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?


50. Boise State Broncos

What You Need To Know: It’s the best class in the Mountain West by far. The receivers are coming in by the boatload, including at tight end. There’s enough on defense to be happy, but the offense got the key parts.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: TE Tyneil Hopper
Strongest Position: Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

49. Cincinnati Bearcats

What You Need To Know: This is what Cincinnati wanted out of Luke Fickell. He dominated on local talents, loaded up on several good linemen, and cranked it up on the ends and the secondary.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Tavion Thomas
Strongest Position: Defensive Ends
Recruiting Class Breakdown

48. Indiana Hoosiers

Pass defense pass defense, pass defense. IU is trying to stop the better passing teams. The ends are the top gets, but it’s a class full of variety with options for everywhere.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Michael Penix, Jr.
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
Recruiting Class Breakdown

47. Pitt Panthers

What You Need To Know: It’s a bigger class that makes up for the lack of star-power with a whole lot of bulk. With some key quarterback signings and pass rushers, it’s a good class for what they need.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: OT Jake Kradel
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

46. Purdue Boilermakers

With a full year to work, Jeff Brohm put together a nice class loading up on the receivers and getting a solid QB prospect in Jack Plummer.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Amad Anderson
Strongest Position: Defensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

45. Washington State Cougars

What You Need To Know: Shocker – Mike Leach is trying to make the offense even more amazing. He got a slew of strong receivers, but he didn’t neglect the other side, especially at defensive back and on the line.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Drue Jackson
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

44. California Golden Bears

What You Need To Know: It’s quietly a strong class, with the defense bulking up in a big way – especially at linebacker – but the offensive players are there, too. The running backs should be a factor.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Nikko Remigio
Strongest Position: Defensive End
Recruiting Class Breakdown

43. Colorado Buffaloes

What You Need To Know: Quantity over quality, with a whole lot of players coming in for the defensive back seven. There are options at the skill spots, but the defense is getting the main men.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Daniel Arias
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

42. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

What You Need To Know: The defense gets the bulk of the talent, while the offensive side has athletes to fill in the gaps where needed – Paul Johnson recruited athletes.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB James Graham
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

41. Missouri Tigers

What You Need To Know: It’s not a big-time class of talent, but there’s a lot of bulk. The linebackers are athletic and there are plenty of receivers, but in terms of sure-thing stars, they aren’t there.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Chad Bailey
Strongest Position: Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

40. Iowa Hawkeyes

It’s not a huge class of top-shelf, obvious talent, but that’s Iowa – it gets guys who fit. QB Spencer Petras will someday be the starter, but there’s not a lot for the skills spots. The D tackles are good.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Josh Waggoner
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
Recruiting Class Breakdown

39. Arizona State Sun Devils

What You Need To Know: There wasn’t much time for Herm Edwards to go be Herm Edwards, but he brought in a few good linebackers as he worked mostly on the defensive sides. There’s not a lot for the O, except for a few decent running backs.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Reggie Hughes
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

38. Wisconsin Badgers

As always, the Badgers are recruiting to a type. They didn’t do much for the offensive line, but they got their typical UW hard-nosed defenders. It would be nice, though, to start landing a few more elite talents.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Jack Sanborn
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

37. Maryland Terrapins

It’s another strong recruiting class for D.J. Durkin, keeping a slew of top prospects at home highlighted by a good crop of linemen.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT Austin Fontaine
Strongest Position: Defensive Linemen
Recruiting Class Breakdown

36. Minnesota Golden Gophers

There we go. With a year to show what he could do, P.J. Fleck went national to come up with better parts – it’s a bit of a quality over quantity class – for the lines. The infrastructure got a boost.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: OL Daniel Faalele
Strongest Position: Offensive Linemen
Recruiting Class Breakdown

35. Utah Utes

What You Need To Know: Can Jack Tuttle be the quarterback who makes this all go with the new offensive style? He’s for the O, but the pass rushers are swarming in for the D.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Jack Tuttle
Strongest Position: Defensive End
Recruiting Class Breakdown

34. Baylor Bears

Matt Rhule had a year to work, and it all started to break through with a whole lot of good signings, including a few great defensive backs and some fantastic tight ends and quarterback prospects.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Joshua Landry
Strongest Position: Receivers
Recruiting Class Breakdown

33. Oklahoma State Cowboys

The class is built around the offense keeping up in shootouts, and the D holding up in them. The offense is getting more top-shelf receivers, and the line is getting its share of reinforcements, but the defensive backs are the key.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR C.J. Moore
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

32. West Virginia Mountaineers

It’s a better class than most will give it credit for, with a great group of receivers coming in to go along with some terrific-looking defensive backs.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT Dante Stills
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

31. Ole Miss Rebels

What You Need To Know: All things considered, it’s not a bad class considering the restrictions put on the program. The Rebels missed out on a slew of big prospects, but they got a few nice JUCO transfers and plenty of good linemen.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Matt Corral
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
Recruiting Class Breakdown

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