That is very true. Also, most fans and recruits look at the top 25 scores on ESPN each week and to have your name included in there a lot gives you familiarity with those people. Then, when we recruit these kids they will know the name. It helps big in that regard for sure.
I'm glad to be ranked but but early on where we are ranked does not really matter. I start to care once November gets here because that is when the CFP comes out and that is what determines the NY6.
I don't like looking ahead but if Zac Thomas, Sutton, a couple OL, and 2-3 more seniors decided to return then we could get a lot of press in the off-season and begin ranked. If so, we could really see some big names come for a visit. I would think the combo of having a top 50 recruit planning to visit along with that type of press would probably help us with more top 300-400 type recruits.