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jjv0004

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FYI - 9 of the 32 picks in the 1st round this year were 3 stars. 1 was a 2 start and 2 were not ranked. Only 5 were 5 stars. You can win with lesser recruits if you can develop and coach them up.

Please don't respond that you need good recruits to win games. I know that.
 
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some_al_fan

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FYI - 9 of the 32 picks in the 1st round this year were 3 stars. 1 was a 2 start and 2 were not ranked. Only 5 were 5 stars. You can win with lesser recruits if you can develop and coach them up.

Please don't respond that you need good recruits to win games. I know that.
It has to be more than 5 5*. Where did you get the number?
All 3 Alabama players, who were selected, were 5* recruits.
 

some_al_fan

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247 definitely shows more than 5 5*. In addition to Alabama players, I can see Williams, Maye, Mims, in addition to 3 Alabama players. So, at least 6, but I’ve only briefly looked at the names, so could be more.
 

TiderJack

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In-state IOL Mal Waldrep has us in his top 4. He is rated a 3* now but his offer list says otherwise. He is a legacy but don't remember a Waldrep at Bama.

Misunderstood the legacy part. His grandfather played for Clemson in the 60's and he seems to be pushing him to Clemson. We will see what happens.
 

some_al_fan

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247 article about recruits & 1st round:

7 5*. All juniors
15 4*. Some juniors, some seniors
3* are either seniors or senior citizens, like Penix, who has started his college career in 2018 (COVID effect)

Not a single 3* junior was drafted in the 1st round.

Bottom line: ratings matter. Of course, there were some 5* busts (e.g. Brockermeyer), but not a single 3* junior was drafted, meaning that rating agencies were correct, when marked them as “projects” and some of them were late bloomers and developed into good players.
 
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jjv0004

1st Team
Dec 13, 2017
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167
Greenville, SC
247 article about recruits & 1st round:

7 5*. All juniors
15 4*. Some juniors, some seniors
3* are either seniors or senior citizens, like Penix, who has started his college career in 2018 (COVID effect)

Not a single 3* junior was drafted in the 1st round.

Bottom line: ratings matter. Of course, there were some 5* busts (e.g. Brockermeyer), but not a single 3* junior was drafted, meaning that rating agencies were correct, when marked them as “projects” and some of them were late bloomers and developed into good players.
I got it from here. I didn't make it up.

 
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TiderJack

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BamaMoon

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gtgilbert

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One is 247Sports and one is Rivals and they are going to differ but 247Sports is better at what they do than Rivals IMO. I would have expected the results to be more in line with what 247 reported.
The fact that Rivals had more of the guys in the first round rated as 5 star, would seem to indicate they are indeed better at rating than Rivals.
 
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some_al_fan

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The fact that Rivals had more of the guys in the first round rated as 5 star, would seem to indicate they are indeed better at rating than Rivals.
It was the other way around. Rivals had less 5* in the first round than 247; thus, confirming that 247 has better ratings
 
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