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Depressing news:

The nation’s No. 1 recruit chose a new home Thursday, and it’s Tuscaloosa.

Woodbridge, Va., defensive end Da’Shawn Hand verbally committed to Alabama during a ceremony at his high school Thursday, going with the Crimson Tide over Florida and Michigan.

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I'm a bit surprised they even publish it as news when Alabama gets the #1 recruit. It should probably just be assumed in advance that they will. :have-a-nice-day:

Let's look on the bright side; I'd rather have the #1 recruit compete against my team in the SEC than have him go to Michigan a d give the Big Ten something to brag about. I'd rather Alabama go on with it's dynasty than see that conference take the reins, honestly.

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Yeah and the recruiting is starting to pick up steam as well. Approaching a top 25 class now...still middle to lower end of SEC, but just picked a 4 star recruit from indiania this week. Gotta make this season count on the recruiting trail as well.

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You'd think that geography could help Mizzou, being the furthest north SEC team on the west side of the Mississippi, a recruit from Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, could paly for an SEC team and still be close to home.

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I'm happy to see 4 star guys picking Mizzou, because it is good publicity.

But on the field I don't think it matters even a little. I really think Pinkel's 2 and 3 star recruits are better than most 4 stars that other schools are getting. He has a special eye for talent and he can coach them up better than most. He recruits guys for his system that often don't match up with what the recruiting services value.

Outside of DGB, most of the guys fueling our run this season are 2 and 3 stars that "big time" schools wouldn't have looked at. Many of them will play on Sundays. I could care less if we're last in the SEC recruiting ranks every single year, honestly.

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But on the field I don't think it matters even a little. I really think Pinkel's 2 and 3 star recruits are better than most 4 stars that other schools are getting. He has a special eye for talent and he can coach them up better than most. He recruits guys for his system that often don't match up with what the recruiting services value.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Laugh all you want. I have one response:

A recruit, to me is judged on performance, not hype coming in. We have a lot of 5 star recruits if you based it on that. Our record indicates such. I bet Texas or other area schools wished it had Michael Sam on the roster right now. But he was one of those low rated recruits, so he had to go to a lesser destination like Missouri to win more games than the programs that recruit better. Same with basically every non-DGB player on our roster. Yes, there are a couple highly rated recruits sprinkled in, and some of them are very good (Evan Boehm springs to mind) but they are very much the exception.

This is a blue-collar, chip on your shoulder type of team, which is why their success is so fun to watch.

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Laugh all you want. I have one response:

A recruit, to me is judged on performance, not hype coming in.

This is a blue-collar, chip on your shoulder type of team, which is why their success is so fun to watch.

I think all recruits are judged in practice and scrimmages. Coaches have to start somewhere in their evaluation.

As far as "Blue Collar", horse feathers. All top teams are made up of a mix of recruits and by shear numbers there aren't many 5 star recruits, like say DBG! What you miss is the star rating importance, think of it like the top 25 teams. If you play a top 25 team you had best bring a good game because they have talent and you don't want to run into that "On a given day". Like Stanford did.

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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