Feldman Article On Recruiting Rankings

Submitted by Fresh Meat on December 29th, 2009 at 9:25 AM

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.

http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4775543&name=feldman…

Comments

Lordfoul

December 29th, 2009 at 9:31 AM ^

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...

wolverine1987

December 29th, 2009 at 10:14 PM ^

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.