Recruiting rivals can get star-crossed

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  • Case in point
    Feb. 3, 2009 10:46 p.m.

    Learn what the word quest means.

  • Re: Just saying
    Feb. 3, 2009 8:57 a.m.

    Stupid fans? Two-faced fans? You need to eat your humble pie, Cougarette. If there's one lesson your team failed to learn this past season, it's humility. "Quest for Perfection" was an absolute arrogant slogan for the 2008 season.

  • Sterno
    Feb. 2, 2009 7:50 p.m.

    Article doesn't have much credibility when it quotes as rating the Utes as 60th--turns out they're 39th, and the Cougs aren't far behind. Look deeper, dream bigger, work harder.

  • is the worst
    Feb. 2, 2009 4:21 p.m.

    If you are in the west and you are not USC they really do not care. One of the commits that is supposed to sign with the U has BCS teams all over him because he was named the Houston area player of the year yet does not even have him rated. I honestly think most of the stuff these sites have is unqualified and is 3rd or 4rth person.

  • Just Saying
    Feb. 2, 2009 4:09 p.m.

    Last week Ute fans were claiming that BYU could never get a five star recruit, and then they were going on and on about the validity of these rating systems (how based on these systems BYU's current recruiting class couldn't compete with programs that get the 4 and 5 star players).

    Yet, Utah fields 2 star players who compete. Ironic how Utah proved the Alabama trash talk to be wrong, out on the field with players ranked at 2 stars or less--not only that, but they won big--and now their stupid fans turn around and use Alabama's hot air claims against its own rivals, as soon as the speculation about recruiting begins.

    I like Ute football and its players, but I have to say I hate it's two-faced fans.

  • re: true blue
    Feb. 2, 2009 2:05 p.m.

    right on the nose. So, who will stand up regardless what prep star they belong. Look what happened with Heisman winners. Steve Young (runner up) did better than Mike Rozier (sp), Jimmy Mac did better than Marcus Allen. Doug Flutie end up at Canadian League.

  • true blue
    Feb. 2, 2009 7:35 a.m.

    The writer forgot to include that stars are added to a player depending on which schools recruit them. I've seen players drop stars after they commit to a mountain west school.

  • Henry Drummond
    Feb. 1, 2009 3:13 p.m.

    I have always been suspicious of these sites. They disagree with each other and it is interesting to go back and look at how they ranked people who have turned out to be great players.

    I think they also tend to ignore High Schools that aren't part of the feeder system to the Power House schools and only look at those players on statistics like size and maybe speed. It really doesn't tell us if they are going to be good football players.

  • 5 Star recruit
    Feb. 1, 2009 1:22 p.m.

    It's rare that a kid has the physical ability to go straight from high school to college and be able to compete right away. Even the 5-star kids have problems with it and rarely do so.
    JC kids have a bit of an advantage but it still usually takes them a year to be able to match up.
    Eric Weddle was the starting corner in his 3rd game as a true freshman. If there ever was a 5-star recruit in the State, he was it. I doubt we'll see any MWC high school recruit come in and have that type of impact next season.
    Ranking recruiting classes has never been objective. The star system is full of flaws.

    Oh and one final thought, byu fans will keep telling themselves they've won the February Championship yet again. Yea!

  • BCS
    Feb. 1, 2009 8:39 a.m.

    Maybe they can use the star system to determine the BCS national title game. I don't see this system any better then the BCS.

    In sports the champions are decided on the filed not by judges... oh wait that is unless its College Football.

  • Woody
    Jan. 31, 2009 11:25 p.m.

    I'm not sure what the difference between a 5 star compared to a 3 star or 4 to 2 but it also seems to me that, like a MVP, a players team mates have got to be a big part of how a player plays. Ability plays a big part but most players who suceed will tell you they could't do it without his team mates. I'm sorry I really don't read to much into the ranking, except to draw attention from the big schools that we may produce a few good players in the west, and want them for themselves. My w2ife was a 5 star when I married her, me, probally a 2 and we have worked together for 45 years. My friends wife was a 5 and he , proball a 2 and they couln't agree on anything, so they split. I would think that that may be the way these ranked player could be. I'll hold judgement for later but I hope the kids who go out of state are given a chance to prove themselves with a competative surrounding so the coach will get to know their names. GO Blue