Cornerbacks? I see two here:
I think they did pretty well that year. '06 was, of course, another story. ZERO, to be specific.
I wish RichRod had used some of his snake oil on a CB or two in '08. It's easy to second guess '09 now, too. I can't remember whether Turner's move to safety was considered inevitable, but with his size it should at least have been considered. When you add the Witty academic whiff, Rodriguez missed badly that year at an important position.
that Molk was only a 3 star.......
Generally centers are lower-ranked than guards. The highest-ranked offensive line prospects are usually the tackles.
According to the current Rivals ranking (although I think the position lists are not fully updated yet) there are 2 five-star and 26 four-star tackles. There are 12 four-star and no five-star guards. For centers there are only 6 with 4 stars and none have a fifth star.
So being a 3* center is not that surprising no matter how good he is now.
Just shows how good three stars can be.
In the end, it's just somebody's opinion. There are many 5-stars busts and many 2,3-star blossoms. It's coaching, talent, and the right fit at the right time. Plus that whole dedication, determination, work ethic thing. Just me, but IMO, too much is made of a teams recruiting ranking. A roster full of 4,5-stars players does not guarantee a thing...how's that working out for you this year Mack Brown? Urban Meyer?
Yeah, some 5 stars will be busts and some 2 and 3 stars will be studs. If you look though at the teams that have played in the BCS title game the last 6, 7, 8 years, you'll see that all of those schools stock pile 4 and 5 star guys. The last school to play for the BCS Championship that wasn't an annual fixture in the Top 10-15 recruiting class rankings was Nebraska way back in 2001.
Oh yeah, suck it, Mack Brown! You haven't won the national championship in like 5 years, and Urban Meyer, you haven't won it in a couple years, either! Good recruits don't mean shit! Ha-ha! Sucks to be you!
Mike Hart was a 3 star recruit.
Star ratings are a rough guide, nothing more. Check Iowa's recruiting. They've got quite a few 3 and 2 star kids who are not only contributing but starting.
Yea I would not put too much emphasis on recruiting rankings, Micheal Crabtree was a one star ATH coming out of high school and we all know how is college career turned out!
I love threads like this.
Hey, guys. Did you know that first round draft picks aren't guaranteed to be Hall of Famers or even Pro Bowlers? Seriously, I'm serious.