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?


 30. North Carolina Tar Heels

What You Need To Know: With a good group of receivers and a solid quarterback prospect in Jace Ruder, there’s hope for more from the offense. Getting a few nice defensive backs was a must.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Dyami Brown
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

29. Kentucky Wildcats

What You Need To Know: There’s not enough there to get too excited. There were a few good starters who should be factors right away, and the receivers are good. More than anything, this is about team speed.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: Stanley Garner
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

28. Louisville Cardinals

What You Need To Know: Defenses, defense, defense. The Cardinals got a few good receivers, but the goal was – apparently – to drop someone’s passing game.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: CB Chandler Jones
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

27. Tennessee Volunteers

What You Need To Know: It’s a good first class for Jeremy Pruitt, considering he didn’t have any time to work. He got a few defensive stars to build around, but he went after an upgrade everywhere.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Greg Emerson
Strongest Position: Defensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

26. NC State Wolfpack

What You Need To Know: The Pack cranked it up in the secondary with a load of defensive backs to go along with some nice signings for the offensive backfield.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Payton Wilson
Strongest Position: Defensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

25. Mississippi State Bulldogs

What You Need To Know: With the shift to the Joe Moorhead offensive style, he needed a few receivers to crank everything up. He got that, and a quarterback in Jalen Mayden to throw to them.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Devonta Jason
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

24. Nebraska Cornhuskers

With almost no time to work, Scott Frost did a wonderful job of landing enough big-play prospects to start doing what he’d like. The Huskers just got a lot faster and more athletic.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Adrian Martinez
Strongest Position: Wide Receivers
Recruiting Class Breakdown

23. Michigan State Spartans

Even with all the swirling issues, Mark Dantonio didn’t have much of a problem bringing in a whole lot of versatile players and a ton of promising defenders.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: TE Trenton Gillison
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
Recruiting Class Breakdown

22. TCU Horned Frogs

What You Need To Know: It was a huge year for the Horned Frogs, signing a few nice receivers, terrific linemen for both sides, and a loaded group of athletes to play around with as needed.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Justin Rogers
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

21. Michigan Wolverines

It’s all relative. Jim Harbaugh will get dogged for a mediocre class – losing LB Otis Reese to Georgia on NSD didn’t help – but there wasn’t much room after a few big classes. Even so, most programs would kill for the talent coming in.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Aidan Hutchinson
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
Recruiting Class Breakdown

20. Virginia Tech Hokies

What You Need To Know: It’s a large class full of just enough strong talents to stay in the ACC title chase. The defense gets the bulk of talent, but the offensive line haul it terrific.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Quincy Patterson
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

19. Florida Gators

What You Need To Know: Dan Mullen was able to steal QB Emory Jones away from Ohio State, and he landed a few nice prospects for just about everywhere. It was an efficient, likely very effective first class.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Emory Jones
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

18. Texas A&M Aggies

What You Need To Know: It’s a good start. Jimbo Fisher had a strong National Signing Day, and came up with several nice prospects for the offensive line and receiving corps. Next year will need to hit the defense harder.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Max Wright
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

17. UCLA Bruins

What You Need To Know: It’s the tone-setter for what should be a whale of a 2019 class. Chip Kelly kicked it in over the last few weeks of the recruiting period, cranking up a big class full of defensive ends, receivers, and parts for the secondary.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Bryan Addison
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

16. South Carolina Gamecocks

What You Need To Know: It’s a terrific class for Will Muschamp, getting a few excellent offensive linemen with some splash, landing some top-shelf skill players to help out the passing game.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Kingsley Enagbare
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

15. Oregon Ducks

What You Need To Know: Mario Cristobal did a bulk of the recruiting work, so the loss of Willie Taggart didn’t mean much. The defensive backs and offensive linemen are great, but the goodies are there for the offensive side, too.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Tyler Shough
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

14. Washington Huskies

What You Need To Know: It was the type of class to keep Washington among the Pac-12 elite for a long time. The quarterbacks are rolling in, the receivers are great, and there’s a whole lot of defensive talent ready to start soon.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Marquis Spiker
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
Recruiting Class Breakdown

13. Florida State Seminoles

What You Need To Know: Willie Taggart came in late and still pulled off a terrific recruiting season, signing several next-level defensive backs and fortifying the D. Next year will have to be about the O.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: S Jaiden Woodbey
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

12. LSU Tigers

What You Need To Know: The Tigers might not have done a whole lot on National Signing Day, but the early class rocked. The receivers are outstanding, but the linemen on both sides might be better.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Terrace Marshall
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
Recruiting Class Breakdown

11. Oklahoma Sooners

The Sooners are getting more than their share of top-shelf offensive talents, but it’s the defense that turned this class into something special, coming up with some terrific linebackers and defensive ends. It’s the secondary, though, that’s special.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: CB Brendan Radley-Hiles
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
Recruiting Class Breakdown

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