Two Deep Recruiting Comparison: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech 2010

We continue to examine how Clemson's two-deep roster matched up to opponents from a season ago.  Today we compare Clemson and Georgia Tech just prior to their October '10 football matchup.  We were able to attain the two-deep roster posted on Tigernet prior to the Clemson/GT 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).

We should not have to tell you this, but some folks debate what to take from these articles.  We expect you, the reader, to form an opinion of your own.  Often we will give you our take on things, but you should independently form your own thoughts based on information out there.  This article shows recruiting data for the two-deep roster.  It does not weigh experience nor does it evaluate coaching, preparation, etc...  We think this is an interesting and valuable tool and useful in overall program evaluation because there is a link between these star ratings and other metrics in both college football and the NFL.

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.  The Tigers averaged over half a star better than its Coastal rival offensively, 0.43 stars per player better defensively, and 0.48 stars per player on special teams.  Overall, Clemson maintained nearly ½ of a star advantage per player over the Yellow Jackets.

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

3.52

3.32

3.09

3.35

Rivals

3.57

3.36

3.00

3.37

Average

3.55

3.34

3.05

3.36

Georgia Tech

Scout

3.00

2.95

2.43

2.90

Rivals

2.95

2.86

2.71

2.88

Average

2.98

2.91

2.57

2.89

 

 

 

 

Table II:  Star Ratings per Offensive Player  

Clemson Offense

Georgia Tech 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

75

NICK CLAYTOR

6-6

285

*Jr.

4

4

63

Brandon Thomas

6-4

300

*Fr.

4

4

69

Tyler Kidney

6-2

262

*Fr.

N/A

N/A

LG

73

DAVID SMITH

6-5

315

*Jr.

3

3

LG

50

JAY FINCH

6-3

283

*Fr.

3

3

62

Mason Cloy

6-3

295

*Jr.

3

3

52

Will Jackson

6-3

285

*Fr.

3

3

C

55

DALTON FREEMAN

6-5

285

*So.

4

4

76

Nick McRae

6-3

291

*So.

3

3

78

Ben Ramsey

6-4

280

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

C

79

SEAN BEDFORD

6-1

281

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

RG

74

ANTOINE McCLAIN

6-5

330

Jr.

4

4

50

Jay Finch

6-3

283

*Fr.

3

3

54

Matt Sanders

6-6

320

*So.

3

3

55

Ray Beno

6-2

290

*Fr.

2

3

RT

72

LANDON WALKER

6-6

310

*Jr.

4

4

RG

77

OMOREGIE UZZI

6-3

300

*So.

4

4

79

Phillip Price

6-5

300

*Jr.

N/A

N/A

74

Zach Krish

6-4

281

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

TE

83

DWAYNE ALLEN

6-4

255

*So.

4

4

RT

61

PHIL SMITH

6-5

287

*So.

3

2

82

Drew Traylor

6-5

245

*Jr.

3

2

73

Austin Barrick

6-3

286

*Sr.

3

2

80

Brandon Ford

6-4

220

*So.

3

4

WR

5

STEPHEN HILL

6-5

200

So.

4

3

WR

6

DeANDRE HOPKINS

6-1

195

Fr.

4

4

23

Quentin Sims

6-3

202

*So.

2

2

21

Xavier Dye

6-5

210

Sr.

3

3

15

Correy Earls

6-0

196

*Sr.

3

3

QB

11

KYLE PARKER

6-1

200

*So.

4

4

QB

9

JOSH NESBITT

6-1

217

Sr.

4

4

10

Tajh Boyd

6-1

230

*Fr.

5

4

13

Tevin Washington

6-0

205

*So.

3

2

RB

23

ANDRE ELLINGTON

5-10

190

*So.

4

4

AB

20

RODDY JONES

5-9

202

*Jr.

3

3

8

Jamie Harper

6-0

235

Jr.

5

4

3

Marcus Wright

5-7

177

Jr.

3

3

FB

30

CHAD DIEHL

6-2

265

*Jr.

2

3

4

B.J. Bostic

5-11

170

Fr.

3

4

48

Kasey Nobles

6-1

250

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

BB

18

ANTHONY ALLEN

6-0

229

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

WR

18

JARON BROWN

6-2

200

*So.

3

3

36

Lucas Cox

6-0

245

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

87

Terrance Ashe

6-2

200

*Gr.

N/A

N/A

27

Preston Lyons

6-0

211

*Jr.

N/A

N/A

WR

26

MARQUAN JONES

6-0

195

Jr.

3

4

AB

24

EMBRY PEEPLES

5-10

174

Jr.

3

3

7

Bryce McNeal

6-1

180

*Fr.

4

4

17

Orwin Smith

6-0

202

So.

2

3

WR

84

TYLER MELTON

6-0

206

Jr.

2

2

82

Kevin Cone

6-2

207

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

 

Table III:  Star Ratings per Defensive Player  

Clemson Defense

Georgia Tech 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

OLB

34

STEVEN SYLVESTER

6-2

238

Jr.

3

3

97

Malliciah Goodman

6-4

265

So.

4

4

42

Malcolm Munroe

6-3

232

*So.

3

3

NG

89

MIGUEL CHAVIS

6-5

285

Sr.

3

3

DE

94

IZAAN CROSS

6-4

292

So.

3

3

98

Brandon Thompson

6-2

310

Jr.

4

4

98

Ben Anderson

6-2

272

*Sr.

2

2

DT

99

JARVIS JENKINS

6-4

315

Sr.

4

4

DT

96

LOGAN WALLS

6-2

295

*Jr.

3

3

94

Rennie Moore

6-4

270

*Jr.

3

3

90

T.J. Barnes

6-7

333

*So.

3

3

BE

40

ANDRE BRANCH

6-5

260

*Jr.

2

2

DE

92

JASON PETERS

6-4

271

*Jr.

4

4

90

Kourtnei Brown

6-5

250

*Jr.

4

4

97

Robert Hall

6-3

269

*Sr.

2

3

SLB

34

QUANDON CHRISTIAN

6-3

215

*Fr.

3

3

OLB

41

ANTHONY EGBUNIWE

6-5

248

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

41

Daniel Andrews

5-11

210

Jr.

2

2

12

Anthony Barnes

6-3

248

*Sr.

NA

3

MLB

42

CORICO HAWKINS

5-11

230

So.

3

3

ILB

51

BRAD JEFFERSON

6-2

244

Sr.

3

3

33

Spencer Shuey

6-3

250

*Fr.

3

3

59

Kyle Jackson

6-0

236

*Jr.

3

3

WLB

20

BRANDON MAYE

6-2

235

*Jr.

2

3

ILB

40

JULIAN BURNETT

5-10

222

So.

3

2

46

Jonathan Willard

6-2

220

*So.

3

4

11

Brandon Watts

6-2

230

*Fr.

3

3

CB

12

MARCUS GILCHRIST

5-11

190

Sr.

4

4

LCB

26

DOMINIQUE REESE

5-11

193

*Sr.

2

2

29

Xavier Brewer

5-11

190

*So.

4

3

16

Louis Young

6-1

190

Fr.

4

4

SS

2

DeANDRE McDANIEL

6-1

215

Sr.

4

4

LS

8

MARIO EDWARDS

6-1

214

*Sr.

2

3

5

Jonathan Meeks

6-1

205

So.

4

4

28

Rashaad Reid

5-10

191

Jr.

3

2

FS

31

RASHARD HALL

6-2

200

*So.

3

3

RS

37

JERRARD TARRANT

6-1

205

*Jr.

3

3

32

Carlton Lewis

6-3

215

*So.

3

3

1

Isaiah Johnson

6-2

195

Fr.

3

3

CB

36

BYRON MAXWELL

6-1

205

*G r.

4

4

28

Rashaad Reid

5-10

191

Jr.

3

2

15

Coty Sensabaugh

6-0

180

*Jr.

2

2

RCB

2

MARIO BUTLER

6-1

184

Sr.

3

3

6

Rod Sweeting

6-0

181

So.

4

3

 

Table IV:  Star Ratings per "Specialist"

Clemson Specialists

Georgia Tech 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

14

SCOTT BLAIR

6-0

172

Sr.

N/A

N/A

13

Spencer Benton

6-2

195

*So.

2

2

P

81

SEAN POOLE

6-1

161

*Fr.

N/A

N/A

19

Richard Jackson

6-0

195

*Gr.

3

3

85

Chandler Anderson

6-0

201

*Jr.

N/A

N/A

P

96

DAWSON ZIMMERMAN

6-2

205

Jr.

3

2

KO

14

Scott Blair

6-0

172

Sr.

N/A

N/A

19

Richard Jackson

6-0

195

*Gr.

3

3

86

Justin Moore

5-10

160

Fr.

2

2

KO

13

Spencer Benton

6-2

195

*So.

2

2

LS (PK)

53

Jeff Lentz

6-6

245

*Sr.

N/A

N/A

LS

71

Matt Skinner

6-7

230

*So.

2

2

LS (P)

63

Tyler Morgan

6-3

205

So.

N/A

N/A

52

Phillip Fajgenbaum

6-0

225

*Fr.

N/A

N/A

H

85

Chandler Anderson

6-0

201

*Jr.

N/A

N/A

H

16

Michael Wade

6-2

210

*Gr.

3

3

81

Sean Poole

6-1

161

*Fr.

N/A

N/A

14

Donny McElveen

6-2

205

*Fr.

N/A

N/A

PR

37

Jerrard Tarrant

6-1

205

*Jr.

3

3

PR

12

Marcus Gilchrist

5-11

190

Sr.

4

4

80

Daniel McKayhan

6-0

198

*So.

2

2

6

DeAndre Hopkins

6-1

195

Fr.

4

4

KOR

17

Orwin Smith

6-0

202

So.

2

3

KOR

23

Andre Ellington

5-10

190

*So.

4

4

4

B.J. Bostic

5-11

170

Fr.

3

4

12

Marcus Gilchrist

5-11

190

Sr.

4

4

24

Embry Peeples

5-10

174

Jr.

3

3

80

Daniel McKayhan

6-0

198

*So.

2

2

 

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