Star system for rating players might ...

Star system for rating players might not mean much in college

There are 10 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 26, 2008, titled Star system for rating players might not mean much in college. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Moments after the game, they gathered for a photo. Some of the nation's top football players had just finished participating in the Under Armour All-America game.

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Mr Peabody

Wilkes Barre, PA

#1 Jan 27, 2008
FANTASTIC PIECE. Highly successful high school careers does not automatically transfer over to college.
Joe O

Winter Park, FL

#2 Jan 27, 2008
Is it just me or is this article a cheap rip off from Manny Navarro's blog piece about star rating. Go read that, its more in depth.
FIVESHIPS

Omaha, NE

#3 Jan 27, 2008
Who are Crabtree and Lemming? These guys have never played,coached or recruited. They are in the game for self promotion and ultimately profit. Check there records. These two can not evaluate high school talent. They are a joke. Follow them close enough and you will see that they "play" to the larger fan bases(Notre Dame) because that puts more cash in their pockets.
The Blog

Fort Myers, FL

#4 Jan 27, 2008
Why don't you post your articles, on your blog...More people will get to read them an comment?????????
Luis

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Jan 27, 2008
Best examples are Kyle Wright, 5 star and #1 QB in the nation. Look how that turned out. Then there is Kevin Smith (UCF), 2 star recruit who went on to almost break the all time NCAA rushing record, can't always judge a player on stars.
Bogus system

Palm Bay, FL

#6 Jan 27, 2008
It's obvious how bogus the star rating system is in measuring student athlete "performance," when the player's rating goes up or down depending upon which school he commits to. Gee, he commits to a lower-ranked school because he wants to help build and make a difference and suddenly he's slower, less accurate, or less talented? One would think that considering his star-rating often drops at that point. Commit to a higher ranked school (where he's much more likely to sit on the bench unless he's outstanding) and suddenly he adds a star. Hmmm... amazing that simply committing to that school just made him more "talented."
Allen

Kirkland, WA

#7 Jan 27, 2008
That's why it's important to get the players that WANT to play at the U, and will play with their hearts. Not just simply because they are 4 or 5 star rated.

Let the gators and the trojans worry about the star ratings.
stc1993

United States

#8 Jan 27, 2008
Good reply Bogus
Joseph

Bradenton, FL

#9 Jan 27, 2008
If a BCS school is recruiting you your stars increase because the star system is designed to sell internet subscriptions. UCF RB Kevin Smith was a 2 star recruit coming out of high school.
fish

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Jan 29, 2008
Allen wrote:
That's why it's important to get the players that WANT to play at the U, and will play with their hearts. Not just simply because they are 4 or 5 star rated.
Let the gators and the trojans worry about the star ratings.
I guess thats why all the Cane fans are hyped by their recruiting class supposedly loaded with big stars?

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