"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
ESPN unveiled their top 150, as well as rankings for many other prospects, this afternoon. Since I was updating my handy rankings spreadsheet anyway, I figured I'd post a rankings update to see how they stack up with a fourth recruiting service in the mix. Brian's instincts appear to be correct; going through the rankings, it looks like ESPN is handing out more four-star ratings than the other sites at this point. The notable exception is for Michigan State commits, as you'll see below. Here are the changes since, er, yesterday:
4-16-12: Michigan State picks up Shane Jones and Damion Terry. Nebraska picks up A.J. Natter.
4-17-12: Ohio State picks up Tracy Sprinkle.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^|
^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka the previous three columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as one-star players. This may be a bit unfair this early in the process, considering there are many unevaluated recruits out there at this stage, but that's life.
On to the full data after the jump.
Pretty Hilarious - Gorgeous Borges got a fat raise, and earns some street cred with EDSBS
Just saw this on twitter:
That is Mike Doss in the flesh standing next to a nice painting of Mike Doss. The live-action portion in the corner of the painting is not. It is of a recently banned QB. In their rush to make sure they included a picture of a Michigan player getting pwned, they in fact pwned themselves.
[Insert collective facepalm and Nelson laugh here]
David Dawson's father passed away this morning following an accident.
Prayers to his family.
Shane Morris 37
FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
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And the moral of the story is:
Mobile Internet, while cheaper, more exciting, and often much faster...
is never to be substituted for reality.
OnThursday we'll see Pam's been up to these days.
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