- Aug 20, 2011
Looking at rankings and using them as your primary (or even secondary) recruiting guide/tool are two totally different things.1) Because (this was in basketball), a fella by the name of Clark Francis ( Hoop Scoop) once mentioned that many college recruiters subscribed to his service because it helped narrow the focus of where school's would spend their time looking/following/seeing recruits in action. It's funny when Dino references a highly rated recruit. Highly rated by whom???????? Where would he get such a term??? Don't fool yourself. No matter what coaches say publicly, they look at rankings just like you and everyone else here that seeks a measuring stick of where our recruiting stands.
2) I understand we also attend off campus camps
3) When are most college football games??? The same time as the high school games. How many times could we see a recruit live at their high school game??? Not many...So, that's just foolish to think we could get to see a Rochester team more than once in a season. I will concede game tapes are now readily available these days.
4) I just get tired of all the recruiting service bashing. If we were pulling in the highest "ranked" talent, we both know everyone here would be referencing them.
HCDB does not use the services as much as you seem to be claiming.
And the recruiting services and the services they provide are self-fulfilling prophecies. You haven't been posting here long, but you have been following the recruiting services, I assume. A kid commits to Alabama, he gains a start or two. A kid commits to Syracuse, he loses a star. How is that logical or objective? The recruiting services are highly subjective. Do they serve a purpose? Sure - for guideline purposes and for the lazy coaches.
Given what I have seen so far, I trust the staff's decisions in choosing who to offer based on their in-person evaluations and how they fit our system over any of the services. If they overlap, great. If not, I don't care. 10 wins is 10 wins.