Herdhaven.com dives back into the recruiting side of this weeks contest. This week it is a 7pm kickoff between Marshall and CUSA East opponent Old Dominion. ODU comes into the game setting at 5 – 3, and 3 – 1 in CUSA. They are one win from bowl eligibility. Marshall on the other hand must win out in order to be bowl eligible.
This week way take a look at each player in the projected starting lineups for both teams. ODU has several unranked players due to the guys being older, seniors, who were simply not ranked at the time that ODU was recruiting them, prior to their elevation into CUSA.
These numbers clearly have meant very little, as the Herd has been ranked above everyone other than Louisville and Pittsburgh, yet sets at 2 – 6 on the year.
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 Old Dominion Defense
Marshall Offense – 2.45
Old Dominion Defense – 1.18
The Marshall Defense has a higher per player average scout.com star rating when compared to the Old Dominion Offense
Marshall Defense – 2.36
Old Dominion Offense – 1.09
Marshall holds the overall rating advantage when looking at the starting lineups from both units:
Marshall – 2.36
Old Dominion – 1.13
A Look at the starting Lineups:
Marshall and Old Dominion battle both on the field and off the field. Both teams go after very similar caliber football players as can be seen with just a few on the depth chart who held offers from both coaching staffs. In addition, one former walk on at Marshall transferred to Old Dominion and is now starting at linebacker.
Below are a couple players who chose the Monarchs over the Thundering Herd:
A Small bio on the former Marshall walk on linebacker that transferred to Old Dominion.
And a look at several players who chose the Thundering Herd over the Monarchs.
Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates.