Posted by Big Ron on July 09, 20 at 10:37:23:
In Reply to: Re: Slow day trivia posted by PowayDevil on July 09, 20 at 08:12:55:
Interesting question. Back when I closely followed recruiting, most of the HS recruiting sites would avoid the comparison by listing an NR grade on signed JUCCOs. Then a couple started separate JC recruiting services that would list prior HS ratings. Most of the time, JC/HS ratings were within a point of each other. This makes sense because a stay in JC was usually to get academics in order. After ESPN started its Junior College Top 50, all the recruiting sites started paying more attention to the JUCCO players.
My personal observation -
Skill position JC recruits have a better P5 success rate than JC linemen. Skill position JC natural abilities make them closer to plug-and-play. But JC linemen do not get the same strength and conditioning nor training table as HS college recruits. Also most HS linemen RS a year in college just to add size and strength. Therefore, JUCCOs join a line squad that has quite a head start over them. And a JC kid might have only a year to realistically crack the starting lineup. The creation of the new Transfer Portal makes things even tougher for JC linemen because they now must compete with transferring linemen - some with 4 years of strength, conditioning and technique development.
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