Found January 31, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
Alright. Signing day is coming up tomorrow and we'll see the fans go crazy over their school's big signings and even crazier over the guys they don't get. All this freaking begs the question: How much credence should be placed on these "star" rankings that we see from the big three services, Scout, Rivals and ESPN? Do fans place too much emphasis on the number of stars next to a players name? Or should these numbers be taken into account when determining how well a coaching staff is doing their job? Allen Kenney: This subject comes up every year. The answer is plain as day. Recruiting rankings are a great indicator of success. Like talent evaluators in any profession, the analysts at places like Scout and Rivals botch their fair share of rankings. A five-star grade on a prospect doesn't guarantee success - or even a starting spot. Time and again, though, we see the teams that win the most games and championships are generally the ones at the to...
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