Posted by SunDevil4Life on December 11, 19 at 07:37:39:
In Reply to: Recruiting posted by rich on December 10, 19 at 11:59:12:
I have always thought that while the class ranking # of a recruiting class can show whether or not highly ranked recruits are interested in coming to your program, it often is not a determinate of the "heath" of the recruiting class or how that class can add to the current team (ultimately resulting in WINS)
Case in point: last year we had 3 TOP 20 Quarterbacks, all 4 stars. While that is great we have such high quality QB's who want to play for ASU, they all can't play and likely will transfer, thus skewing the TRUE VALUE to the TEAM of the that particular recruiting class. Also, having those high star ratings at one position kind of is misleading as to the overall program needs/macro-development.
So, if this year we bring in 5, 5-Star wide receivers (not saying we will, but roll with this premise), 2, 4-Star Running Backs, and 2, 4-Star DBs. And because of our "star rating" we have a class ranking of #18 in the nation, have we moved the bar on wins/losses for the next season or future seasons ? If we can't control the line on OL or DL, and we can't run or stop the run, does the class star ranking really matter ?
So, question is... isn't getting the right mix of players NEEDED in our weak spots, ie OL, DL, etc make a bigger impact on the overall quality of the team than getting several High Star rated guys clustered at the same position? Doesn't that make the STAR RATING a bit skewed if we don't get those key positions filled ?
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