Ladies and gentlemen, Wednesday is National Signing day, and your two most necessary materials for study are below:
BAM! ONE TIME! The Rivals 100, one of the two great-granddaddies of recruiting founded in 2001 to feed the pet that became the beast: the online community devoted to following college recruiting.
BAM BAM! TWO TIMES! The Scout 100, the other great-grandaddy that helped send the recruiting industry and its writers and scouts into the realm of Cash Money Thousandaire Status.
Those are your top ten lists. A foundation from which all of tomorrow's hysteria will spring. And don't mock them as obsessed high school football junkies throwing darts at the wall randomly. On the whole, recruiting services, while not exact, do make reasonably accurate general predictions about players' ability to thrive not only in college, but also in the NFL. They don't get all those subscription dollars for nothing, you know.