Oregon is starting to trend in the 5-10 range for recruiting classes. We are still in the 10-15 range. The 10-15 range makes you competitive for conference championships but that is the likely ceiling. I count 4 good recruiters on staff in Malloe, Lake, Adams and Huff. That’s just not enough. If you’re gonna battle and beat Oregon you better keep up in the talent race. I think there’s too much mediocrity on the staff when it comes to pitching talent. If the Ducks get Chip Long that puts us another step behind because he’s a top notch recruiter.
I disagree with this slightly. I don’t think Oregon has been proving themselves to be a tier above in recruiting so far. They were 8 in the composite and 9 on 247 last year, we were 15 in the composite but 10 in 247. We are currently ahead of them for 2020, and while they will likely rise, possibly above us, I don’t think they are showing they are better by a significant margin.
The problem is that we should be beating them every year and be fighting for classes around 7, 8, or 9 rather than being in the low teens.