TE/FB Recruiting Analysis: Clemson vs. ACC Atlantic 2006 to Present

We are at the final stop in our individual recruiting comparison, fullbacks/tightends.  Today we want to look at special teams recruiting versus ACC Atlantic foes.  Assumptions made in creating this article can be found here.  I should point out that we strictly used www.scout.com position classifications.  It is possible that some players ended up at a different position ball after they arrived on campus for any of the schools in this article.

This analysis is, like the special teams one, is unique.  I was not sure how to categorize both the TE's and the FB's.  Both groups of players are unique from their offensive line and tailback brethren that they are with whom they are traditionally grouped.  We wanted to single the guards, centers, and tackles in the OL analysis and the tailbacks in the running back section.  Further, both the FB's and TE's often lineup in the H-back spot, are featured lead blockers, and have pass catching abilities.  Also, members of each of these positions often play the other.  While this may not be the best classification, I had to make some decisions and these are the reasons for putting these guys in this category.

Table I and Figure 1 (below) both illustrate Clemson's ranking based on FB/TE class size since 2006.  Clemson (at 1.33 players per class) was tied for last in this category.  FSU (2 players per class), Wake (1.83), and UMd (1.83 players per class) pulled in more than Clemson in this category.  The numbers recruited in this category are linked closely with offensive philosophy.  Overall, Clemson trailed the average by 1/3 of a player over this time period.

Table I:  Recruiting Class Size

Class Size

Team

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

AVERAGE

Clemson

1

2

1

2

1

1

1.33

Boston College

1

3

2

0

1

1

1.33

Florida State

2

1

3

2

3

1

2.00

Maryland

1

4

2

1

2

1

1.83

North Carolina State

1

1

2

2

1

1

1.33

Wake Forest

1

1

2

4

3

0

1.83

ACC Atlantic Average

1.2

2

2.2

1.8

2

0.8

1.67

 

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Figure 1:  Individual Institution Recruiting Class Size

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Figure 2:  Average non-Clemson vs Clemson Recruiting Class Size

 

 

Table II and Figure 3 show the average star-rating per player for each team, as shown below.  Clemson (2.92 stars/player) trailed FSU and Maryland in average stars per player.  Boston College was just behind the Tigers in this category.  Clemson was ahead of the ACC Atlantic average (2.88 stars per player) over this time period.

With such a small list of signees, we have used Table III to identify all FB's and TE's signed from '06 to '11 by ACC Atlantic schools. 

Table II:  ACC Atlantic Team Average Player Star Rating

Average Star Rating (per player)

Team

Service

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

AVERAGE

Clemson

Scout

2.00

2.50

4.00

3.00

2.00

4.00

2.92

Rivals

2.00

3.00

4.00

2.50

2.00

4.00

2.92

Average

2.00

2.75

4.00

2.75

2.00

4.00

2.92

Boston College

Scout

3.00

2.33

2.00

NA

3.00

3.00

2.67

Rivals

4.00

2.67

2.00

NA

3.00

4.00

3.13

Average

3.50

2.50

2.00

NA

3.00

3.50

2.90

Florida State

Scout

4.00

3.00

2.67

2.50

3.33

4.00

3.25

Rivals

4.50

2.00

2.67

2.50

3.00

4.00

3.11

Average

4.25

2.50

2.67

2.50

3.17

4.00

3.18

Maryland

Scout

3.00

2.50

3.50

3.00

2.00

3.00

2.83

Rivals

4.00

2.50

3.50

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.17

Average

3.50

2.50

3.50

3.00

2.50

3.00

3.00

North Carolina State

Scout

3.00

NA

2.50

3.00

2.00

3.00

2.70

Rivals

3.00

3.00

2.00

2.50

3.00

3.00

2.75

Average

3.00

3.00

2.25

2.75

2.50

3.00

2.73

Wake Forest

Scout

3.00

2.00

3.00

2.00

2.00

NA

2.40

Rivals

3.00

2.00

3.00

3.00

2.33

NA

2.67

Average

3.00

2.00

3.00

2.50

2.17

NA

2.53

ACC Atlantic Average

Scout

3.20

2.46

2.73

2.63

2.47

3.25

2.79

Rivals

3.70

2.43

2.63

2.75

2.87

3.50

2.98

Average

3.45

2.50

2.68

2.69

2.67

3.38

2.88

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Figure 3:  ACC Atlantic Schools' Recruiting Average Player Star Rating

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Figure 4:  Average ACC Atlantic vs Clemson Recruiting Class Average Player Star Rating 

Table III:  ACC Atlantic FB's/TE's Signed

Player

Class

Scout

Rivals

High School

Hometown

HT/WT/40

College

Position

Jordon McMichael

2006

3

4

Breck School

Minneapolis, MN

6-5/230/4.70

Boston College

TE

Lars Anderson

2007

3

3

Winter Springs HS

Winter Springs, FL

6-4/230/4.90

Boston College

TE

Ifeanyi Momah

2007

2

3

Elwood/John Glenn HS

Elwood, NY

6-7/220/4.60

Boston College

TE

Brad Newman

2007

2

2

Manasquan HS

Manasquan, NJ

6-2/235

Boston College

TE

Christian Klein

2008

2

2

St. Joseph Regional HS

Montvale, NJ

6-3/235

Boston College

TE

Mike Stone

2008

2

2

Holliston HS

Holliston, MA

6-6/230/4.70

Boston College

TE

Jarrett Darmstatter

2010

3

3

Barnegat HS

Barnegat, NJ

6-4/242/4.80

Boston College

TE

Brian Miller

2011

3

4

Andover HS

Andover, MA

6-4/215/4.69

Boston College

TE

Michael Palmer

2006

2

2

Parkview HS

Lilburn, GA

6-4.5/225/4.90

Clemson

TE

Chad Diehl

2007

2

3

James F Byrnes HS

Duncan, SC

6-2/235

Clemson

FB

Brian Linthicum

2007

3

3

St. Anne's-Belfield School

Charlottesville, VA

6-5/230/4.80

Clemson

TE

Dwayne Allen

2008

4

4

Terry Sanford HS

Fayetteville, NC

6-3/217/4.70

Clemson

TE

Tyler Shatley

2009

3

3

East Burke HS

Icard, NC

6-3/251/4.75

Clemson

FB

Darrell Smith

2009

3

2

Gadsden City HS

Gadsden, AL

6-2/218

Clemson

TE

Sam Cooper

2010

2

2

Ensworth HS

Nashville, TN

6-4.5/230/4.78

Clemson

TE

Eric MacLain

2011

4

4

Jack Britt

Fayetteville, NC

6-5/246/5.20

Clemson

TE

Caz Piurowski

2006

4

4

Land O' Lakes HS

Land O' Lakes, FL

6-7/240/4.75

Florida State

TE

Brandon Warren

2006

4

5

Alcoa HS

Alcoa, TN

6-2/235/4.70

Florida State

TE

Jonathan Hannah

2007

3

2

Louisburg

Louisburg, NC

6-4/265

Florida State

TE

Ja'Baris Little

2008

3

4

Lincoln HS

Tallahassee, FL

6-3/220

Florida State

TE

Bo Reliford

2008

2

2

Dillard HS

Fort Lauderdale, FL

6-6/235/4.80

Florida State

TE

Debrale Smiley

2008

3

2

Thomas County Central HS

Thomasville, GA

6-0/240/4.60

Florida State

FB

Dan Hicks

2009

2

2

Oxford HS

Oxford, MS

6-5/245

Florida State

TE

Bryan Stork

2009

3

3

Vero Beach HS

Vero Beach, FL

6-4/245/5.00

Florida State

TE

Tank Sessions

2010

3

3

Columbia HS

Decatur, GA

6-6/230/4.80

Florida State

TE

Debrale Smiley

2010

4

3

Thomas County Central HS

Thomasville, GA

6-0/240/4.60

Florida State

FB

Willie Tye

2010

3

3

Salisbury School

Salisbury, CT

6-3.5/235

Florida State

TE

Nick O'Leary

2011

4

4

William T. Dwyer HS

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

6-4/230/4.65

Florida State

TE

Drew Gloster

2006

3

4

Our Lady Good Counsel HS

Olney, MD

6-4/225/4.60

Maryland

TE

Haroon Brown

2007

2

2

Phoebus HS

Hampton, VA

5-11/225

Maryland

FB

Devonte Campbell

2007

3

4

Forestville HS

Forestville, MD

6-2/235

Maryland

TE

Derek Drummond

2007

2

2

Maurice J McDonough HS

Pomfret, MD

6-4/205/4.60

Maryland

TE

Taylor Watson

2007

3

2

Gwynn Park HS

Brandywine, MD

6-4/225

Maryland

TE

Devonte Campbell

2008

3

4

Forestville HS

Forestville, MD

6-2/235

Maryland

TE

Matt Furstenburg

2008

4

3

The Hun School

Princeton, NJ

6-4/240/4.52

Maryland

TE

David Stinebaugh

2009

3

3

Perry Hall HS

Baltimore, MD

6-4.5/202/4.69

Maryland

TE

Rahsaan Moore

2010

2

3

Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. HS

Upper Marlboro, MD

6-2/235

Maryland

FB

Matt Robinson

2010

2

3

Atholton HS

Columbia, MD

6-4/210/4.73

Maryland

TE

Tyler Cierski

2011

3

3

Mill Creek HS

Hoschton, GA

6-1/240/4.70

Maryland

FB

Rashad Phillips

2006

3

3

Landstown HS

Virginia Beach, VA

6-4/210

North Carolina State

TE

R.J. Armstrong

2007

NA

3

Butler County C.C.

El Dorado, KS

6-2/250/4.9

North Carolina State

TE

Mario Carter

2008

3

2

Independence HS

Charlotte, NC

6-4/218

North Carolina State

TE

Colby Jackson

2008

2

2

Trinity Christian

Dublin, GA

6-2/225

North Carolina State

FB

Anthony Talbert

2009

2

2

Winton Woods HS

Cincinnati, OH

6-4/230

North Carolina State

TE

Asa Watson

2009

4

3

Rock Hill HS

Rock Hill, SC

6-4/200

North Carolina State

TE

Logan Winkles

2010

2

3

Upson-Lee HS

Thomaston, GA

6-1/245/4.70

North Carolina State

FB

Benson Browne

2011

3

3

Walnut Hills HS

Cincinnati, OH

6-6/240/4.70

North Carolina State

TE

Dennis Godfrey

2006

3

3

Lee County Senior HS

Sanford, NC

6-3/255/4.80

Wake Forest

TE

Cameron Ford

2007

2

2

T L Hanna HS

Anderson, SC

6-4/212/4.60

Wake Forest

TE

J.T. Dixon

2008

3

3

Hargrave Military Academy

Chatham, VA

6-3/220

Wake Forest

TE

Andrew Parker

2008

3

3

Bartram Trail HS

Jacksonville, FL

6-5/230

Wake Forest

TE

Tommy Bohanon

2009

2

3

North Fort Myers HS

N Ft Myers, FL

6-1/240

Wake Forest

FB

Logan Feimster

2009

2

NA

Statesville HS

Statesville, NC

6-4.5/228/5.21

Wake Forest

TE

Patrick Thompson

2009

2

NA

Stone Bridge HS

Ashburn, VA

6-2/200

Wake Forest

TE

Daniel Vogelsang

2009

2

NA

Lexington Catholic HS

Lexington, KY

6-3/235

Wake Forest

TE

Neil Basford

2010

2

3

Bishop Kenny HS

Jacksonville, FL

6-4/230

Wake Forest

TE

Jonathan Garcia

2010

2

2

Ida S. Baker HS

Cape Coral, FL

6-3/220/4.80

Wake Forest

TE

Patrick Thompson

2010

NA

2

Stone Bridge HS

Ashburn, VA

6-2/200

Wake Forest

TE

 

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