While Wolverines fans are understandably hyped about all the talent committed to Ann Arbor, they do need to realize high school ratings don't always pan out. Just look at some of the biggest names in sports if you need proof.
One Michigan fan took to Twitter to brag about the Wolverines' highly rated recruiting class, calling out Michigan State alum and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green in the process:
Wolverines got Rashan Gary (#1 in the Nation) and the #5 recruiting class in the country.....who you bums got? @Money23Green— Derrick Hardy (Lot) (@ChiLottery) February 3, 2016
The 2016 NBA All-Star kept things real with his response:
@ChiLottery yeah I was 127 out of 150 when I left high school and LeVeon bell was a 2 star. That never matters!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 3, 2016
If Green and Pittsburgh Steelers star Le'Veon Bell (both former Spartans) weren't 5-star recruits out of high school, it just goes to show that the system isn't an exact science.
Green and Bell are hardly the only professional athletes who have outperformed their high school ratings. Just look at Steelers wideout Antonio Brown, via Bleacher Report's Luke Easterling:
Seeing Green's point, the Michigan fan agreed to hold off on any trash-talking...until the Wolverines and Spartans play on the field:
@Money23Green respect......I will check back in on October 29th regarding this matter my g......— Derrick Hardy (Lot) (@ChiLottery) February 3, 2016
Wolverines fans should be pleased with the team's recruiting class, but it's important not to overreact on a Wednesday in February before the players ever suit up. As Green points out, the ratings system is far from perfect.