Rivals released their first team rankings for the 2010 class recently. You can view them at http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
In 2009 you will remember we finished the year 8th with 22 recruits, 1 5-star and 13 4-star, meaning 4-star or better 64% of the time. Our avg. star rank for 2009 was 3.59 good enough for 10th overall. We are currently ranked 9th in 2010 with 16 recruits, 5 of which are rated 4-star and no 5-star. That gives us a 4-star or better 31% of the time. If the percentages hold true that means we should plan on adding 2 more 4-stars before the end. I would predict landing a 5-star recruit this year probably a long shot if you look at the interest lists of the top recruits unless one of our 4-stars move up like Devin or fingers crossed Cullen when he hopefully commits. When you look at avg. stars per recruit we are 3.31. That drops us to 19th overall, still good enough to stay ahead of little brother at 24, but a little bit of a drop when compared to previous years.
2010 – 3.31 ytd – 19th
2009 – 3.59 – 10th
2008 – 3.67 – 7th
2007 – 3.4 – 10th
2006 – 3.63 – 6th
Right now I think the larger concern than stars is that we finish this class with the right recruits. Somewhere we need to pull out a DT or two, DB’s are always a need but things are trending well, and I’d like to see one more OL with all the defections – Seantrel would do just fine.