“I can take a three-star and make him a four-star, and I can take a four-star and make him a three- or two-star with the contacts I have,” Lawing said. “That’s how ridiculous recruiting on the Internet is. I took Chris Culliver (USC safety) from a three- to a five-star in three weeks. All you’ve got to do is talk to the right people.”
Lawing added that a danger of the rating systems is the fans are sometimes misled about the talent level of a prospect and a class overall.
“There are a lot of staffs getting fired for unrealistic expectations,” Lawing said.