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103 and 102 are correct ratings. Our analysts have deemed them franchise players. There won't be players with grades over 100 in every class. There wasn't last year.
National Recruiting Analyst
Franchise players, as in they are worth more than a perfect rating? Exactly how did your analysts decide which one is 2 points "more than perfect" and the other 3? I don't think there has ever been a time I haven't been singing 247's praises over every other service out there, but giving arbitrary scores over 100 is extremely silly.
I don't know, I think it could be a valuable tool. If you just call the best player in each class 100, how do you compare the top of one class to another?
Um, how about just not giving out a 100 as easily? Also, how do you determine how much above perfect to go? What makes a player grade at 105 as opposed to 103?
What I don't get is this: as people who follow college recruiting know, stars and rankings exist solely to sell subscriptions/magazines/etc. Whether it's for personal enjoyment or so people can say "I hear X" to their friends and sound connected, in the end, it doesn't matter.
Almost all of these recruiting sites pay one or two guys to cover a region and 'rank' players, so you're talking about the view of one or two people. Part of it too likens itself to the payola schemes in use in radio stations--the 'best' players are ranked highest because of who recruits them.
You might as well dump them into High Potential, Medium Potential and Low Potential and call it a day. After that, it's coaching and personal dedication.
So to sit here and even care about 90, 95, 100, 103, or 105 is kinda pointless.
I actually like that it has 91,92,93 ect. I find it personally fun. Now, I put nothing into it (unless of course we get a high ranked kid ) having found long ago if rankings really mattered Wisconsin would have no hope. I think other offers and circumstances are usually what I go by (like a camp offer ect.).
I think my favorite thing is getting some kid out of Florida that no one knows about mid summer, then having him play well enough his senior year that Florida guys in the know call him a sleeper or high ceiling guy.
"We don't care about anything but winning. No one cares about ethical standards thats for losers..."
BUCKNUTS 21 self trolling.
Devante Lee tells me he'll be visiting Wisconsin this spring. Lee won MVP at the team first combine today/
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Badger 247 Recruiting Analyst and Wisconsin beat writer.
SMU offered Malik Rucker.
Alabama offered Malik Zaire.
Obviously that's not really a good thing for us. Evan do you think that we are still going to be a top 4 school for Malik and get an Offic/Unoffic visit this year?
Texas A&M has offered Greg Webb
Tim Kimbrough will visit Illinois this weekend per Steve Wiltfong
Devin Butler added offers from Michigan State and Georgia Tech today
Notre Dame offered Tre Bell.
Tennessee offered Ezekiel Elliot per Steve Wiltfong.
This post was edited by KyleHeikkinen 2 years ago
Minnesota offered Malik Rucker
Penn State offered Ezekiel Elliott
Tennessee offered David Williams
Washington State offered Scott Quessenberry.
Michigan landed CB Gareon Conley. They're in on a ton of other CB's as well. Could help with Devin Butler.
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