Spartan Class of '19 Football Recruiting Update

Spartan Class of '19 Football Recruiting Update

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Spartan Class of '19 Football Recruiting Update

With the recent surge of success on the recruiting trail, Michigan State’s class of 2019 is climbing the national rankings.

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SpartansWire readers know how much we respect and admire the Basement Dwellers.

The Basement Dwellers, of course, are the really smart people who assign rankings and stars and moons and Christmas trees to the high school football players across America as they (the Basement Dwellers) place value on the ways in which college football programs aggregate high school football players for the purposes of populating their rosters for the future.

The Basement Dwellers are sort of like Futures traders in that they’re speculating on how a product (which, in the case of college football recruiting, is a human being, often times a prepubescent human being) may perform in the future.

***Editor’s note to newcomers to SpartansWire – we know what recruiting is – we just happen to think that winning football games on the actual field of play during regular season games is a strong indicator of a team’s present success rate(s).

***Editor’s additional note to newcomers to SpartansWire – we recognize that recruiting is how the foundation is built that helps lead to “winning” but we also believe that recruiting analyses and class rankings are relative and sometimes don’t necessarily/automatically translate to a team with annual recruiting rankings that are extremely high/good being able to avoid the pitfalls of college football realities when playing against teams that might not have had recruiting classes that were as highly ranked as happened in this case right here:

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But let’s go ahead and celebrate the genius of the Basement Dwellers.

They’re smart.

And most of them, I’m presuming, are healthy and attractive and socially adjusted.

The Rivals Basement Dwellers and the 247Sports Basement Dwellers are taking notice of the way Mark Dantonio and his staff have made terrific strides in recent weeks with regard to the Spartans recruiting class of 2019.

If you’re looking for some of the meat and potatoes related to the recent developments of Michigan State’s recruiting efforts, these links will bring you up to speed on what we’re thinking here at SpartansWire –

https://spartanswire.com/2018/07/08/19-recruiting-class-ranked-higher-than-tottenham-hotspur-and-uruguay/

https://spartanswire.com/2018/07/09/19-rb-commit-brandon-wright-steal-of-the-century/

https://spartanswire.com/2018/06/29/it-felt-like-michigan-thought-they-were-superior-and-the-big-boss-to-michigan-state/

Right now, we can see that Rivals has Michigan State at #22 and 247Sports has the Spartans at #21 for the class of 2019.

I earned my degree at Michigan State in Arts & Letters and I’ve never been “strong” when it’s come to mathematics.  But I think I can go ahead and say that the average ranking Michigan State has earned from the BDers across the two very credible aforementioned recruiting analysis groups comes to #21.5.

Thanks to a terrific scientist with whom I’ve consulted (and who wishes to remain anonymous for personal reasons) from the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, I’ve managed to come up with a fairly accurate way of approximating what a Basement Dwelling Aggregator (such as Rivals or 247Sports) ranking of a Michigan State recruiting class translates to for the layperson.

It’s sort of like translating the way a year in the life of a dog is equal to seven years in the life of a human being.

Or is it the other way around?

Through algorithms and quotient analyses that are, frankly, too complex to even try to share here in this piece, I’ve come to the conclusion that a ranking assigned to a Michigan State recruiting class by a Basement Dweller should automatically be elevated by 13.7 position spots in the rankings.

In other words, if Rivals says that Michigan State’s recruiting class is worthy of a #20 ranking, the “real” ranking actually should be translated to 6.3 (we take the 20 and we subtract 13.7 and we land at the 6.3 position).

So, at the starting point for today’s exercise, Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class has an average ranking (between the Rivals and 247Sports rankings) of 21.5.

If we subtract 13.7 from 21.5, we land at what the “real” ranking should be for Michigan State’s 2019 class.

That “real” ranking is 7.8.

We know the Basement Dwellers work hard and look at a lot of film and that they probably just lost the film on Kirk Cousins, Le’Veon Bell, Darqueze Dennard, Trae Waynes, Lawrence Thomas, Tony Lippett, Joel Heath, Connor Cook, Aaron Burbridge, Josiah Price, Bennie Fowler, Kurtis Drummond, Denicos Allen, Kyler Elsworth, Max Bullough, Chris Frey, and maybe twenty or so others.

Keeping track of the good high school football players is hard and the Basement Dwellers should be given a pass for failing to see, too, that Jack Conklin was good at playing football and probably deserved maybe at a star or a triangle or maybe at least a cowboy hat emoji or something.

And so, we happily give a tip of the cap to the folks at both Rivals and 247Sports who have come to the conclusion that Michigan State’s recruiting efforts for the class of 2019 are worthy of a #22 and #21 ranking, respectively, which comes to an average ranking of 21.5 which comes to a “real” ranking of 7.8.

If you’re interested in checking out the way the Spartans stack up as compared to the way the Basement Dwellers have ranked the rest of the 2019 classes, the links to those rankings are right here –

https://n.rivals.com/team_rankings/2019/all-teams/football

https://247sports.com/Season/2019-Football/CompositeTeamRankings/

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