|by Mickey Plyler - Radio Host - Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:52 AM||
Like most of you, I don't think the star system used by recruiting websites is the best criteria to use in judging a football team. Player development and scheme also have a lot to do with a team’s success. However, a few of our readers asked that I break down Georgia players and share how many stars they had coming out of high school. I decided to include both Clemson and Georgia for you to use as a reference point. I have also included some notes for each position.
Today we look at the offenses and tomorrow I will look at the defenses. Again, the star system is not the only criteria that should be used to evaluate, but below is how many stars each player had on the depth charts released Monday according to Rivals.com:
Aaron Murray 4
Hutson Mason 3
Notes:This is a pretty even battle on paper. These are two of the nation's best quarterbacks. In hindsight, I think Rivals.com hit on both of these quarterbacks with their four star ranking. I can't give a decided edge to either quarterback heading into this one. I would think the Georgia staff would not trade Murray for Boyd and the Clemson staff would not trade Boyd for Murray.
Todd Gurley 4
Keith Marshall 4
Notes:This is where the star system is misleading. There is a big difference in Georgia's backs and Clemson's even though all four backs were four stars. There is not a college coach in America that would say this race is even. Georgia's sophomore duo is the best in America, while Clemson's tandem is unproven.
Malcolm Mitchell 4
Chris Conley 3
Michael Bennett 3
Juston Scott-Wesley 4
Notes:The star system points out what I believe to be true. Clemson has an advantage here. Georgia's wide outs are good, but Clemson has as good of a receiving corps as there is in the country. Watkins, Peake and Bryant are NFL talents.
Arthur Lynch 4
Jay Rome 4
Notes:This is perhaps Georgia's biggest advantage on offense. Both of the Bulldog tight ends are headed for the NFL and at this point I can't see Clemson's getting there. Jordan LeggettJordan Leggett
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Giff Timothy 3
Eric MacLain 4
Kenarious Gates 3
Mark Beard 3
Dallas Lee 4
Watts Dantzler 3
David Andrews 3
Hunter Long 3
Chris Burnette 4
Kolston Houston 3
John Theus 5
Xzavier Ward 3
Notes:The offensive lines are close. Georgia may have a slight advantage here, but both offensive lines should be considered strengths. Clemson has four returning starters while Georgia has all five starters back, and both have built solid depth.
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