OT - Calling MGoRecruiting Gurus - Evaluation of Talent Evaluators Needed

Submitted by NOLA Blue on January 20th, 2012 at 6:36 PM

In looking at our recruits by position group, it is apparent that some of the wide disparities between the recruiting sites are position group specific.

In other words:  

Rivals loves our offensive line haul, 247 does not.  Ave position ranking: 18.7 vs. 31.1 (I included Diamond and Garnett)

247 loves our defensive line haul, ESPN does not.  Ave position ranking:  15.0 vs 29.8

ESPN loves our secondary haul, Scout does not.  Ave position ranking:  23.3 vs 33.5

Everybody really loves our LB haul.


So, rather than choosing to love and hate various recruiting services based on my overall perception of their kindness to this years Michigan recruits, I was wondering if there might be some MGoBloggers with knowledge of the backgrounds of the guys making evaluations.

A little personal history of the guys (i.e. former positions played/coached, at what levels, etc.) and former predictive performance by position group of previous rankings would be hugely helpful to establishing what each recruiting service has as a "specialty."



January 20th, 2012 at 6:43 PM ^

well i do know that tom luginbil (espn recruiting analyst) pretty much rates players solely based on their on-field performance during thier individual seasons. he has even admitted that camps do not mean that much when putting the espnu 150 together.


January 20th, 2012 at 7:37 PM ^

All speculation just like the NFL mock draft that Kiper and that other douche butcher every year. In the end, nobody remembers what they predicted in the first place.

turd ferguson

January 20th, 2012 at 9:38 PM ^

Average rankings aren't a great way to do this.  An example:

Would you rather have the #1, #2, #3, and #600 ranked linebackers in the Class of 2012 or the #150, #151, #152, and #153 ranked linebackers?

The first group seems like an obviously better haul, but they'd be equal in terms of averages.


January 21st, 2012 at 9:09 AM ^

¨One third will be exactly what you thought. One third will contribute, but will not perform to their level of expectation coming out of high school, and one-third will prove a disappointment and make virtually no contribution at all.¨

With that in mind, I would take solace with the number of this year´s group and realize that about 9 will be very good and 9 others should contribute in some fashion.