Class rankings are about as important as stars unless we’re Alabama or LSU and company. Even as we speak there is probably a conference member that has a hole in their roster that is filling it with unnecessary positions, in order to chase stars or get the best overall player. If you look at what CDH is recruiting, you can see he’s filling needs first. We’re not Alabama or LSU; we have to make due with what we have for the moment.
Some of these guys might not play. Some might play right away. And some might become NFL caliber guys. I personally like it this way better. It’s a lot easier to stomach a 2 star Zamar Kirven developing into a real star over a 4-star player that 247 calculated was going to be a star and flopped. Of course there are numerous reasons why guys like Kirven are even rated that low from the get-go, but that’s a whole other conversation.