January 19th, 2012 at 11:19 AM ^

Some sites have Richardson rated as our lowest recruit in their 300-250-247-150, ESPN has him rated as our highest recruit. Thats a pretty big discrepency. Seems like we casual bloggers do a better job following recruiting than these services do for a living at times. I liked the average ranking spreadsheet across all services someone posted on here during the summer. Very informative, and plenty of lolz.


January 19th, 2012 at 11:25 AM ^

Terry Richardson was pretty high on 247's list at one point (now he's #142 overall), so it's not like he's being pooh-poohed by every recruiting site out there.  He's #68 on ESPN, #142 on 247, and #224 on Rivals.  Somebody's bound to be wrong, but we won't know whether it's ESPN or Rivals or whoever for another three or four years.


January 19th, 2012 at 12:53 PM ^

For ESPN to not look at the results of all-star games as being all that important? Is there a lot of history to suggest that that the stars of those games deserve an outsized bump for their performance?