When will the stars for the class of 2010 be released?
..I clicked here on accident.
Honestly? We just signed a class last week. Watch the game against Little Brother.
we just signed a class? your point? I still want to see how many stars guys like ricardo miller and Jeremy Jackson are.
..either be 4 or 5 stars. Which is no predictor of how they'll perform in college (injuries, depth charts, fit at college, academics).
Enjoy the 2009 season.
You're very informative.
Seriously? You're annoyed by his post and then you blurt out a response (that OMG I had to waste two seconds reading, dammit!!!!!!!!) that means even less?
If star rankings don't mean anything and you don't care about them, this probably isn't the site for you.
..I think, but only once they're signed for Big Blue.
I'm not annoyed at all by his postings. I'm just of the belief that we should certainly look at prospects, but Rivals and Scout and ESPN rate these kids so differently (Will Campbell, for example) that I prefer to see the measurables, see the videos, and then see who is recruiting the kid. If Rich Rod wants him, that's good enough for me. He has proven to me, through his 2009 and current 2010 recruiting, that he has a great plan and great kids coming in.
I'm fully in support of Michigan's opinion of potential recruits - not a recruiting service's opinion of Michigan's potential recruits. I am excited to see who Michigan is recruiting, but the concern about stars - it's all surplusage in my opinion. These kids are all really great prospects.
Will anyone here think less of Ricardo Miller if, hypothetically and certainly unlikely, Rivals rates him a 2 star? No way - great size, great speed, and seems excited to come to Ann Arbor. And, Rich Rod wants him. Therefore, I approve, whether unrated or 5 star.
"Will anyone here think less of Ricardo Miller if Rivals rates him a 2 star?"
Exactly what Magnus said. I'm not skilled enough to evaluate high school football players, especially from a highlight tape running a few minutes long and designed to show off the best of the player. Rivals and Scout, meanwhile, have proven records. So, yeah, I'd say I'd trust them more than my own evaluation.
If there was recruiting info it would have been posted in the recruiting question that you asked, you know, two hours ago.
Hey deuce, nobody made you read this post or post on it. I never thought I would find snobbery on a free recruiting blog of all places.
I was just thinking it would be better for the readers if the poster would consolidate his thoughts and make one post, rather than multiple, especially since they are so closely related. It's funny that you characterize me as snobby, because that couldn't be further from the truth. If you would have called me an asshole, at least you'd be closer.
recruiting sites won't start to hand out stars until summer, I believe. And most of that will based on combines etc which is typically unreliable if you ask me. And then the stars will get tweaked as the season starts etc.
I still don't know so many of you are star whores. RR has shown he can build great teams with guys who are 2 and 3 stars.
RR obviously prefers the 4 and 5 star variety, considering the fact that he now recruits them (as he is able to with the M brand) rather than the 2-3 stars he was getting at WVU. Star rankings are not guarantees, but you're kidding yourself if you don't think they are solid predictors of future performance.
For the record, I was wondering when the 2010 rankings would come out also.
I believe last year's Rivals 100 (including star rankings) was first published in about April. Considering the recruiting sites always try to one-up each other (and themselves), I'd guess they'll be out by the end of March. But that's purely speculation.
The Rivals 250 was published about a week after the Rivals 100, I think.
So...ummm...I hope that helps, even though it's not a concrete answer.
I force myself to turn off recruiting in my mind until after they do that Elite 11 quarterbacks thing. Not that I'm not interested, but there's only so much I can take of those too-tight shirts while grown men in suits holding phalluses throw the "S" word around.
National Geographic Channel has a thing on the evolution of various animals -- I hear the evolution of whales was shot at M. I suggest we all watch that until the high schoolers put normal t-shirts back on again. It'll be good for us.