Crootin' and the NFL Draft. It's NFL Draft week, and that means you're going to hear about a former two-star recruit getting drafted, therefore proving that the star rating system is meaningless.
Last year, SB Nation recruiting guru Bud Elliot did the math and proved that recruiting rankings do provide an accurate forecast. According to Bud's research, five-stars and four-stars are 995 percent more likely to be drafted in the first round than other recruits are.
How will that hold up this year? Expect about half the first round to be players who would've been top-100 recruits if the whole draft class had been a signing class, with the other half coming from a pool of thousands.
How to ruin your draft week. Though Mizzou's Shane Ray will still be a top pick after being caught with marijuana days before the draft, his status as a potential top-10 prospect is in major danger.
Q&A with Tim Beckman. I caught up with Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. He pointed out some major flaws with the Big Ten's freshman ineligibility proposal, and he finally told us when his mom's real birthday is.
Buckeyes of Texas? Houston is trying to emulate Ohio State's high standards under new coach Tom Herman. That could pay off. Bill C previews the Cougars.
Elsewhere, former four-star WR Devin Lucien heads from UCLA to Arizona State.
TERRIBLE IDEA. A 160-pound UCLA student is running for student government and decided to have Myles Jack run him over as part of his campaign video. Guess how that went!
I was told SEC coaches were notified about 10 minutes ago they are not allowed to be guest speakers at Michigan's Exposure U camp.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) April 27, 2015
Underachieving USF. South Florida supposedly has a star coach in Willie Taggart, and the Bulls are recruiting well, so why can't they win? Underdog Dynasty examines.
A surprise in Arkansas? After a breakthrough and a bowl win last season, Arkansas looks like it has the potential to be a legitimate SEC threat, especially if QB Brandon Allen continues the improvement he showed this spring.
Iowa QB intrigue. Iowa's starter the last two years, Jake Rudock, left for Michigan, and now the job lies in the hands of inexperienced junior C.J. Beathard. Black Heart Gold Pants takes a look at how the position is shaping up.