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The fellow in the above video is John Henson, a 6-10, 5-star forward who represents the crown jewel of North Carolina’s top-rated 2009 early signing period class. In what amounts to a “rich get richer” situation, the early signing period rankings have been published and while they seem to disagree with one another, they do have a consensus on which school has the best early signing period class — the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Each of the big three (Rivals, Scout, ESPN) have also have Texas with the second highest rated class, but that’s primarily where the similarities end.

Here are the top five schools for each publication:

Rivals
1. North Carolina
2. Texas
3. Villanova
4. Kansas
5. Florida

Scout
1. North Carolina
2. Texas
3. Florida
4. Villanova
5. Duke

ESPN
1. North Carolina
2. Texas
3. Florida
4. Duke
5. Villanova

While all three agree on UNC, Texas, Nova and Florida, there’s a disparity between Duke and Kansas. Rivals has Duke rated 11th, while ESPN has Kansas rated 21st. Then there’s Kentucky. Scout and Rivals has Kentucky’s class in the top 10, while they are nowhere to be found on ESPN’s list.

What does all this mean, besides these publications seeing things differently? For one, it demonstrates just how much of a crap shoot recruiting really is. One coach’s superstar might be another publication’s overrated player of the year. Of course, the only way to see if these lists are correct is to check back in a couple of years and see how the schools (and the players being ranked) have performed.

H/t to The Sports Point for the video find.