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« Reply #7110 on: February 07, 2018, 04:38:36 PM »

Devon Williams -- check
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« Reply #7111 on: February 07, 2018, 05:05:03 PM »

the waiting is starting to wear on me.  How many times is this guy going to change his commitment announcement timing?
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« Reply #7112 on: February 07, 2018, 05:06:43 PM »

Noticing the top 3 schools all oversigned.  Shameful.  I guess they can always try to switch someone to a blue shirt
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« Reply #7113 on: February 07, 2018, 05:37:55 PM »

...and there it is ladies and Gentlemen...

Isaac Taylor Stuart is a Trojan.

KAAAA...BOOOOOM


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« Reply #7114 on: February 07, 2018, 05:47:44 PM »

Day is not over, but USC just moved up to #4 on 24/7  USC with 18 commits and the three schools above them all oversigned.

RankTeamTotal543AvgPts

1 Georgia
Georgia
Total: 26 5: 7 4: 15 3: 4 94.23 323.31

2 Ohio State
Ohio State
Total: 26 5: 3 4: 20 3: 3 94.29 317.06

3 Texas
Texas
Total: 27 5: 2 4: 17 3: 8 92.21 300.09

4 USC
USC
Total: 18 5: 4 4: 13 3: 1 94.23 291.20

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« Reply #7115 on: February 07, 2018, 05:59:15 PM »

Another Amazing finish by the USC recruiting staff...

Rivals finally updated their team board

RANK      SCHOOL   TOTAL   5 STARS   4 STARS   3 STARS   AVG   POINTS
1       Georgia   26   8   15   3   4.19   3461
2       Ohio State   26   3   18   5   3.92   3192
3       USC           18   5   13   0   4.28   2796
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« Reply #7116 on: February 07, 2018, 08:13:56 PM »

The Trojans have an impressive class Scotty.
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« Reply #7117 on: February 07, 2018, 08:29:30 PM »

For those who care the B1G had two of top 5 recruiting classes with Penn State coming in 4th. I could have sworn there was once a Penn State fan on this forum. Wonder if he is still here.

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« Reply #7118 on: February 07, 2018, 08:47:09 PM »

The Trojans have an impressive class Scotty.

Considering they were in the 30s after the early signing period...I'm pretty pleased
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« Reply #7119 on: February 08, 2018, 11:14:10 AM »

Had a nice post to wrap up the recruiting. Computer hiccup and poof it be gone. Smiley

Back to square one.
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« Reply #7120 on: February 08, 2018, 05:53:06 PM »

I hate when that happens
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« Reply #7121 on: February 09, 2018, 08:41:14 PM »

They didn't do so well in recruiting this year, but Stanford is still kicking our a** in fundraising... 2017 numbers

1. Harvard University ($1.28 billion)
2. Stanford University ($1.13 billion)
3. Cornell University ($743.50 million)
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology ($672.94 million)
5. University of Southern California ($668.33 million)
6. Johns Hopkins University ($636.91 million)
7. University of Pennsylvania ($626.49 million)
8. Columbia University ($603.08 million)
9. Yale University ($595.89 million)
10. Duke University ($581.05 million)
11. New York University ($567.12 million)
12. University of Washington ($553.89 million)
13. University of California-Los Angeles ($550.93 million)
14. University of Chicago ($483.47 million)
15. University of Michigan ($456.13 million)
16. University of Notre Dame ($451.43 million)
17. University of California-San Francisco ($422.17 million)
18. University of California-Berkeley ($404.59 million)
19. Ohio State University ($401.85 million)
20. Indiana University ($398.26 million)

USC has consistently ranked in the top five since 2012, a feat shared by only two other institutions, Harvard and Stanford universities.
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« Reply #7122 on: February 11, 2018, 10:15:22 AM »

Final Rivals rankings:



#1: Georgia; Last year Bama had the most killer class I'd seen in the last 10 years. 3477 points and 26 total 5 and 4 star players. Unheard of actually. I've said all last season the Georgia was an Alabama clone. Smart is a great recruiter maybe the best in the business right now. Now instead of doing it for Nicky he's doing it for Georgia. 23 total 5 and 4 star recruits. Its not 26 but its damn close. And some of that I think is directly at Nicky's expense.

#2: OSU; This is a great class and ordinarily I'd be a #1 crop. Meyer is another great recruiter and does a phenomenal job. Pay him Mr. Smith, you won't find too many people that are better. Lot of talk about Petit-Frere, but the best OL get for the Buckeye IMO is big Matt Jones out of Brooklyn.

#3: USC; The Trojans rode out of the mist and have a smallish but top shelf list. Only Georgia and Clemson have more 5-star players than USC. You already know what I think about Griffin and everyone has heard about the Sun-God Amon-Ra. They need to get Williams on the field somehow.

#4: Texas; New head coach has done a phenomenal job so far. Look out Oklahoma, start looking over your shoulder now. Cameron Rising hasn’t gotten the ink of some other QB prospects but he’s gotten my attention. Herman is a savvy guy because in a pass happy conference he went out and got some of the best DB talent in the State of Texas.  

#5: PSU; Good class by Franklin. Thankfully he inked Walker. Going into Maryland and pulling two of the best prospects out warms my heart. Getting the NJ kid Oweh is an added bonus. Everyone knows about Parsons, but we got a couple of other PA LBs I’m high on too. I’m not the Homer that a particular OSU fan on this board is. So I’ll I won’t be building a forum shrine to the Lions. .

#6: Miami; Richt has already shown he is up to the task of making Miami relevant again. This class underscores that. Jordan Miller got practically Zero ink from the ‘experts’ But with a little hard work this kid could surprise everyone.

#7: Alabama; This has to be a disappointing class for Saban somewhat. Yes he got some of the crème de la crème of recruits, but it’s a small class. Still Surtain is the best of the best and typical of Tide DBs.  Still he still does some things really well. Like going into other states and pulling out some cream. Surtain out of Florida, Anoma out of Maryland, Waddle out of Texas , Smith out of Mississippi(juco),Davis out of Tennessee, Jobe CT, Latu UT, Ekiyor IN, and Barmore out of PA which was a huge disappointment to me. So don’t think Nicky’s gone soft all at once. He still pulls top talent from states not named Alabama with regularity.

#8: Clemson; Speaking of pulling top talent away from folks. The Tigers did that very same thing to Nicky yanking Justyn Ross out of Bami. Dabo has a crème de la crème class of his own. Great QB some fantastic DL talent a super DB. But the guy I see as becoming a name at Clemson is Darion Kendrick. Dabo is going to have so many options when this kid is on the field. Especially the way today’s game is played.

#9: Oklahoma; This is a great class. There is lots of potential up and down the list. DB Brendan Radly-Hines is the lone five star I’m sure everyone is looking at and well they should. But the guy I’ve got my eyes solidly on though is Jalen Redmond. The kid is a play maker.  

#10: Fla St; The new HC of the Seminoles did a great job in his first year. Lots of star potential in this class for Taggert with several guys to keep an eye on. One guy that has caught my eye is Xavier Peters. Not overly flashy, but he reads plays well and take good pursuit angles with decent closing speed.

#11: Notre Dame; Solid class with several guys with only rated 3-stars that have some real potential. A guy like Jon Dirksen who if he hits the weight room and continues to gain strength could develop into a starter down the line for Kelly. But the man this class is Houston Griffith who has the makings of a great safety as does Derrick Allen. Matt Bauer is a good PA lad that got away.

#12: Auburn: An underrated class IMO. When you’ve got 6 guys rated ahead of Daquan Newkirk you must have a great class.



Average Star notes:


This is the first time ever on RIVALS that there are three teams with an average star rating of 4.0 or better. USC being in the lead is no strange thing to the Trojans they’ve garnered the average star highpoint since the beginning of the century five times, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2018. Georgia had a great class and the biggest class averaging four stars this year. In fact it would be the biggest of the century if it weren’t for last year’s record setting class by Alabama. The Dawgs has a 26 member class and still averaged four stars. Incredible! Keep in mind the bigger the class the more difficult it is to maintain a four star average. But as incredible as the Dawgs accomplishment is they still have to take a back seat to Nicky Saban’s 2017 class of 29 players. The only other collage to have more than 20 signee’s and still average 4 stars is OSU’s excellent 2017 class.



#1: USC 4.28

#2: Georgia 4.19

#3: Clemson 4.06

#4: OSU 3.92

#5: Alabama 3.89

#6: PSU 3.83

#7: Florida 3.78 (Not a bad job Mr. Mullen )

#8: Oklahoma 3.77

#9: Fla St 3.76

#10: Miami 3.74


Top Dog Conference:



On the surface it would seem to be the ACC with 3 teams in the Top 10. But overall the Conference with the most overall 5 and 4 star commitments is the SEC. To put into perspective just how dominant the SEC’s advantage was the difference between number one and two was 54. Exactly one more recruit than the Big 12 had as a whole.

5 and 4 star totals:

SEC:  133

BIG 10: 79

ACC: 79

PAC 12:  66

Big 12:  53


Sidenote:

Arizona State was 89th two weeks before signing day and moved up a whopping 53 slots to #36 WOW!
Jimbo Fisher moved up over 30 slots for the Aggies too.
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« Reply #7123 on: February 12, 2018, 11:46:57 AM »

Another recruiting sidenote:

Of the 79 four and five star recruits that the Big 10 garnered 50 percent of those went to two teams.(39 players) The rest are spread out over 9 other teams.(Indiana, Purdue and Rutgers have zilch) For average of 3.3 players per 12 teams. Or 4.4 players per team for the Big 10 schools that actually have one.


Of the 133 players the SEC has the top two schools again have 39 players just like the Big 10. That's where the similarities end.

The other 94 that are spread out among the remaining 12 is a little different. The average player per team would calculate out to 7.8 per team.

In fact the next four teams for the SEC would have 50 players, 10 more than the entire 12 teams left that the Big 10 has. And every SEC team has at least two.

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« Reply #7124 on: February 12, 2018, 05:08:32 PM »

It would be too much work, but I wonder how much this would vary if we were to take an average of the last 3 years.  Probably not too much
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