Posted by Big Ron on June 01, 20 at 19:33:19:
In Reply to: on the flipside posted by BJDevil on June 01, 20 at 16:20:42:
But 8 or 9 blue chip players do not happen every year by random recruiting. Letís hope that ASU has installed a system that will hit such a lofty target. Two years in a row would be a nice start. ASUís recruiting strategy is still a bit of a mystery to me. But if Edwards can sign at least 8 solid star recruits every year plus at least one kid like Jayden Daniels with the *IT Factor*, we may achieve Ray Andersonís lofty goals.
BTW, another factor will be to get these 4/5 star players on the field. Years ago, I analyzed team W/L records over a 4 year period vs signed ESPN Top 150 recruits over a 5 year period. The 5th year was to account for any redshirts. There was not much correlation. Then I looked into the depth chart use of the 4/5 star players. Some teams had a slew of blue chip players stacked at one position and therefore wasted the talent. The W/L vs ESPN Top 150 on the two deep chart produced a much better correlation than just the total number on the squad.
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