Although plenty of change can occur over the next three days, here are Tom Lemming's current Top 10 recruiting classes.
Not surprisingly, Alabama boasts the nation's top recruiting class. The Crimson Tide has reeled in four five-star recruits, with the possibility of adding at least one more.
The team Alabama defeated in the National Championship, Notre Dame, checks in at No. 2 thanks to a class deep at linebacker and running back.
Florida, with the nation's top cornerback in Vernon Hargreaves III
, is No. 3.
Noticeably absent is Ole Miss, which recently landed top wideout Laquon Treadwell
. The Rebels could close with a historic finish, potentially landing the nation's top recruit Robert Nkemdiche
, top lineman Laremy Tunsil
and No. 2 overall recruit Chris Jones
For comparison's sake, team rankings from 247Sports are also provided.Tom Lemming's Top 10 Recruiting Classes1. AlabamaNumber of commitments:
22Top recruit: Jonathan Allen247 Team Ranking:
No. 1Video and photos of Alabama's classAnalysis:
Might this class rival the storied class of 2008? It's looking more like that, as Reuben Foster committed to the Crimson Tide on Monday night
. If things break in Alabama's favor with Eddie Vanderdoes
, Alvin Kamara
and A'Shawn Robinson
, it certainly could. With Altee Tenpenny
, Tyren Jones
and Derrick Henry
, the class is especially deep at running back. Robinson and/or Vanderdoes would give the Crimson Tide the type of defensive lineman that could be a difference-maker.
2. Notre DameNumber of commitments:
23Top recruit: Jaylon Smith247 Team Ranking:
5Video and photos of Notre Dame's classAnalysis:
Despite the defection of five-star talent Alex Anzalone, linebackers are the strength of this class, led by Smith and Doug Randolph
. This class is also deep in offensive linemen and, with Greg Bryant
and Tarean Folston
, has one of the top running back duos in the Class of 2013.
3. FloridaNumber of commitments:
Vernon Hargreaves III247 Team Ranking:
3Video and photos of Florida's classAnalysis:
This class boasts one of the nation's premier defensive players in Hargreaves but has plenty of offensive firepower in Kelvin Taylor
, Ahmad Fulwood
and Adam Lane
. Late additions of Alex Anzalone
and Demarcus Robinson
provided this class a boost.4. Ohio StateNumber of commitments:
23Top recruit: Eli Apple247 Team Ranking:
2Video and photos of Ohio State's classAnalysis:
Urban Meyer certainly takes a national approach to recruiting: he's landed key recruits from Texas, Florida and California. The team's secondary haul is top-notch. The Buckeyes remain in the hunt for Texas speedster Dontre Wilson
5. MichiganNumber of commitments:
27Top recruit: David Dawson247 Team Ranking:
4Video and photos of Michigan's classAnalysis:
This class started off extremely well, and the Wolverines have hung on for a Top 5 class. Quarterback Shane Morris
is promising. Despite missing on some key offensive targets, landing running back Derrick Green
gives this class a premier back. A sterling haul of offensive linemen is also key to this class.
6. LSUNumber of commitments:
28Top recruit: Tre'Davious White247 Team Ranking:
7Video and photos of LSU's classAnalysis:
This is a diverse class, with difference-makers at nearly every defensive position. Ethan Pocic
was a big out of state pull on the offensive line, while Les Miles and staff ventured all the way to Southern California to pull signal-caller Hayden Rettig
.7. USCNumber of commitments:
14Top recruit: Kenny Bigelow247 Team Ranking:
6Video and photos of USC's classAnalysis:
This class has taken some hits due to recent defections, but, all things considered, it's still a strong haul for Lane Kiffin. Landing Eddie Vanderdoes, once a Trojan commit, would close this class on a high note.
8. Texas A&MNumber of commitments:
32Top recruit: Ricky Seals-Jones247 Team Ranking:
This class has an SEC vibe, both in its size and its talent. In Derrick Griffin
and Ricky Seals-Jones, the Aggies get two receivers who can step in right away and be additional weapons for Johnny Manziel. Isaiah Golden
and Justin Manning
form a duo of outstanding defensive tackles.9. GeorgiaNumber of commitments:
30Top recruit: Brice Ramsey247 Team Ranking:
This is a solid class that might be more remembered for its misses. Derrick Henry decommitted, Laremy Tunsil appears to be heading to Ole Miss and the nation's No. 1 recruit, Robert Nkemdiche, never really appeared to consider the Bulldogs. Still, with the likes of Ramsey, Tray Matthews
and Tramel Terry
, there is some elite talent in the fold. Montravius Adams
is still a possibility.
10. Washington/UCLA (Tied)Analysis:
Two Pac-12 teams share the No. 10 spot, Washington and UCLA. Keep an eye on Ole Miss, which will vie for this spot (and potentially much higher ones) on National Signing Day.