2018 Final Recruiting Class Rankings & What You Need To Know

2018 Final Recruiting Class Rankings & What You Need To Know

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2018 Final Recruiting Class Rankings & What You Need To Know


Ranking all the 2018 recruiting classes for all 130 teams. How do they all look after the signings are in?


2018 National Signing Day College Football Recruiting Class Rankings

How do all of the recruiting classes stack up after the 2018 signing season?

While it’s all total speculation, and most of the prospects disappoint, and players rise up and rock from out of the blue, the goal is to look at the classes as a whole.

Who got the most prospects? The more recruits, the more chances for good players.

Who got the stars? Again, it’s all a best-guess, but who got most of the top prospects?

Who did the bulk? Who loaded up at their key positions of need?

With all that in mind, and trying to get this all as close to the pin as possible, here are the 2018 Recruiting Class Rankings.
2017 Recruiting Class Rankings

130. Liberty Flames

What You Need To Know: Turner Gill is just trying to get bodies who can build things up. The defensive line got some instant help from the JUCO ranks, and the defensive backfield gets plenty of talent.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: CB Bejour Wilson
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

129. Buffalo Bulls

What You Need To Know: It’s a smallish class with little prep star talent to get too excited about. However, the JUCO transfers should be a factor right away on the defensive interior, and the offensive line got plenty of bulk.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT Eddie Wilson
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
Recruiting Class Breakdown

128. Miami University

What You Need To Know: Landing Michigan QB transfer Alex Malzone was the big get. There’s not a lot of bulk at any one spot, and there’s little for the defensive front, but there are plenty of pass catchers.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: TE Maleak Bryant
Strongest Position: Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

127. New Mexico Lobos

What You Need To Know: Where’s the talent? A rough season and a rougher offseason led to a mediocre class without any sure-thing starters. The JUCO transfers have to rock.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Sheriron Jones
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

126. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

What You Need To Know: There wasn’t much time for Billy Napier to work, and it showed with a light class – there just isn’t any bulk. However, there are just enough decent JUCO linemen to build around.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: OT Garrold McDowell
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

125. New Mexico State Aggies

What You Need To Know: There’s not a lot in the light class, but the lines are getting reinforcements and with plenty of defensive backs coming in. The skill players have to be signed next year.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Matthew Romero
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

124. South Alabama Jaguars

What You Need To Know: New head man Steve Campbell came up with a relatively deep class of skill spots, but the defense didn’t get too much. The JUCO transfers have to start right away on D.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Desmond Trotter
Strongest Position: Running Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

123. Akron Zips

What You Need To Know: There’s not a lot in terms of sure-thing talent, but the JUCO transfers should help the offensive line, and the skill spots were addressed.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: OT Devin Jordan
Strongest Position: Running Backs
Recruiting Class Breakdown

122. Central Michigan Chippewas

What You Need To Know: Where are the stars? There aren’t any great prospects, and there’s not enough bulk on offense to hope for a strength-in-numbers situation. The small overall class knocks it down.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: CB Montreal Braswell
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

121. ULM Warhawks

What You Need To Know: There are a few excellent signings who have to pan out – DT Dayonte Roberts has to be great. The D line should be the strength in time, but two quarterbacks were signed and the receivers should be good.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Malik Jackson
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

120. Ball State Cardinals

What You Need To Know: It’s a decent enough class to hope for a boost over the next few years. The defensive line is deep, especially on the end, and a few transfers should help the cause right away.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Hank Hughes
Strongest Position: Defensive End
Recruiting Class Breakdown

119. Air Force Falcons

What You Need To Know: As always, Air Force is going for a ton of live bodies with the hope that a few can quickly fit into the system. Stunningly, there are a few nice receivers and plenty of versatile prospects. However, it’s truly a strength-in-numbers class.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT Kamakani Crosby
Strongest Position: Linebacker
Recruiting Class Breakdown

118. Rice Owls

What You Need To Know: New head coach Mike Bloomgren rallied late for a few gets to bulk up the class, but it’s still just okay. There are just enough good prospects to keep this from being just a stepping-stone class, and a lot of help is coming in for the lines.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Jacob Doddridge
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

117. Wyoming Cowboys

What You Need To Know: It’s not a great class. There isn’t any one star prospect to get excited about, but there are plenty of decent options for a few nice skill players and prospects for the secondary.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Sean Chambers
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

116. Navy Midshipmen

What You Need To Know: The Midshipmen got bodies, but no real stars. Obviously, the Midshipmen recruit to a type, but it would’ve been nice to land at least a few prospects who had more sure-thing FBS talent. However, of course, it always works in the system.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Brice Johnson
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

115. UMass Minutemen

What You Need To Know: There’s not a lot in terms of sure-thing starters or difference-making stars, but the program recruits to a certain type because it has to. The two big quarterbacks signed on should make a difference over the next few years.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: CB Justin Lewis
Strongest Position: Defensive End
Recruiting Class Breakdown

114. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

What You Need To Know: The Chanticleers are bringing in the bodies. The running backs are rolling in, and the tight ends are good. The defense has bodies more than talent, but the offensive side has its stepping-stone prospects.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Isaiah Likely
Strongest Position: Tight End
Recruiting Class Breakdown

113. Army Black Knights

What You Need To Know: It’s not bad, considering Army has to go after a certain type of prospect. There are some good talents to go along with the raw bulk at linebacker and lines. Oddly enough, there are plenty of receivers signed on – several will turn into defensive backs and running backs.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT Kenese Leomiti
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
Recruiting Class Breakdown

112. Appalachian State Mountaineers

What You Need To Know: Where are the true stars? It’s a class of guys, but there aren’t any sure-thing prospects to get all that excited about. There are lots of options at linebacker and defensive end, but there’s not a lot for the offense.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Zareon Hayes
Strongest Position: Linebacker
Recruiting Class Breakdown

111. Old Dominion Monarchs

What You Need To Know: It’s never a good thing when you need several of the parts to be good right away. There’s not a lot of bulk for any one spot, but the offensive skill guys might be just good enough to see time early on.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB A.C. White
Strongest Position: Safety
Recruiting Class Breakdown

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