If you read what I said, you'll understand. A recruit is ranked based on how good he is, so, naturally, the higher ranked recruits do better in college. That, as I said, is not always the case. However, there are reasons why some programs are always towards the top, and that is because of the level of recruit they get. If your getting 5 or 6 of the top 100 each year, odds are 3 or 4 will be big time players. If, instead, you are getting 5 or 6 players ranked 300-400, maybe 1 or 2 will be big time players. He might be a big time player, which will be great, but don't start annoiting him unless everyone in the nation wants him. Oh, have you heard of:
Tim Tebow, Matthew Stafford, Mitch Mustain, Emmanuel Moody, C.G. Gable, C.J. Spiller, Javon Snead...? Big time prospects, top recruits, continuing their level of play. There are a ton more top prospects at the top then lower prospects, so what I said does make sense, if you read it.
Javon Snead? LMAO the kid is transferring. What about Steve Slaton or Pat White? Both were 3 star specials yet they combine for one of the best backfields in the nation. Your logic is crazy. If Rivals rankings were accurate on there evaluations of the players no coaches would evaluate themselves. Coaches would hop on Rivals, read what those so called analysts say and then offer the top players.
Of course you never addressed the fact that all the players I mentioned. Here's another one I will throw at you. Santana Moss as a senior at Miami Carol City High, he flew under the radar. Why? He caught 7 passes all year but 6 went for touchdowns. Do you think Rivals knew of him? Of course when Miami made their OWN evaluations they found a diamond in the rough.
I could on and on. South Florida kids especially are overlooked by your coveted Rivals analysts. Why? There's too many to cover. Also they don't put up ridiculously high statistics because they are playing against the top competition in the country hands down.
Conversely, top rated Miami recruits such as Ryan Moore and Devin Hester have been busts. Hell, I'll throw Willie Williams and Kyle Wright in there. So it that Miami just missed on their evaluations? Doubtful, we have seen what Devin Hester can do with the ball in his hands.
So what does it come down to? Coaching and proper evaluation. Its not a race to get the best recruits. If that were the case Florida would have won with Zook and Texas would have ruled the Big 12 when Oklahoma did.
1) Its not rivals. I go by Tom Ligubini, the ESPN Guru.
2) Florida is winning with Zook's guys. This guys, this year, are the guys Ron Zook recruited. Say what you want about him, but his recruiting classes are the ones winning.
3) Snead is transfering, and is a sought after player for schools that need a QB.
4) As I posted, rankings are big for a couple reasons. The better the player in High School, the higher they are ranked. Why do NFL teams draft All-Americans? Because THEY HAVE PROVED THEMSELVES AT THE PRIOR LEVEL!!! Following your analysis, Why pick Reggie Bush or Vince Young? After all, recruiting means nothing.
Recruiting rankings are not the end of the world, but they show what someone has done at the prior level. You draft, and you recruit, based of how every has prefromed already. Rankings rank who has preformed the best, so you go after those players.
Also, I checked. ESPN did a story on Santana Moss when he was in HS for recruiting purposes. So yes, they did know of him.
Also, if you won't base your recruiting on rankings and such, how would you recruit players? They are ranked based upon how good they are, so what would you use? Personality, how they look? Tell me what you would use in place of rankings on how good a player is. I, and every coach in the nation, is dying to hear how you recruit if not based upon rankings and how good a player is.
The Brewers will finish 90-72 and earn the #1 WC berth.
Carlos Gomez will have a 30/40 season (HR/SB) and win a 2nd Gold Glove en route to an All Star selection.