i think there's a chance but is more likely he'll just be a high 4 star. the guys at rivals have already hinted at him definitely moving up in the rankings soon.
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Well, we've seen sometimes it's not pure numbers that get players stars (McGuffie's numbers were flat out sick and he was a 4*). So even if he puts up some huge numbers, and deserves a 5*, since he is already commited, and maybe some of his measureables (didn't look them up, so he might be "up to par" for a 5* there too) he may stay at a 4*. Deserveringly or not.
None the less, it really doesn't matter if he is a 4* or a 5* other than bragging rights.
Who knows, the odds are probably against him picking up a 5th star.
I am just happy that we have his verbal regardless of stars!
can someone explain to me why people are so worried about kids getting another star? i know looking at final recruiting rankings come feb are nice, but, if a kid who is obviously talented like toussaint is a 4* when he signs, who cares? does a 5th star make him a better player? it's all subjective garbage. would you trade mcguffie for darrell scott or jermie calhoun because they had an extra star by their name last year? if you look at some of michigans teams in the recent past, all the top-10 recruiting success didn't amount to much success on the field outside of 2006. don't know why everyone gets so upset when a michigan commit doesn't get an extra * everytime rivals and scout update their rankings. who cares?
I think the attraction to getting that 5th star is that it pretty much means that player is a near lock to be a superstar in college. Sure, it's not a 100% predictor of future success (nothing can be, see Baraka, Kelly), but if you ever read SMQ (now Dr. Saturday) he has researched the star effect, and that 5th star is golden. I cannot recall offhand what the percentage is, but it's amazing how good the guru's are at identifying the 5-star types, and it's amazing how often those few kids end up in the NFL.
And yet, the player hasn't changed a bit when they get another star.
True. It's just more likely that they are going to be bad ass.
It has been statiscally demonstrated that a player, upon receiving said 5th star, gains, on average, 1" in penile lenth. The effects of 2nd, 3rd and 4th stars received is still in dispute.
the effects of said 5th star go into effect retroactively.
is that, when surveyed, buxomed beauties who had enjoyed the company of said 4* now 5* claimed statiscally significantly more multiple orgasms due to "reach" while in the company of said 5* than claimed with 4* not elevated to 5*.
LOL.....some guys have all the luck.
We've had pretty crappy luck with 5-star RBs, though. Justin Fargas got hurt and eventually transferred, Charles Drake (I think he was a 5-star) became a mediocre safety, Baraka disappeared in a haze of marijuana smoke and Kevin Grady has become a fumble-prone short-yardage guy. OTOH, Anthony Thomas and Chris Perry got "only" four stars, and Mike Hart got three.
Was Biakabatuka a 5 star? Did they even have rankings back then? Maybe not......of course, he was from Canada, wasn't he?
He definitely was not. He was a total sleeper, coming from a little school outside Montreal. I don't know how he ever ended up here.
I'm curious why his offer list is rather unimpressive. Outside of M, his offers are something like Akron, Cincinnati, Illinois and WVU.
I would imagine his offer list would be a little more impressive if he hadn't committed to Michigan early. If he were still a "free agent," recruiting gurus would probably be talking about him "blowing up" in recruiting. His junior year was impressive, but he wasn't averaging below-20 carries and 200+ yards a game.