Recruiting season has been in full swing for some time now and coaches are starting to get a sense of what their classes will look like. The usual suspects are hanging around at the top five of the class, though a couple of surprises have found their way into the top 25 so far.
The rankings shown here are provided by 247sports.
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Florida State
- Texas A&M
- South Carolina
- Mississippi State
- Penn State
It’s interesting to note that three of the top five teams are in the SEC. In the top 10, the SEC has four teams, the ACC has two teams, the Big Ten has two and the Big XII has one.
The other team in the top 10 is Notre Dame, an Independent.
While Alabama is ranked as the No. 2 class, they currently hold commitments from three of the top 10 players in the country. The reason Ohio State is ranked ahead of them? They have commitments from nearly half of the five-star recruits in the country.
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The John Harbaugh led Michigan Wolverines are rounding out the top 10, though expect a big push from them as signing day nears. Michigan is living up to the hype so far this year and that will provide a big boost in recruiting. The University of Miami is putting together a solid campaign on the trail and holds the No. 12 class under first-year head coach Mark Richt.
Most of the big names are still on the board and are being heavily courted. Outside Linebacker Baron Browning out of Kennedale, Texas currently has offers from 42 different schools.
And speaking of Texas, don’t expect a turnaround of fortunes anytime soon. The Longhorns are currently have the No. 58-ranked class in the country and only hold seven commitments, all of which are local recruits. The Longhorns seem to have lost their national appeal, though with Texas being such a hotbed for talent perhaps this is an intentional strategy on their part.