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Old 02-02-2012, 04:24 AM   #1465
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They are hokum. Things for people who don't know any better to talk about or brag about.

They are worthless.

They give people the opportunity to claim themselves to be recruiting experts when they really aren't.
Agreed. Star rankings mean nothing. First round picks in the NFL Draft from 2005-2009 had an average star rating of 3.4 stars. So yeah, the rankings mean very little... I think Dwayne Washington will be a better wide receiver for Washington than Jordan Payton would have been had he kept his brief commitment to the Huskies. Washington is bigger and faster. He is a three-star; Payton is a four-star. I think it's crap. But it's still fun to talk about.

Of course there's going to be a lot of bragging in a recruiting thread, though.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:32 AM   #1466
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I would say that recruiting rankings are more accurate than people want to give them credit for. However, what isn't taken into account is the mental state of the player being recruited and the program he is going to. Additionally, there are some instances where a player's ranking has been a bit inflated because of the school that he commits to.

What also needs to be taken in consideration when looking at these rankings is that players are often given a rating based on how they project to the NFL. Therefore, measurables have more of an impact. But then again, looking forward, an impressive size/speed combination bodes well for a player's NFL career.

I want to take a look at the examples given already in this thread. Montee Ball was the 33rd rated running back in his class, but still rated as a 4*. Darrell Scott was the top rated running back in the same class and a top ten player nationally, but we need to take a closer look.

Ball played his HS football in Missouri, which many would consider a step down compared to the talent that Scott faced in California. Additionally, Ball is probably closer to 5'9 than his listed 5'11, while Scott is probably a legit 6'. Ball committed to play his football at Wisconsin, a well-run program that has a history of putting lineman in the NFL and running the ball effectively. Scott committed to the disaster known as Colorado before transferring to South Florida, not playing, and entering the draft early.

There are so many other factors that come into play that determine whether a player fulfills his potential or not. Just like there are those guys with an insane desire to become as good as possible.

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft featured the following: 5* (8), 4* (11), 3* (10), 2* (2), and NR (1).

And to the earlier poster that cited Kalil's and Smith's rating from ESPN, they were both 5* and rated as the 11th (Kalil) and 15th (Smith) best players in the country by Rivals.
Very solid post right there.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:31 AM   #1467
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How did this help land a recruit? The NCAA needs to go away, or loosen the hand cuffs.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-...215108639.html
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How did this help land a recruit? The NCAA needs to go away, or loosen the hand cuffs.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-...215108639.html
Why hate on the NCAA? I'm sure 99% of the coaches in the NCAA know the rule quite well. Kiffin is dumb for sending the texts. And as far as NCAA rules go this is actually one of the more sane ones.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #1469
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In case you missed Saban's warm and fuzzy treatment of long time commits Justin Taylor and Darius Philon....

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...shows-up-Saban

Can't wait to hear the spin on this one by UA fans.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #1470
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How did this help land a recruit? The NCAA needs to go away, or loosen the hand cuffs.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-...215108639.html
That text really should be considered an off the record comment, not really violating the spirit of the rule. Should be a non factor but with the NCAA wo knows.

Notre Dame fans seem to be in meltdown mode after yesterdays performance.
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http://larrybrownsports.com/college-...k-fil-a/114137

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In case you missed Saban's warm and fuzzy treatment of long time commits Justin Taylor and Darius Philon....

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...shows-up-Saban

Can't wait to hear the spin on this one by UA fans.
Wow I applaud Auburn for that move, 20 4 year scholarships? That's a nice move, see if they keep their word. But yep king oversign is at it again.
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