The 50 Most Memorable College Football Recruits of the Past 10 Years

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The 50 Most Memorable College Football Recruits of the Past 10 Years
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Adrian Peterson has had our attention since his days at Oklahoma. But he isn't the only one...

Recruiting is a tricky and scary beast.

And so is this slideshow.

Before you start picking it apart and arguing, there are a few things you need to know:

1. All rankings are national (as opposed to position rankings) from This was done merely for consistency's sake. I have no favorites.

2. The player's entire career was taken into consideration and was compared to the amount "hype" they received.

3.The ones who were the biggest disappointment landed at the bottom. Players currently in college or about to enter the draft were next because it takes a certain amount of hindsight before any judgements are made. In 10 years, they all could be much higher than they are now.

This criteria created a unique list a characters. Some, of course, went bust. Others did alright, but failed to live up to irrationally high expectations. And others blew every record and critic away. The one thing they all did?

Make us stop and watch what happened next.

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