Scout.com and Stars


  • #5558

    St George Ute
    Ute Fan
    @stgeorgeute

    So I saw this article on Scout.com earlier today and thought it was pretty cool. LINK HERE It’s nice to see Utah making an impression on big recruits.

    I find it funny though that earlier today (when I first read the article) Hussein Howe was listed as a 4 star recruit and within a few hours of the article being posted he drops to a 3 star. Is Scout.com actively trying to discourage recruits from picking Utah? Are they run by zoobs? I don’t look at Scout much, but thought it was very suspicious.

  • #5566

    Utesbyfive
    Ute Fan
    @utesbyfive

    It’s a known phenomena. Scout blows.

  • #5568

    Wilson’s Mustache
    Ute Fan
    @sigmaute

    Its actually a pretty common thing in recruiting. If a kid receives an offer from a school like Alabama or USC they instantly rise to be a 4 star. Its almost like a self filling prophecy.

    Not saying it happens all the time, but I’ve seen it happen & it makes me laugh.

    • #5616

      oc_ute
      Ute Fan
      @ocute

      it absolutely happens ALL THE TIME. i’ve seen it over and over and over.

  • #5706

    Distantute
    Ute Fan
    @distantute

    I challenge you to give me 1 example of a rating bump because of an offer by bama or another school. One. Bama has been pretty good for a long time, so I am just guessing that their players are good too. I doubt they are offering a scrub and then magically his star rating rises to a 4+. Again, one example. I’m going to guess I won’t get a response.

    • #5717

      oc_ute
      Ute Fan
      @ocute

      there’s no way to see it unless you’re tracking the players. wish i could prove it but i can’t. it’s predominantly a 3 star guy moving to 4 stars.

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by  oc_ute.
      • #5719

        EUte
        Ute Fan
        @eute

        Yes the tail wags the dog all the time when it comes to those recruit ranking services. It is a known thing and I’ve seen the guys who run the Ute Rivals site acknowledge it at various times.

  • #5723

    Rick
    Ute Fan
    @rickyrules

    I see this practice a lot more with Scout than Rivals. I find Scout to be very anti-Ute for some strange reason. Rivals is much better for good Ute coverage.

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