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What's up with that?
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They (meaning all recruiting services) refuse to give a K a grade higher than a low 3-star. Their reasoning is that a K only plays a few snaps per game.
I happen to disagree, especially in the case of a guy like Brett Maher, who handles all the K duties for Nebraska. When you have a guy that can pin the opponent inside the 20, hit FGs from 45 yards out and consistently kick touchbacks on kickoffs, that's a heck of a weapon, especially when paired with a great defense.
90% of K's get a 2-star rating, so just be glad that he's no bringing the average down
FWIW, Sadler was a 3-star, #6 K nationally.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
The kicking guru Chris Sailer has him ranked number 1..
Michael is simply an outstanding kicker. He is smooth, accurate, and extremely consistent off the ground. His field goals are by far #1 in the nation. Kickoffs are also solid and is proving to be a capable punter. A great competitor that kicks well under pressure. Michael is going to be a big time college kicker. He dominated the "TOP 12" Camp. OFFER NOW!!! Huge pick up for Michgan State.
Look who's number 57.. Lol
McGrath the psychopath thinks Geiger should be a two star... kid is making himself look like a fool.
JJ McGrath @_McGrath13
Does anyone realize, just because someone is ranked #1 in the nation at something doesn't mean they're the best? Check the stats geniuses.
"Stats are for Losers." - Pat "Nardawg" Narduzzi
These rankings are heavily influenced by NFL prospects, and for a kicker getting drafted is considerably harder than for almost any other position.
That said, if I had been in charge of ranking someone like Brad Wing or Alex Henery I would easily give them 4 stars because having that kind of special teams weapon can win a lot of games, and there's always room in the NFL for those kinds of legs. Just special talents.
That kid should really stop talking. Let your play do the talking.
Sounds like he reads tRCMB
Man that kid is bitter. And usually a number 1 ranking does nean you are the best. This kid looks dumber by the day.
Despite the fact that the majority of highly ranked kickers and punters go on to become four-year starters and affect the outcome of countless games, even the best are relegated to three-star status. That reality puts this year's top-rated kicker (according to Rivals, Texas A&M commit Taylor Bertolet) behind at least 24 cornerbacks, 36 wide receivers and 47 offensive linemen.
"I think [the recruiting sites] do a good job of identifying [the top kickers], but not necessarily attaching a true value to their talents," said Chris Sailer, a former UCLA kicker who now runs the nation's most prominent camps and contests for high school kickers. "I've never understood why they don't do it like quarterback, running back and wide receiver, where the top guy [is] a five-star guy."
"When people complain, why don't you give [kickers] four stars or five stars -- it's never going to happen," said Rivals.com national analyst Mike Farrell. "Besides, the only people complaining about it -- they're either related to them, or people that have them committed to their school. Otherwise, no one cares."
"You just can't weigh them the same because: a) they're not hitting anybody, b) they're not getting hit or c) on the field for any consistent length of time," Farrell added.
Yep, the value of a good kicker is always underrated. How many games are won/lost due to kicking performance?
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
NFL Hall of Fame voters
It's interesting that the "foot" part of football is automatically downgraded.
What do kickers do that many players on the field never will
A) Score points
Kickers are often the highest scoring players on their teams.
Made the difference in a lot of our games this year (including the UM game). We should always have a kicker on scholarship
Far too many.
Florida State aka Wide left U.
Well, this is more common in the NFL where they aren't limited by eligibility, that brings their advantage down a lot which is their ability to play at a high level for many years and to rarely move from team to team, but yes, they do score a lot of points.
Better kicking last year and MSU might have made the Rose Bowl
JJ McGrath is an uber douche. He should ask himself why no one offered him a scholie.
I really can't recall any recruit that was so bitter for so long. He needs to grow a pair of nuts and move on with his petty little life, the kid is a bitch.
With each passing moment (tweet) I could not be happier that the coaches passed on that kid.
Yup, he is the definition of butthurt, and I'm really enjoying his douchebag tweet and responses about being outranked by an MSU commit.
Typical um speak/psychosis...we beat um for a recruit and they say they never offered or offer was pulled for academic reasons. Gotta say this kid is really immersing himself in the scum culture. Love the reference to um wins you need ancestry.com to verify. He doesn't tweet he twits.
Sounds like a perfect fit for UM.
After all of Conroy's mental issues this season, I am certainly glad we passed on a kicker who's suspect in that regard too.
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