While I do keep an eye on recruiting I am not enough of an expert on the subject to be able to voice an opinion worth anyone's time. Then again, who could truly be an expert when we are discussing thousands of kids throughout the country. How often have you seen the kid play live and was he playing legitimate competition when you did see him? Living in New York City I do not get to see too much high school football and leave the prospecting to others. The reality of recruiting is that every team must get as much talent as it can but said talent has to be coachable and the staff must be able to coach the kids up. Opportunity and desire are paramount. Take the position of quarterback at Ohio State. Troy Smith was an afterthought the year he was recruited--the Buckeyes had an extra scholarship and wanted to appease his father, a big-time high school coach in Cleveland--while Terrelle Pryor was a blue chipper a few years later. Who accomplished more in Columbus?
Hopefully your favorite team brought in some hard-working and gifted kids who are willing to fit into a team. Do not get caught up in the number of four and five stars brought in but take a look at the roster and see if holes were filled. Then hope that they all can stay on the straight and narrow. Good luck.