Rankings and lists are fallible for two reasons: 1) you never can get enough data, prone to under or overestimate a kid based on a game or two; 2) recruiting is an inexact science itself. Regardless, fans eat up rankings with a spoon, so I have taken my evaluations on the top 2004 Stanford recruits I watched in Las Vegas and give you my top five. Plus notes on the best of the rest.
August 5, 2003
Memorial Day Weekend was hardly a time of rest for <i>The Bootleg</i>. In addition to detailed baseball coverage, we scouted a load of kids at the Rumble in the Bay AAU basketball tournament in Los Altos (CA). It was a good chance to get a pre-summer look at many of the best West Coast players, a few of which were new on the radar. Read on for the best looking kids in the 2004 and 2005 classes, plus a pair of football recruits who were hooping it up.
June 2, 2003