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College Football Recruiting 2012: Power Ranking the Top 25 Recruiting Classes

Michael PintoSenior Writer INovember 7, 2016

College Football Recruiting 2012: Power Ranking the Top 25 Recruiting Classes

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    As we head into the homestretch of the 2011 college football season, most of our attention is dedicated to the field, but before you know it, we'll be in February tracking the chaos of National Signing Day. 

    College football recruiting moves fast, especially in December and January when high schoolers no longer have practices and games of their own to attend.

    The month of football ahead can and will be critical to a ton of teams' recruiting efforts as the nation's top talents travel the country visiting schools and narrowing down lists.

    Here's a look at the top 25 college football recruiting classes as they stand today. 

25. Arkansas

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    24. Oklahoma State

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      23. West Virginia

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        22. Oregon

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          21. USC

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            20. Virginia Tech

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              19. Pittsburgh

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                18. Penn State

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                  17. Texas Tech

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                    16. Virginia

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                      15. Tennessee

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                        14. Ohio State

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                          13. South Carolina

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                            12. Oklahoma

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                              11. Miami (Fla.)

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                                10. Auburn

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                                  9. Notre Dame

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                                    8. LSU

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                                      7. Clemson

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                                        6. Texas A&M

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                                          5. Alabama

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                                            4. Florida

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                                              3. Michigan

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                                                2. Florida State

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                                                  1. Texas

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                                                    5-star Recruits: 5

                                                    4-star Recruits: 9 

                                                    3-star Recruits: 5

                                                    As is almost always the case at Texas, Mack Brown delivers yet another supremely talented recruiting class.

                                                    The problem is the school doesn't seem any closer to a championship after similar recruiting efforts year after year. 

                                                    Nevertheless, the Longhorns have the nation's most 5-star commitments, headlined by a trio of superstars who could become staples of Texas football: RB Johnathan Gray, DT Malcolm Brown and WR Caleb Jones...all rated top 3 at their positions. 

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