Urban Meyer uses Rivals and Scout to evaluate talent?

Submitted by bmdubs on May 8th, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Meyer also points to incoming freshmen Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson and Ezekiel Elliott -- all four-star running backs/athletes and high school track stars -- as possible instant-impact playmakers. "I'm hoping they are exactly those kind of guys," said Meyer. "They're supposed to be. That's what the Rivals and Scout tell us."

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May 8th, 2013 at 2:27 PM ^

Why would he not use Rivals and Scout?  The scouting services render a lot of "legwork" redundant by sharing a lot of information from those who have already done it.  If I were in his shoes, I would never use either as a final authority, but to give me a great idea of where to start doing my own due diligence.


May 8th, 2013 at 2:36 PM ^

I'm sure there are many coaches who use Rivals, Scout, 247, etc. as one of their tools to evaluate. It's not the worst idea.

Also, he may have been joking.