Recruiting matters. Anyone who follows college football knows that. But do recruiting rankings? Even if they were 100% accurate in ranking prospects, they can't tell you who will fail to qualify, who will transfer, who will become injured, or whether a standout walk-on will join a team (e.g. Alex Henery). And they are far from 100% accurate in evaluating talent. Nor do they even agree with one another. Curtis Carter is the 19th best wide receiving prospect in the country according to Rivals.com. He's 140th according to Scout.com. That means one or both sites have got to be way off in their evaluation of Carter. But if you choose to trust those sites anyway, then Missouri is in position to bring in the best recruiting class in the Big 12 North in 2010 and their best in years. That would...

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