There’s only one way to consistently compete for major college football championships.
Piling up elite talent over a three-to-five-year span is what it takes to build a championship-level roster — and that’s the challenge Miami head coach Mario Cristobal is tasked with taking on. in future recruitment cycles.
Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson and now Texas A&M are all programs that have stacked up elite talent over the last three to five cycles and they thought were the top teams competing for their conference championships while making a run at the College Football Playoff.
What does an elite recruitment class look like? This article seeks to demonstrate the type of talent Miami will be looking to land in order to make the leap to a championship program.
Cristobal is looking to take Miami’s recruiting efforts to another level.
During the 247Sports era (since the 2011 cycle), UM only signed two classes that finished in the top ten: 2012 and 2018.
Cristobal will be looking to stack three of the top ten classes in consecutive years.
If the transitional Class of 2022 Cristobal signed is any indication of what’s to come, Miami’s recruiting prowess will hit another level going forward.
In just eight weeks, Cristobal elevated Miami’s class from a team ranking that was in the 70s to the No. 15 class in the nation.
UM’s Class of 2022 was small with just 14 signers, but the class average standings came in at 91.68, which ranked as the best average in the ACC and sixth best in the nation.