While I know scholarship numbers fluctuate year-by-year and recruiting rankings are mostly subjective and not objective grades of talent, there is a lot to be said at the trend analysis of the big picture. Whichever site you use we have 20 or 21 recruits with a 3-star or higher rating. We haven't had that deep of a talent pool since the year 2003 according to Rivals (23) and only 2003 compares on Scout's historical listing (19). Rivals generally hands out more 3 stars to our players than Scout does but even Scout hands out more for this class than Rivals does. Anyway, nothing earth shattering but the 2002 season and the 2003 recruiting class was really the last "great" season we've had in CU football. Rather than being on the last peak before the valley begins, we are now climbing back out of that valley and heading back to the heights familiar around these parts.