Two-Deep Recruiting Comparison: Clemson vs. Florida State 2010

We continue to examine how Clemson's two-deep roster matched up to opponents from a season ago.  Today we compare Clemson and FSU circa November 8, 2010.  We were able to attain the two-deep roster posted on Tigernet prior to the Clemson/FSU matchup for this exercise (special thanks to T-Net for this info and STS member RazzMcTazz for running down links to the pregame two-deep for us).

Keep in mind as you look through this data that only players who were officially signed were given a "Star Rating".  Players who were not signed could not be quantitatively assessed a recruiting rating.  Such players get a "NA" rating and were not included in the averaged data.  Again, all data was attained from www.Scout.com and www.Rivals.com.  Players whose Scout/Rivals data was not available but were signed were assigned a "NR".

Figure 1 and Table I both show an average of offensive players, defensive players, and specialist listed on the two-deep roster.   Tables II through IV show the two-deep roster used for analysis along with the recruiting ratings for each player on the roster.

The matchup numbers show a Clemson team with superior recruiting talent on offense and a Seminole squad with more defensive and special teams talent.  Overall, Scout rated Clemson's talent slightly ahead of the ‘Noles and Rivals scored the Seminole talent 0.15 stars per player better than Clemson. The average of both services gave FSU an overall 0.06 stars per player advantage heading into the contest. 

Data can be seen below and after the Jump.

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Figure 1:  Average Star Rating per Player (Two-Deep Depth Chart)

Table I:  Average Star Rating Per Player (Two-Deep Depth Chart)

Team

Recruiting Service

Offense

Defense

Specialists

Overall Average

Clemson

Scout

3.48

3.36

3.00

3.34

Rivals

3.57

3.45

2.90

3.40

Average

3.52

3.41

2.95

3.37

FSU

Scout

3.10

3.61

3.11

3.32

Rivals

3.19

3.91

3.44

3.55

Average

3.14

3.76

3.28

3.43

 

 

Table II:  Star Ratings per Offensive Player  

Clemson Offense

Florida State Offense

Pos.

#

Player

Hgt

Wgt

Cl.

Scout

Rivals

Pos.

#

Player

Hgt

Wgt

Cl.

Scout

Rivals

LT

61

CHRIS HAIRSTON

6-7

325

*Gr.

2

3

LT

67

ANDREW DATKO

6-6

307

Jr.

3

3

63

Brandon Thomas

6-4

300

*Fr.

4

4

77

Zebrie Sanders

6-6

307

Jr.

4

4

LG

73

DAVID SMITH

6-5

315

*Jr.

3

3

LG

62

RODNEY HUDSON

6-2

288

Sr.

3

3

62

Mason Cloy

6-3

295

*Jr.

3

3

73

Rhonne Sanderson

6-2

280

So.

2

2

C

55

DALTON FREEMAN

6-5

285

*So.

4

4

C

60

RYAN McMAHON

6-1

285

Sr.

3

3

78

Ben Ramsey

6-4

280

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

66

Jacob Stanley

6-1

279

Jr.

N/A

N/A

RG

74

ANTOINE McCLAIN

6-5

330

Jr.

4

4

RG

73

RHONNE SANDERSON

6-2

280

So.

2

2

54

Matt Sanders

6-6

320

*So.

3

3

76

Garrett Faircloth

6-6

292

Fr.

2

2

RT

72

LANDON WALKER

6-6

310

*Jr.

4

4

RT

77

ZEBRIE SANDERS

6-6

307

Jr.

4

4

79

Phillip Price

6-5

300

*Jr.

N/A

N/A

59

Henry Orelus

6-2

300

Fr.

3

3

TE

83

DWAYNE ALLEN

6-4

255

*So.

4

4

TE

88

BEAU RELIFORD

6-6

254

Jr.

2

2

82

Drew Traylor

6-5

245

*Jr.

3

2

85

Ja'Baris Little

6-3

237

Jr.

3

4

or

80

Brandon Ford

6-4

220

*So.

3

4

WR-X

83

BERT REED

5-10

175

Jr.

4

4

WR

6

DeANDRE HOPKINS

6-1

195

Fr.

4

4

82

Willie Haulstead

6-3

213

So.

3

4

21

Xavier Dye

6-5

210

Sr.

3

3

QB

7

CHRISTIAN PONDER

6-3

222

Sr.

3

3

QB

11

KYLE PARKER

6-1

200

*So.

4

4

3

E.J. Manuel

6-4

234

So.

5

4

10

Tajh Boyd

6-1

230

*Fr.

5

4

TB

38

JERMAINE THOMAS

5-11

192

Jr.

3

3

RB

8

JAMIE HARPER

6-0

235

Jr.

5

4

or

23

CHRIS THOMPSON

5-8

185

So.

3

4

25

Roderick McDowell

5-9

185

*Fr.

3

4

or

33

TY JONES

5-10

210

Jr.

N/A

N/A

FB

30

CHAD DIEHL

6-2

265

*Jr.

2

3

FB

24

LONNIE PRYOR

6-0

213

So.

4

4

48

Kasey Nobles

6-1

250

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

21

Debrale Smiley

5-11

231

So.

3

2

WR

18

JARON BROWN

6-2

200

*So.

3

3

WR-Z

8

TAIWAN EASTERLING

5-11

200

Jr.

2

3

26

Marquan Jones

6-0

195

Jr.

3

4

84

Rodney Smith

6-6

222

So.

4

4

WR

7

BRYCE McNEAL

6-1

180

*Fr.

4

4

87

Terrance Ashe

6-2

200

*Gr.

N/A

N/A

 

Table III:  Star Ratings per Defensive Player  

Clemson Defense

Florida State Defense

Pos.

#

Player

Hgt

Wgt

Cl.

Scout

Rivals

Pos.

#

Player

Hgt

Wgt

Cl.

Scout

Rivals

DE

93

Da'QUAN BOWERS

6-4

275

Jr.

5

5

LDE

98

MARKUS WHITE

6-4

265

Sr.

4

5

97

Malliciah Goodman

6-4

265

So.

4

4

95

Björn Werner

6-4

273

Fr.

4

3

NG

98

BRANDON THOMPSON

6-2

310

Jr.

4

4

NG

99

JACOBBI McDANIEL

6-0

298

So.

5

5

89

Miguel Chavis

6-5

285

Sr.

3

3

92

Anthony McCloud

6-2

302

So.

2

2

DT

99

JARVIS JENKINS

6-4

315

Sr.

4

4

DT

93

EVERETT DAWKINS

6-2

285

So.

3

4

94

Rennie Moore

6-4

270

*Jr.

3

3

97

Demonte McAllister

6-2

280

Fr.

4

4

BE

40

ANDRE BRANCH

6-5

260

*Jr.

2

2

RDE

49

BRANDON JENKINS

6-3

250

So.

4

4

97

Malliciah Goodman

6-4

265

So.

4

4

58

Dan Hicks

6-4

260

Fr.

2

2

SLB

34

QUANDON CHRISTIAN

6-3

215

*Fr.

3

3

SLB

16

MISTER ALEXANDER

6-3

237

Sr.

3

3

8

Justin Parker

6-1

225

Fr.

3

4

7

Christian Jones

6-4

228

Fr.

4

5

MLB

42

CORICO HAWKINS

5-11

230

So.

3

3

MLB

29

KENDALL SMITH

6-0

242

Sr.

4

4

33

Spencer Shuey

6-3

250

*Fr.

3

3

11

Vince Williams

6-0

249

So.

3

4

WLB

20

BRANDON MAYE

6-2

235

*Jr.

2

3

WLB

13

NIGEL BRADHAM

6-2

240

Jr.

5

5

46

Jonathan Willard

6-2

220

*So.

3

4

22

Telvin Smith

6-3

203

Fr.

3

4

CB

12

MARCUS GILCHRIST

5-11

190

Sr.

4

4

or

48

Jeff Luc

6-0

251

Fr.

5

4

15

Coty Sensabaugh

6-0

180

*Jr.

2

2

FCB

5

GREG REID

5-8

185

So.

4

5

SS

2

DeANDRE McDANIEL

6-1

215

Sr.

4

4

1

Michael Harris

5-11

183

Jr.

3

4

32

Carlton Lewis

6-3

215

*So.

3

3

SS

4

TERRANCE PARKS

6-2

218

Jr.

4

3

FS

31

RASHARD HALL

6-2

200

*So.

3

3

30

Jajuan Harley

6-2

212

So.

4

4

5

Jonathan Meeks

6-1

205

So.

4

4

FS

10

NICK MOODY

6-2

228

So.

3

4

CB

29

XAVIER BREWER

5-11

190

*So.

4

3

15

Ochuko Jenije

5-11

201

Sr.

2

4

or

36

BYRON MAXWELL

6-1

205

*Gr.

4

4

BCB

27

XAVIER RHODES

6-1

210

Fr.

3

3

20

Lamarcus Joyner

5-8

183

Fr.

5

5

 

Table IV:  Star Ratings per "Specialist"

Clemson Specialists

Florida State Specialists

Pos.

#

Player

Hgt

Wgt

Cl.

Scout

Rivals

Pos.

#

Player

Hgt

Wgt

Cl.

Scout

Rivals

PK

39

CHANDLER CATANZARO

6-2

205

*Fr.

N/A

N/A

PK

18

DUSTIN HOPKINS

6-2

185

So.

3

3

or

19

RICHARD JACKSON

6-0

195

*Gr.

3

3

29

Chris Finn

5-11

163

Fr.

N/A

N/A

or

13

SPENCER BENTON

6-2

195

*So.

2

2

P

45

SHAWN POWELL

6-4

235

Jr.

2

2

P

96

DAWSON ZIMMERMAN

6-2

205

Jr.

3

2

44

Derek Williams

6-1

180

Fr.

N/A

N/A

19

Richard Jackson

6-0

195

*Gr.

3

3

KO

18

Dustin Hopkins

6-2

185

So.

3

3

KO

13

Spencer Benton

6-2

195

*So.

2

2

LS

64

Dax Dellenbach

6-1

224

So.

2

2

LS

71

Matt Skinner

6-7

230

*So.

2

2

H

45

Shawn Powell

6-4

235

Jr.

2

2

52

Phillip Fajgenbaum

6-0

225

*Fr.

N/A

N/A

PR

5

Greg Reid

5-8

185

So.

4

5

H

16

Michael Wade

6-2

210

*Gr.

3

3

20

Lamarcus Joyner

5-8

183

Fr.

5

5

14

Donny McElveen

6-2

205

*Fr.

N/A

N/A

KOR

5

Greg Reid

5-8

185

So.

4

5

PR

12

Marcus Gilchrist

5-11

190

Sr.

4

4

23

Chris Thompson

5-8

185

So.

3

4

6

DeAndre Hopkins

6-1

195

Fr.

4

4

KOR

12

Marcus Gilchrist

5-11

190

Sr.

4

4

 

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