Herdhaven dives back into the numbers. Here is a look inside the recruiting numbers of Marshall and this week's opponent, Florida Atlantic.
As has been seen at least twice already this season, the team with the highest ranked recruits in the starting lineup does not always equal a victory. This happened when Marshall battled Akron and North Texas. The Herd had an overwhelming advantage on paper in regards to talent, but fell in both games.
Nevertheless, Herdhaven.com gets back to the grind this week and takes a look inside the recruiting numbers of Marshall and Florida Atlantic. Last season the Owls held the overall CUSA recruiting lead for nearly the entire winter before last minute signees, Jaquan Yulee and JaQua Daniels pushed the Herd out into the lead to stay.
Here is a look at this weeks matchup then an inside look at those players that thought long and hard about both schools before choosing their college destination.
The Marshall Offense has a higher per player average scout.com star rating when compared to the Florida Atlantic Defense
Marshall Offense – 2.36
Florida Atlantic Defense – 2.27
The Marshall Defense has a higher per player average scout.com star rating when compared to the Florida Atlantic Offense
Marshall Defense – 2.36
Florida Atlantic Offense – 1.72
Marshall holds the overall rating advantage when looking at the starting lineups from both units:
Marshall – 2.36
Florida Atlantic – 2.00
Here is a look at how each position broke down:
Marshall and Florida Atlantic heavily recruit the south Florida regions, Palm Beach County, Broward County, etc. They battle for the same kids year in and year out. One such player this year on the Florida Atlantic starting lineup that both teams recruited was 2 star linebacker Azzez Al-Shaair. Shaair chose the Owls and is now starting as a true sophomore.
Marshall won the battle for the following players:
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