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POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM
By Matt Dorsey When the national recruiting rankings are released, an aspect that is often
overlooked is the fact that most rankings do not differentiate based on the size of the class. For that
reason, schools that sign more players invariably end up ...
Posted byo Eiz n Thursday, 19 January, 2012, 7:14 AM
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MoreWhen the national recruiting rankings are released, an aspect that is often overlooked is the
fact that most rankings do not differentiate based on the size of the class. For that reason, schools
that sign more players invariably end up being ranked higher.
A more accurate way to look at class rankings is what the average ranking per recruit is. In the Big
Ten the rankings per recruit break down as follows:
The average Rivals.com ranking per recruit for Michigan State was 3.11 stars out of a possible 5.
That number is the second highest rating of the seven classes Head Coach Mark Dantonio has
signed since being hired in November of 2006. The only class that was higher was the class of
2008 which was led by in-state standouts such as Edwin Baker, Larry Caper, Andrew Maxwell,
Dion Sims and Chris Norman.
The wide receiver class signed by Michigan State is rated No. 1 in the Big Ten by Rivals.com,
ahead of Ohio State and Iowa. That ranking does not include the addition of 2011 high school All-
American and Tennessee transfer DeAnthony Arnett. An argument can be made that no team in the
nation bolstered its wide receiver talent more than Michigan State. The Spartan coaches needed to