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    Recruiting Rankings

    Whose rankings do you trust more? Scout and Rivals seem to be the big two and outside of the top 5 to 10 teams they seem to have some very different opinions.
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    I don't give the star rating as much attention in football as basketball. I think much has to do with who is recruiting a player. My son and I were talking the other day and he was talking about a kid that went to his old high school. The kid is 6'2" 215 runs a 4.5 forty and plays outside linebacker. I asked how many stars he was and he said 4. I asked him to look up Ridge Wilson same height, weight, speed and position with more tackles and a state championship he's rated 2 stars. UK's after Wilson and Alabama after the other kid. I used to live in Alabama and played sandlot ball with some all county players from there and guess what. They weren't any better than I was.

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    If you go to a Scout.com camp or a Rivals.com camp you get ranked. Give me a kid who produces on the football field. Both are a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEGREENDANDY View Post
    If you go to a Scout.com camp or a Rivals.com camp you get ranked. Give me a kid who produces on the football field. Both are a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEGREENDANDY View Post
    If you go to a Scout.com camp or a Rivals.com camp you get ranked. Give me a kid who produces on the football field. Both are a joke.
    That's not how it goes......there is actually more to it, but I am kind of in your corner in that I think WAY WAY too much weight is put into the star ratings...

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    I don't think Scout, Rivals, or Billy Bob have a clue about players. It is all based on word of mouth. There is no way that the get a chance to see every kid play across the country.

    I have seen to many 5 stars that spend four years in college and don't live up to 5 star. I have also seen walk-ons that end up being All- Conference.

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    Recruiting services I think go a lot by which schools are recruiting a player. The most important rating is what that recruiting class does in 4 or 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockPride View Post
    That's not how it goes......there is actually more to it, but I am kind of in your corner in that I think WAY WAY too much weight is put into the star ratings...
    They put too much into 40 times, vertical leaps, and drills. Lots of kids can run 4.4, jump real high and look great during drills. Some kids even get offered off the above mentioned. But here is the problem, they can't make a play on the football field. Year in year out kids get offers off Numbers 6'6"-6'7" look great but can't make a play when the lights are on.

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    I don't put much stock in football rankings and I work for Rivals.

    Basketball is usually done with a great deal of accuracy, but for football it's almost impossible...

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    We ended up for 2008 in the top three in all the services, and due to the help of the incoming freshmen we had an outstanding year. Right now we are about the same place as last year and it could be a better year if it goes the way we think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alabama Larry View Post
    We ended up for 2008 in the top three in all the services, and due to the help of the incoming freshmen we had an outstanding year. Right now we are about the same place as last year and it could be a better year if it goes the way we think.
    I think Bama just picked up a commitment from a FL kid - DL maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    I don't put much stock in football rankings and I work for Rivals.

    Basketball is usually done with a great deal of accuracy, but for football it's almost impossible...



    I agree. Too many kids to rate and it's hard to say how a kid will develop once they hit the collegiate ranks. It seems that many 2 & 3 star kids end up being better than many higher ranked players, often because of their heart which can't be measured.

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    Haven't been over there today, thanks for the info. These next days are fun and we are hoping that the best RB in the south/East/midwest stays true to us. The Gators are making a huge push. He is from Florida and would probaby start for us this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    I don't put much stock in football rankings and I work for Rivals.

    Basketball is usually done with a great deal of accuracy, but for football it's almost impossible...
    Thats the way I feel about them. To hard to tell..

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    I thought I heard on the radio the other day that UC's class that took them to the Orange Bowl this past season was ranked "third-to-last" among all BCS schools back when they were recruited. Can someone (GT - hint, hint) verify if this is correct?

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