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Scholarship Roster By Class

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Oh8ch, Jul 13, 2019 at 10:12 PM.

  1. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    This is the NEW AND IMPROVED Scholarship Roster. I followed the Phil Steele philosophy and tried to cram as much stuff in as small of a space as possible.

    Not sure how it shows up on a table or cell phone. Open to suggestions and corrections.

    If this works I will let the old chart go.

  2. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I was anxious to create a new chart that went beyond star ratings. Four star ratings in particular don't tell the story. Phillips is the #4 CB in next years class and is a 4 star as the #46 overall recruit. Michigan has two 4 stars in JD Johnson and Roman Wilson rated overall at #329 and #332. These are apples and oranges. (The fault is not in ourselves, but in our stars,)

    So looking at the chart here are some observations.

    We have enough top 100 players on the current roster at each position to field an entire team - and then some. In particular we have 10 DL who are top 100 - and all of those were rated as #7 or better at their position.

    Overall we have 16 players on Offense who were rated top 10 at their position and 24 on Defense.

    Three of our RBs were rated the #2 APB. Two more were the #11 RB and #11 APB. That trend isn't likely to change between now and August 2nd.

    I love the trend at WR and OL.

    Only two WR are top 100 in Senior, Junior and Sophomore classes combined.

    All three Frosh and all four incoming WR recruits are top 100.

    On the OL the highest ranked upperclassman is Munford at #285. Among the Sophomores and Freshman we have 5 rated #68 or better. That includes no less than 5 players who were rated the #1 or #2 as OT, C or G - with the #1 OT in next years class already lined up. And in the most recent speculation at our starting OL for this season are three players ranked #7, #24 and #53 overall. That is some serious raw material.

    As mentioned the DL is just sick with talent. And for all our concerns over the secondary keep in mind that in the past two seasons we have redshirted the #2 CB (Wade) and #2 S (Johnson) in the country. And while we only have 5 top 100 players at DB, we also have 5 more who are top 200. In the junior class alone we have the #1 CB, #3 ATH and #8 S.

    The only position on D where the rankings don't give as much cause for excitement is LB. We have three top 100 players out of 11 LBs and one of those is the oft injured Hilliard. Incoming recruits are rated #153 and #656. On the other hand, 8 of those 11 were rated top 19 at their position.

    Special teams is the area where the star rankings mean absolutely nothing. Of our scholarship LS, K and P none are ranked above 3 stars. Yet they are the #2, #4 and #1 rated players respectively at their positions.
    mendensa, shetuck and AuTX Buckeye like this.
  3. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    One other observation at just how top-heavy our recruiting can be.

    We have 43 kids rated in the top 10 at their position. Logic might indicate that we would have a similar number rated 11-20. But in fact their are only 10.

    I should also mention that incoming honorable mention OL Jonah Jackson was recruited as the #170 OT and wasn't in the top 1,000 players rated.
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