How much does next year’s Florida-FSU game depend on this year’s?
How much does the year after?
In other words, might Saturday’s result sway upcoming recruits for several seasons?
We know that the schools often recruit the same players. We know that high school athletes are among the most fickle creatures on the planet. And we know that everyone loves a front-runner.
This season, both FSU and Florida are having great recruiting seasons. According to 247sports.com, FSU currently ranks third and Florida 10th in the entire nation. Rivals.com has FSU fourth and Florida 11th.
Could Saturday’s game influence another player or two who has not committed? Or might it change the mind of someone who has?
Either way, winning couldn’t hurt between Jim McElwain’s 10th-ranked Gators or Jimbo Fisher’s 14th-ranked Seminoles.