Ga players this cycle. What are you missing?