some recruiting rankings and with a big ten angle

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  1. Ralph_Wiggum

    Ralph_Wiggum Freshman

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    This is from a story in the Detroit News. Link below
    National rankings
    Tom Lemming, Prep Football Report

    1. Louisiana State; 2. Southern California; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Michigan; 5. Tennessee; 6. Florida State; 7. Miami (Fla.); 8. Florida; 9. Ohio State; 10. Missouri.

    Rivals.com

    1. Southern California; 2. Louisiana State; 3. Michigan; 4. Ohio State; 5. Texas; 6. Oklahoma; 7. Georgia; 8. Miami (Fla.); 9. Texas A&M; 10. Maryland; 17. Michigan State.

    Big 10
    Bill Kurelic, Midwest Football Recruiting News

    1. (tie) Michigan and Ohio State; 3. Penn State; 4. Michigan State; 5. Purdue; 6. Wisconsin; 7. Iowa; 8. Illinois; 9. Minnesota; 10. (tie) Northwestern and Indiana.


    U-M, MSU get richer with recruiting
     
  2. TexasTigers

    TexasTigers Are You With Me ?

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    The people who say recruiting rankings dont mean much needs to look at the rankings over the last 3 or so years. Yeh 1-5 is sort of irrelevant but it appears those universities that have top 10 class also rank in the top 10.

    OU, USC, Michigan, LSU, Ohio State. Always top recruiting classes. Texas is about the only school that bucks this trend (Because of the coach).

    Thanks for the info Wiggum. Stay warm.
     
  3. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    I don't think anyone believes wholeheartedly that recruiting rankings don't mean anything. What most don't believe is that a recruiting championship really matters. Being in the top is important as everybody couldn't be wrong about all of the kids in a class. Like you said, 1 thru 5 is pretty important, probably more like 1 thru 10 though. Those coaches at these schools are just as important.
     
  4. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    How about Auburn?
     
  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    For LSU to have the # 1 rated recruiting class makes us all feel good to say it but you are right about it being irrelevant. Any team in the top 5 will have signed some very good raw talent. Its how they develope and mature and how well they are coached and taught that will determine just how good a recruiting class is 2 or 3 years down the road. No matter how Rivals or Lemmings or any other of the recruiting services rank a player the fact is that some of the highest rated high school players will become superstars and some of them will be flops. There will also be players who were rated low who will develope into college superstars - like Josh Reed for example. Recruiting is an inexact process and trying to evaluate how good a 17, 18 or 19 year old kid is going to be at the next level is no more than an educated guess.

    Even at the NFL level they make monumental mistakes in evaluating talent. Ryan Leaf was rated about equal to Peyton Manning but look at the results.
     

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