For true fanatics, college football recruiting replaces its more active counterpart for much of the offseason.
It may not be as exciting, but recruiting can be just callous enough, just contentious enough, to make us forget for a moment that it's still May.
Nothing could be as contentious as a list, and recruiting is chock-full of them. Rivals' 250 is set to release later this week. Scout has had its top 300 up for some time. And ESPN will be narrowing down its 11,000 ESPNU watchlist members into an actual 150 any day now.
To that mix, I humbly add B/R's top 100, the 100 best college football recruits in the 2011 class.
Here are Nos. 100-51. When possible, I've either embedded or included a link to a recruit's film so you can evaluate their positioning yourself.