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ibleedprplngld
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Rivals is terrible...


Not that I didn't know this already, but just out of curiosity I went back a looked at last years recruiting class and each recruits star rating. Now, I wasn't completely shocked by what I saw, but it does point out just how pathetic a job they do in evaluating kids coming out of high school.

Vadal Alexander, 4 star, 5.8 rating. After starters went down, stepped in and arguably played better who he replaced.

Deion Jones LB, 3 star, 5.7 rating. Almost cracked the starting line up and saw significant playing time behind a very strong linebacker core this year.

Jallen Mill DB, 3 star, 5.6 rating. Started and played well in one of the best secondaries in the country.

These are just a few of the examples from this past year, but it never fails, Rivals is by far the worst talent evaluating body for recruiting there is. It's kind of sad.







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idlewatcher
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Their message board is even worse. It's all a gump circle jerk





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Turkey_Creek_Tiger
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so you think you can do a better job?





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coachmike76
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if you want to be onpar with rivals, all you gotta do is bump up the bama commits and bump down the lsu ones, pretty simple to be that recruiting service...





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ibleedprplngld
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so you think you can do a better job?


If i were paid to evaluate the talent of young athletes, yes. I would make it a point to be better than that.






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Tiger in NY
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Does that mean Rivals is bad or Les is good? Where did the other services have these kids ranked?





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ibleedprplngld
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Interesting point. From what i've seen most had them higher than rivals. I would agree that Les is a much better at evaluating talent.


This post was edited on 12/4 at 10:23 pm


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Dodd
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I think I was quite obvious that Debo wasn't evaluated much at all. Dude is a hoss.





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SECTiger1
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ESPN has LSU recruits rated lower than Rivals.





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ibleedprplngld
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quote:

SECTiger1


I doubt ESPN does any actual recruit evaluation of their own. They most likely call the "guru" in any given area and just ask their opinion on a kid. That or they just regurgitate whatever every other recruiting services ranks.






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kc8876
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if you want to be onpar with rivals, all you gotta do is bump up the bama commits and bump down the lsu ones, pretty simple to be that recruiting service...


Rivals almost always has lsu ranked higher than most other sites






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CalTiger53
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Rivals is terrible...


What do you expect? They are part of the same gang that help Bama.






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CajunAlum Tiger Fan
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Stars have nothing to do with talent and everything to do with who is recruiting a kid.

A 2* bumps to a 3 or 4* when a big time program gets in the mix.






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biglego
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so you think you can do a better job?

Are you being sarcastic or are you just dumb?






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Big Lake
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I'd rate Vadal Alexander as a 4 star that is pretty accurate.





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SouljaBreauxTellEm
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4 star is legit.







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karmapol1ce
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quote:

Their message board is even worse. It's all a gump circle jerk


yet the bama recruits have them playing for their 3 championship in 4 years






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oneg8rh8r
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Maybe their high school evaluations were correct, but we have good coaches that have developed them. Just a thought.





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ApexTiger
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I am interested to see how Greg Gilmore pans out

Larry Fedora wasn't that high on him because he said the kid takes too many plays off. "We talked to local HS coaches that played against him"

"Could be good if he gets his head right"

Interesting.






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Tyger1919
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What was Jordan Jefferson, Jarrett Lee, Russell Shepard ranked?





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