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bigbenlsu
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New Orleans
Member since May 2005
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Rivals Updated Position Rankings
The movement has been discussed in various threads prior, but does anyone know what potential reasons Rivals could have for dropping Diarse & Jones. Diarse falls from #11 to #29 in the position ranking while Melvin Jones falls from the #16 MLB to #24.

Outside of "giving LSU their due" because of the rise of other LSU commits up the charts, are there legit reasons why these two fell in the rankings? Were either hurt over the summer?

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rich6285
LSU Fan
Lafayette, La
Member since Jan 2008
64 posts

re: Rivals Updated Position Rankings
You worry too much about a rankings number. Who cares about a players ranking. I care about how he does when he gets on the field. Rankings are so over blown. Its 1 persons opinion.
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Brown Mountain
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Covington, La
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Rivals Updated Position Rankings
Chuck Baker from 88 to 98 WR


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lsufanva
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sandston virginia
Member since Aug 2009
10821 posts

re: Rivals Updated Position Rankings
Someone posted that Rivals reason for Diarse's drop was because he isn't as fast or as explosive as they expected. I've had my rant on that one in the 250 thread. He basically showed and showed exactly what he is, an undereneath receiver that will catch everything, get open and provide run after catch. His ability is better with pads on.

As far as Jones, I think it has to do with him being overweight at our camp and not quite performing how he's capable. He'll be fine. One of my favorites in the class regardless of what Rivals thinks.


dreaux
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Oct 2006
40881 posts

re: Rivals Updated Position Rankings
Offer list for Melvin jones



School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
LSU COMMITTED (06/29/2012) Offered None Adam Henry

Alabama None Offered None
Arkansas None Offered None
LA Lafayette None Offered None
Mississippi None Offered None
Mississippi St. None Offered None
Nebraska None Offered None
Oklahoma St. None Offered None
Southern Miss None Offered None
TCU None Offered None
Tennessee None Offered None
Texas A&M None Offered None
Tulane None Offered None
Vanderbilt None Offered None


Section225
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Jun 2011
3489 posts

re: Rivals Updated Position Rankings
Do people really expect anything else than bad or erratic ranking from Rivals?

They have became the new Scout in the paysite world ...


UnderhandRabbit
LSU Fan
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
Member since May 2011
493 posts

re: Rivals Updated Position Rankings
You're gonna hear alot of "rankings don't matter" but I know what you're asking bro. Perhaps they didn't have the performance in camps that the scouts thought they were capable of having. I haven't heard of any injuries but remember the drop in rankings could be more from another player showing out all summer and moving up rather than our guys just dissapointing scouts.


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Brown Mountain
LSU Fan
Covington, La
Member since Feb 2006
8011 posts

re: Rivals Updated Position Rankings
quote:

Do people really expect anything else than bad or erratic ranking from Rivals?

They have became the new Scout in the paysite world ...


I think Rivals is #2 (who does number 2 work for) among the sites, behind 247.

Scout and ESPN are more on par to me.


omegaman66
greenwell springs
Member since Oct 2007
17259 posts

re: Rivals Updated Position Rankings
I personally don't give a crap is someone drops a few or moves up a few. I use rivals etc to just get an idea. They say #50 for example. In my mind that at best/most accurate you can expect means he is somewhere between #10 and #100!

There is just no way to rank each player down to the spot, 1,2,3, etc accurately. I don't fault them for trying, it serves a purpose, but rankings aren't all that accurate. Just use the ranking as a starting point then you have to read up on the guy watch his film and consider level of competition and see his offer sheet and then make your own conclusions.

Legit question, just expressing my opinion.


lsufanva
LSU Fan
sandston virginia
Member since Aug 2009
10821 posts

re: Rivals Updated Position Rankings
Great post Omega. Exactly how I feel about recruiting rankings. They're just a baseline. I follow my own eyes and the word of people that I truly trust with evals. In the end, if we're happy, the rankings are meaningless. Last year's class was a great example. I was thrilled with the class, though the rankings services weren't as kind. Huge potential in the '12 class and it's showing in practices.


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