First, I'm not beating my chest about the class. I am saying it is a nice class for a transition year especially considering where it stood a couple of weeks ago. I think it was around #100 on the Rivals rankings a few days ago (I don't put a ton of stock in that, but for the sake of conversation...) and is now ~60. I would expect it to end up around 45-55 and not terribly far behind the MU and KU classes which will likely be in the 25-35 range.
I don't follow other team's recruiting enough to say who would fit in other places. I think it is safe to say a few of KSU's recruits would fit in nicely at those other schools. And, according to the Rivals database, Thompson does have an offer from Miami.
Anyway, congratulations again at taking whatever I say and twisting it in to an arguement based on what you want it to say for the sake of said argement. Your inability to look at anything with the slightest of objectivity shines through yet again.
With all of that said, I don't get too bogged down w/ recruiting classes. As I have said multiple times, some of KSU's "best" recruiting classes turned out to be the worst and some of KSU's worst recruiting classes turned out to be the best. On paper, 2002 was probably KSU's best recruiting classes. The 4 and 5-star guys barely contributed and the 2 3-star guys along with Jordy Nelson, the walk-on, are playing on Sundays and were huge KSU contributors.
Also, you sound like a typical NU fan arguing recruiting classes. For a KU fan to be doing so is just goofy. Look at KU's 2002 and 2004 classes that really turend KU around. They were bottom of the barrel in the Big 12 at first glance. But, that doesn't fit your anti-KSU agenda.