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Date Posted: 13:27:36 07/12/18 Thu
Rankings of recruits by 247 and Rivals are subject to some skepticism, as various posters have pointed out. However, the star rankings are not, as suggested by Ivy Patriot, in any way differentiated between FBS and FCS prospects, hence all the excitement about the Princeton QB prospect coming in with a 4* ranking. Dartmouth must have a knack for finding diamonds in the rough, as it is incontrovertible that their recruits have not, over recent years, snagged the number of stars that we see at Penn, Harvard, Yale (and lately Columbia).
Posters are correct that Ivy talent has gone up after a long period of decline when the League was demoted to I-AA, and Presidents were almost without exception not supportive. However, if one goes back to the first 25 years when the League was considered at least a Mid-Major, some of the talent shown on specific teams was really exceptional. Yale's class of recruits in 1965(Cozza's first)
Would have, I am pretty sure, been ranked in the top 25 nationally that year, what with the top QB prospect in Ohio (Dowling), and the top tight end and top over-all athletic prospect in the nation, plus a few others at the all-state level. Of course, that was back in the stone age when most of the allegedly big time schools did not have recruiting down to a science, and half the major conferences practiced de jure racial discrimination (and the other half were pretty much de facto).
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