Feldman also reports that Shelton Felton has hit the ground running, scheduling in-home visits with Fee Fi Fo Helton and Hanna Lanna Bo Banna.
Next up, Wes Rucker reports on new coach Tucker Pucker. Wait 'til you hear who HE's recruiting...
I think there is an interesting comparison of two potential head cases here.
Player A caught on tape being disorderly and aggressive with fellow students and the law. Lot of fans lobbying for the player to come back to team, where he would represent some depth, at best.
Player B is younger...
I know of very few marquee athletes who do not have strong will. I'm OK with a kid who is still learning which battles to fight, as long as they are not harmful to someone. Is he waffling on which visits to take, and won't give up his cell phone? Those are salvageable "character issues."
Here it is, graphed. This is just raw data; all the diamonds on the X-axis (bottom line) are average class rankings that resulted in being unranked in the final polls.
* The average class rank is just that - the average of a team's FR-SR class in a given year (top graph).
Still some tweaks to factor into any probability analysis of a 2-Star making it to the NFL. A better way to look at it is what is the NFL rate of 2-Stars that come from Top-30 programs? Likely much higher than the overall 2-Star population.
This recruitment is going to be pretty predictable:
Pruitt: Love your speed and anticipation, son. Ever thought of playing defense? Aight.
Faust: NP, but I'll need Brian Niedermayer's soul.
Pruitt: (Slight pause) Um, what's your 40 time again?