3. Texas has a deeper talent pool
It’s no secret that Jimbo Fisher is an excellent recruiter, and one of the best in college football. He got Jameis Winston to choose the Noles over Alabama, which is less than an hour’s drive down I-20 from his hometown of Hueytown.
A quick look at the Seminoles 2017 roster shows several players from out-of-state, even from as far north as Virginia and Maryland.
Florida has traditionally been one of the three best states for recruits along with Texas and California, but with so many high-profile schools in the state the wealth is spread.
In Texas not only is the talent pool better, but with Texas on the decline, Baylor still recovering from its scandal, and Tech still trying to find it’s footing under Kliff Kingsbury, the top Power 5 schools in the state are Texas A&M and TCU.
Given the choice between the SEC or the Big 12, the SEC will win nine times out of ten.
Texas A&M has already shown an ability to go into Florida and get highly regarded recruits – see Kellen Mond and Jhamon Ausbon. Bring in a guy with a pipeline to the state like Fisher’s and the recruiting potential is limitless at Texas A&M.