Re: How important are recruiting rankings?
I think stars do matter to a certain extent but are stressed more than they should be. A lot of the five star and four star guys turn out to be nothing! It is really all about coaching, yes some guys are naturally more gifted than others and they are obvious stars, but others aren't and it takes more work to build them. I think that eventually to be at a good level we should be getting mostly 3 star athletes with 3 or 4 four star athletes added on. The problem that we have had is that the only four star guys we have gotten in the past were JUCOS and we need to see that changed. JUCOs ratings are highly inflated, just look at guys we have gotten that were four star JUCOS and tell me they were worthy of it.