Rivals has moved around their rankings. Michigan notables:
Cullen Christian now #7 CB
Tony Drake #8 APB
Carvin Johnson #33 Safety and now a 3 star
Jerald Robinson loses 4th Star
Those are the only Michigan commitments I noticed differences for.
we can compare these to where these guys were?
Cullen was #3 CB or something, right?
Drake didn't have any stars for quite a while, IIRC. Looks like RR found a good one early, if he qualifies.
CC was #6 before this. I think he's #3 CB on Scout. Drake was down in the teens and now is above Nick Hill.
Did White get moved to APB? He's now the #10 APB.
I think he's been there, but I could be wrong.
White was an RB (5.7 Rivals Ranking - #32 RB I believe) previous a Rivals re-rank that took place over the summer I believe. He was then moved to APB and his RR dropped to 5.6 where it stayed until this most recent update, which has him now a 5.7 to Rivals.
Hooray for arbitrary numbers!
Hooray for you remembering all of that!
Not only is Carvin Johnson now a 3-star, but he's a high 3-star with a 5.7 score.
It's fun how he picks up 2 relative unknowns and people jump on it and then it all comes out and even Michigan-and-Commitment-hating ratings services prop them up to almost-4 star status, past mainstays like ricardo and Pace who we know will be a star. It's like he doesn't need the recruiting services to give him permission to take a commitment. What a sillypants.
Nice to see some recognition for our guys. C'mon Tony Drake! Get those test scores up!
It would make sense that most players who commit early drop in ranking, over those who are still available for last minute drama and excitement.
Yay, he has his third star now we can all stop bitching so much.
Unfortunately, I don't think it will stop the bitching of those who want a class of 7 5-stars and 21 4-stars.
before the recruiting services invented the Seus-like Star Machine to magically make players better. It's like we're living in Sneetch-land.
in The Wire that you do not want to live in "Sneetch-land"
I'm not too concerned about some of the players being rated low. I think Ricardo has a chance to be a star despite his ever dropping recruiting site stock. Same goes for Jerald. The updates on Carvin have been extremely encouraging and it seems like he could be a good player here in the future.
i'm pretty sure A-White, is better than Nick Hill