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noticed the LSU composite moved up to 6th overall class this morning... maybe 5th now
247 and Rivals rank 4th
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LSU currently sitting at No. 6 in the 247Composite and No. 4 in just the 247Rankings. A very solid class even if it doesn't end with a big splash.
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Could easily bump to 5 on the composites. ESPN is killing us on the composite.
This post was edited by JGWentworth 15 months ago
Agreed, I am glad Rivals' scouts confirmed what I was thinking about spears. I see him as a 4 star as well. He is really a high 3* player with a 5* ceiling which equals 4*.
I am really diggin' this class.
"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us....They can't get away this time." Chesty Puller
ESPN shouldn't be included in the composite rankings...if you're to include them, then you might as well include crap like Tom Lemming, Max Preps, Max Emfinger, etc...
I agree, but ESPN has Spears as a 4* also.
“There is no off switch on a tiger”
Yep, I mean we keep here, but their rankings have actually gotten worse over the years. The overwhelming bias and total lack of credibility/validity makes me wanna the whole recruiting staff at ESPN.
Thanks Rivals! I doubt they hoped for this, but I'm going to get a LSU Rivals membership!
Proud to support everything Louisiana
Why? 247 is all that's needed. i tried rivals and ESPN trial memberships.... glad they were free.
Because Rivals gave him a 4* after previously having him NR. Last I saw Scout had him still a NR. 247 only gave him 3* when he committed to his 2nd FBS offer last week. I want to patronize sites that give me what I need to see!
Do you ever make any post that doesn't involve some form of sarcasm?
Don't waste your money. I'm a member of both and 247 always has the scoop before they do. A lot more info on this site than on that one. If you only care about a player ranking then go ahead, and then when you find the guy that 247 has ranked higher than rivals you could switch back.
He isn't being serious...he's being his normal sarcastic self.
Any service that doesn't have Tre'davious White as a very highly player is a joke.
Regards to All,
I agree. There is no rhyme or reason to the ESPN ratings. You could literally draw a number and not be any less random that their ratings. Nothing exhibits this more than ESPN has White and Lawson with the same number rating. Short of, as I said, randomly drawing numbers to assign, how could any legit recruiting service come to that conclusion?
>>>>They mentioned him in this article about "new" four stars wide receivers. No breakdown or quotes but he is mentioned at THE very end of the article.
Wide Receivers Lead New Four-stars
The wide receiver position already boasted the highest number of four-star prospects in the 2013 class, and their ranks swelled in the final update of the Rivals.com rankings. A total of five wide receivers were awarded four stars this week, bringing the position group's total to 45.
Headlining the list of new four-star wide receivers is San Antonio (Tex.) Christian's Corey Robinson, who proved worthy of the honor after his performance in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The Notre Dame-bound prospect is the son of NBA legend David Robinson. He measured in at 6-foot-4 at the event and said he is still growing. His play was on the rise as well as it caught the eye of Southwest region analyst Jason Howell who was in San Antonio to see Robinson perform against the nation's best.
It has been a big year for the big receiver in Texas," Howell said. "At the Army All-American game in San Antonio, Robinson showed he was worthy of mention among the best. He has good athleticism and does a great job of meeting the ball at its highest point."
Joining Robinson among the new four-stars is fellow state of Texas wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo. The Cedar Hill native posted an impressive 91 catches and scored 17 touchdowns as a senior.
"Adeboyejo was an under-the-radar recruit in the spring, but over the course of the season he stated a strong case to be one of the top receivers in the country," Howell said. "His quick feet allow him to run crisp routes, and he has strong hands and separation speed to create a well-rounded package at receiver."
The state of Florida was responsible for two of the newest four-star wide receiver additions. Late film evaluation of Orlando (Fla.) Jones' Levonte Whitfield and James Clark of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., earned both the extra star.
"Whitfield possesses elite linear speed and is a dangerous vertical threat," said Rivals.com Southeast region analyst Kynon Codrington. "He earned a bump because there isn't anyone in this class that has his speed and big play ability.
"Clark went from a three-star to four-star after putting together a stellar senior season. At 5-foot-11, he high-points the ball well and wins his share of jump balls. He has track speed and he creates separation on a consistent basis. Even though he sits outside the 250, Clark is one of the better flankers in this class."
Another late four-star move earned his status based on the strength of postseason play. Michigan State quarterback commit Damion Terry led Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep School to a state title in December, and impressed Rivals.com Mid-Atlantic region analyst Adam Friedman in the process.
"Terry put up monster numbers this season and didn't slow down when he played better competition in the playoffs," Friedman said. "Terry is a big quarterback with a powerful arm and good accuracy. He is also a very good on the move and isn't afraid to take off down field and take a hit."
Terry was the only quarterback making a move to four stars in the final rankings update, and UCLA commit Poasi Moala was the only offensive tackle to earn the bump.
His performance at the Cal State All-Star Game last month proved to West region analyst Adam Gorney that the 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect had what it takes to be a four-star.
"Moala had a dominant senior season after a strong summer and has really become one of the top offensive linemen in the state of California," Gorney said. "He has gotten much bigger than this time last year and moves very well for his size. Plus, he has great strength, light feet and he's tough and competitive. I love to watch him play because he gets after it every rep and is really a violent player on the offensive line."
Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek cornerback Shaquille Wiggins has been discussed throughout the process as a potential four-star prospect, but it was not until he performed on the big stage at the Under Armour All-American Game that Rivals.com analysts were convinced he had what it took to be considered in that range.
Southeast region analyst Woody Wommack explains how Wiggins proved he was four-star worthy.
"There was plenty of skepticism surrounding Wiggins after he turned in a few subpar performances during the summer," Wommack said. "But things changed in a major way after watching him battle it out with some of the nation's best wide receivers at Under Armour. He's improved his strength and he's very good at anticipating throws, allowing him to play the ball well against bigger wide receivers."
One of the more interesting additions to the four-star class is Conway Springs, Kan., defensive end Tanner Wood, who committed to Kansas State right at the end of his sophomore year. At 6-foot-5 and 247 pounds, it is not surprising that Wood was able to take home Kansas player of the year honors in 2012. What is surprising is what positions he was playing when he did it.
While Wood's size will necessitate a move to the defensive line in college, he played linebacker and quarterback this past fall. In one game, he broke the state record with 659 rushing yards. West Region analyst Rob Cassidy notes the numbers hint at the potential Wood possesses.
"Wood's athletic prowess can't be ignored," Cassidy said. "Regardless of his build and the fact that he will play defensive end at Kansas State, what he did as a senior can't be glossed over. And fact is, the 6-foot-5 Wood has the speed and the frame of a defensive end."
A total of 13 prospects move into four-star territory and sit just outside the top 250. Others include Havelock, N.C., athlete Pharoh Cooper, Pinson (Ala.) Valley linebacker Zach Cunningham, Lancaster, Texas, defensive end Daeshon Hall, Miami (Fla.) Southridge cornerback Lamar Robbins and New Orleans (La.) Holy Cross wide receiver Kevin Spears.
>>>Better late than never! Maybe his name will stick with the readers since it's the last thing they'll read.
ETA: This info is in the box on the right:
There are 13 new four-star prospects who sit outside the Rivals250 in the class of 2013:
WR Corey Robinson
WR Quincy Adeboyejo
WR Levonte Whitfield
WR James Clark
PQB Damion Terry
OT Poasi Moala
CB Shaquille Wiggins
WDE Tanner Wood
ATH Pharoh Cooper
OLB Zach Cunningham
WDE Daeshon Hall
CB Lamar Robbins
WR Kevin Spears
The National Football Recruiting Authority
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