I've never really considered myself a stats type of guy; I'm not the one rattling off batting averages or inventing some slugging percentage equivalent for football.
That said, I was interested in seeing how our recruiting class matched up against the rest of the Pac-12 in a way that actually made sense: with percentages instead of raw numbers. So I made a grid...
In the grid you have the total class size on the top row, and each subsequent line is the percent of the total recruiting class that some sub-group consists of (i.e. Oregon St's 10 Defensive Line recruits are 40% of their whole stinkin' class, or hardly a third (35.7%) of Wazzu's class was ranked 3 or more stars).
All the raw numbers came from scout, mostly because I could get what I wanted in under 5 minutes.
I think the numbers show some interesting things about the Buff's recruiting class: I think we're better than the D rating that ESPN gave us: Over half of our recruits were 3 or 4 star, compared to Arizona's 45% or Wazzu's 36%. That said, it also reinforces what we already knew; that some of our guys truly were "under the radar."
Other things I found interesting:
- Utah and UCLA's heavy emphasis on offensive recruits (60%+)
- Wazzu and Cal's heavy emphasis on defensive recruits (60%+)
- The afore-mentioned Oregon State's 30 DL recruits
- Oregon's class (ranked 10th) looks better here than SC's class (ranked 5th)
- UCLA's other quarterback recruit? Some kid named Neuheisal
What do y'all say? Go Buffs!