tcoachmc Stanford Fan Palo Alto Member since Dec 2010 916 posts
re: KSU had not had a Recruiting class ranked higher than #35 (Posted on 11/18/12 at 6:07 pm to Chd1478)
Why, because some jock sniffing nerd starts a business rating high school players and says so? If recruiting was a a science, EVERY player in the NFL would come from the BCS conference schools only. You would hardly ever see a player from the Sun-belt or an FCS school or a Division II school.
xenythx Florida Fan Member since Dec 2007 21169 posts
re: KSU had not had a Recruiting class ranked higher than #35 (Posted on 11/18/12 at 6:11 pm to tcoachmc)
Well Kansas State's best defensive player was a five-star out of HS (#1 player maybe?).
Stars matter in the sense that the true HS standouts that jump out at you immediately are usually five-stars. And these guys are usually the ones that elevate a team from good to great.
With that said, any college coach and his staff worth their paychecks can identify these same players. They don't need Rivals or Scout or 24/7 to tell them that they want to recruit Percy Harvin or Reggie Bush or Vince Young.
Bench McElroy Florida State Fan Member since Nov 2009 14956 posts
re: KSU had not had a Recruiting class ranked higher than #35 (Posted on 11/18/12 at 6:50 pm to Zamoro10)
quote: K-State leads the nation in JUCO transfers the last 5 years.
I don't know how that affects recruiting class rankings but obviously it does. They get damn good players from the JUCO ranks.
Bingo! Kansas is home to one of the best JUCO conferences in the country and K-State gets a lot of good recruits from the JUCO ranks every year. It's hard to win there but it's not like there isn't any pool of talent to tap into.