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National Signing Day 2011: Ranking All 120 Recruiting Classes After Signing Day

John SmithCorrespondent IIFebruary 3, 2011

National Signing Day 2011: Ranking All 120 Recruiting Classes After Signing Day

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    National Signing Day is the most exciting day in the offseason for any sport. Fans, coaches and players all across the country are glued on the television to see what recruit goes where.

    This has to be the only day where fax machines are relevant, as coaches eagerly awaited National Letters of Intent.

    First, a couple housekeeping notes about these rankings. These are the rankings from Scout.com, updated Thursday morning. Most players have signed their National Letters of Intent, so the majority of this list is solidified.

    Rivals and ESPN both have class rankings that are very well done, but for the purposes of this I stuck with Scout. At the end of the day, you will choose the recruiting site that ranks your team the highest.

    There are a couple of big name recruits, Jadeveon Clowney being the main one, that have yet to announce their decisions. Once Clowney makes his decision, expect some changes at the very top of these rankings.

    Cyrus Kouandjio, one of the top OL recruits in the country, announced he was going to Auburn on Signing Day. However, as of now he has not sent his LOI to Gene Chizik. Auburn's spot in this ranking reflects Kouandjio going to Auburn.

    The SEC is the most dominant conference not only on the football playing field, but on the recruiting field as well. Every SEC team is ranked in the top 45 (including Vanderbilt), and 10 of the teams are in the top 25. That is incredible. This cannot be said about any other conference, and it isn't even close.

    The states of California, Florida, Texas and Georgia produced the best talent, and the rankings reflect that—teams who dominated these states are near the top of the rankings.

    Here is the ranking of the 120 Division I football teams after Signing Day.

Ranking the Classes from 120 to 111

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    120. Florida Atlantic

    Commits: 10

    3-Stars: None

    Offense/Defense: 6/4

    Top Recruit: 2-star OLB Conard Johnson (182); only ranked prospect

     

    119. New Mexico State

    Commits: 23

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/Defense: 13/10

    Top Recruits: 3-star WR Kemonte Bateman (JC); 2-stars: Valerian Ume-Ezeoke (36), S Austin Franklin (135)

     

    118. North Texas

    Commits: 23

    3-stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 10/13

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: CB Freddie Warner (112), WR Chaz Sampson (181)

     

    117. Kent State

    Commits: 17

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/Defense: 10/7

    Top Recruit: 3-star FB Trayion Durham (4)

     

    116. Western Michigan

    Commits: 18

    3-stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 9/9

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: OG Dustin Pringle (82), WR Kendrick Roberts (177)

     

    115. Eastern Michigan

    Commits: 19

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/ Defense: 8/11

    Top Recruits: 3-star S Sean Cotton (58); 2-stars: S Kevin Johnson (126), CB Kris Strange (141)

     

    114. Miami (Oh.)

    Commits: 19

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/Defense: 10/9

    Top Recruits: 3-star OG Marcus Matthews (87); 2-stars: QB Andrew Kummer (86), OG Treran Brown (97)

     

    113. San Jose State

    Commits: 21

    3-stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 10/11

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: QB Joseph Gray (68), CB Mercy Maston (76)

     

    T111. Idaho

    Commits: 23

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/Defense: 11/12

    Top Recruits: 3-star WR Marquan Major (178); 2-stars: CB Solomon Dixon (139), WR Cameron McKernan (228)

     

    T111. Ball State

    Commits: 20

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/Defense: 11/9

    Top Recruits: 3-star OT Jalen Schlachter (82); 2-stars: FB Keenan Noel (20), S Quyuan Mattox (121)

Ranking the Classes from 110 to 101

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    110. UTEP

    Commits: 22

    3-Stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 13/9

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: DE Roy Robertson (151), MLB Josh Fely (JC)

     

    109. Buffalo

    Commits: 20

    3-stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 11/8

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: Kendall Patterson (66), DE Joe Felicia (150)

     

    108. Middle Tennessee

    Commits: 19

    3-stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 9/10

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: CB Rodney O'Neal (68), CB Jared Singletary (121)

     

    107. Nevada

    Commits: 25

    3-stars: 3

    Offense/Defense: 10/15

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: OLB Burton DeKoning (87), DE Reggie Coates (147), S Jeffrey Lark

     

    106. New Mexico

    Commits: 19

    3-stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 16/7

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: CB Zoey Williams (56), OT Korian Chambers (JC), QB Dustin Walton (122)

     

    105. Arkansas State

    Commits: 23

    3-stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 16/7

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: RB Artez Brown (66), WR Kyle Coleman (170

     

    104. Utah State

    Commits: 22

    3-stars: 3

    Offense/Defense: 9/12

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: QB Chuck Keeton (64), S Peni Vea (109), DE Bojay Filimoeatu (JC)

     

    103. Louisiana-Monroe

    Commits: 21

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/Defense: 11/8

    Top Recruits: 3-star QB Earnest Carrington (66); 2-stars: MLB Michael Johnson (62), OG Ben Risenhoover (123)

     

    102. Troy

    Commits: 27

    3-stars: 6

    Offense/Defense: 12/13

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: DE Deon Lee (85), DE Dreshon McGaster (117), DE Xavian Evans (JC)

     

    101. Northern Illinois

    Commits: 21

    3-stars: 4

    Offense/Defense: 9/12

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: DT Mason Fuller (77), CB Tre Moore (97), OT Matt Killian (116)

Ranking the Classes from 100 to 91

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    100. Florida International

    Commits: 25

    3-Stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 12/13

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: OG Derrick Thorpe (55), CB Corey Tindal (117)

     

    99. UNLV

    Commits: 20

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 11/8

    Top Recruits: 4-star MLB Princeton Jackson (JC); 3-stars: CB Fred Wilson (105), WR Devante Davis (183)


    98. Army 

    Commits: 35

    3-stars: None

    Offense/Defense: 22/13

    Top Recruits: 2-stars: OG David Evans (100), OG Bill Allen (112), DT Tala Atimalala (121)

     

    97. Tulane

    Commits: 22

    3-stars: 3

    Offense/Defense: 14/8

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: QB Nick SanGiacomo (75), S Renaldo Thomas (84), WR Marc Edwards (190)

     

    96. Navy

    Commits: 31

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/Defense: 11/20

    Top Recruits: 3-star DT Bernie Sarra (108); 2-stars: MLB Grant Clifton (77), TE Allen Caldwell (106)

     

    95. Temple

    Commits: 21

    3-stars: 4

    Offense/Defense: 13/8

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: TE Brandon Chudnoff (52), WR Daquan Cooper (124), DE Khadeem Wilson (142)

     

    94. Air Force

    Commits: 33

    3-stars: None

    Offense/Defense: 16/16

    Top Recruits: 2-stars: MLB Connor Healy (76), Nate Dreslinski (81), D.J. Miolen (87)

     

    93. Wyoming

    Commits: 23

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/Defense: 12/9

    Top Recruits: 3-star QB Adam Pittser (25); 2-stars: QB Brett Smith (89), S Chad Reese (124)

     

    92. Louisiana-Lafayette

    Commits: 28

    3-stars: 2

    Offense/Defense: 14/13

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: FB Alonzo Harris (2), RB Montrel Carter (116)

     

    91. Akron

    Commits: 24

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 1

    Offense/Defense: 14/9

    Top Recruits: 4-star MLB Nick Rossi (13); 3-star DT James Price (90)

Ranking the Classes from 90 to 81

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    90. Hawaii

    Commits: 25

    3-Stars: 3

    Offense/Defense: 7/18

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: CB Ellis Henderson (64), S Tigi Hill (66), CB Brian Clay (96)

     

    T88. San Diego State

    Commits: 23

    3-stars: 4

    Offense/Defense: 16/7

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: QB Chad Jeffries (59), RB Brandon Wright (60), TE Sam Meredith (60)

     

    T88. Fresno State

    Commits: 18

    3-stars: 6

    Offense/Defense: 6/12

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: S Charles Washington (92), OLB Donavon Lewis (95), OLB Ejiro Ederaine (98)

     

    87. Bowling Green

    Commits: 21

    3-stars: 6

    Offense/Defense: 12/8

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: C Alex Huettel (24), QB Matt Johnson (56), DE Bryan Baird (139)

     

    86. UAB

    Commits: 27

    3-stars: 3

    Offense/Defense: 12/13

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: TE Kennard Backman (54), OG Uneik Crumbley (81), OLB Shaquille Roberson (94)

     

    85. Louisiana Tech

    Commits: 25

    3-stars: 5

    Offense/Defense: 13/12

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: OLB Beau Fitte (77), DT Malcolm Pichon (87), WR Quinton Patton (JC)

     

    84. Rice

    Commits: 19

    3-stars: 6

    Offense/Defense: 10/9

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: OLB Nick Elder (76), CB Jaylon Finner (86), DE Michael Sam (94)

     

    83. Ohio

    Commits: 23

    3-stars: 7

    Offense/Defense: 10/13

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: OG Jacob Welter (76), DT Antwan Crutcher (95), RB Kyle Hammonds (119)

     

    82. East Carolina

    Commits: 26

    3-stars: 5

    Offense/Defense: 11/15

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: RB Chevelle Buie (36), MLB Zeek Bigger (55), S Danny Webster (103)

     

    81. Western Kentucky

    Commits: 26

    3-stars: 4

    Offense/Defense: 16/10

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: RB Quartterrio Morgan (83), CB Eric Robinson-Berry (84), S Champ Lewis (107)

Ranking the Classes from 80 to 71

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    80. Colorado State

    Commits: 28

    3-Stars: 3

    Offense/Defense: 16/10

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: DT Isiah Norton (27), TE Joe Kawulok (32), RB Dorian Brown (96)

     

    79. Southern Miss

    Commits: 25

    3-stars: 5

    Offense/Defense: 14/11 

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: TE Collin Jarbo (64), OG Garrett Clark (70), DT Cortez Hertzog (110)

     

    78. Connecticut

    Commits: 16

    3-stars: 8

    Offense/Defense: 8/8

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: S Wilbert Lee (39), OLB Marquise Vann (63), QB Michael Nebrich (72)

     

    77. Purdue

    Commits: 16

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 7

    Offense/Defense: 7/9

    Top Recruits: 4-star DE Robert Kugler (23); 3-stars: RB Akeem Hunt (58), OLB Armstead Williams (58)

     

    76. Central Michigan

    Commits: 25

    3-stars: 5

    Offense/Defense: 14/10

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: TE Ben McCord (58), QB Alex Niznak (60), OT Ramadan Ahmeti (94)

     

    75. Toledo

    Commits: 19

    3-stars: 9

    Offense/Defense: 10/8

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: K J.D. Detmer (9), C Kyle Cameron (20), RB Antwan Gilbert (39)

     

    74. Wake Forest

    Commits: 15

    3-stars: 9

    Offense/Defense: 7/8

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: QB Kevin Sousa (42), OG Cod Preble (45), CB Allen Ramsey (57)

     

    73. North Carolina State

    Commits: 20

    3-stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 5/12

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: K Niklas Sade (3), P Wil Baumann (3), QB Brian Taylor (57)

     

    72. Houston

    Commits: 22

    3-stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 10/12

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: QB Bram Kohlhausen (43), OG Kourtlandt Akins (72), RB Kenny Farrow (78)

     

    71. Iowa State

    Commits: 21

    3-stars: 11

    Offense/Defense: 14/7

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: QB Jaquarius Daniels (62), RB DeVondrick Nealy (69), OG Oni Omoile (86)

Ranking the Classes from 70 to 61

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    70. Minnesota

    Commits: 23

    3-Stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 12/11

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: MLB Quinn Bauducco (40), OG Kyle McAvoy (51), QB Max Shortell (58)

     

    69. Tulsa

    Commits: 24

    3-stars: 8

    Offense/Defense: 10/14

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: CB Kwame Sexton (54), OLB Trent Martin (64), OG Garrett Gladd (66)


    68. Arizona

    Commits: 20

    3-stars: 9

    Offense/Defense: 8/10

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: MLB Rob Hankins (18), S Domonique Petties (46), RB KaDeem Carey (55)

     

    67. Arizona State

    Commits: 14

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 7/6

    Top Recruits: 4-star QB Michael Eubank (18); 3-stars: C Devin Goodman (17), OG Brent Walker (44)

     

    66. Memphis

    Commits: 29

    3-stars: 6

    Offense/Defense: 16/13

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: DT Terry Redden (46), RB Artaves Gibson (61), CB Bobby McCain (62)

     

    65. Kansas State

    Commits: 25

    3-stars: 12

    Offense/Defense: 9/15

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: DE Ian Seau (57), DE Marquel Bryant (75), OT Boston Stiverson (95)

     

    64. Boise State

    Commits: 19

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 9

    Offense/Defense: 10/8

    Top Recruits: 4-star S Dextrell Simmons (JC); 3-stars: MLB Blake Renaud (20), DE Samuel Ukwuachu (40)

     

    63. BYU

    Commits: 19

    3-stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 7/11

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: FB Manoa Pikula (8), TE Colby Jorgensen (29), MLB Austin Heder (30)

     

    62. Central Florida

    Commits: 28

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 8/20

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: C Tarik Cook (11), MLB Miles Pace (43), DT Demetris Anderson (59)

     

    61. Duke

    Commits: 20

    3-stars: 12

    Offense/Defense: 7/12

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: P Will Monday (1), OG Lucas Patrick (50), TE David Reeves (51)

Ranking the Classes from 60 to 51

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    60. Colorado

    Commits: 19

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 9

    Offense/Defense: 10/8

    Top Recruits: 4-star OT Paulay Asiata (21); 3-stars: C Alex Kelley (21), MLB Brady Daigh (32)

     

    59. Maryland

    Commits: 20

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 11/8

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: FB Tyler Cierski (7), C Evan Mulrooney (15), DE Quinton Jefferson (47)

     

    58. Indiana

    Commits: 21

    3-stars: 15

    Offense/Defense: 12/9

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: TE Jake Reed (46), MLB Mike Replogle (53), OG Bernard Taylor (69)

     

    57. South Florida

    Commits: 21

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 11

    Offense/Defense: 11/10

    Top Recruits: 4-star WR Andre Davis (46); 3-stars: OT Max Lang (49), OLB Edsel Caprice (55)

     

    56. Northwestern

    Commits: 17

    3-stars: 15

    Offense/Defense: 12/5

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: RB Jordan Perkins (35), OG Geoff Mogus (38), QB Zack Oliver (51)

     

    55. Pittsburgh

    Commits: 20

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 11

    Offense/Defense: 10/10

    Top Recruits: 4-star CB Lafayette Pitts (12); 3-stars: C Artie Rowell (14), MLB LaQuentin Smith (23)

     

    54. UCLA

    Commits: 16

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 8

    Offense/Defense: 10/6

    Top Recruits: 5-star QB Brett Hundley (3); 4-star WR Devin Lucien (44); 3-stars: C Jacob Brendel (8), DT Kevin McReynolds (24)

     

    53. Washington State

    Commits: 27

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 9

    Offense/Defense: 10/17

    Top Recruits: 4-star OLB Chester Sua (15); 3-stars: OLB Logan Mayes (28), MLB Max Hersey (39)

     

    52. West Virginia

    Commits: 22

    3-stars: 15

    Offense/Defense: 12/10

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: S Terrell Chesnut (29), S Shaquille Petteway (44), MLB Jared Barber (45)

     

    51. Marshall

    Commits: 30

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 18/12

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: OLB Armonze Daniel (26), MLB Deon Meadows (48), MLB Jermaine Holmes (49)

Ranking the Classes from 50 to 46

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    50. Baylor

    Commits: 19

    4-stars: 2

    3-stars: 11

    Offense/Defense: 9/10

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: OT Spencer Drango (20), WR Jonathon Lee (42); 3-stars: DT Suleiman Masumbuko (36), RB B.J. Allen (45)

     

    49. Syracuse

    Commits: 26

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 15/9

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: QB Ashton Broyld (31), OG Robert Trudo (34), OLB Cameron Lynch (54), OT Ryan Sloan (60)

     

    48. SMU

    Commits: 28

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 12

    Offense/Defense: 11/17

    Top Recruits: 4-star OLB Davon Moreland; 3-stars: OG Dontae Levingston (35), OLB Jonathan Yenga (41), RB K.C. Nlemchi (64)

     

    47. Missouri

    Commits: 17

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 7/10

    Top Recruits: 5-star DT Sheldon Richardson (JC); 4-star DE Shane Ray (28); 3-stars: C Brad McNulty (25), S Cortland Browning (31)

     

    46. Utah

    Commits: 19

    4-stars: 2

    3-stars: 14

    Offense/Defense: 12/7

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: RB Harvey Langi (13), WR Anthony Denham (JC); 3-stars: OG Isaac Asiata (15), OG Siaosi Aiono (29)

Ranking the Classes from 45 to 41

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    45. Vanderbilt

    Commits: 22

    4-stars: 2

    3-stars: 12

    Offense/Defense: 14/8

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: TE Dillon van der Wal (12), WR Lafonte Thourogood (38); 3-stars: CB Derek King (32), DE Barron Dixon (49)

     

    44. Oregon State

    Commits: 25

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 15

    Offense/Defense: 12/13

    Top Recruits: 4-star DE Dylan Wynn (20); 3-stars: OLB Lavonte Barnett (51), WR Richard Bullaney (59), OT Akeem Gonzalez (63)

     

    43. Mississippi State

    Commits: 22

    4-stars: 2

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 12/10

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: S Dee Arrington (9), WR Joe Morrow (30); 3-stars: OT James Maiden (35), DT P.J. Jones (43)

     

    42. Georgia Tech

    Commits: 22

    3-stars: 16

    Offense/Defense: 13/8

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: OLB Jabari Hunt-Days (29), OG Errin Joe (31), MLB Tremayne McNair (31), MLB Anthony Harrell (36)

     

    41. Cincinnati

    Commits: 25

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 15

    Offense/Defense: 12/13

    Top Recruits: 4-star RB Jameel Poteat (28); 3-stars: QB Patrick Coyne (19), S Nick Temple (38), OT Parker Ehinger (51)

Ranking the Classes from 40 to 36

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    40. Virginia Tech

    Commits: 20

    4-stars: 3

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 9/11

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: DE Corey Marshall (17), CB Kyshoen Jarrett (17), DT Kris Harley (18)

     

     

    39. Wisconsin

    Commits: 20

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 7

    Offense/Defense: 9/11 

    Top Recruits: 4-star OLB Jake Keefer (22); 3-stars: TE Sam Arneson (34), RB Melvin Gordon (38), DE James Adeyanju (39)

     

    38. Kansas

    Commits: 26

    3-stars: 20

    Offense/Defense: 13/12

    Top Recruits: 3-stars: K Alex Mueller (7), C Damon Martin (23), QB Brock Berglund (26)

     

    37. Miami (Fla.)

    Commits: 16

    5-stars: 2

    4-stars: 2

    3-stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 3/11

    Top Recruits: 5-stars: DE Anthony Chickillo (3), DT Jalen Grimble (7); 4-stars: CB Kevin Grooms (16), MLB Denzel Perryman (17)

     

    36. Louisville

    Commits: 19

    4-stars: 3

    3-stars: 14

    Offense/Defense: 8/10

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: QB Teddy Bridgewater (6), S Gerod Holliman (10), WR DeVante Parker (26)

Ranking the Classes from 35 to 31

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    35. Boston College

    Commits: 23

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 16

    Offense/Defense: 11/1

    Top Recruits: 4-star S Albert Louis-Jean (14); 3-stars: TE Brian Miller (15), MLB Nick Lifka (21), OG Kieran Borcich (25), OLB Sean Duggan (35)

     

    34. Illinois

    Commits: 29

    4-stars: 1

    3-stars: 18

    Offense/Defense: 18/10

    Top Recruits: 4-star TE Jon Davis (7); 3-stars: C Tony Durkin (12), OG Chris Boles (43), DT Chris Jones (47)

     

    33. Penn State

    Commits: 16

    4-stars: 6

    3-stars: 9

    Offense/Defense: 9/6

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: OG Angelo Mangiro (3), OG Anthony Zettel (8), WR Bill Belton (11), OT Donovan Smith (12), DE Shawn Oakman (19)

     

    32. Kentucky

    Commits: 23

    4-stars: 2

    3-stars: 18

    Offense/Defense: 14/9

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: OT Darian Miller (17), S Glen Faulkner (24); 3-stars: OG Zach West (17), RB Josh Clemons (31), TE Alvin Dupree (45)

     

    31. Rutgers

    Commits: 24

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 3

    3-stars: 14

    Offense/Defense: 12/11

    Top Recruits: 5-star RB Savon Huggins (4), 4-stars: WR Miles Shuler (16), DT Marquise Wright (17), OT Keith Lumpkin (19)

Ranking the Classes from 30 to 26

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    30. Texas A&M

    Commits: 23

    4-stars: 4

    3-stars: 15

    Offense/Defense: 8/13

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: S Howard Matthews (13), S Devonta Burns (21), DE Brandon Alexander (24), DE Shayvion Hatten (29)

     

    29. Michigan State

    Commits: 29

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 3

    3-stars: 16

    Offense/Defense: 8/13

    Top Recruits: 5-star DE Lawrence Thomas (7); 4-stars: Donavon Clark (13), DE Joel Heath (26), RB Onaje Miller (27)

     

    28. TCU

    Commits: 26

    4-stars: 3

    3-stars: 16

    Offense/Defense: 13/12

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: WR LaDarius Brown (14), WR Brandon Carter (21), WR Cameron White (25)

     

    27. Michigan

    Commits: 20

    4-stars: 5

    3-stars: 15

    Offense/Defense: 9/10

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: DE Brennen Beyer (12), MLB Kellen Jones (12), OLB Antonio Poole (13), RB Justice Hayes (14), CB Blake Countess (20)

     

    26. Iowa

    Commits: 25

    4-stars: 4

    3-stars: 17

    Offense/Defense: 14/11

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: OG Jordan Walsh (2), OLB Rodney Coe (6), DT Darian Cooper (16), S Nico Law (23)

Ranking the Classes from 25 to 21

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    25. Virginia

    Commits: 26

    4-stars: 4

    3-stars: 19

    Offense/Defense: 12/14

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: CB Demetrious Nicholson (3), CB Dominique Terrell (23), WR Brandon Phelps (37), WR Darius Jennings (43)

     

    24. Mississippi

    Commits: 27

    4-stars: 5

    3-stars: 18

    Offense/Defense: 14/13

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: MLB C.J. Johnson (4), WR Nickolas Brassell (7), WR Tobias Singleton (22), WR Donte Moncrief (24), CB Senquez Golson (25)

     

    23. Nebraska

    Commits: 20

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 8

    3-stars: 8

    Offense/Defense: 11/8

    Top Recruits: 5-star RB Aaron Green (6); 4-stars: CB Charles Jackson (2), C Ryne Reeves (4), QB Jamal Turner (7), QB Bubba Starling (10), OG Ryan Klachko (10)

     

    22. Stanford

    Commits: 19

    4-stars: 7

    3-stars: 12

    Offense/Defense: 10/9

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: MLB Vaughters (7), S Wayne Lyons (8), QB Kevin Hogan (13), OT Brendon Austin (14), RB Remound Wright (20)

     

    21. Florida

    Commits: 18

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 8

    3-stars: 8

    Offense/Defense: 7/10

    Top Recruits: 5-star QB Jeff Driskel (1); 4-stars: S Marcus Roberson (4), TE A.C. Leonard (6), RB Mike Blakely (10), CB Valdez Showers (13)

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    20. Oklahoma State

    Commits: 26

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 5

    3-stars: 16

    Offense/Defense: 10/15

    Top Recruits: 5-star RB Herschel Sims; 4-stars: QB J.W. Walsh (5), OG Travis Cross (11), WR Desmond Roland (15), MLB Ryan Simmons (15)

     

    19. Washington

    Commits: 24

    5-stars: 2

    4-stars: 3

    3-stars: 16

    Offense/Defense: 12/12

    Top Recruits: 5-stars: WR Kasen Williams (2), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (2); 4-stars: RB Bishop Sankey (17), S James Sample (22), DE Taniela Tupou (30)

     

    18. Texas Tech

    Commits: 29

    4-stars: 7

    3-stars: 18

    Offense/Defense: 16/13 

    Top Recruits: 4-stars: C Tony Morales (3), TE Jace Amaro (5), OLB Branden Jackson (9), RB Kenny Williams (12), RB Bradley Marquez (16)

     

    17. North Carolina

    Commits: 25

    5-stars: 2

    4-stars: 5

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 11/13

    Top Recruits: 5-stars: OT Kiaro Holts (3), DT Delvon Simmons (3); 4-stars: OG Landon Turner (5), MLB Travis Hughes (5), QB Marquise Williams (16)

     

    16. Arkansas

    Commits: 31

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 6

    3-stars: 18

    Offense/Defense: 16/15

    Top Recruits: 5-star OT Brey Cook (6); 4-stars: S Kelvin Fisher (15), OT Andrew Peterson (26), CB Tevin Mitchel (26), OT Mitch Smothers (29)

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    15. Oklahoma

    Commits: 18

    5-stars: 4

    4-stars: 4

    3-stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 10/8

    Top Recruits: 5-stars: WR Trey Metoyer (1), RB Brandon Williams (3), DE Nathan Hughes (5), DT Jordan Philips (6)

     

    14. California

    Commits: 22

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 8

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 9/13

    Top Recruits: 5-star DT Viliami Moala (2); 4-stars: CB Stefan McClure (4), DT Mustafa Jalil (9), OLB Jason Gibson (10), OG Jordan Rigsbee (12)

     

    13. South Carolina

    Commits: 31

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 5

    3-stars: 21

    Offense/Defense: 16/15

    Top Recruits: 5-star OT Brandon Shell (5); 4-stars: S Sheldon Royster, DT Phillip Dukes (13), WR Damiere Byrd (18), RB Shon Carson (24)

     

    12. Clemson

    Commits: 29

    5-stars: 2

    4-stars: 7

    3-stars: 16

    Offense/Defense: 15/13

    Top Recruits: 5-stars: OLB Stephone Anthony (2), WR Sammy Watkins (5); 4-stars: MLB Tony Steward (3), RB Mike Bellamy (7), WR Charone Peake (9)

     

    11. Tennessee

    Commits: 27

    4-stars: 9

    3-stars: 18

    Offense/Defense: 14/13

    Top Recruits: 4 stars: WR DeAnthony Arnett (8), OT Cameron Clear (9), MLB A.J. Johnson (16), OT Antonio Richardson (18), OLB Curt Maggit (19)

10. Oregon Ducks

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    Commits: 24

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 12

    3-stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 13/11

    Overview: The Ducks were able to sign 12 4-star recruits as well as one 5-star prospect. The No. 1 ranked CB in the country, De'Anthony Thomas, committed to the Ducks Wednesday to bolster the Oregon recruiting class.

    Other top recruits

    No. 4-ranked OLB Colt Lyerla

    No. 6-ranked MLB Anthony Wallace

    No. 13-ranked OT Andre Yruretagoyena

    No. 14-ranked QB Jerrard Randall

9. LSU Tigers

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    Commits: 23

    5-stars: 4

    4-stars: 7

    3-stars: 11

    Offense/Defense: 12/10

    Overview: The Tigers were able to sign four 5-star recruits as well as seven 4-star prospects. The class is led by No. 1-ranked DT Anthony Johnson, No. 2-ranked OT La'el Collins, No. 4-ranked WR Jarvis Landry and No. 8-ranked DE Jamauria Rasco.

    Other top recruits

    No. 8-ranked OLB Trevon Randle 

    No. 11-ranked RB Jeremy Hill

    No. 11-ranked CB David Jenkins

    No. 18-ranked DT Mickey Johnson

    No. 25-ranked RB Kenny Hilliard

8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    Commits: 23

    5-stars: 4

    4-stars: 6

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 10/12

    Overview: The Notre Dame class is led by four 5-star prospects: TE Ben Koyack, DE Aaron Lynch, DE Ishaq Williams and DE Stephon Tuitt. The Fighting Irish were able to steal away some of the best defensive linemen in the country.

    Other top recruits

    No. 8-ranked OT Troy Niklas 

    No. 11-ranked OT Matt Hegarty

    No. 12-ranked S Eilar Hardy

    No. 14-ranked OLB Jarrett Grace

    No. 15-ranked QB Everett Golson

7. Georgia Bulldogs

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    Commits: 6

    5-stars: 2

    4-stars: 12

    3-stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 11/14

    Overview: The "Dream Team" received a welcome addition Wednesday when top-ranked RB Isaiah Crowell announced he was going to be a Dawg. The recruiting class was finalized when John Jenkins announced he was coming to Athens. Although they picked up Jenkins, they fell a spot with Alabama picking up Cyrus Kouandjio.

    Other top recruits

    No. 4-ranked TE Jay Rome

    No. 6-ranked S Corey Moore

    No. 7-ranked WR Malcolm Mitchell

    No. 8-ranked QB Christian LeMay

    No. 9-ranked CB Damian Swann

6. Alabama Crimson Tide

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    Commits: 23

    5-stars: 3

    4-stars: 13

    3-stars: 7

    Offense/Defense: 10/13

    Overview: Alabama was able to jump one spot with the signing of 5-star OL recruit Cyrus Kouandjio. The Crimson Tide were able to sign two 5-star recruits, MLB Trey DePriest and S Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix.

    They missed out on RB Isaiah Crowell but were able to get 4-star DE Jeoffrey Pagan. Alabama is still in the running for the top-ranked DE and No. 1 overall prospect in the country, Jadeveon Clowney, who will make his decision February 14.

    Other top recruits

    No. 2-ranked C Ryan Kelly

    No. 7-ranked OLB Brent Calloway

    No. 8-ranked RB Dee Hart

    No. 10-ranked MLB Shannon Brown

    No. 13-ranked DE Xavier Dickson

5. USC Trojans

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    Commits: 30

    5-stars: 1

    4-stars: 14

    3-stars: 10

    Offense/Defense: 13/14

    Overview: The Trojans class is led by their only 5-star commit, WR George Farmer. USC is also led by 14 4-star recruits, and that is why this class is in the top five. If Georgia is able to land Jenkins, the Trojans might drop a spot. Considering the penalties they are facing, this is impressive.

    Other top recruits

    No. 3-ranked S Marqise Lee

    No. 6-ranked OG Cyrus Hobbi

    No. 8-ranked MLB Anthony Sarao

    No. 9-ranked OG Aundrey Walker

    No. 9-ranked MLB Lamar Dawson

4. Texas Longhorns

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    Commits: 22

    5-stars: 4

    4-stars: 11

    3-stars: 7

    Offense/Defense: 12/10

    Overview: The Longhorns have commits from four 5-star prospects in the 2011 class: RB Malcolm Brown, MLB Steve Edmond, DT Desmond Jackson and WR Jaxon Shipley. Along with 11 4-star prospects, there is no doubt that this is one of the best classes in the land.

    Other top recruits

    No. 4-ranked OG Sedrick Flowers

    No. 6-ranked CB Josh Turner

    No. 7-ranked OT Garrett Greenlea

    No. 10-ranked CB Leroy Scott

    No. 15-ranked DT Quincy Russell

3. Ohio State Buckeyes

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    Commits: 24

    5-stars: 3

    4-stars: 12

    3-stars: 8

    Offense/Defense: 10/13

    Overview: The Buckeyes come in with the Big Ten's top recruiting class, led by three 5-star recruits: OLB Curtis Grant, QB Braxton Miller and DE Steve Miller. Ohio State, if it gets through its first five games, could be a national title contender. Its recruiting class should help fill the void in those games.

    Other top recruits

    No. 1-ranked C Brian Bobek

    No. 5-ranked OLB Ryan Shazier

    No. 5-ranked CB Doran Grant

    No. 8-ranked DT Michael Bennett

    No. 10-ranked DT Chase Farris

2. Auburn Tigers

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    Commits: 24

    5-stars: 2

    4-stars: 14

    3-stars: 8

    Offense/Defense: 11/13

    Overview: Top ranked OL recruit Cyrus Kouandjio has signed his national letter of intent to play with Alabama. This drops Auburn out of the number one spot. The Tigers are led by a pair of 5-star recruits: OG Christian Westerman and QB Kiehl Frazier. Even with the loss of Kouandjio, they still have some of the best offensive line recruits in the country.

    Other top recruits

    No. 5-ranked C Reese Dismukes

    No. 5-ranked S Erique Florence

    No. 7-ranked OG Greg Robinson

    No. 8-ranked TE C.J. Uzomah

    No. 11-ranked DT Gabe Wright

1. Florida State Seminoles

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    Commits: 28

    5-stars: 5

    4-stars: 10

    3-stars: 13

    Offense/Defense: 14/14

    Overview: The Seminoles were able to dominate the state of Florida, and that is the main reason why they come in with the No. 1 ranking. They are led by five 5-star recruits: S Karlos Williams, OLB James Wilder, OT Bobby Hart, DT Tim Jernigan and DE Cornellius Carradine.

    Other top recruits

    No. 3-ranked TE Nick O'Leary

    No. 8-ranked CB Nick Waisome

    No. 9-ranked RB Devonta Freeman

    No. 10-ranked WR Rashad Greene

    No. 10-ranked OT Jordan Prestwood

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