re: Jacob Hester tweet regarding recruiting sums it up nicely(Posted by WalkingTurtles on 2/4/14 at 5:42 pm to sunnydaze)
He's got a good point though. Recruiting services project guys based on how they will translate to the NFL. There is no way of knowing how a kid will grow or develop. Plus you have to get exposure, too many times we hear about kids who got in late or whatever is the reason they are 3*.
You have to look at his video tape and see how he projects in your teams scheme. Russell Sheppard might have been a beast at Oregon but he didn't fit the way we run offense.