Fans like to debate which state produces the best recruits almost as much as which college football team is the best, and Texas Longhorns coach Charlie Strong is asked specifically about Texas versus Florida in the above Campus Insiders clip.
"Where do you find the most talent, Florida or Texas, over the course of your whole career?" he’s asked.
"I coached at Florida for a number of years," says Strong. " I was very successful in that state. But Texas has some really good players. If you look at our recruits this year, I didn’t go into Florida. Most of our players are from the state of Texas, so we have enough players within this state where we can build a program and be very successful."
Strong was the Gators’ defensive coordinator from 2003 to 2009, but these days he’s all Texas when it comes to recruiting after the so-called Florida Five fell apart in the 2015 recruiting class, leaving only sophomore cornerback Davante Davis still on campus.
In fact, the 2016 class, which now features 28 signees, is made up of 23 Texans, four players from Louisiana, and one from California.