Darn you, recruiting services. Every year, I try to give hope to the downtrodden by choosing an all-star team stocked completely with players who were either underrated or ignored by the starmakers among the recruiting cognoscenti. The problem? It keeps getting harder.
The tendrils of recruiting coverage have dug so deep into the gridiron’s grassroots that it’s nearly impossible for a previously under-the-radar player to sign a letter of intent without at least three stars next to his name.