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Know Thy Enemy: Comparing Recruiting Rankings of UNLV's and Ohio State's Starters

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September 21, 2017 at 6:20am
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Wins on Saturdays are often determined by signed letters of intent over Februaries past. This piece is a look at the composite ratings of Saturday's starters that signed on the dotted line for UNLV and Ohio State.

RECRUITING RANKINGS: OHIO STATE'S OFF. STARTERS VS. UNLV'S DEF. STARTERS 
UNLV
 
     
OHIO STATE            
POSITION PLAYER COMP. RATING POSITION PLAYER COMP. RATING
FS DALTON BAKER .699 QB J.T. BARRETT .935
MLB BRIAN KEYES .788 RB MIKE WEBER .960
CB JERICHO FLOWERS .771 WR AUSTIN MACK .961
CB TIM HOUGH .753 WR JOHNNIE DIXON .964
WLB BAILEY LAOLAGI .788 HY PARRIS CAMPBELL .936
SS CHAUNCEY SCISSUM .826 TE MARCUS BAUGH .960
DE JAMEER OUTSEY .839 LT JAMARCO JONES .970
DT MIKE HUGHES JR. .800 LG MICHAEL JORDAN .939
NT JASON FAO .812 C BILLY PRICE .916
REBEL MARK FINAU .762 RG BRANDEN BOWEN .867
SLB GABE McCOY .778 RT ISAIAH PRINCE .950
           
  AVERAGE .783 AVERAGE   .942

If Howard was able to drop 43 on UNLV, Ohio State should score at least 50 points. J.T. Barrett typically puts up big numbers against inferior opponents and UNLV's defense meets that criteria. 

OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE RECRUITING NOTES

  • UNLV's highest rated defensive starter is defensive end Jameer Outsey (.839).
  • The largest gap between these units is the 236 point difference between Ohio State's QB J.T. Barrett (.935) and the Running Rebel's Dalton Baker (.699).
  • The average of Ohio State's offensive starters is 159 points better than Army's defensive starters.
UNLV
RECRUITING RANKINGS: OHIO STATE'S DEF. STARTERS VS. UNLV'S OFF. STARTERS
       
UNLV
 
     
OHIO STATE                     
POSITION PLAYER COMP. RATING POSITION PLAYER COMP. RATING
LT KYLE SAXELID .762 DE TYQUAN LEWIS .898
LG JARON CALDWELL .793 DT TRACY SPRINKLE .859
OC ZACK SINGER .797 DT DRE'MONT JONES .938
RG JUSTIN POLU .839 DE SAM HUBBARD .923
TE TREVOR KANTEMAN .756 LB DANTE BOOKER .972
FB DANIEL GODFREY .699 MLB CHRIS WORLEY .868
RB LEXINGTON THOMAS .773 LB JEROME BAKER .969
WR DEVONTE BOYD .782 CB DENZEL WARD .903
WR DARREN WOODS JR. .761 S DAMON WEBB .982
QB ARMANI ROGERS .860 S JORDAN FULLER .938
WR KENDAL KEYS .854 CB DAMON ARNETTE .860
           
  AVERAGE .789 AVERAGE   .919

Ohio State's comp. average jumps to .935 if Nick Bosa (.997) is substituted for Tyquan Lewis and Kendall Sheffield (.931) is substituted for Damon Arnette. The players above are listed as or on this week's depth chart.

DEFENSIVE/OFFENSIVE RECRUITING NOTES

  • UNLV's highest rated offensive starter is QB Armani Rogers (.860).
  • The largest gap among the two units is the 283 point difference between Ohio State's S Damon Webb (.982) and WR Darren Woods Jr. (.761).
  • The average of Ohio State's defensive starters is 130 points better than UNLV's defensive starters.

ICYMI
The Rundown: UNLV at No. 10 Ohio State
Power Rankings: Power Five Out Of Conference Schedules 

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