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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    Just gonna drop this as evidence that FBS offers mean nothing most of the time

    This is only B10 offers as of today



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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    Quote Originally Posted by clenz View Post
    Just gonna drop this as evidence that FBS offers mean nothing most of the time

    This is only B10 offers as of today



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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    yeesh ... so let's assume average of 20 schollies are available each year for FBS level ... I'm adjusting mentally for normal attrition (increases schollies available) and redshirt-ting (decreases schollies available since many players use 5 years of scholly money).

    So I'm curious how much this has increased over the last 2 or 3 decades (going to guess internet has made this worse) ? And what is an optimal ratio of offers to schollies available ? 4 to 1 .. that is, assume you recruit in a way that requires you to hit on 25% of your offers.

    Can't ignore kids are getting less patient about sitting on 2 and 3 deeps while waiting their turn to play ... plus the internet makes it so much easier to market yourself. So colleges presumably had to up the ratio to deal with these realities.

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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    I can't wait to see the new 2019 roster. See who was added along with who may have left the program for whatever reason.
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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    A bit more proof that recruiting sites and stars are dumb and meaningless





    https://twitter.com/RudeDawgRules/status/1095853675233325056

    And with schools handing out 100, 200, 300, 400 plus offers a year - who knows how many times this **** happens.

    Who knows who actually has an offer from anyone.

    Hell, a real kid with real film can just start tweeting out he's received an offer from a handful of P5 schools and ****ing no one is going to know he's full of ****.
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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    Rivals should be very ashamed and immediately re-evaluate how any kid gets their first valuation ... love that they got exposed for shoddy investigative handling.

    I have basic idea how Rivals works, only because I had a son who played football in the Chicago Metro area. One of the Rivals analysts is a HS sportsbeat writer, blogger, scout who takes his job very seriously. His name is Tim McIntyre and goes by EdgyTim. He stakes his reputation on how he doles out stars and would never give anyone stars unless he saw them in person or on tape, and then was able to verify the kid for himself. He also knows and considers combine results ... he knows the ones that allow BS times in 40's and verticals. Some you take with grain of salt, some you believe.

    Yes, it is easy to get a BS vertical if they let you shrug your shoulders and chin down when they measure your arm reach standing .. you can add 4 to 6 inches to your vertical if they let you shrug enough and then slightly dip your knees with baggy sweats on. And hand timed fortys are very easy to fudge by 0.2 seconds .. difference between 4.7 and 4.5 is nothing to a hand held time, but everything to a kid trying to get interest. Kids see this and want to go to that combine so they can fluff up their numbers. Want to know if a particular combine is BS ... compare their verticals with another combine ... if you see a bunch of kids jumping upper 30's and lower 40's ... your BS meter should be spiking.

    Anyway, in the case of EdgyTim and the work he does for Rivals in Chicago area, the integrity behind his stars and scouting reports is way up there. He is NOT doing it for the clicks and popularity aspect. He lets those chips fall where they may .. and he's been doing it for a long time.

    So not all of Rivals is out of control, but apparently it is deteriorating badly.
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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    I worked for rivals in Iowa. The guy that runs the Iowa site does a great job. But the national **** is real bad.

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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbird 4th & short View Post
    Rivals should be very ashamed and immediately re-evaluate how any kid gets their first valuation ... love that they got exposed for shoddy investigative handling.

    I have basic idea how Rivals works, only because I had a son who played football in the Chicago Metro area. One of the Rivals analysts is a HS sportsbeat writer, blogger, scout who takes his job very seriously. His name is Tim McIntyre and goes by EdgyTim. He stakes his reputation on how he doles out stars and would never give anyone stars unless he saw them in person or on tape, and then was able to verify the kid for himself. He also knows and considers combine results ... he knows the ones that allow BS times in 40's and verticals. Some you take with grain of salt, some you believe.
    I second this. EdgyTim is a very solid source in our region.
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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ST_Lawson View Post
    I second this. EdgyTim is a very solid source in our region.
    Correcting my info on EdgyTim ... brain cramp, wrong Tim ... his name is Tim O'Halloran

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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    The Aggies got a couple of linebackers, and focused on upgrading talent in the defensive backfield.

    They also stacked RBs, TEs and WR. Completely reloaded with youth at the skill positions on offense. Note that Davis started 4 freshmen on their OL last year.

    Notable Signees:

    QB Trent Tompkins, Central HS (Fresno, CA)
    TE Blake Thorpe, Las Lomas HS (Walnut Creek, CA)
    DE Zach Kennedy, Eastlake HS (Sammamish, WA)
    DB Sean Harlston, Dominguez HS (Compton, CA)
    DB Sequoia Magdalena, Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA)
    WR Casey Granfors, University City HS (San Diego, CA)

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