It looks like one of the original 2 recruiting services is officially finished.
Sam will likely be heading over to 247.
Scout's most valuable assets are its contracts with the publishers who operate those team sites and its analysts that track recruits. The "vast majority" of Scout's contracts will be assumed by 247, a person familiar with the matter told TheStreet.
Of the few contracts that aren't immediately assigned to 247, most will be renegotiated, according to the source, who declined to be named because 247 and Scout have not yet finalized which contracts will be assigned. Any publisher contracts that remain with Scout's bankruptcy estate could be sold at a later date.
Scout's websites will operate on the debtor's web platform for six months as they get transferred over to 247, the debtor said in court.
Numerous stats studies been posted on this blog correlating being a college FB starter or an NFL draftee with recruiting evaluation stars.
However, for the Falcons and Pats. These two teams have less 4 and 5 star ranked starters than expected. (compared to percentages from the NFL draft, prior Super Bowls, and Pro Bowl). Edit (originally wrote "more starters were unranked or rated 2 stars (12 total) than 5 stars (three total)")
Julio Jones, Martellus Bennett, and Malcom Brown were the only starters who were rated 5 stars coming out of high school.
Alan Branch from UM was a 3 star. Tom Brady was the only starter who was recruited before the star system was widespread--author retroactively gave him a 4 star.
Edit: title changed from "more 3 stars" to "less 4 & 5 stars"
I thought this was a cool story that gives some insight from a parent's perspective on what it's like having Harbaugh recruit your son.
I thought the best part was how intimidated he was to call Harbaugh back because of his reputation of being so intense. It also reiterates how much of a selling point putting players in the NFL is and will be for Harbaugh and staff in recruiting.
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"The referee told Deadspin that Cousins 'never apologized or even showed any kind of regret.' As Deadspin's Timothy Burke wrote, a witness on the field said that Cousins was 'legitimately mad and not just playing it up for show.'"
Supposedly this happened after a team vote.
Earlier this week Michigan picked up Jared Davis as a Preferred Walk On from my hometown, and new football hotbed, Frankenmuth!
Frankenmuth is of course known for anything but football, which is why it's interesting that he'll be the 2nd current UM football player from Frankenmuth, a town of 4,898 people. He joins his "role model" and current walk-on Nick Volk, a 5'11" 250 fullback and also a former Frankenmuth QB. That means Frankenmuth has a higher per-capita representation on the roster then any other city except Bloomfield Hills.
"Davis played quarterback and defensive back for the Eagles, leading Frankenmuth to the Division 5 semifinals. He completed 62 of 110 passes for 1,225 yards and 13 touchdowns, adding 966 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground.
He is expected to play defensive back for the Wolverines. At Frankenmuth, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound senior had 70 tackles, four interceptions and nine pass deflections."
It also says he runs a 4.7 second 40, which gets 3 fakes out of 5.