Posted by dan2044 on 3/4/2014 6:56:00 PM (view original):
zbrent, there is no way it has any significance. Those messages never take potentials into affect it's all based on starting ratings and whether they are on DII or DIII lists. I don't believe the system understands which players are gonna be good at all. They base it on overall ratings, which means nothing. It could be you got those messages and you were already going after the players that were gonna be very good. Basically if you know the potentials, it doesn't matter if the scout tells you he's the worst player, you know what his minimums will be, and if he's better than expected, you get lucky.
Have you tracked it to actually verify that it is all based on starting ratings?
My impression was actually the opposite, because I've gotten a couple for guys who weren't D1 by OVR, but that had better potential.
And, to be sure, I don't use it in my analysis. But i'm also not so quick to dismiss it out of hand.