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The final 247Composite- which equally weighs the rankings and ratings of major recruiting media outlets, including 247Sports, has been calculated. The top 34 came out as five-star prospects and are listed in order below...
1. Robert Nkemdiche
2. Jaylon Smith
3. Vernon Hargreaves III
4. Laremy Tunsil
5. Su'a Cravens
6. Eddie Vanderdoes
7. Reuben Foster
8. Matthew Thomas
9. Kenny Bigelow
10. Montravius Adams
11. Max Browne
12. Derrick Henry
13. Christian Hackenberg
14. Laquon Treadwell
15. Jalen Ramsey
16. Kendall Fuller
17. Jonathan Allen
18. Chris Jones
19. O.J. Howard
20. Thomas Tyner
21. Carl Lawson
22. Kelvin Taylor
23. Robert Foster
24. Keith Ford
25. Ricky Seals-Jones
26. Vonn Bell
27. Derrick Green
28. Robbie Rhodes
29. Max Redfield
30. Mackensie Alexander
31. Leon McQuay III
32. Tony Conner
33. Darius James
34. A'Shawn Robinson
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My top 10 would be
1- Laremy Tunsil
2- Robert Nkemdiche
3- Chris Jones
4- Reuben Foster
5- Mackensie Alexander
6- Matthew Thomas
7- Vernon Hargreaves III
8- Montravius Adams
9- Alex Collins
10- OJ Howard or Holland Fisher
5 from Florida
3 from Georgia
1 from Mississippi
1 from Alabama
All from the Dirty South, that is what a top 10 should look like TBB staffers.... take notes
This post was edited by NoVaNoles 15 months ago
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
Smith>>Thomas EV>>Adams White>>Alexander
Really is a shame that ESPNs rankings are included in the composite. Their "evaluations" of La recruits this year is so ridiculous that I actually wish they just didn't analyze our state at all.
This has to be what cost Tredavious White 5* status. He's a 5 on here and Rivals, top 100 on Scout and then we have the ridiculo ESPN ranking of him as like the 17 or 18th best player in LA. They dogged Boutte as well. Joke is what they are. 247 shouldn't give them any credence by including them in the composite. Their rankings horribly skew the overall rankings.
ESPN is the best imo, I like how they show no respect to Louisiana
espn has no credibility at all. Just like you
ESPN is super retarded. White is a 5 Star on BOTH 247 and Rivals
Since 2008 we've had highly rated classes but only two five stars on defense. They were all skill position guys.
This year we will likely end up with 5-6 on defense, hopefully we start playing respectable football again.
Doubt it, as long as LFK is there odds are low.
I don't think he's a good coach, but even if he gets fired after this season the roster will be loaded. He's also young and has a chance to learn, but not sold he will do that.
Don't forget he made Brian Kelly look stupid in South Bend in 2011. I remember Saban using that exact gameplan as well.
Says the 2 star poster with high school dudes in his signature
ESPN > Rivals
Its not even close
ESPN has good recruiting analysts, who cares about rankings ? they mean nothing
" OMG can you believe White isn't a 5 star on ESPN, clearly they suck "
You seriously can't be this chomo, then again you have high school dudes in your signature
LOL, they don't even have white in their top 150. You fricking dolt. Thats why they have ZERO credibility. Their rankings mean jack shit retard
Says the nerd that prowls the board 24/7. Loser
This post was edited by PurP N Gold 15 months ago
I say rankings mean nothing, he comes back and tells me rankings mean jack shit
Solid troll attempt here. Kudos.
Not a troll
I like some of ESPN's guys, and considering there isn't one person at Rivals left that I like, Im not sure how ESPN doesn't provide better coverage
ESPN is better, especially for Florida with guys like Dowler, Corey Long and so on
Im just talking about ESPN recruiting, not the whole network
No, I get it. But recruiting isn't big money for ESPN, so they dedicate the least amount of resources to it comparatively speaking. They have some credible guys on there that can recognize talent, but they don't spend near the time or resources that places like 247, Scout, Rivals do. The other 3's rankings are much more accurate IYAM. And I say that thinking Scout is still garbage. Chad Simmons has to be a hobbit.
i would bet money that ESPN has more resources than every site except this one, maybe not Rivals but Rivals sucks
Recruiting isn't big money for any of these places, not many people follow recruiting... I literally have never met anybody else that follows it in real life, not one person and I never shut up about recruiting, my boys have always thought Im crazy because of it
Scout is a total joke these days, I don't even think they care anymore
Rankings is something I pay almost zero attention too, I don't care about that.... I look at them for fun, but they mean next to nothing
Im talking in terms of reading the reports that the guys like JC or somebody like a Corey Dowler put out, in this case ESPN is very solid for the most part and I enjoy their TV show on recruiting
Rankings are rankings and nobody will have a perfect one, there is no way you can win a argument in terms of what sites has the " best " rankings
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by NoVaNoles 15 months ago
They have the air time, but in terms of getting people on the ground nationwide and actually doing the scouting and evaluating, no way they're as good as 247 or Rivals, and I don't think they dedicate as many people to it as those guys do.
And I'll be +1'd for the hobbit reference, thank you very much. If I see that no-neck geek try to dress himself up in a 100 dollar suit one more time so he can get on Georgia Public TV during the HS state championship games and self promote, he'll get boat oar'd.
i agree in terms of bodies, but rivals staff effin sucks
they could throw a hundred dudes to every event, the quality still sucks
Only 247 has the work ethic and quality staff, Rivals is just hiring young ass dudes who in large part haven't an effin clue
And many of them are very transparent in terms of how obvious they are when it comes to showing bias
This Woody Womack character might be the biggest ass I have ever read in terms of recruiting
I am simply amazed at how you can still troll people.
I mean it's like you are using a spotlight in the middle of the woods. They just flock with ease.
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