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Fournette is ranked #1 with Peppers at #2. Hand is at #4 which I thought was surprising. Thompkins comes in at #54, Holley #93, Henry at #127, Bookser at #140. Reeder is a 4 star coming in the top 300 (rated 81). Scott (76) and Allen (73) are 3 stars and Apke is unrated.
EDIT: O'Connor comes in at #123
This post was edited by Bedford2108 12 months ago
Why is ESPN so late in releasing their top 150? Did they take their time to make better evaluations?
They seem to think pretty highly of Michael O'Connor. He's their 3rd highest pro-style QB.
That would be a negative.
That's what they try to say, but then they come out with a ranking nearly identical to 247Sports
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Oh, so they are the Harris Poll of recruiting.
Thanks Pat. I'm new to following recruiting. So why exactly is ESPN so late? Figured they would have a huge advantage with their size and power!
ESPN seems like the are behind 247, Rivals, and Scout! Just wondering why that is.
I don't really care for ESPN, especially after the way they covered the Sandusky scandal.
Not sure exactly why they wait so long to release it. It may not be as high of a priority for them since ESPN is so big. They may want to see more kids in person at camps for evaluation, but like I said if that was the case, you think their ranking wouldn't look so similar to ours.
My best is new cycle for college sports fans, spring games are winding down. It gives them something to talk about.
They can wait regardless. The people who put the most stock in ESPN rankings are going to wait to look at these things anyway and won't know or care much about 247/rivals/scout. They're pandering to a much different audience and recruiting rankings aren't huge to the typical sports fan, so it's not a big deal for them. And the people who are looking through rankings closely, likely won't put as much stock in ESPN either. The other 3 sites, however, are driven by their recruiting rankings, so the pressure for accuracy/speed is much greater.
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