Once again, when you using the term "aim higher" that places your whole argument and non-credibilty on these nerd recruiting sites trying to tell others what players are better than others prior to anyone of them ever even having played a down of college football. Coach richt, coach banda and now coach diaz has consistently said "they dont go by star rankings, they recruit based on their own evals" like real coaches do. When you naming players from the 80's, that further proves the point because none of these nerd recruiting sites were even out yet, jimmy johnson knew talent tho, proved that at all his stops, butch davis knows talent, its the coaches that know how to evaluate players the best for the system that they're going to run who consistently have a high level of success, see frank beamers record, he admittedly used the Miami blue print to build that program up, and he was successful. So do yourself a favor, stop trying to make those recruiting sites and their flawed system relevant, its asanine, imagine nfl gm's using the mel kiper blueprint, if you listen to mel kiper long enuff, he acts as if he's put together more superbowl teams than anyone in nfl history, but now the nfl draft is only his part time job now or something!It’s not that stars define players. It’s that recruiting services and other programs are good enough to pile onto the best kids, because the information superhighway makes it easier, and changes the game.
Say what you want about stars in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but the point is, we got the RIGHT GUYS. Hall of famers. Ballers. Ed Reed wasnt just a 3* from LA. He was ED REED. Folks here get excited by 3*s because ... Ed Reed. That’s insane. There have been thousands of 3*S since he came out of HS, and only one Ed Reed.
We must get the best kids. If they’re highly rated, because that’s the era, well, tough. Get them. Or stfu. We do not with in the ‘80s without Irvin, Jerome, Kelly, Kosar, Eddie brown, Maryland, Kennedy, Vinny, et al. Nor the ‘90s without another host of stars. You camn imagine those guys would be ‘under the radar’ today. Maybe. But then ... go find them. If our staff cant find them amongst 3*s, then aim higher.