Star power: Clemson beats Louisville in the battle of recruiting rankings

Two top-five teams. A prime-time showdown. Championship implications.

This weekend’s Louisville-Clemson matchup has everything a college football fan can ask for, and it could very well prove to be the biggest ACC contest this season. Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson will be looking to add another signature win to his Heisman résumé, while Tigers signal-caller Deshaun Watson is aiming to keep his team in the hunt for a second consecutive College Football Playoff berth.

While both programs have the look of national title contenders, they’re each built differently. How do they stack up with one another in terms of recruiting rankings? We take a closer look.

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