The program in Florida that recruits the best in that state will be a national championship contender every year. Right now that team is Florida St. Miami has had their runs in the past and Florida has had theirs but Florida St. is the big dog now and their location gives them an edge in recruiting in Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. Florida St is geographically closer to the gulf coast of Alabama than Tuscaloosa is. It's not automatic that Bama will get most of the top recruits from there but Saben has gotten them. In getting Texas recruits Texas UT and Oklahoma have been the big dogs but A&M is equal now and Texas tech is emerging.