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Expert Calls Recruiting Rankings "Fool's Gold"

Here's one more story calling phooey on recruiting rankings. What makes this one interesting, I think, is that some of the recruiting gurus are basically admitting the rankings don't matter. Says longtime expert Allen Wallace, the rankings are "fool's gold."

"You come to understand that you just can't really tell how kids are going to turn out until they get to school," he said. "It sounds really lame. But outside general parameters, there are things you just can't predict. We don't have a crystal ball. ... A lot of times, results just don't show up."

The best, and only, way to rank recruiting classes is to look back at them at least three years into the players' college career. Here's a look at how Big 12 teams fared five years ago.

By Josh Barr  | February 4, 2008; 11:30 AM ET
Categories:  Football  
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