The kid has to attend a camp and receive recognition, be recognized by one of the site's scouts, or receive a scholarship offer before getting a recruiting profile on one of the major sites. A lot of solid kids get overlooked in the process because they aren't one of the top 2-3 players on a team and may just have bad days when they go to camp or when a recruiting scout stops by. Some of it also has to do with high school coaches not pumping kids up enough when they have coaches stopping by or the school just doesn't have a top guy so the coaches don't stop by enough.
I like that we're getting this kid though and hopefully he feels slighted and busts his butt to make it. UH has always found the diamonds in the rough and been able to polish them up.