Until mid-to-late August, summer is a dull time for college football. However, the real game is played out at recruit camps and at televised school-selection conferences, where schools woo top recruits who choose where they want to play their college football.
Although their choices do not become official until national signing day on February 6, the race is on. Players may de-commit in the final hour, such as current Ducks star De’Anthony Thomas switching from USC to Oregon on signing day in 2011.
However, this is a minority of high school seniors, meaning schools can usually celebrate whenever a top recruit picks their university.
These rankings are based on the current committed classes. I have no doubt schools such as Stanford and Oregon, with fewer than 10 commitments so far, will fill their classes by February.
Additionally, the stock of commits might rise or fall depending on their senior performances as well as injuries.
Hey, it’s never too early to make predictions when it comes to sports.