Aberzombie1892 wrote:DfromCT wrote:winwave wrote:From past discussions I don't think it impacts Tulane if they leave in good academic standing.
As for Brown I hope things work out for him. He backed up Briggs who some say was our weakest link on this weak unit and yet he couldn't regain his starting spot. I have said before that WF does everything he can to win now and I think every year we will end up with an almost full class of signees. So no more years of 16-18 signees. This also will help our recruiting rankings.
Can you explain how this will help our recruiting rankings? Brown was a recruit in 2015, played 3 seasons and is leaving. What am I missing?
He's basically saying that signing a 25 member class will lead to a higher recruiting ranking than signing an 18 member class would even if the quality of the recruits is the same between the two classes. To phrase it differently, each individual recruit is worth a certain number of points, so, even if hypothetical recruiting class is exclusively low end recruits, signing 25 of them is worth more to the rankings than only signing 18 of them.
Perfect example of this is Navy. They always have a lot more recruits, which inflates the actual ranking of the class. For example, Navy currently has 33 recruits, ranked #78. Even though only 9 are 3 star and their average grade is a 78.01 (compare to our current 81.97), its why they're ranked ahead of Kansas (#83). Even though Kansas' average player grade is 85.34, they only have 9 recruits. Eight are 3 star and 1 four star, but they just don't have numbers. So going forward, if we can always have classes of 23-25 players, we'll end up with a higher ranking.