Chip Rank is 4th in the state in the class of 2010. Not sure how that can be considered under-ranked.
I honestly do not take into consideration what grassroots program a player is with when compiling the player rankings. Doesn't much matter to me.
Please keep in mind that the performance of players on the grassroots level is just one component of what I take into account when ranking players. Achievement on the high school level is equally, if not more, important. And a large part of that achievement centers on all-conference teams. Conference coaches vote on all-league teams so that carries a lot of weight when I put together the player rankings. Nobody knows the strengths and weaknesses of players within their own conference as well as opposing high school coaches.
I take the role of ranking players seriously. I spend a lot of time watching the players and talking to coaches I trust about the players. They are definitely not foolproof. But I think they are largely representative. Please keep in mind that they are also fluid. Things change rapidly. I would guess when the updated rankings come out in early August, there will be movement up and down the board within the classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Mark want to start off by saying i appreciate this site and the time you spend doing what you do. The comment about Chip was a general thought, not your ranking. I think in general people don't realize how good he is.