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I posted that Gurley was the best RB in that class back in the Summer of 2011 before he began his senior season when some sites had him as a 3 star. He did play in a smaller class in North Carolina but excelled on the track circuit as a hurdler and 100m guy. I lived in North Carolna for 14 years and follow track closely, so he was someone that I knew more about than typical recruiting followers. He led Tarboro to 3 straight state championships.
He was a beast no doubt in high school.
This post was edited by BamaBornDukie 12 months ago
You get out of it what you put into it!
Yeah, I was miffed as to why the had Kiel higher than Winston.
Kiel was/is a straight basket-case.
Honestly, you nailed it with Michigan's 2012 class.
4* Norfleet, saw action in the return game and some of the offense.
3* Johnson, redshirt
3* Houma (ranked 6th nationally), saw action on ST and as a blocking FB.
4* Darboh, saw action on ST and limited offense.
3* Chesson, redshirt
4* Funchess, led all freshmen TE in the nation in TD catches, can't complain about his 90 rating but I think he could have been higher.
3* Williams, was a blocking TE last year.
4* Kalis, redshirt, projected starter at RG this year
4* Magnuson, redshirt, projected to backup Lewan this year.
3* Braden, redshirt, projected starter at LG this year.
3* Bars, redshirt
4* Pipkins, in the 2 deep last year
4* Wormley, redshirt, was reported to be in the 2 deep before injuring his ACL last fall.
4* Strobel, redshirt, in the rotation this fall
4* Godin, redshirt, in the rotation this fall
3* Ojemudia, played last fall, was rated an 89 so just missed that 4* rating.
3* Henry, redshirt, this kid is supposed to be blowing up in practices. Could end up being a diamond in the rough.
4* Bolden, in the rotation last fall and pushing for starting time this fall.
4* Ross, started a couple of games last fall and the starter at WLB this fall.
4* Jenkins-Stone, played on ST, having a tough time passing the other studs.
3* Ringer, redshirt, left the team.
4* Richardson, saw action on ST.
4* Wilson, saw action last fall, projected starter at FS.
3* Clark, redshirt, expected to be in the 2 Deep this fall.
3* Gant, redshirt, making the move to SLB this fall.
JC, you guys knocked it out of the park with Michigan. The higher rated kids played for the most part and the lower rated kids took a redshirt. Amazing how well you guys did with that class. Good job guys.
This post was edited by xxmgobluexx 12 months ago
It seems I remember Gurley vaulting up the rankings towards the end of the year. He was a 3 star but UGA and CU fans were all saying that he was better than whoever their RBs were that were already committed. It seems to me that even though he out performed Marshall his senior year and at the Shrine bowl that yall just didnt make to make THAT dramatic of a change.
I can't really speak about any other teams but after this year I'd say TJ Gurley was underrated as a low 3-star. Still, i understand his ranking as he comes from a lower level/lesser known school and probably didnt have the competition or help that a lot of the other DBs had.
I think we all automatically assume that if a 3 star starts his first yea that it is a missed eval by the recruiting services. There are so many good prospects at every position how do you accurately put player X in front of player Z? The guys who do similar things but go against tougher competition or have more quality game film just get put in front of the other guys by default. That 3-star player might perform just as well against tougher competition but how would anyone know that without seeing it first? I imagine measurables also become a tie-breaker in a lot of situations. The fans just need to stop thinking that all 3-stars are back-ups and realize that 3-stars can ball too.
We actually had Flowers ranked pretty well. No. 9 OT in the country compared to No. 17 OT in the 247Composite. We also were the first to move him up and people started following suit after that.
I still remember seeing him against Miami Northwestern and he was clearly a beast.
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Barton did call it though that he was afraid he was going to be a huge bust.
Yes. that was a major fear. That being said. His career is far from over.
This is true.
True. But he was still a 3*
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This. A legit 6'7 (actually may be a shade taller) TE with great game speed and hands. Maybe not an elite athlete, but certainly better than an 84.
Hard for me to believe there were 35 better TEs.
If I need more than one hand to count how many TE's were better than him in his class when he finishes his college career, I will be shocked.
I believe Vadal Alexander, rated at 165 overall and the 8th best OG, will prove that he was vastly underrated coming out of HS.
Travis Blanks had a very solid season in the Nickel position and will more than likely be a top defensive player in the ACC this year. I think he should've been at least a top 150 player rather than the 200s.
Serves you right for not automatically vaulting all Bama commits to 5 star status.
That's this week, notice the "new rankings" that were mentioned to be coming out.
Jordan Jenkins should be 5 star.
Were you watching the Miami spring game?
Kid disappeared against teams w a pulse on defense.
The mental difference between Jameis and Gunner had us all laughing at that ranking. Gunner was the first recruit ever to have a MAJOR D1 coach announce that he was too mentally weak to make it and you still didnt admit it.
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