As promised, here is where the recruiting rankings stand with two days until Signing Day 2013. Michigan still has command of the board, and a few of the Big Ten's best programs still languish in the bottom half of the rankings. Link to last rankings (too many changes to list).
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^||POINTS*|
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
*The product of number of Commits and Average Average
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.
On to the full data after the jump.
I guess we all saw this coming. the dude is freaking nuts and plainly...a dick. Another wasted pick by the lions
Rothstein has a nice, interesting article about the recruitment of Desmond Howard 25 years ago. Includes quotes from his father, Coach Moeller, and Desmond himself, as well as a few other people.
Congrats to Jahmere irvin-sills committing to Michigan
No confirmation from any sites and Irvin-Sills reportedly has no offer from Michigan (or interest) on ESPN/Scout/Rivals. 3-star concensus CB in the 2013 class.
Stay tuned on this one.
A retrospective look at the 2008 recruiting class from the Houston Chronicle:
Five years ago this week, college football programs across the country thought they were bringing in the next crop of stars.
Some did - Stanford found its quarterback in Stratford's Andrew Luck, while Copperas Cove's Robert Griffin III, who went second in the 2012 NFL draft behind Luck, signed with Baylor.
Others didn't - Jermie Calhoun was Texas' No. 2-ranked recruit and signed with Oklahoma, where he saw limited time before transferring to Division II Angelo State.
With national signing day Wednesday, here is a look back at the Class of 2008:
Terrelle Pryor was the nation's top recruit, according to Rivals.com, drawing comparisons to Vince Young, who led Texas to a national championship in 2005. The ESPN 150 gave its top spot to dynamic defensive end Da'Quan Bowers. Both reached the NFL in 2011 - Bowers as a second-round pick and Pryor in the supplemental draft after a scandal at Ohio State.
Everyone who saw Luck in high school knew he was special. Rivals.com ranked him as the sixth-best quarterback in the country. One recruit the 2012 NFL draft's No. 1 pick trailed was Dayne Crist, who transferred to Kansas after losing his starting job at Notre Dame. Julio Jones and A.J. Green were the top two recruits at wide receiver. Both excelled in college and are doing the same as pros.
Arthur Brown, No. 6 in the ESPN 150, signed with Miami and was thought to be the next great Hurricanes linebacker. Two disappointing seasons later, he transferred to Kansas State. Closer to home, Sam McGuffie became a YouTube sensation while staring at Cy-Fair but never lived up to the hype. After playing as a freshman at Michigan, he transferred to Rice.
The state of Texas produced three five-star recruits, according to Rivals.com, and 42 more with four stars. But those who received "only" three stars included Emmanuel Acho, Seth Doege, Trent Hunter, Jacquizz Rodgers and Kendall Wright. Hunter quickly became a mainstay in Texas A&M's secondary, while Wright teamed with RG3 in leading Baylor to a 10-win season in 2011.
Darron Thomas didn't follow Luck and Griffin's success in the NFL, but the former Aldine star started two seasons at Oregon, helping lead the Ducks to the 2011 BCS title game and 2012 Rose Bowl. Darryl Stonum starred at Dulles before signing with Michigan. Two seasons after setting a program record for most kickoff return yards in a season (2009), he was suspended and eventually ended up at Baylor.
I haven't seen any discussion on the topic, so I figured I would start a Monday morning thread about the SB commercials. While people generally look forward to them, I found this year's crop, much like last year's, to be largely forgettable. Have the agencies just run out of ideas? Last week, I saw a rundown of the top 15 or 25 SB commercials of all time, and the new ones are just a step down.
What did everyone here think? Any favorites? Least favorites? Discuss.