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How Much Is a Five-Star Recruit Worth? $465,000 by One Estimate

On Wednesday’s National Signing Day, high-school players will decide the fate—and balance sheet—of college football’s elite programs

The first Wednesday of February has become an annual holiday where people manically obsess over where a bunch of teenagers will go to college. It’s known as National Signing Day, and it’s the first time high school seniors can officially sign with schools to play football.

But as fans wonder if this year’s batch of recruits will lead their team to a title, two researchers looked for an answer to a slightly different question: How...

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