Yes: "The Bad" AND "The Ugly" refer to the seemingly "glaring omissions" thus far--and for now we can only go back to consideration of our Head Coach's theoretically "unique approach", as noted and delineated above (in the post directly above THIS one).The good: This is a top 20 recruiting class with a good number of blue chip players (62%, 4th in SEC, 10th in the nation).
The bad: The Gators have zero 5 star athletes.
The ugly: We do have limited knowledge of Mullen's independent recruit assessment capabilities, although he did take a team at Mississippi State with a couple blue chip players and led them to the first #1 CFP ranking. Still, he missed on 5* RB Trey Sanders (Alabama), 5* DE Derick Hunter (TAMU) and 5* DT Siaki Ika (LSU).
I don't KNOW if this fully answers ANYTHING--anymore than I know if we'll gain any further info (OR "5-star PLAYERS") in the course of the rest of THIS cycle, or in recruiting classes ahead, but these same thoughts, considerations and realities presumably will continue to be in play and hold sway in months and years ahead...and as the Coach himself somewhat humorously and sardonically answers regarding such questions about the choices made and the overall quality and success of such efforts and outcomes, "Ask me in 2 or 3 years and I'll be able to give you a better answer!".