Draymond Green Responds to Michigan Fan Hyped About Football Recruits

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The Warriors won 111-77. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2016

The Michigan Wolverines made a big splash on national signing day by landing 5-star (per 247Sports) defensive tackle Rashan Gary and have put together one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.

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:

The 2016 NBA All-Star kept things real with his response:

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:

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.


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