- Oct 8, 2011
- Reaction score
The thing I will never understand from those that get so hung up on the numbers associated with players is how they think those recruiting sites can accurately rank players from different states playing at all different levels against each other with any sort of real accuracy.This. Nebraska had a top 25 class in 2018 followed by three straight top 20 classes. Unless the coaching staff is underperforming by a ton in comparison to the rest of the league.....we're splitting hairs. The very tippy top teams are pulling in talent and athletes on another level.....but most teams past that top ten or so are pulling in guys that are interchangeable. Recruiting services are throwing darts at the board on a lot of guys.....so a couple points in a class average doesn't mean all that much. Fleck and his staff have done a good job of identifying guys that they think can play. It's all about getting potential and coaching.
The difference between a .89 and a .84 can be next to nothing. The best of the best players are one thing but after those handful of top flight sure fire stars....it is a lot of guesswork and projection on the part of the recruiting sites.
Coaches spend time getting to know the players, getting to know their families, really digging into what that player is going to bring to the program. The recruiting sites are based almost entirely on stats on camps, which have value but don't tell the whole story. Kid might be a great athlete but a total ahole as a person.
Are we getting players who are getting recruited by other teams to play at the power 5 level? If the answer is yes than who gives a crap what numbers are next to the kids name.