Do star ratings really matter?
LARAMIE -- Numerous stars, numerous websites.
Who can you trust when it comes to the rating behind a players' name? Well, I guess it's up for debate.
So is the validity of it all. I think we all know what Craig Bohl's feelings are on the matter.
Wyoming, for instance, currently has 14 players on NFL rosters, the second most of any program in the Mountain West not named Boise State.
Guess how many of those guys were five-star players? Zero. Four stars? Not one. That is if you believe Rivals.com.
Let's see where that recruiting site ranked the Pokes in the pros:
Tashaun Gipson - Safety - Chicago Bears - 3 stars
Mike Purcell - Defensive tackle - Denver Broncos - 2 stars
Chase Roullier - Center - Washington Football Team - 2 stars
Tanner Gentry - Wide receiver - Buffalo Bills - 2 stars
Brian Hill - Running back - San Francisco 49ers - 2 stars
Jacob Hollister - Tight end - Jacksonville Jaguars - 2 stars
Austin Fort - Tight end - Tennessee Titans - 2 stars
Josh Allen - Quarterback - Buffalo Bills - 2 stars
Andrew Wingard - Safety - Jacksonville Jaguars - 2 stars
Tyler Hall - Cornerback - Los Angeles Rams - 2 stars
Rico Gafford - Wide receiver - Denver Broncos - 2 stars
Logan Wilson - Linebacker - Cincinnati Bengals - 0 stars
Carl Granderson - Defensive end - New Orleans Saints - 0 stars
Marcus Epps - Safety - Philadelphia Eagles - 0 stars
Soon to be NFL linebacker Chad Muma -- 2 stars
Other NFL (Pro football) guys recruited by UW: Eddie Yarbrough - 3 stars; Josh Doctson - 3 stars; Mark Nzeocha - 3 stars; Cassh Maluia - 2 stars; John Wendling - 2 stars; Derrick Martin - 2 stars; Chris Prosinski - 2 stars; Gabe Knapton - 3 stars; Alvester Alexander - 2 stars; Marqueston Huff - 3 stars; Brett Smith - 2 stars; Korey Jones - 3 stars; Tyree Mayfield - 2 stars; Ryan Cummings - 2 stars; Youhanna Ghaifan - 2 stars
How about some current players on the roster: Eric Abojei - 3 stars; Victor Jones - 3 stars; CJ Coldon - 3 stars; Xazavian Valladay - 2 stars; Esaias Gandy - 2 stars; Logan Harris - 2 stars; Cole Godbout - 2 stars; Solomon Byrd - 2 stars; Rome Weber - 2 stars; Sean Chambers - 2 stars; Titus Swen - 2 stars; Isaiah Neyor - 2 stars; Treyton Welch - 2 stars, Easton Gibbs - 2 stars; Cam Stone - 2 stars; Levi Williams - 3 stars; Garrett Crall - 0 stars
So far today, 15 new Cowboys have inked on the dotted line. Guess how many of those guys have a three-star rating or better, according to Rivals.com? One. Caleb Merritt, wide receiver from St. Louis.
Wyoming's highest rated player since 2002: Jon Hawk, 6-6, 310, offensive lineman, Garden City, Kansas.
So, just how important are all those stars?
MORE WYOMING FOOTBALL NEWS:
* Wyoming Cowboys football: National Signing Day 2022
* Wyoming's lone three-star recruit a true student of the game
* Garrett Crall not yet ready to reminisce
* Cowboys in the NFL: Week 14