It should be noted that 247 had a profile, but they did not rank him, and since their process is automated, they get a pass. Rivals looks silly as all get out over this.High Schoolers Create Fake Recruit With Alabama Offer, Manti Teo's Recruiting Website To Rank Him A 3-Star Prospect
I’m on the record of being a big supporter of the current recruiting system. It may be a bit weird that grown men are analyzing everything about a group of high school boys, but those fellas are very good at what they do. Predicting the future is hard and the recruiting industry (247Sports, Rivals) are very good at it. No team has won a national championship in the 21st century without a roster that has more blue-chip recruits (4+ stars) than not.
There are flaws to the process, though. With thousands of kids needing to be rated, one can fall through the cracks: