2018 Final Recruiting Class Rankings & What You Need To Know

2018 Final Recruiting Class Rankings & What You Need To Know

2018 Recruiting

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?


90. Northern Illinois Huskies

What You Need To Know: It’s a strong haul for the Huskies, getting a good class of pass rushers and running backs. Throw in the quarterbacks coming in, and it’s a splashy class of good prospects.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Antwain Walker
Strongest Position: Defensive End
Recruiting Class Breakdown

89. Bowling Green Falcons

What You Need To Know: It’s the class needed to potentially turn the corner. The signings came in at several spots, but the offense got the most attention. Even so, there are just enough decent defensive signings to make a difference.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Antwuan Johnson
Strongest Position: Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

88. Georgia State Panthers

What You Need To Know: If it’s not the best class in the Sun Belt, it’s really close. The skill spots are loaded with options and future starters, while the defense gets plenty of pass rushers and defensive backs.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Cornelius McCoy
Strongest Position: Quarterback
Recruiting Class Breakdown

87. SMU Mustangs

What You Need To Know: Sonny Dykes didn’t get his receivers quite yet, but he worked on the offensive line and was able to keep QB William Brown. The secondary got a little help.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB TeMerik Williams
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

86. Nevada Wolf Pack

What You Need To Know: The Wolf Pack need receivers to do what they want, and they went after them hard, and that includes a few nice tight ends. The D line got some help from the JUCO ranks.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Cole Tuner
Strongest Position: Receivers
Recruiting Class Breakdown

85. East Carolina Pirates

What You Need To Know: The Pirates appear ready to try stopping someone from bombing away. The pass rush got a lot of help, and the secondary is loaded with live bodies.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Holton Ahlers
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

84. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

What You Need To Know: Skip Holtz signed a few good quarterbacks, a ton of blockers, and good enough running backs to make the offense sing. There’s nothing for the D line, but the secondary got help.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Aaron Allen
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

83. Tulsa Golden Hurricane

What You Need To Know: There’s a little something for just about every spot, but there’s no bulk for any one position. It’s a decent class of midrange prospects, but there can’t be too many misses – if any.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB TK Wilkerson
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

82. UTSA Roadrunners

What You Need To Know: Frank Wilson didn’t come up with a whopper like last year’s class, but it’s a deep group with lots of help to boost up the mediocre offense. The skill players are strong, and the defensive ends solid.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Sheldon Jones
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

81. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

What You Need To Know: Mike Sanford had a year to work, and he came up with a solid class led by a deep group of defensive backs and several strong linemen. The offense got the stars, the defense got the depth.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Lee Graham
Strongest Position: Running Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

80. UCF Knights

What You Need To Know: No, the Knights weren’t able to do enough to build on the amazing season. Josh Heupel wasn’t able to do much right away to keep Scott Frost’s recruits, but he came up with a huge class of defensive ends and the O line got a lot of help.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Eriq Gilyard
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

79. Colorado State Rams

What You Need To Know: The receivers are the stars of the recruiting show, but the defense got the bulk, especially up front on the ends. Getting JUCO transfers for the line was a must – the Rams, apparently, want a better defense.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Nikko Hall
Strongest Position: Defensive End
Recruiting Class Breakdown

78. Memphis Tigers

What You Need To Know: The defensive line loaded up on a slew of good ends, and the offensive front brought in a mass of bodies to keep everyone clean. However, the receivers are the stars – the Tiger offense just reloaded with pass catchers.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Antonio Gibson
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

77. BYU Cougars

What You Need To Know: It’s not good. BYU wasn’t able to come up with enough power-prospects, and it lost out on QB Tanner McKee to Stanford. There isn’t a lot of depth for anywhere but receiver, and there’s not anything for the ground game.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Gunner Romney
Strongest Position: Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

76. Temple Owls

What You Need To Know: The Owls are going for more speed and versatility, signing on a slew of players who could work in the receiving corps or secondary. The offensive front is getting a ton of help, too.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Travon King
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

75. Houston Cougars

What You Need To Know: It’s a nice class with the linebackers and offensive backfield getting the best talents. Major Applewhite got a little bit for everywhere, but didn’t necessarily bulk up in any one spot.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Kelan Walker
Strongest Position: Defensive End
Recruiting Class Breakdown

74. San Diego State Aztecs

What You Need To Know: It was a great class after a mediocre 2016 haul. The goal was to get more athletes for both sides of the ball, especially the receiver and the secondary. The defensive line came up with several nice prospects. too.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Zidane Thomas
Strongest Position: Defensive End
Recruiting Class Breakdown

73. Marshall Thundering Herd

What You Need To Know: The Herd are throwing bodies at the receiving problem, but there’s help in the good class for everywhere but quarterback. The defensive ends are strong, and the defensive backs are excellent.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Jalynn Sykes
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

72. Tulane Green Wave

What You Need To Know: The Green Wave are bulking up on the defensive front, mostly on the interior. There’s not much for the offense, but the line got a few athletic types who fit the system.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT Jeffery Johnson
Strongest Position: Defensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

71. Southern Miss Golden Eagles

What You Need To Know: The Golden Eagles came up with the best class in Conference USA, starting mostly on the defensive side. The defensive backs are terrific, but the receivers might be the most talented part of the puzzle. The pass rushers are rolling in.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Deuntra Hyman
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

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