I've noticed that all of the recruits that we've gotten besides one have been four stars from rivals, but only about half are four stars from scout. Is this because scout gives out less four stars in the beginning or are both sites just that different when it comes to rating the players?
Why no love from Scout?
They've only ranked the top 100 players as of now.
The first one.
They haven't ranked many players yet. These guys will all end up 4 stars once Scout gets around to it. Ace can't work for every college football website, so we have to be more patient sometimes.
a couple of the guys were likely to end up 3 stars (the Cass Tech kids for example).
Insert usual Tom Beaver disclaimers.
I get the feeling that scout hasn't fully done their 2013 class. I could be wrong though
24/7 is quickly becoming my favorite (though I don't subscribe to any). They are fast, accurate and seem to have a good mix of talent evaluation from the Mid-West.
1) 24/7 Sports
4) ESPN (sorry TVH)
TomVH just gets recruiting news from recruits and that type of networking. He doesn't do the evaluations or the horrible coverage (favoring SEC, or the one playing in the UA game, or the ones announcing on signing day...). He's great at what he does, but he's only one man.
I just don't like the ESPN policy of putting info under the paywall. Info which is available freely on other recruiting sites.
Also - they are horrible about updating their site
I agree, but to personally would flip scout and rivals.
1) 24/7 Sports
4) ESPN (sorry TVH)
Cass tech kids generally get less love from the sites, except BWC...and we'll see what happens with him.
As of now, what have they really done to be ranked higher?
I think Campbell changes that this year. But thus far, Thomas Gordon has been the best player from Cass in my recent memory.
And wasn't Thomas Gordon their QB at the time as well?
they definitely send a lot of defensive backs to Michigan
2008: Boubacar Cissoko
2009: Thomas Gordon
2010: Dior Mathis - Oregon
2011: Delonte Hollowell
2012: Terry Richardson
2013: Jourdan Lewis
Who's gonna be next?
That frosh QB who won the state championship this year.
I don't blame them for not having all of their rankings out. it's awfully early and they have chosen not to get caught up in the race to have their rankings out the second after signing day. They'll get a much better look at prospects after the summer camp circuit.
Because it's scout....
Because their web page was designed by an eighth grader in 1998.
Isn't that the truth...The website is so bad its hard to go there. Even though ESPN is not good in the football scouting, at least their website looks good.
Sugar Shane is one of their initial 10 5 stars, and the rest of the guys will get their due. If you had taken 5 minutes to look at Scouts full 2013 rankings, you could've probably figured out the answer to your question.
ESPN also doesn't shift their evaluations much from where they initially set the kids at as well. Look at Pipkins last year for a prime example. Rivals, Number 14 in the nation after great camps...he jumped huge, ESPN, not even listed. ESPN also favors some conferences and camps more as well.
These are all solid recruits. Hoke is building our next offense before our very eyes. Everybody was complaining how the onfield success didn't seem to be yielding results well I think we can put that theory to rest. Though there were some people who said that 2013 would be where we would feel the effect.