There isn't a doubt that ER is idiotic on many levels. The recruiting quality of it is already showing some serious flaws. I think the people who disagree with that are Volleyball Boy Xanders and some pretty defensive parents of kids who won the 9th grade Gong Show.
Funny ty put my kid on radar in 9th, now he is one of the most respected in his position. This,is true for most. Sorry if your kid didn't keep working. You can blame it on age, height, etc. Bottom line, kids that get their job done will be recognized. Take your 2x 6'3" lazy [lacrosse] holdback and keep looking for ways for daddy to get him recruited. Pathetic!