Over on ESPN, they have Michigan ranked #8 with 24 recruits signed. They are #4 and #7 on Scout and Rivals, respectively. But both of those sites show Michigan with 25 recruits. Since I do not have ESPN Insider, I can't see the individual recruits, so the question I have is, what recruit of Michigan's is missing and would it make a difference in their ESPN ranking?
ESPN Missing M Recruit?
dont have the new RB yet
As per usual, you are incorrect.
Who cares. Its ESPN they dont know what theyre talking about when it comes to recruiting.
pause and look at your picture for a little bit ... Man I hope that aint your daughter.
Shane Morris might disagree with you...
Add up the recruits: "Four-star: 11 Three-star: 12 Others:2"
On Michigan's team page, they show all 25 recruits as having been signed.
According to the insider page they have 25 recruits. Both Clark and Norfleet are on the list. Not sure why there is a difference some where else.
AHHH ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF ESPN'S SEC AND ANTI-MICHGIAN BIAS!!!!
But seriously, when you click on the link, it shows all 25 recruits. I don't know why it says 24 before clicking.
I'll check my milk cartons!
and got flamebaited for it. Not sure why.
Cos ESPN sucks. They spent 10 minutes today talking about why their rating system was great during their 10 hour recruiting special. They also interviewed Saban who they allowed to discuss how clean his recruiting practices are without challenging him. Gotta love it
Talking head on ESPN today also said oversigning was a "myth" and the 4-year scholarships were "window dressing." I think Saban must have gotten him that job.
Saban 4 Prezident! He creates jobz!
It's just a typo. That same page which shows 24 recuits has a breakdown of them by star rating which adds up to 25.
I can't believe I've posted twice now to try to calm people down about this.
But has anyone done a real study of the accuracy of the ratings groups? Mathlete, which one is best and how accurate are they?
Done by an unusually unpleasant looking dude, found that ESPN was in fact a little bit worse than the other guys. Rivals had the lowest bust rate, and the best overal success rate.
But while ESPN was clearly the worst, they're not so bad as to be useless. An ESPN T100 player had a 9% chance of being a bust, compared to a 4.3% chance for Rivals. The study is also a bit old, so maybe ESPN has gotten better by virtue of experience.
Honestly, it doesn't really matter. We have what we have, and ESPN can say we have 21 3* for all I care.
Northfleet is a really solid back on all of the websites, but he is terrible on ESPN. I really am interested why the most powerful sports company really doesn't hire better people for their rating service.
Cause they're the most powerful sports company. College football recruiting won't make them or break them.
If you are Rivals or Scout, you have to be the go to place for this kind of info. What else do you have? Just like Lunardi has to be the go to place for NCAA bracketology. It's the reason he exists.
I think he is a friend of Woolfork's.
Maybe they accidentally listed one at Miami. That might help explain how the U signed 33 kids today.
Isn't Miami a few months from the wrath of god coming down on them? I know Penn State blew them out of the water, but they did have an unbelievably large scandal less come down...
From the front page -
After looking at his film and evaluating him for yourself, did you feel like he was underrated as a recruit?
“I don’t care about stars. And I really don’t. There are some five stars out there that I hope we play against. To me all I care is what we, our staff, when we look at the film and say yes he can play or no he can’t play. When we looked at this guy on film, we said, Wow, this is one that we want.’ I don’t care if he’s a five star, three star, or two star. Those are the kind of guys we want in this class.”
I just love this statement. He doesn't make it because he's never seen talent. He makes it because he knows talent. ESPN, Rivals, 24-7....stars are fun and help to pad your ego; if you are into that kind of stuff. After watching our defense develop this year, I trust our coaches more than the aforementioned sites.
Also helps keep everyone firmly seated at the "team" level. Makes the five-star know he's gonna have to come in and complete hard, and let's the two-star know that Matison doesn't care what others think of him, and that if he puts out and competes, he will play.
UM is now up to #7 on ESPN, up to #6 on Rivals, and still #4 on Scout.