Brady Hoke isn’t in to the rating systems that turned college football recruiting into a cottage industry.
“You can take all these stars and the way all these guys are rated and all that, and that’s great for the fan base and the public,” Hoke said last week, according to AnnArbor.com.
“But we’ve had some pretty good players here that probably would have been two-star guys. Tom Brady probably would have been a two-star guy. He turned out OK, I think.”
The second-year Wolverines head coach was in Ann Arbor as a defensive assistant from 1995-2002. Brady, the seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl champion QB with the New England Patriots, was a sixth-round pick in the 2000 draft.
Hoke’s point? It’s all decided on the field regardless of a player’s promise.