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    • #5558

      St George Ute
      Ute Fan

      So I saw this article on 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 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

      Ute Fan

      It’s a known phenomena. Scout blows.

    • #5568

      Wilson’s Mustache
      Ute Fan

      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

        Ute Fan

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

    • #5706

      Ute Fan

      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

        Ute Fan

        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.

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        • #5719

          Ute Fan

          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

      Ute Fan

      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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