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How the stars align

How do our rankings of Clemson commits compare to those of the other major sites?

Ben Boulware is a consensus four-star prospect.

That's a question we get a lot.

So today, we're giving you a look at how each of Clemson's 16 commits for the 2013 class are rated/ranked by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout and the 247Composite.

For those not familiar with the 247Composite, it's a proprietary algorithm that compiles prospect "rankings" and "ratings" listed in the public domain by the major media recruiting services. It converts average industry ranks and ratings into a linear composite index capping at 1.0000, which indicates a consensus No. 1 prospect across all services.

The 247Composite Rating is the industry's most comprehensive and unbiased prospect ranking and is also used to generate 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings.

A little more about the 247Composite ...

-All major media services share an equal percentage in the 247Composite Rating.

-The composite index equally weights this percentage among the services that participate in a ranking for that specific prospect.

-A composite strength meter, indicated by red bars, illustrates the total number of industry services that have ranked the prospect. A full strength meter indicates the prospect has been ranked by all industry services participating in the composite.

-All industry networks have a different philosophy on number of "stars" distributed with each class. The 247Composite Rating assigns stars based on an approximate average distribution of stars from the industry.

-The 247Composite will update as major media outlets update their prospect rankings throughout the recruiting cycle.

Okay, here's a breakdown of the Clemson commits --

Ben Boulware, ILB, T.L. Hanna (Anderson, SC)
247 -- 4 stars, No. 20 ILB
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 78 overall, No. 3 ILB
Rivals -- 4 stars, No. 207 overall
Scout -- 4 stars, No. 289 overall, No. 13 ILB
247Composite -- 4 stars, No. 183 overall, No. 8 ILB

Tyshon Dye, RB, Elbert County (Elberton, GA)
247 -- 4 stars, No. 178 overall, No. 12 RB
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 123 overall, No. 12 RB
Rivals -- 4 stars, No. 217 overall, No. 14 RB
Scout -- 4 stars, No. 209 overall, No. 27 RB
247Composite -- 4 stars, No. 164 overall, No. 13 RB

Wayne Gallman, RB/OLB, Grayson (Loganville, GA)
247 -- 4 stars, No. 224 overall, No. 14 OLB
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 52 ATH
Rivals -- 3 stars
Scout -- 4 stars, No. 40 RB
247Composite -- 4 stars, No. 308 overall, No. 21 OLB

D.J. Greenlee, OLB, D.W. Daniel (Central, SC)
247 -- 2 stars, No. 183 OLB
ESPN -- 3 stars, No. 100 OLB
Rivals -- 2 stars
Scout -- 3 stars, No. 91 OLB
247Composite -- 3 stars, No. 124 OLB

Jadar Johnson, S, Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg, SC)
247 -- 3 stars, No. 72 S
ESPN -- 3 stars, No. 95 ATH
Rivals -- 3 stars, No. 29 ATH
Scout -- 3 stars, No. 59 S
247Composite -- 3 stars, No. 751, No. 55 S

Jayron Kearse, ATH, South Fort Myers (Fort Myers, FL)
247 -- 4 stars, No. 16 ATH
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 53 ATH
Rivals -- 4 stars, No. 242 overall, No. 14 ATH
Scout -- 4 stars, No. 100 overall, No. 6 OLB
247Composite -- 4 stars, No. 221 overall, No. 9 ATH

Shaq Lawson, SDE, Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
247 -- 4 stars, No. 10 overall, No. 1 SDE [Post-grad rating]
ESPN -- 4 stars
Rivals -- 4 stars
Scout -- 3 stars (in high school)
247Composite -- 4 stars, No. 2 overall, No. 1 SDE

Jordan Leggett, TE, Navarre (Navarre, FL)
247 -- 3 stars, No. 21 TE
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 7 TE
Rivals -- 3 stars, No. 13 TE
Scout -- 3 stars, No. 45 TE
247Composite -- 3 stars, No. 465 overall, No. 17 TE

Maverick Morris, OG, Coffee County (Douglas, GA)
247 -- 3 stars, No. 41 OG
ESPN -- 3 stars, No. 66 OT
Rivals -- 3 stars, No. 68 OT
Scout -- 3 stars, No. 83 OT
247Composite -- 3 stars, No. 701 overall, No. 42 OG

Dorian O'Daniel, LB, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
247 -- 4 stars, No. 125 overall, No. 9 OLB
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 112 overall, No. 8 OLB
Rivals -- 4 stars, No. 106 overall, No. 5 OLB
Scout -- 4 stars, No. 137 overall, No. 11 OLB
247Composite -- 4 stars, No. 100 overall, No. 8 OLB

Ebenezer Ogundeko, SDE, Jefferson (Brooklyn, NY)
247 -- 3 stars, No. 21 SDE
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 126 overall, No. 10 DE
Rivals -- 4 stars, No. 212 overall
Scout -- 3 stars, No. 35 OLB
247Composite -- 4 stars, No. 286 overall, No. 17 at SDE

Scott Pagano, DT, Moanalua (Honolulu, HI)
247 -- 3 stars, No. 28 DT
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 263 overall, No. 23 DT
Rivals -- 4 stars, No. 22 DT
Scout -- 4 stars, No. 29 DT
247Composite -- 4 stars, No. 282 overall, No. 23 DT

Kyrin Priester, WR, Brookwood (Snellville, GA)
247 -- 3 stars, No. 57 WR
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 170 overall, No. 20 WR
Rivals -- 3 stars
Scout -- 3 stars, No. 49 WR
247Composite -- 3 stars, No. 376 overall, No. 55 WR

Dane Rogers, WDE, Crest (Shelby, NC)
247 -- 3 stars, No. 23 WDE
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 32 DE
Rivals -- 3 stars, No. 30 WDE
Scout -- 3 stars, No. 59 DE
247Composite -- 3 stars, No. 538 overall, No. 24 WDE

Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)
247 -- 4 stars, No. 8 overall, No. 1 CB [Post-grad rating]
ESPN -- 3 stars
Rivals -- 3 stars
Scout -- 4 stars (in HS)
247Composite -- 3 stars, No. 9 overall, No. 1 CB

Mike Williams, WR, Lake Marion (Santee, SC)
247 -- 4 stars, No. 39 WR
ESPN -- 4 stars, No. 201 overall, No. 27 WR
Rivals -- 4 stars, No. 222 overall
Scout -- 4 stars, No. 288 overall, No. 38 WR
247Composite -- 4 stars, No. 238 overall, No. 36 WR

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