Hi John. Would I be wrong to assume that most all of these programs will end up using their 85 scholarships? If so, how does the quantity of recruits matter? (As you've said in the past, some coaches grab kids quick while others seem to want to wait until the last minute.) It just seems to me that overall quality and number of high caliber recruits might be more indicative of recruiting success than filling your scholarships, which the other schools will do as well. It would be great if you would help me understand your thinking about why the value of quantity of recruits rates equal with the other two measures.
(CORRECTION — An earlier version of this piece had incorrectly tallied LSU and Alabama’s Quantity and Quality numbers. We apologize for any confusion.)
National Signing Day is one month away. Do you know how your school’s class stacks up?
Today we give you a quickie overview of the current SEC classes of commitments (with juco signees thrown in for good measure). As usual, we take a three-way approach to determine who’s sitting pretty and who needs to close fast.
We use the star rankings provided by Rivals.com because over time we’ve found them to be better indicators of future team success. No, 4-stars and 5-stars don’t always pan out, but the more a school signs… the better. There are exceptions to this rule (Arkansas under Bobby Petrino, Missouri currently under Gary Pinkel), but most everyone would grab the five-star guys if they could get ‘em.
For each star Rivals assigns, we assign a point. We also award a point to 0-star prospects as their film has yet to be graded. We look at each class in terms of Quantity (just the total amount of talent points coming into a program), Quality (the average number of points per player in a given class), and High-Caliber Recruits (4- and 5-star athletes only). We feel this covers recruiting about as thoroughly as is possible. Then, at the bottom of this report, we’ll tally the results, look at each school’s standing within the league, and dole out our own MrSEC.com Recruiting Rankings.
Ready? Let’s start with the Quantity portion of our rankings…
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Tally all those rankings up and you arrive at our official MrSEC.com Recruiting Rankings, just one month from signing day.
And remember, we’re adding up the finishing point for each school in the above standings. So the lower the score the better in the table below…