Illinois?!?!

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  1. Yankee_In_TX

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    After meeting with Buckeye Dave this morning (our outgoing Houston alumni club president of 14 years), I have a big question.

    I thought ehhh, Michigan did ok. Ohio State has a SMALL but quality class, hence us being 20. Big 10 just didn't have a good showing.

    WAIT! WHAT?! Illinois at 12?!?! A 2-10 team? A school generally known for their basketball? A school with outdated football facilities?!?!

    Can ANYONE explain how Illinois has the ESPN 12th class?
     
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    ron zook.
     
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    Recruiting rankings are very subjective. Rivals has Illinois at 17. I happen to prefer the way rivals breaks down their analyses. They have a good amount of detail on the players and they have a pretty active network of people following these kids in HS.

    Looks like the two 5-star commits shot them up the list. Looks like Zook is a good recruiter. Beyond that, who knows.

    http://rivals100.rivals.com/teamrank.asp?SID=880
     
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    Thanks AJ. Dave was saying something about star wise OSU had a good class, but I was lost.

    Much different looking at average stars. I could see how Zook could get 2 5 star players. Thanks.
     
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    Michigan had the best class in the Big Ten (mostly cuz they landed the best QB in the nation, IMO).

    Illinois did come in with a great class tho. Zook has always been a great recruiter. I read somewhere that on the Florida championship team, 22 of the 24 starters were recruited by Zook.
     

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