Okay, with all the talk about recruiting and the players the new football staff are bringing in, I thought it might be a good exercise for every one of us to reflect on the inaccurate star system. We all know that any tool, if used properly, can be used for good purposes. And the star system does "loosely" reflect future performance. In other words, a team that recruits and signs 4 and 5 star players is most likely going to win a lot of games. On the other hand, there are exceptions. Lots of exceptions. Lots and lots of exceptions. And what I am baking on, is the fact that the staff is looking. Actively looking for those exceptions.
I will start us off. Our task is to identify the exceptions in Terp history. Players who were either unrated, or rated very lowly. And yet, they turned out to be great Terps.
All ratings are from Scout:
D'Quell Jackson: Position rating, Unrated, ZERO STARS, Presently playing in the NFL
Josh Wilson: Position rating 105, Two stars, Presently playing in the NFL
Erin Henderson: Position rating 124, Two stars, Presently playing in the NFL
Joe Vellano: Position rating, Unrated, Two stars, Second team All ACC as a Sophomore.
Davin Meggett: Position rating: 151, Two stars, Will start this season and expects to compete for All ACC honors.
That's five I came up with in fifteen minutes. I could add EJ Henderson as well... Can go back as far as Randy White.
Throw them all out there guys.