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The difference in talent level in last night's USC @ Oregon State game was immense.  Lets take a quick look at recruiting rankings. What does  's really mean?

USC's recruit rankings on offense...

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QB  Mark Sanchez | recruit

RB  C.J. Gable | recruit

RB  Stafon Johnson |  recruit

RB  Joe McKnight |  recruit

WR Patrick Turner  recruit

WR Vidal Hazelton  recruit

WR  Ronald Johnson  recruit

OT Tyron Smith  recruit

OG Jeff Byers  recruit

C Kristofer O'Dowd  recruit

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Oregon State's recruit rankings on offense...

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QB  Lyle Moevao | no star recruit

RB  Jacquizz Rodgers| recruit

WR Sammie Stroughter  recruit

WR James Rodgers  recruit

WR  Shane Morales no star recruit

OT Andy Levitre  recruit

OG Adam Speer  recruit

C Alex Linnenkohl  recruit

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A 5 foot nothing true freshman running back ran through USC last night, begging the question... what good are recruiting rankings?

 

How does this apply to FSU?

Just because you are evaluated as a 5 star recruit, doesn't mean that you're anything more than a really good High School player. I'll give a few examples (also let me remind you, a  recruit is suppose to be a "can't miss")...

 

 

Chris Davis - "The next Peter Warrick"? Not so much

Fred Rouse - ugh, what a waste

Brandon Warren - Had the talent, just wanted to showcase it for another team

Myron Rolle - Has yet to show he is more than average, stiff in his hips, should have been a LB

Callahan Bright - Who knows what he could have done had he been a legitimate college student prospect.

Antone Smith - Average, overrated speed, no tackle breaking ability

Xavier Lee - Do i need to get into it?

Lorenzo Booker - Never was consistently above average

Deshawn Platt - See Callahan Bright

 

Since the 2002 recruiting class, the only legitimately above average 5 star players that FSU developed we Leon Washington and Ernie Sims.

 

Discuss...