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The final #247Composite is out today and Alabama has commitments (or enrolled) from four 5 stars that are both five stars from 247Sports and the industry generated 247Composite.
That's probably a pretty good validation on these 4 superstar prospects and a solid validation of the strength of the 2013 class:
1. Derrick Henry (5-star)
Ranked #12 nationally by 247Sports and 247Composite
2. Jonathan Allen (5-star)
Ranked #11 by 247Sports and #17 247Composite
3. O.J. Howard (5-star)
Ranked #20 by 247Sports and #19 247Composite
4. Robert Foster (5-star)
Ranked #18 247Sports and #23 247Composite
Alabama has a chance at more unanimous 5-stars
Ranked #3 247Sports and #4 247Composite
Ranked #15 247Sports and #6 247Composite
Ranked #6 247Sports and #7 247Composite
Ranked #10 by 247Sports and 247Composite
Ranked #29 247Sports and #27 247Composite
Ranked #25 247Sports and #32 247Composite
This post was edited by Lucky 15 months ago
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We could potentially get 4 more of those guys. And give us a total of 8 5* players...good Lawd
This post was edited by James Moriarty 15 months ago
University of Alabama: The high mark of college football since 1892
Plus Mike Ford.
First ever Composite 6 star
I say we land two more. Thanks Lucky.
GOAT Bama recruiting class?
This post was edited by TobiasFunke 15 months ago
Foster, Vanderdoes, Bell and Connor would make one bad a** part of the defense in a couple years
Good stuff Lucky, headed for another big finish.
will take bell and call it a class
If we don't get Fred Rouse its a huge failure IMO.
The 247Composite Rating is a proprietary algorithm that compiles prospect "rankings" and "ratings" listed in the public domain by the major media recruiting services. It converts average industry ranks and ratings into a linear composite index capping at 1.0000, which indicates a consensus No. 1 prospect across all services.
The 247Composite Rating is the industry's most comprehensive and unbiased prospect ranking and is also used to generate 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings.
All major media services share an equal percentage in the 247Composite Rating.
The composite index equally weights this percentage among the services that participate in a ranking for that specific prospect.
A composite strength meter, indicated by red bars, illustrates the total number of industry services that have ranked the prospect. A full strength meter indicates the prospect has been ranked by all industry services participating in the composite.
All industry services have a different philosophy on number of "stars" distributed with each class. The 247Composite Rating assigns stars based on an approximate average distribution of stars from the industry.
Lucky do you think the composite will have the effect on other sites to shift their rankings in order to stay in line with the "industry." Its got to make them at least rethink their analysis of players. Group think dominates many areas of business in order to narrow differences in key aspects.
The composite is bigger than any one company. To neutralize it competitors will have to adopt it or stay in step with it in the rankings. Otherwise in four or five years when you have a decent data sample to gauge its success, which it will be, 247 will be the de facto expert that all media will or should be using. Any thought on that.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
Not sure about other sites "shifting" their rankings, but I think you nailed Lucky's plan with the rest of it. Their goal is to make the 247 rankings the go to rankings for football media. (obviously ESPN will continue to use their own though)
I've gotta add what a genius move it was to use it. Its free expert knowledge that when combined creates a lot of value to the site. One of those things that competitors look at and say "dam, why didn't we think of that."
It has created some confusion in house, but those are growing pains. I think in house columnists or experts should use just one standard, the composite. Until today I thought ole miss had three five stars. They have one using the standard composite. Yet on the front page there's an article stating ole miss gets a commit from a five star yet he's a four star in the composite.
I could be wrong but I could swear when y'all posts articles on BOL you use the composite, not the 247 rankings. No need to comment on that again though, you've explained it enough lol. It takes five seconds to figure it out.
I hope we get all of them. However, based on what is being said, 1 or maybe 2 will be Bama signees. I hope that I'm wrong since I'm basing it on nothing, but our class will be great without any of them.
If they don't they will get left behind. Accuracy is the key in this industry. Accuracy over time will separate 247 from the herd. Usually the more data you have to work with will give you a statistical edge over time. Its inevitable that 247 will do just that.
I guess the biggest hurdle left will be the contracts that tie certain companies together. I don't claim to know how all that works but certain media outlets will use whatever rating service they are linked with regardless of accuracy. That's a mountain to be climbed slowly and steadily. Making a name for yourself as the standard bearer of the industry will conquer that. I have no idea where they want to grow future revenue streams but its obvious that making yourself the standard bearer will help in that regard. Hope you make it to the mountain top Lucky.
Wow. Can't wait until we get a recruiting bump from this years title.
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