Florida's and Texas' struggles on the field haven’t really hurt them off the field on the recruiting trail, writes ESPN Recruiting writer Jamie Newberg:
When it comes to college football and recruiting, two of the nation's top programs have been Florida and Texas. Collectively, in the past five years they have won three national titles and had the nation's top recruiting class twice.
It was supposed to be business as usual this year and going into the 2010 football season, Florida was ranked No. 4 in the AP preseason poll, while Texas was No. 5. Yet, the Gators ended the regular season 7-5 and Texas finished 5-7 and won't even go to a bowl game this year.
Recruits notice records, but so far, it doesn't look like the struggles on the field are carrying over onto the recruiting trail.