Worth noting: 10 of the 25 first-team All-Americans were Top 100 recruits in their respective classes, while seven weren’t even in the top 1,000 — a reminder of (a) how hard it is to project teenagers and (b) the growth that can happen in college. per Kendall Baker of Axios sports
Similar numbers for NFL players too. Ratings are for today but players continue to change and rating have to as well. Early versus late bloomers.
That’s based off the difference in sheer numbers.
If you break it down to percentage of likelihood drafted, 5 stars dominate that, followed by 4 and 3. Or likelihood of All American. Depends on how you look at it.
1st rounders are also dominated by former 5 and 4 stars, based off percentages. I did the numbers a year or so a go for the previous draft class, and it was pretty telling.
At the end of the day, there’s a reason the best teams are recruiting top 15.
that makes perfect sense.
A very far higher percentage of five stars make the NFL than the percentage of low stars. Some five stars never live up to their rating and some low stars far exceed their rating. You can go broke real fast at the track betting on long shots. Same is true in recruiting. JMVVVVVVHO
Slow news day so will add this. As noted 5 stars have smaller pool so higher percent drafted, technology gotten better at identifying the better players, and positions dictate needs which favor some 5 stars per better athletes. Jimmy and Joe’s matter everywhere but truth is there are more that are not 5 stars and this is where coaching , development and individuals roles come into play.
Most of the 5* players also go to the better programs with the better coaching and everything that goes along with it.
Out of the 3 AR has had lately, so far only 1 had a decent stint in the NFL (Collins) but then he got party & gun crazy. Verdict still out on Sosa.