STXBuck...Here are some reasons that graduation rates are important for recruits to look at: Some schools do not allow football players to enroll in certain degree programs, certain schools limit classes players can enroll in (due to football conflict), in the past schools filtered students towards certain degrees and away from others, schools have been accused of enrolling players in courses that don't lead to a degree/graduation but allow eligibility, lastly, look at the whole UNC Chapel Hill debacle recently. While all of these things may not impact grad rates they will impact academics and require student athletes to pay attention in order to be able to achieve academic goals.
Who is the former captain/uncle?
Nice, I only scored an 18 so I would be a terrible NFL QB (not really news). My guess is that the average is a 40% because people don't realize you need to rush. The questions are not really that hard, but if you don't pay attention to the clock you definitely can end up in trouble. I guess I should give my 4 degrees back and ask for a refund, LOL. In all seriousness, I would bet if NFL scouts took the test they would not make ridiculous comments.
Unfortunately, I thought this class was supposed to cap around 15 (due to space limitations)? If the current class loses 1 to a decommit (or if somehow 16 is possible), 3/4 of the above would be spectacular. 4/4 just seems improbable unless someone leaves early for the NFL that is unexpected.
I don't think they took the focus out of TX, the difference was Herman was in Houston. Texas Tom was the connection that we used to rope in the big fish prior to last year...his region was passed on to Beck (Nebraska connections in the state). I don't really see tOSU making inroads again down here. Barrett was an also ran for UT, they chose to recruit others over him. Mitchell family seemed fascinated with tOSU and Dontre seemed to want out of TX (we pulled him away from Oregon late). Meechy on the other hand was a real surprise and great job by Herman and co.
I would be happy if they can just hold onto JK and pull one other from the list, Okudah seems most probable.