Recruiting has never been something I cared much about. I'd rather see them playing than getting hyped about potential. This year, though, I decided to follow it more closely, which led me to this question. Aside from the recruit from EMCC this year, how many 4/5stars have we ever had?
By the time they're usually on my radar, they've become playmakers. Thanks for the help.
Post by foulpolephenom on Feb 1, 2017 16:23:38 GMT -6
DT MCdowell was highly rated out of high school. Antonio Harper was another was supposed to be highly rated, but nothing happened with him here. Alot of players with the higher star ratings have never panned out for one reason or another.
Point of reference...Osi and Demarcus were ZERO-star recruits.
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Gales was a 5star, Brandon Lang was a 4star, I think Massaquoi and Kinlaw were 3stars on rivals and 4stars on scout. DT McDowell was a 3star and Jarboe was a 4star. Jernigan was a 2star originally and when Auburn got interested they upgraded him to 3stars. Haugabook was a 3star on Rivals, 4star on scout. McKelvin originally 3stars on rivals, was downgraded to 2stars later. We managed to land many more 3stars out of HS, havent been able to sign a 4star out of HS so far. Maybe next year.
In general terms Julio Jones is the first of very few that come to mind who were top dogs in high school and able to keep that up through the NFL.
Gronkowski also fits that description. Rated as a 4 star and ranked by Scouts Inc as the 4th best tight end in the nation, he went to AZ, where he he continued to excel. I'd rank Julio above him, but he's great in his own right.
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