I’ll let you in on a little secret. Ranking recruits is very difficult. How do I decide who is the #6 prospect in the state vs. who is the #7 prospect in the state when they play different positions? Where do I rank a guy when I’m not even sure what position he’s going to play in college? From a Virginia Tech perspective, if I don’t think he’s a good fit for Tech’s scheme, or I’m unsure where he’ll play in Tech’s scheme, should I rank him lower than everybody else?
Other sites have the same issues, and at times there are varying opinions on prospects. For example, most sites love Jordan Williams as a defensive end. On the other hand, Scout.com ranks him the #45 defensive tackle prospect in the country and a three-star recruit. I realize that a lot of you think Scout.com is weak on football recruiting (to put it nicely), but I’m not so sure I don’t agree with them in this case (more on Jordan Williams later).
I could go through every scouting/recruiting service and nitpick their rankings. While I might agree with Scout on their Jordan Williams ranking, I also think they have TyJuan Garbutt and Yetur Matos too low. I think Rivals overrates Jermani Brown and underrates Rayshard Ashby. I could go on and on, and in the end my opinions don’t matter anymore than theirs, and vice versa.
Since this is a Virginia Tech site, I’m going to partly base my rankings on how I feel a player fits in Tech’s scheme, and that especially applies to defensive...
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