Recruiting is a funny animal for sure. It used to be, back before football recruiting turned into a meat-market, swim-suit, promenade of stature and hand-length, that the guys who went on to play at the next level were the best football players.
For instance, Tennessee had a running back once who timed in the 40 in the high-4’s. He left school the all-time leading rusher. I never remember anyone’s back-four running him down when he got even or by