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It's come to my attention that we have a few posters who are paranoid about the supposed "Badger Slide". While DJ Gillins will be a great QB, I don't believe he deserves to be the number 2 DT QB at this point, especially when he's been out of summer camps and the like with a torn ACL. With this in mind, I'm sure DJ will have a great senior season and earn his ranking again.
However, with the recent performances of certain QBs in the summer camps, some are due for a bump in rankings. And when some folks go up, others have to go down. Please don't cry foul when this happens and DJ experiences an inevitable drop. We aren't Ohio State for crying out loud, we're Badger fans.
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Okay. I don't think summer camp performances are worth jack sh*t, but the torn ACL concerns me. The biggest reason I care about rankings now is that other recruits buy into the hype and want to be with their fellow All-American, 4-5 star buddies. If the recruiting services decided to say "F Kafentzis. He's not attending our camps, so let's make him a 2 star," the other kids the Badgers are recruiting wouldn't think he's very good.
I have a few issues with recruiting rankings
#1. There are so many different recruiting services/sites. One place has a kid as a 3 star, the other guy has him as a high 4 star. The range of where a kid is ranked is so wide, its kinda dumb. Hence you can always manipulate a ranking to be good or bad depending on what site you use.
#2. There most definitely is biasness and a slide/rise depending on what schools are offering and where they commit. Its really annoying, but if OSU or Bama offers a kid, even if most people have the guy as a mid level 3 star, chances are several services will make that kid a 4 star especially if he commits. Vice versa, a kid is sometimes downgraded and not hyped up if he happens to choose a mid tier school.
The other thing is location. Kids who play at powerhouse schools in say for example Florida, California, Texas, etc are gonna get hype and a solid ranking just because of where they play even if they have mediocre talent. Vice versa even if a kid has NFL talent, if that kid lives in the boonies and plays at a small high school, chances are he is barely noticed if noticed at all. I've seen examples of this every year locally. Its pretty much common knowledge if you want to get noticed for sports you should transfer to the big prep school or the other big school up in the city and hour away. If not your gonna just be lucky to play D2.
That is worrisome for Austin K. On paper and film he looks good. However he does play in Utah. If he played in Florida I bet his ranking would be higher just due to location.
I also thought I read he had a shoulder problem in the past as well.
This post was edited by Boo1205 9 months ago
The bottom line is if you have a top 30-40 class you have got some pretty good potential talent coming in. Do you really think Wisconsin's coaching staff has been so much better than all the other staffs in the country the past three years? If you look at class ranking compared to field product coach Bert should have won coach of the year three years in a row.
Bob Bostad. Paul Chryst. Thomas Hammock.
Which recruit dropped in the rankings after he committed to Wisconsin? Which recruit rose in the rankings after he committed to Ohio State?
"Earlier I said [Madison's] the greatest college town on Earth... It's a universally accepted fact." Scott Van Pelt, 2/25/2014
You don't pay much attention if you haven't noticed this happening (and not necessarily just for Wisconsin/OSU).
My point is, it's not like their players are a bunch of no talent hicks as their rankings implies.
Case in point, Jim Leonhard, Jared A. and Chris Borland .
Case in point for what?
"We don't care about anything but winning. No one cares about ethical standards thats for losers..."
That isn't really an example.
In general, I think people build this up too much in their minds. Some guy on the Iowa Scout board was going on and on about how Adam Woodbury and Mike Gesell were dropped in the rankings as soon as they committed to Iowa. Using the Wayback Machine I showed him that nothing of the sort had happened. I also provided lots of examples of guys who fell in the RSCI rankings after committing to big time schools.
The Gesicki example is an interesting one. That one certainly does seem to be influenced by the OSU offer, but do you really think it's gonna drop if he commits to UW? I don't.
This post was edited by bread tree 9 months ago
It clearly was not intended to be.
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