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Gators’ recruit decommitment list is rated higher than commit list

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Recruiting has been slow in Gainesville.

NCAA Football: SEC Football Media Day Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Florida’s recruiting is struggling a bit. Especially in the state of Florida.

The Gators’ class ranks 33rd nationally and 10th in the SEC.

A helpful reader let us know that the list of kids who have decommitted from the Gators is actually rated higher than the list of players who are committed.

Let’s check.

Florida’s current commits (11): 5-stars: 0 | 4-stars: 4 | 3-stars: 7 | Total stars: 37 | Average stars: 3.4

Florida’s decommitments (9): 5-stars: 1 | 4-stars: 5 | 3-stars: 3 | Total stars: 34 | Average stars: 3.8

Turns out this is true. Florida’s decommitment list would be rated higher as a class than its commitments, despite having two fewer. That’s because the quality of the players Florida has lost is higher than the commitments it has added.

To be exact, UF’s decommitment class would be rated No. 25 nationally.

Of course, this isn’t entirely fair. Almost all of the decommitments decommitted because they were attached to the prior coaching staff. They did so within a week of Dan Mullen being hired.

Will this last? Almost certainly not. Florida is not going to sign a class outside the top 30. But this factoid is pretty jarring.