2019 Final Recruiting Class 1-130 Rankings: What You Need To Know, Best Prospects, Strengths

2019 Final Recruiting Class 1-130 Rankings: What You Need To Know, Best Prospects, Strengths

2019 Recruiting

2019 Final Recruiting Class 1-130 Rankings: What You Need To Know, Best Prospects, Strengths

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Ranking all the 2019 recruiting classes for all 130 teams. How do they all look after the signings are in?


90. Houston Cougars

What You Need To Know: Dana Holgorsen came on late in the process and wasn’t able to do too much. With just 15 players signing on, there’s little room for waste. However, the high end defensive prospects are strong. There’s next to nothing for the skill spots, though.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Nelson Ceaser
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 75

89. Central Michigan Chippewas

What You Need To Know: Jim McElwain has his quarterback prospects with JUCO transfer David Moore coming in along with Daniel Richardson from Miami. However, the bulk talent is coming in for the defense on the ends and at corner.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Lew Nichols
Strongest Position: Defensive Ends
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 122

88. Western Michigan Broncos

What You Need To Know: And here come the wide receivers. The running backs are good, but the pass catchers should be outstanding – at least there are enough of them to play around with. The defense needs the help in next year’s class.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Marshawn Foster
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 70

87. Utah State Aggies

What You Need To Know: Gary Andersen was able to inherit a deep, decent class that’s among the Mountain West’s best. There’s not a whole lot for the defensive front, but the receivers are deep and the defensive backs aren’t bad.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Christian LaVelle
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 104

86. Miami University RedHawks

What You Need To Know: If it’s not the best class in the MAC, it’s close thanks to all the new prospects coming in. It’s a huge class with promising talent on the defensive front and secondary.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Brett Gabbert
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 128

85. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

What You Need To Know: It’s a smallish class without a lot for any one position. but the two defensive backs – Carldaryl Johnson and Christian Archangel are excellent prospects, and the two kickers brought in should help. There’s more top talent to overcome the bulk positions.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Jakson Thomson
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 84

84. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

What You Need To Know: Billy Napier is a big-time head coach still working in the Sun Belt, and he recruited at a high level. He landed a few excellent quarterback prospects and crushed it with a few terrific receivers, led by Brandon Legendre.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Jai’ave Magalei
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 126

83. Tulane Green Wave

What You Need To Know: And here comes the help for the passing game. The quarterbacks aren’t coming in, but there are a whole slew of good-looking pass catchers. The defensive tackles and defensive backs are beefed up.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Tyjae Spears
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 72

82. Arkansas State Red Wolves

What You Need To Know: It’s a massive class, loading up mostly in the defensive backfield with a whole slew of versatile prospects who can instantly help the D. The pass rushers are on their way, too, with the JUCO transfers kicking in.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Jefferson Foreman
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 91

81. San Diego State Spartans

What You Need To Know: Rocky Long wants more from the passing game with three quarterbacks signed on, needing Jordan Brookshire to make a difference right away from the JUCO ranks. However, the defensive front got the biggest and brightest overall stars, especially at tackle.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Jordan Brookshire
Strongest Position: Defensive Linemen
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 74

80. Toledo Rockets

What You Need To Know: There are a whole lot of defensive backs to throw into the equation, including a few who might starts early on. There’s not a ton for the offense including next to nothing for the line. The receivers are promising.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Jerjuan Newton
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 65

79. UTSA Roadrunners

What You Need To Know: You don’t think UTSA would like to crank up the O a little more? Three quarterbacks were signed on – led by JUCO transfer Lowell Narcisse, a former LSU Tiger – to go along with three receivers and two bulky tight ends.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Dywan Grifin
Strongest Position: Quarterback
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 82

78. Colorado State Rams

What You Need To Know: Only 19 prospects signed on, but it’s still a strong class. It’s a bit top heavy, but getting RB Tyreese Jackson and a few talented receivers boosted it up. The secondary got a whole lot of help, too.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Ty McCullouch
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 79

77. Nevada Wolf Pack

What You Need To Know: With QB Ty Gangi done, someone has to step in and take over the Air Raid offense. Austin Kirksey is the pro passer for the near future, but JUCO transfer Malik Henry should get to run the show now. It’s a deep class with a whole slew of receiver options.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Malik Henry
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 86

76. Cincinnati Bearcats

What You Need To Know: The prospects are great, but there aren’t enough of them. Luke Fickell had a great 2018 class, but only had room for 16 signees this time around. The talent brought in for the defensive line is amazing, but next year the offense needs help for the skill spots.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Cameron Jones
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 49

75. Southern Miss Golden Eagles

What You Need To Know: It’s a really big class with a whole lot of really good options for the passing game.The O line got the bulk talent, but the glamour spots get the attention. Three quarterbacks and five pass catchers were signed.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Jaden Johnson
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 71

74. East Carolina Pirates

What You Need To Know: Considering the coaching change, it’s not bad. The defensive line should get an instant boost, and there’s help for the O with quarterbacks Bryan Gagg and Alex Flinn coming in. The defensive backs might end up being the real stars.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Traveon Freshwater
Strongest Position: Defensive Line
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 85

73. Illinois Fighting Illini

What You Need To Know: There are good prospects, but there aren’t enough signees. Just 13 players are coming in – there’s absolutely no room for error. However, Marquez Beason and Isaiah Williams are difference-making talents no matter where they play.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Marquez Beason
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 61
Recruiting Class Breakdown

72. SMU Mustangs

What You Need To Know: The big get was landing QB Shane Buechele from Texas to take over, but that doesn’t count as part of these rankings. The passing game is bringing in some fantastic receivers, but it’s the offensive line is the getting the most immediate talent.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Ulysses Bentley
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 87

71. Boise State Broncos

What You Need To Know: Only 18 prospects were signed on, but they’re almost all strong. The skill guys are fantastic – RB George Holani is going to be dangerous – and the two defensive backs – JL Skinner and Markel Reed – are going to be difference-makers.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Hank Bachmeier
Strongest Position: Quarterback
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 50

NEXT: 2019 Recruiting Class Rankings No. 51-70

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