Maryland OL Justin Falcinelli joins Clemson's 2014 football recruiting class

Falcinelli is Tigers' second OL commitment, joining Taylor Hearn of Williston, S.C.

Justin Falcinelli (Middleton High School photo)

Justin Falcinelli (Middleton High School photo)

Are the Tigers done on the offensive line for 2014?

Unless the coaching staff opts for an over-sign.

The Tigers added commitment No. 14 for its class of 2014 over the weekend, and filled its (flexible) offensive line quota, when offensive guard Justin Falcinelli committed to Clemson.

The 6-5, 300-pounder is one of two Middleton (Md.) High standouts targeted by Clemson. Both Falcinelli and teammate Rick Leonard visited campus last month. Leonard, a defensive end, is expected to announce his decision soon between Clemson and Florida State.

A consensus three-star prospect, Falcinelli is ranked as the nation's No. 22 offensive guard by Scout and as the No. 25 offensive tackle by ESPN. He is the second offensive line commitment for Clemson's 2014 class, joining Taylor Hearn of Williston, S.C.

The Tigers also have offers out to Donnell Stanley of Latta, S.C. and Bentley Spain of Charlotte, N.C., among others.

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rsb8931#286014 writes:

Considered the 22nd best guard by one service and the 25th best offensive tackle by another service and only being a 3 star recruit makes you wonder how high you have to be ranked to be a 4 star or what about a 5 star recruit. There are a lot of offensive guards and tackles playing high school football.

TigerFan95 writes:

in response to rsb8931#286014:

Considered the 22nd best guard by one service and the 25th best offensive tackle by another service and only being a 3 star recruit makes you wonder how high you have to be ranked to be a 4 star or what about a 5 star recruit. There are a lot of offensive guards and tackles playing high school football.

A player’s star rating has nothing to do with his rank in relation to his peers at his position, it's based on his individually assessed skill and potential. In theory you could have hundreds of players at a position and none ranked above a two or three star or you could have them all ranked 5 stars.

rsb8931#286014 writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

A player’s star rating has nothing to do with his rank in relation to his peers at his position, it's based on his individually assessed skill and potential. In theory you could have hundreds of players at a position and none ranked above a two or three star or you could have them all ranked 5 stars.

A 5 star recruit is generally better than a 4 star. And a 4 star is better than a 3 star. And so on and so forth. They have these ratings based on their ability to play football. This guy being a 3 star means there are not many good lineman coming out next year or he would be a 4 star recruit. They are all just above average, apparently.

33dtb writes:

...."He is the second offensive line commitment for Clemson's 2014 class, joining Taylor Hearn of Williston, S.C."..............

It's start, but just two and oversign to get anymore ??

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