For most high school athletes, recruiting rankings do matter. After all, to call yourself a 4-star or 5-star is an honor when you consider that hundreds of thousands of kids play high school football. A small percentage of those players get ranked.
UGA commit Chad Clay isn’t one that cares for ratings or recruiting services.
Clay, a 3-star cornerback from Peachtree Ridge High School, was not one of the players who saw their status rise in the newly released rankings from recruiting services.
The 6-foot, 180-pounder took to Twitter to let everyone know how he feels about the rankings.
Julian Rochester told the AJC earlier this month that he was frustrated after getting criticized from different analysts.
“Why am I going to let some 5-foot-2 (recruiting analyst) bother me?” Rochester said at the time. “Why am I going to let that affect what I got going on at McEachern? Why am I going to let that affect what I got going on at the University of Georgia? Don’t quote me when I get to the NFL. Don’t quote me when I get successful. I’m not letting that bother me at all.”
On Monday, Rochester was dropped from a 5-star to a 4-star.