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Offensive Line Recruiting Analysis: Clemson vs. ACC Atlantic 2006 to Present

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Today, we compare Clemson's offensive line recruiting endeavors to ACC Atlantic foes.  Assumptions made in creating this article can be found here.  I should point out that we strictly used position classifications.  It is possible that some offensive linemen ended up on the defensive side of the ball after they arrived on campus for any of the schools in this article.

Table I and Figure 1 (below) both illustrate Clemson's ranking based on OL class size since 2006.  Clemson (at 3.83 players per class) recruited fewer offensive linemen than Boston College, FSU, and UMd.  The Tigers recruited more players than NCST and Wake.  Overall, the average ACC Atlantic football program brought in nearly ½ a lineman (4.30 per class) more than Clemson did from 2006-present.  Interestingly, Florida State averaged two more linemen per class than Clemson over this period.

Table I:  Recruiting Class Size  



 Figure 1:  Recruiting Class Size

Figure 2:  Recruiting Class Size Average Comparison 

Table II and Figure 3 show the average star-rating per player for each team, as shown below.  Clemson (3.18 stars/player) led the division in average star-rating.  Florida State was second at 3.10 stars per player. Overall, Clemson was around 0.46 stars per player better than the ACC Atlantic average. 

Table I I:  Team Average Player Star Rating




Figure 3:  Recruiting Average Player Star Rating


 Figure 4:  Recruiting Class Average Player Star Rating

Overall, Clemson appears to be on-par with their ACC Atlantic counterparts in the "stars per player" category.  The Tigers were behind (and, in the comparison with FSU, way behind) the majority of their ACC Atlantic foes in the number of offensive line recruits signed per class.  We feel as though Clemson needs to improve in the quantity signed aspect of OL recruiting.