Re: BC's Lack of recruiting lacks excuses!!
posted at 10/20/2010 8:41 PM EDT
In Response to BC's Lack of recruiting lacks excuses!!
[QUOTE]AS an old time alum (Class of 1960) from BC, I was always proud when the student/athlete stats come out as to graduates from the college who played major sports and graduated. BC is always among the top 5 or so. I always used that data to tell my non-BC friends and family that at least BC was upholding the fact that it is an educational institution before it is a sports factory and that they are limited in their recruiting by high standards maintained by the university. Well, the latest college football recruiting classes for football were revealed earlier this week and BC didn't make the top 25 list (I suspect they didn't make the top 50 either). However, other universities which honor education before sports had top flight recruiting classes such as Notre Dame @ 8; North Carolina @ 11; Stanford @ 14 and Virginia @ 18. SO BC, what's the excuse?
Posted by kenneyc[/QUOTE]
Kenney,.... I sort of don't get your post. In the last 20 years I don't think that BC has ever had a Top 25 Recruiting Class. (You don't specifiy which rankings you were using...Scout? Rivals? ESPN?) So what is the news? Based on the tone of your message it as if we have been having Top 25 Recruting classes for years and then it suddenly stopped.
Couple things to think of:
1. Recruiting Rankings are kind of phony. Players are bumped up only because they get signed by certain programs. A "three star" can become a five start just by signing with Texas and Florida.
2. Once again, recruiting rankings are kind of phony. Brady Quinn was a five start, Matt Ryan was a three star. Brendan Beal (who?) was a five star, Mark Herzlich was a three star, Luke Kuechly was a two or three star, etc.
3. Let's say it again, recruiting rankins are kind of phony. Notre Dame has has some incredible recruiting classes (supposedly) over the past ten years. Where has been the results on the field?
4. Recruits disproportionaly go to colleges within 200 miles of their high school. New England is one of the worst areas in the country for producing NFL talent (google NFL players by state). Virginia, North Carolina and California are very high on producing NFL talent. ( I am using NFL talent as a proxy for good college football players).
If you want to get upset about something, get upset about not having gone to a BCS bowl.
The recruting stuff is sort of a side issue. Many schools have gone to a BCS bowl even though they supposedly did not have good recruiting classes. Boise State, for one. Most recetnly in the ACC, Wake Forest.