Alabama Opens As No. 1 Recruiting Class of 2023 (2022)

College football’s summer on the recruiting trail featured another drove of official visit windows in June and even more verbal commitments in the month of July.

It's fitting the initial Sports Illustrated class recruiting ranking would debut after the summer dust settles and as the calendar flips to August—always an unofficial signal that America’s favorite sport is set to return at every level.

This year, it appears there was an acceleration in the volume department for many programs. Most programs sit with at least one dozen commitments, while eight are sitting at 20 or more before the season kicks off. In the last cycle's August ranking, only half as many teams hit the 20-pledge threshold before the end of July.

As for how the higher volume affects the debut ranking, it doesn’t as much as one would suspect. SI’s rankings focus on premium position prospects (quarterback, offensive tackle, pass rusher, cornerback), general quality at the top of the class and also positional units being constructed together while addressing team needs.

The upcoming SI99 prospect rankings are subjective, so the team recruiting rankings continue to follow suit on the road to National Signing Day 2023 in February.

1. Alabama

Verbal commitments: 17

Premium position pledges:8

The Crimson Tide waited their turn to flip the recruiting switch this cycle, and the program has been emphatic every since. Not only is Alabama keeping considerable talent home, like elite secondary recruits Jahlil Hurley and Tony Mitchell, but it has invaded Georgia for three of its top overall prospects in the class with safety Caleb Downs, quarterback Dylan Lonergan and running back Justice Haynes all joining the class in July. UA holds the top national QB class with Eli Holstein and Lonergan, and the top running back group with Haynes and now Richard Young on board over the weekend. The secondary and offensive line units will eventually compete near the top as well.

2. Ohio State

Verbal commitments: 19

Premium position pledges: 7

The Buckeyes just landed their glaring missing piece, at least positionally, in Elite 11 quarterback Brock Glenn. Beyond that, Ohio State boasts the top wide receiver haul nationally with Brandon Inniss, Carnell Tate, Bryson Rodgers and Noah Rogers all in the fold. Its secondary class is also likely among the country’s best, though Florida native Dijon Johnson will no longer be a part of it after a weekend decommitment. The offensive line and tight end units are also noteworthy to date.

3. Notre Dame

Verbal commitments: 20

Premium position pledges: 7

Despite missing a quarterback at the top of the class, the Irish haul has stars at just about every other spot already on board. The trenches are as balanced as one may expect, with class headliner and pass rusher Keon Keeley leading the way among big bodies. Strong positional units in the secondary and at wide receiver should perhaps excite Notre Dame fans most in that difference-makers are joining the program from the state of Texas in safety Peyton Bowen, cornerback Micah Bell and wide receivers Jaden Greathouse and Braylon James.

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4. Texas

Verbal commitments: 20

Premium position pledges: 7

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Arch Manning’s late June commitment has elevated Texas all the way into the top five nationally with two big and talented position groups at wide receiver and along the offensive line, including the commitment of a blue-chipper who picked Texas without it being a public finalist in Payton Kirkland. The sneaky strong position group Steve Sarkisian's staff is building, though, is in the defensive backfield, where safety Derek Williams and cornerback Malik Muhammad will profile among the very best at their respective positions.

5. Georgia

Verbal commitments: 18

Premium position pledges: 5

Even in bypassing on the quarterback position after Manning opted for Texas, this Georgia class already contains the type of elite defensive recruits one would expect after the dominant unit on the field led Kirby Smart's program to the national title in January. The four-man secondary group could profile as the best nationally, led by high-floor cover corner A.J. Harris and do-it-all safety Joenel Aguero, each summer pledges to the program. The linebacker group may be even better with balance, speed and instant-impact prospects Troy Bowles, Raylen Wilson and CJ Allen set to be the next wave of off-ball stars in Athens.

6. Clemson

Verbal commitments: 18

Premium position pledges: 7

The defensive line haul coming to Clemson won’t draw the headlines the class of 2020 did, but the group could bring a similar combination of immediate impact players, pass rushers and size. Headliner Peter Woods, who can rush the passer outside or on the interior, also projects as one of the best individual recruiting wins for any program in the cycle as Dabo Swinney’s staff went into Nick Saban’s backyard for one of the best in the state of Alabama. Elite 11 QB Chris Vizzina and a strong secondary class also stand out with CU’s group.

7. Oklahoma

Verbal commitments: 19

Premium position pledges: 7

The Sooners surged into the top 10 of the initial 2023 ranking with nine July commitments, including trench additions Adepoju Adebawore and Derrick LeBlanc on defense along with top tackle prospect Cayden Green on offense. Jackson Arnold looks like the future of the quarterback position with a combination of size, raw arm talent and production to his name, too. OU kicked off August with a strong optical win at a premium spot in landing Austin (Texas) Westlake pass rusher Colton Vasek over rival Texas.

8. Miami

Verbal commitments: 16

Premium position pledges: 7

Where the Hurricane class lacks defensive line and secondary talent, it makes up for with one of America’s top offensive line, quarterback and tight end classes. The pass-rusher group could eventually challenge among the nation’s best, too, based on two July commitments in Malik Bryant and Jayden Wayne. Winning the Francis Mauigoa battle on July 4 profiles as one of Mario Cristobal’s signature wins along the offensive line, of course, his specialty position having played and coached it himself. Even better for Canes fans is the fact that Mauigoa is pushing for more UM prospects at IMG Academy, arguably the most talented high school program in the country.

9. Tennessee

Verbal commitments: 19

Premium position pledges: 7

Electric quarterback prospect Nico Iamaleava headlines the Vols class, but he’s far from alone. In fact, the UT group looks strongest on defense to date, led by pass rushers Caleb Herring and Chandavian Bradley. Tight end pledge Ethan Davis will debut in the SI99 rankings among the top tight end recruits nationally, and the rest of the pass-catcher class is coming along nicely. Needs remain along the offensive line and defensive interior.

10. Penn State

Verbal commitments: 18

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Premium position pledges: 6

As the program searches for a passer, the Nittany Lions have secured one of the most talented secondary classes in the country, led by a quartet of Southern safety recruits in former Alabama pledge Elliot Washington, Conrad Hussey, DaKaari Nelson and King Mack. The trenches are also a clear strength, with a strong foundation on the offensive line and a few dynamic pass rushers already in the fold.

11. Arkansas

Verbal commitments: 23

Premium position pledges: 7

SI will probably remain higher on Arkansas quarterback pledge Malachi Singleton than most, especially with such a high floor as a winning dual-threat talent (who also finished the Elite 11as the sixth-best QB by our count). Beyond him, Sam Pittman’s program has high volume in the trenches, a great tight end class and a massive secondary haul already committed. If you’re into sleeper recruits, TJ Metcalf could one day project as the captain of the Razorbacks’ defense from his safety post.

12. USC

Verbal commitments: 13

Premium position pledges: 3

By the end of the Trojan haul, should it retain commitments, of course, quarterback Malachi Nelson and receiver Zach Branch could wind up No. 1 at their respective positions nationally. Branch pairs with Makai Lemon for an ideal one-two punch for Lincoln Riley on the outside, while spot recruiting wins like linebacker Tackett Curtis and mauling offensive lineman Micah Banuelos could become foundational pieces at positions of need.

13. Florida

Verbal commitments: 16

Premium position pledges: 7

The Gators capped July on a tear on the trail, particularly within state lines, snagging four skill position commitments over the weekend including speedy wide receiver Aidan Mizell and former Miami commitment Andy Jean. Almost quietly, UF has built a very strong secondary and wide receiver class that could grow in strength sometime soon. Throw in a flip of high upside quarterback Marcus Stokes from Penn State, and July went about as well as any Billy Napier follower could have hoped.

14. LSU

Verbal commitments: 17

Premium position pledges: 7

Another program still hunting for a future QB1, the Tigers still wound up as one of the summer’s biggest winners in pulling in a dozen new commitments since June began. None felt bigger on offense than wide receiver Jalen Brown, one of the nation’s fastest players at any position. Defensively, the pass-rushing unit has seen recent upgrades in Dashawn Womack and Jaxon Howard, two out-of-region wins for Brian Kelly at his new post. Better production closer to Baton Rouge, and the Tigers could be looking at an eventual top-10 group.

15. Cincinnati

Verbal commitments: 21

Premium position pledges: 6

The class after that historic playoff run is coming together as many would have expected. Luke Fickell’s program has a massive defensive back haul already on board, littered with wins over Power 5 suitors like Daeh McCullough and Amare Snowden, among others. The offensive line haul is strong, and Elite 11 finalist Brady Drogosh could be one of the more interesting long-term developments in a loaded quarterback class nationally.

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16. Baylor

Verbal commitments: 23

Premium position pledges: 7

The Bears loaded up relatively early in the class and are holding strong at the end of the summer in numbers and quality talent. Elite 11 passer Austin Novosad continues to be its headliner and despite continued flip attempts by others, he was back in Waco recruiting for BU over the weekend. The Bear class has gems at many spots, like offensive tackle Zay Robinson, but the back-seven defensive class is where the strength of the class lies. Retaining Novosad’s pledge, which he affirmed Monday night, may be Baylor’s biggest individual recruiting win under Dave Aranda.

“The coaching staff was a huge reason and the relationships I have with them as well as how I fit into the program and offense,” Novosad said on Monday. “Another reason is the academics and what the Baylor degree can do for me after football is over.”

17. Washington

Verbal commitments: 19

Premium position pledges: 8

The hottest Pac-12 program of the summerwas Kalen DeBoer’s, corralling 15 of its 19 pledges between June and July. Among them, the Dawgs got their quarterback in the ultraproductive Lincoln Kienholz, in addition to a secondary group with some star power at the top in Louisiana native Curley Reed. The secondary haul and offensive line group are all but wrapped up before anyone’s first game kicks off this month, with the D-line unit potentially next up.

18. North Carolina

Verbal commitments: 15

Premium position pledges: 7

UNC has done very well within state lines in 2023, and it has hit on several pass rushers closer to home, addressing a clear need under Mack Brown moving forward. The offensive skill spots are off to a strong start, too, led by another Carolina native in quarterback Tad Hudson.

19. Texas Tech

Verbal commitments: 23

Premium position pledges: 5

Joey McGuire surged early in the recruiting cycle and still holds the bulk of his first full class intact, filled with Texans, to date. The trenches are filled to the brim while offensive skill players are also coming in droves, including five pass catchers already committed. Chris Palfreeman is the only receiver being brought in under 6', but he also happens to be one of the fastest football players in the state.

20. Oregon

Verbal commitments: 12

Premium position pledges: 6

The Ducks have the smallest class among the top-25 programs on this list, so of course the star power is prevalent within it. It starts with SI’s Elite 11 MVP in Dante Moore and one of the nation’s most gifted wide receivers in Jurrion Dickey, but there is also a big secondary haul already on board. The Ducks have raided Pac-12 territory to put it together, too, with recruiting wins in Washington (Caleb Presley), Arizona (Cole Martin) and Nevada (Kodi Decambra) committed. The Ducks need more trench talent to ascend later in the year.

21. Louisville

Verbal commitments: 12

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Premium position pledges: 5

The Cardinals have won some of the most surprising far-from-home battles in the class in commitments Pierce Clarkson, Aaron Williams and DeAndre Moore (from Calif.), along with Rueben Owens (Texas) and more. Five future Cardinals are from the Golden State, the same amount of commitments Scott Satterfield has on board from the actual ACC footprint. Owens, arguably the top running back in the U.S., was among the most unexpected commitment wins nationally when he decided in late June.

22. Iowa

Verbal commitments: 17

Premium position pledges: 8

The Hawkeyes have built the class one may expect under Kirk Ferentz to date. The skill group is solid, but half of the class is made up of trench talent, led by national in-state recruit Kadyn Proctor at offensive tackle. The Hawkeyes also boast one of the better one-two running back commitment packages to boot in Khalil Tate and Kendrick Raphael.

23. Northwestern

Verbal commitments: 20

Premium position pledges: 5

At one point in the late spring, the Wildcats were the hottest recruiting program in the country. The program didn’t add a July pledge but already built a top-25 class by that point, thanks to great work along the line of scrimmage on both offense and defense. Northwestern won battles in 10 different states to make up their current group, led by Texas defensive lineman Ashton Porter, perhaps a sign that the program will continue to recruit above expectation under Pat Fitzgerald.

24. Pitt

Verbal commitments: 17

Premium position pledges: 8

A top-10 quarterback in Kenny Minchey and near-complete hauls at wide receiver and offensive line should have Pitt fans confident that the ACC title run of 2021 was no fluke on that side of the ball. Beyond Minchey, individually, there are intriguing defensive additions throughout the secondary also in the fold.

25. Duke

Verbal commitments: 25

Premium position pledges: 7

The biggest recruiting class in America for a first-year head coach? Sure, the Blue Devils are taking chances within this class. But there are building blocks for the future sprinkled throughout the haul, including one of Texas’s top running back prospects in recent commitment Marquise Collins, who totaled more than 3,000 yards from scrimmage as a junior.

Honorable mentions: Texas A&M, Iowa State, Stanford, TCU, South Carolina

The class recruiting rankings will be updated each month through National Signing Day in February.

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Who has the number one football recruiting class for 2023? ›

1. Alabama (21 commits). A trio of 5-star DBs highlight the Crimson Tide's recruiting class, including Jahlil Hurley, the No. 2 corner nationally; Tony Mitchell, the No.

Who is ranked number 1 in class of 2023? ›

Class of 2023 Rankings List
RankPlayersHigh School
1Omaha BiliewDowling Catholic (West Des Moines IA)
2DJ WagnerCamden (NJ)
3Mikey WilliamsSan Ysidro (San Diego CA)
4Elijah FisherCrestwood (North York ONT CAN)
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Who is the best football player in Class of 2023? ›

  • Rank Player Pos Ht / Wt Rating Team.
  • Arch Manning Isidore Newman (New Orleans, LA) ...
  • Dante Moore Martin Luther King (Detroit, MI) ...
  • Nicholaus Iamaleava Warren (Downey, CA) ...
  • Cormani McClain Lakeland (Lakeland, FL) ...
  • Malachi Nelson Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, CA) ...
  • Kadyn Proctor Southeast Polk (Des Moines, IA)

What is a 5-star recruit? ›

5-star is the highest ranking that can be bestowed upon a college football recruit, and it's undoubtedly an honor. It's a ranking that comes with a ton of publicity and hype, but it also brings a heavy amount of responsibility, accountability and expectations. The pressure is on when you're labeled as a 5-star recruit.

What college has the best recruiting class this year? ›

Texas A&M Extends Lead on No. 1 Recruiting Class to Close National Signing Day
  1. Texas A&M. 29 Verbal Commitments, 13 SI99 Members. ...
  2. Alabama. 25 Verbal Commitments, 12 SI99 Members. ...
  3. Georgia. 29 Verbal Commitments, 11 SI99 Members. ...
  4. Texas. 28 Verbal Commitments, 7 SI99 Members. ...
  5. Ohio State. ...
  6. Penn State. ...
  7. Notre Dame. ...
  8. Clemson.
2 Feb 2022

What is a blue chip recruit? ›

The term blue chip is specifically used to describe four-star and five-star recruits. Buy Gators Tickets. The philosophy is simple: To win a national championship, a team must have more four- and five-star recruits than two- and three-star recruits over the course of the previous four recruiting cycles.

Is bronny James a 5 star recruit? ›

ESPN released its recruiting rankings for the class of 2023, and James was listed as a 4-star prospect and the No. 24 overall player. He was given a grade of 89, which is the highest of the 4-star prospects.

What is Mikey's rank? ›

ESPN ranks him 21st in the class of 2023.

Who is the number 1 basketball player in high school? ›

Bottom Line: Emoni Bates. Emoni Bates, with ball, was the 2020 Gatorade National Player of the Year. Emoni Bates is, simply put, the best high school basketball prospect to come along since LeBron James in 2003.

Who is the number 1 high school quarterback? ›

1Quinn Ewers210
2Brock Vandagriff198
3Sam Huard170
4Kyle McCord212
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Who is the number one football recruit in the nation? ›

1 player. For every day up to now, Arch Manning was the universal No. 1 player in the college football recruiting rankings in the 2023 cycle.

Who is the top high school quarterback in the nation? ›

  • # 1 Arch Manning. Isidore Newman. Height/Weight: 6'3" 200 lbs. ...
  • # 2 Malachi Nelson. Los Alamitos High School. ...
  • # 3 Dante Moore. MLK. ...
  • # 4 Jaden Rashada. Pittsburg. ...
  • # 5 Nico Iamaleava Jr. Long Beach Poly. ...
  • # 6 Christopher Vizzina. Briarwood Christian. ...
  • # 7 Avery Johnson. Maize High School. ...
  • # 8 Eli Holstein. Zachary High School.

Has there ever been a 6 star recruit? ›

Rocco Underwood: The 6-Star Recruit

Rocco Underwood is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound stud from Lake Mary, Fla. He plays tight end for Lake Mary High School and is a three-star prospect at that position for the 2021 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite.

What is a 2 star recruit? ›

2 stars is a typical ranking for recruits at most mid-major level or Division I FCS schools. No major recruiting service currently issues ratings below 2 stars; unrated players typically play at levels below NCAA Division I or may be walk-ons at Division I schools.

What is a 1 star recruit? ›

The Rivals process is very similar: A five-star prospect is considered to be one of the nation's top 25-30 players, four star is a top 250-300 or so player, three-stars is a top 750 level player, two stars means the player is a mid-major prospect and one star means the player is not ranked.

Who has the most 5 star recruits in college football? ›

Alabama May Have the Most Loaded Roster in College Football History
Most Active 5-Star Players
Florida State9
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Who had the number 1 recruiting class? ›

After an action-filled first day of the Early Signing Period, Texas A&M now has the nation's No. 1 recruiting class, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.

How many 5 star recruits are there? ›

All 34 247Sports Composite five-star recruits in the class of 2022 are signed and getting ready to begin their college careers… Here is a look at where each of this year's five-star recruit are heading to play college football. Some players are set to attend blue blood programs, while others are forging their own path.

What is a 3 star recruit? ›

3-star recruits

These student-athletes show dominance on the field and will be an impact player. They have a few areas of development and might not always be consistent, especially when competing against top-tier players.

Why is it called blue chip? ›

The term "blue chip" comes from the game of poker, where blue chips are the highest value pieces. A company must be well-known, well-established, and well-capitalized to be a blue chip.

How do you become a blue chip athlete? ›

Blue chip players are those who have proven themselves to be among the best at their positions in their respective sports and are more sought after and wanted than other players. They are typically perceived as "can't miss" prospects who are desired by most organizations.

Who is the best players in Class of 2023? ›

2023 National Rankings
RankPlayerHigh School
1Dajuan Wagner JrCamden
2Matas BuzelisSunrise Christian
3Justin EdwardsImhotep Charter
4Xavier BookerCathedral
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What is Bronny ranked in class of 2023? ›

The four-star combo guard from California recently moved from the No. 49 player overall to No. 41 in the 2023 player rankings, and 247Sports national basketball director Eric Bossi explained the jump this week.

How good of a prospect is Bronny James? ›

Bronny is now a 17-year-old, Class of 2023 prospect regarded as a consensus top-50 national prospect in his class.

What ranking is bronny James? ›

40 overall recruit in the Class of 2023, but he moved up to No. 35 in their latest update on Monday. Read how one high-major coach evaluated Bronny's game: “I think Bronny has some NBA potential as a backup point guard.

How many offers do Mikey got? ›

The five-star recruit has amassed over 20 scholarship offers. In 2020, Williams announced an early top ten schools, that featured the likes of Kansas, San Diego State, USC, Memphis, Arizona State, North Carolina Central, Alabama State, Texas Southern, Tennessee State, and Hampton.

Who is the most legendary basketball player? ›

1. Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan is widely known as the game's greatest player—and for good reason. "MJ" accomplished everything possible in the game, piling up on the stats and awards.

Who is the best high school basketball player 2023? ›

2023 ESPN 100
1D.J. Wagner Video | Scouts ReportPG
2Justin Edwards Video | Scouts ReportSF
3Xavier Booker Video | Scouts ReportC
4Mackenzie Mgbako Video | Scouts ReportPF
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Who is the #1 college basketball recruit? ›

Men's Basketball Recruit Rankings
1Dariq Whitehead190
2Dereck Lively215
3Nick Smith170
4Dillon Mitchell195
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Who is the World No 1 football player? ›

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona – One of the greatest football players of club and national team.

Who is the number one prospect in high school football? ›

At the top of the list is cornerback Desmond Ricks, the overall No. 1 in the composite rankings. The 5-star corner owns 37 college scholarship offers. Defending High School Football America national champ Mater Dei is loaded with plenty of junior talent, led by quarterback Elijah Brown, who is No.

Who is the best QB class of 2023? ›

  • Rank Player Pos Ht / Wt Rating Team.
  • Arch Manning Isidore Newman (New Orleans, LA) ...
  • Dante Moore Martin Luther King (Detroit, MI) ...
  • Nicholaus Iamaleava Warren (Downey, CA) ...
  • Malachi Nelson Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, CA) ...
  • Jackson Arnold Guyer (Denton, TX) ...
  • Jaden Rashada Pittsburg (Pittsburg, CA)

Who is the number 1 QB in 2025? ›

Bryce Underwood debuts as the Top247's No. 1 QB in 2025 class.

Who is the number one QB in 2024? ›

1Dylan RaiolaChandler, AZ Chandler
2Julian SayinCarlsbad, CA Carlsbad
3Jadyn DavisCharlotte, NC Providence Day
4CJ CarrSaline, MI Saline
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Who has the number one recruiting class in college football? ›

College football recruiting rankings 2022: Top classes, teams emerge during National Signing Day. The race was tight for No. 1 among the Class of 2022 college football recruiting rankings entering Wednesday, but Texas A&M sat firmly in the driver's seat and cruised to that designation on National Signing Day.

Who has the best recruiting class in college football 2022? ›

1. Texas A&M Aggies. Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies have officially clinched the highest-rated recruiting class of all-time, doing so Wednesday when five-star Shemar Stewart made his pledge.

Which school has the best recruiting class? ›

1. Texas A&M Aggies. This year, nobody's catching Jimbo. Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher has put together one of the best recruiting classes ever in the '22 cycle, and the Aggies may not be done yet with other big-name prospects left on the board, such as Shemar Stewart.

How many 5-star recruits are there? ›

All 34 247Sports Composite five-star recruits in the class of 2022 are signed and getting ready to begin their college careers… Here is a look at where each of this year's five-star recruit are heading to play college football. Some players are set to attend blue blood programs, while others are forging their own path.

Who has the most 5 star recruits in college football? ›

Alabama May Have the Most Loaded Roster in College Football History
Most Active 5-Star Players
Florida State9
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Who had the number 1 recruiting class? ›

After an action-filled first day of the Early Signing Period, Texas A&M now has the nation's No. 1 recruiting class, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Who has the most 5 star recruits in college football 2022? ›

Texas A&M, Georgia, Alabama, and Penn State all boast at least three five-star recruits right now. In fact, one of those teams has already signed six of the Top247's 32 five-star players.

How many 3 star football recruits are there? ›

Three-Star Recruits

Each class has 2,087 such recruits. As a result, 5.1% of three-star recruits ultimately get drafted into the NFL.

Why did Travis Hunter choose Jackson State? ›

Following the announcement, Hunter posted on Twitter that part of the reason he chose Jackson State was because "historically black colleges and universities have a rich history in football." The athlete added that he wanted to be a part of that history and that future.

How many 5 stars did Texas A&M get? ›

Texas A&M's 2022 class now includes a record eight five-star prospects and 20 players who rank in the top 125 nationally.

Who has the number 1 recruiting class in 2022? ›

And by the time the day was over, Texas A&M had the No. 1 2022 recruiting class in the nation, per the 247Sports Composite team rankings. Not only did Texas A&M edge Alabama (which ended up second), but it also had 330.61 points, which broke 247Sports' previous record of 327.91, set by the Crimson Tide's 2021 class.

How do you get a Rivals profile? ›

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  4. Contact a Rivals scout – follow them on Twitter.
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What does Ath mean in football? ›

In recruiting, you'll often see a recruit be labeled "ATH" by some publications, as this means "athlete."

Has there ever been a 6 star recruit? ›

Rocco Underwood: The 6-Star Recruit

Rocco Underwood is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound stud from Lake Mary, Fla. He plays tight end for Lake Mary High School and is a three-star prospect at that position for the 2021 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite.

What state has the most high school football recruits? ›

StateFBS SigneesRatio
1. Florida3891 in 104
2. Georgia2481 in 133
3. Louisiana1321 in 152
4. Hawaii221 in 194
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What percent of 5 star recruits make it to the NFL? ›

We've also learned that 52 percent of 5-star players get drafted and that 75 percent of those draftees are retained. Coming out of high school, a 5-star recruit thus has a 39 percent chance of "sticking" in the league. Three of every five will not.


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