He's in the same league as backs like AP and T Rich were in high school imo. The kid will be the #1 player in America.
I dont think he is nearly as physical as those guys. He can be the #1 guy, but just because they were all #1 rated, doesnt make them equal.
on a given year the #1 RB isnt much different than the #5, or even #10.
And im not trying to slight Fournette. He is a bonafide stud. Maybe after next year if he takes the next step. We'll talk about that then.
But to suggest its because of the Internet, when recruiting has been a big deal online for almost a decade, is just retarded.
WEll that's not the sole reason.
Recruiting has been a big deal for the last decade, but it has only gotten more popular. Fournette was a known commodity as a Freshman. Therefore his hype has been snowballing. He's almost a perfect storm type prospect. Early starter at a sexy position, big city, high profile school...uber talented