Friday, January 21, 2011

Annual argument over "Rank Bank" building again

"Stars don't mean anything in recruiting," says one man.

"Then why are the top teams in the country always loaded with 4 and 5 star guys?" replies another.

And so it goes, like a never-ending story, but without Falcor. Too arcane a reference this early in the morning?

After nabbing two more of the top players in the country last night, and with two or three more 5-star players within reach, the Dawgs could easily end up with a top-5 recruiting class when it's all said and done.

As we know, statistics can always be bent to the will of the person wielding them, and I'm sure there are percentages, records, draft stats, and any number of other categories that will bear out the importance of highly ranked recruits.

Go up and down NFL rosters, and you're likely to find as many 2 and 3 star players as you are 4 and 5 (granted, there are far fewer 4 and 5 star players in a given year, but still). That being said, it's always nice to get guys that were heavily recruited by the Alabamas, Floridas, and LSUs of the world.

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