This is a really interesting article on the importance of landing big name recruits. I think it goes to show that stars aren't everything, and that coaches really do know what they are doing in evaluating talent, picking players that fit their system, and developing players. This gives me hope about RR and their lack of big star guys (mostly not big star guys anyways). Sorry but the article is from insider. To sum up if you don't have access, basically he looked at Texas and Alabama and a lot of their starters and best players were 3 stars or less.
Feldman Article On Recruiting Rankings
Yep, can't see it. But don't worry, your revealing synopsis was both captivating and informative. I really feel like I understand where Feldman was coming from here...
on this WSJ article
Now this is useful.
posted on this exact article, and can be found under mgo.licio.us right now. Basically, Brian and some others obliterated the main point of the article, and pointed out that literally the opposite is true--that Top 100 recruits actually have a far better than normal chance of starting on bowl teams, and therefore are actually, as most people know, like, important to get.
For more info on this topic, do a search for recruiting rankings on this site, you will find that they do matter, are important, and that fans should pay attention to them and hope for highly rated classes. The facts are in, and its not a matter of opinion: recruiting rankings matter.
That Corey Feldman found some work. He was great in The Goonies.
+1 sir as that is a great movie!
I don't know, I'll always remember him as "Teddy Duchant" in Stand By Me. That crazy SOB. That movie is an all time classic in my mind. Goonies was excellent as well.
I'll never forget his stellar performance in The Lost Boys
as bizarro Kramer
From Across the Hall....
Are like any statistic - they lose meaning when applied to an individual, especially when the data source is not entirely objective. See the link for a more appropriate way to view the usefulness of recruiting rankings: