On Monday morning, 247Sports unveiled a new system for ranking and measuring recruits: 247Composite.
Dorian O'Daniel is ranked 55 spots higher in the 247Composite than in the Top247.
The 247Composite takes the rankings of all four major recruiting sites and runs them through a complex algorithm using a Gaussian distribution formula to create the most comprehensive ranking on the Internet. The system effectively helps to eliminate any individual biases in the ranking process by forming an average of sorts based on numerical data.
In addition, it also allows literally thousands of prospects to be ranked, something that sets 247Sports.com far ahead of any other network covering recruiting.
Here is how Clemson’s 2013 recruiting class stacks up.
The Tigers check in at No. 12 in the national team rankings, which now use the 247Composte to rate the classes (247Sports still incorporates its formula to determine a separate ranking that is tabulated into the calculation.)
Individually, there is a lot of recalibration among Clemson recruits.
Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche retains the No. 1 spot as the country’s consensus top prospect, the only way at 1.000 rating can be achieved.
Linebacker Dorian O’Daniel remains the Tigers’ second-highest rated recruit, but he jumps from No. 135 in the Top247 to No. 80 in the 247Composite. Furthermore, defensive end Elijah Daniel (87) also jumps into the top 100.
Below you can see where each of the Clemson commitments rank in the 247Composite, with their position in parentheses.
1. Robert Nkemdiche
80. Dorian O’Daniel
87. Elijah Daniel
141. Demarcus Robinson
143. Tyshon Dye
210. Scott Pagano
280. Wayne Gallman
325. Ryan Jenkins
379. Dane Rogers
420. Ben Boulware
455. Jordan Leggett
598. Maverick Morris
729. Jadar Johnson
NR. David Kamara
NR. D.J. Greenlee
(Note: Holdover placement signee Cordrea Tankersley is ranked as the No. 3 prep school prospect presently)
Clemson hopes Tuesday to land four-star receiver Mike Williams, who comes in at No. 216 in the 247Composite.