So it appears as if Scout has added some more people to their list of 5 stars. Diamond is still 9th at OT as he was before, but now with that 5th star.
it's a major award
So Rivals will now drop him to a 3 star. I am starting to figure out how these recruiting services work.
No Midwestern analysts, no respect from me.
I still can not figure out why they don't have one. It just doesn't make any sense. They are the most well-regarded recruiting service and site out there and leave out one of the major producing regions. ESPN must be behind this.
Actually if ESPN was behind this, only the SEC would be covered. damnit
Money in the south and Cali. Thus more coverage to those areas. I think it's a huge mistake, but another service will fill the void in our free market.
I've switched soley to 24/7 Sports. They're doing an amazing job covering the Midwest, and the entire nation. They quickly became my favorite sources for recruiting, and they're very fast with updates.
So, I'd say 24/7 Sports has completely filled that void and will become the best recruiting service very quickly, in terms of quality. Popularity will take a while.
I like 247 as well, but it will take some time to see if their ratings will be accurate.
Bingo. Absolutely agree with you and have been saying it for months. Go look at Diamonds offer list, then look at a few other tackles rivals has above him.
Rivals should be embarrassed.
I like it. Diamond and Pipkens are the top recruits I would like
It sure would be great week for him to make TWO trips to Ann Arbor...
Sweet. Regardless, I still really want him in this class.
Eric Olson was also just rated a 2 star by Scout. Commence board meltdown.*
* I do not support said meltdown.
Vancouver? Is that you?
OMG. Not the wrath of the recruiting analyst.
but it turns out that Scout is the joke here.
Check out his offer list. This is the kind of guy who goes to UCONN as a 2-star, stays 5 years, gets drafted in the 2nd round, and 3 years later starts in the NFL. Offensive lineman take time to develop.
is putting downfield blocks on hapless safeties they'll be seeing more than 2 stars. Waka-waka-waka!
I am not infatuated with stars. Pipkens is a 3 star on one site and I still want him.
stars are forgotten about when lineman blocks are springing big holes for running backs. Talent regardless of stars is what we need and Mr. Diamond's spot is waiting in Ann Arbor.
wr's blocking for DR saying"I set 'cha free just now!" ... TD DR!
Scout filled out their top 50 with a 5th star, which is how they end their year. WA T Zach Banner got a fifth star, as well. Yet another reason why Scout's flawed-every year has the exact same amount of 5 stars. I prefer Rivals approach of 'you'll earn this 5th star'.
they give out less 5th stars, making it more special when you land a 5 star kid. Either way, this doesn't change my level of want to get on Diamond.
Does "want to get on Diamond" sound a little awkward?
...to Jordan. He deserves it.
He is definitely a Diamond in the ruff
When we have Magnuson, Diamond and Olson, Solid O Line recruiting.
Congrats to Jordan. He must have had to put in some serious work for this. Be nice if he decides to go blue. For whatever reason, everyone here has always liked him, and he has returned the love. I want guys that want to be here and will fit in well. They are the ones that are the most likely to be happy and successful in the program.
For whatever reason. Have you seen him? He is an animal.
There's no shortage of great players, but this is the guy that everyone has felt connected with from the beginning. It isn't just that he is a good player, because there are others. He is the guy that everyone has just felt this friendly vibe with from the getgo. Also, he seems to feel that and return it. I don't know why we clicked, but we did.
...He's been a Michigan lean for so long I get nervous the longer he holds off he might change his mind.
just needs a set of wings. Go Blue Jordan! Come to Ann Arbor and feel the love.
Jordan Diamond is not a 5-star recruit. He should be a solid 4-star and that's about it. Scout gives out so many fifth stars that they lose their meaning.
Care to say why you feel that way? 6'6, 290, very athletic. Stars are about projecting to the next level, and if he ends up as a 6'6, 310-320 lbs offensive lineman with good athleticism why is he not a 5 star? A guy with that kind of size AND athleticism is tough to come by
He doesn't get off the ball very well, leans on people too much, doesn't show very good lateral quickness, doesn't have a great punch, etc.
Don't get me wrong - he's got potential to be good. Anyone does when he's 6'6", 290 lbs. and somewhat athletic. But that doesn't mean he's "the best of the best" and deserving of 5-star status.
Of course, Scout is the only service that just hands out 5-star ratings, so maybe I just don't understand it because none of the other services are that dumb.
Go get a bran muffin and quit harshing my Friday buzz, Tim should be waiting with our Friday douo of commits.
P.S. Iv'e been trying to use the "force" since Sundy to get a wardrobe mafuntion with no results.
It's okay if you use "The Force." Just don't use "force." You'd probably get arrested.
When you have a rating system system with arbitrary cutoffs, who's to say where the five-star ends and the four-star begins? Rivals cuts off the 5th star at a higher, "this-guy-is-gonna-be-a-star" level, whereas Scout cuts it off as "this kid is gonna be one of the top 50 players in the country."
Both seem legit to me. And while it may take some of the shine off of the upper echelon of the 5-stars, it isn't like they give 5-stars out like candy.
True. Like I said in one of the above posts, maybe I just don't understand Scout's rating system which, as you said, is somewhat arbitrary.
When I think of a 5-star player, I think of a pretty polished guy who can step in just about anywhere and be just about ready to start. I think of a guy who looks like a future first round pick if he keeps his head on straight.
Diamond needs lots and lots of work if he wants to get to that point.