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?


70. North Texas Mean Green

What You Need To Know: The receivers are strong for the high-powered passing game, but the linebacking corps got the most attention with the best overall bulk talent. The secondary signed a few of Conference USA’s best prospects, too.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Damon Ward
Strongest Position: Linebacker
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 97

69. Kansas Jayhawks

What You Need To Know: Kansas is used to getting JUCO transfers, but it’s different when Les Miles gets to coach them up. The passing game needs an instant boost with Thomas MacVittie to go along with a few good receivers. The bulk talent is on the defensive front, but overall, it’s a class of athletes. Get speed, and then figure it out.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Thomas MacVittie
Strongest Position: Defensive Ends
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 57
Recruiting Class Breakdown

68. Marshall Thundering Herd

What You Need To Know: It’s a massive class with a whole lot of instant talent for the defensive line, and with some future all-stars at defensive back. The receiving corps got a big boost, but the offensive backfield received the most attention.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Dante Walker
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 73

67. Kansas State Wildcats

What You Need To Know: Chris Klieman did an okay job with his first class, loading up on a slew of running backs and upgrading the secondary. Next year, he’ll have to go harder after linebackers and defensive linemen.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Keenan Garber
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 63
Recruiting Class Breakdown

66. Louisville Cardinals

What You Need To Know: Scott Satterfield did what he could, but he didn’t have any time. It’s going to take a while to build the talent back up, but a few good running backs are coming in, and the linebackers are promising.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Jalen Mitchell
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 28
Recruiting Class Breakdown

65. Oregon State Beavers

What You Need To Know: Head coach Jonathan Smith loaded up on the defensive line in his second chance, with eight of the 19 players for the defensive front. The help should be there right away from the JUCO transfers on the end. The offensive side didn’t get much help with almost nothing for the skill spots.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Taron Madison
Strongest Position: Defensive Ends
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 69
Recruiting Class Breakdown

64. USF Bulls

What You Need To Know: It’s not a big class, and there’s little for the offensive backfield, but there’s a whole lot of quality up top. Head coach Charlie Strong came up with a few JUCO transfers to immediately help with the depth for the defensive side.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Darius Williams
Strongest Position: Linebackers
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 62

63. Maryland Terrapins

What You Need To Know: Mike Locksley wasn’t able to go to work in his first early run, but look out – the prospects should come rolling in next year. This time around, there are a few good prospects for the secondary, but in 2020, the skill guys have to come in.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Lance Legendre
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 37
Recruiting Class Breakdown

62. UCF Knights

What You Need To Know: It’s a big class, and it’s strong. Josh Heupel was able to really hit it big grabbing Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush to help the quarterback cause, but in this class, there’s a whole lot for the defensive line. However, there’s not a whole lot else other than Wimbush for the skill spots.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Tre’Mon Morris-Brash
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 85

61. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

What You Need To Know: There isn’t anything for the offensive backfield, and there’s almost nothing for the O line, but the receivers coming in should work. The defensive backs and ends are the focus.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Shamar McCollum
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 58
Recruiting Class Breakdown

60. Texas Tech Red Raiders

What You Need To Know: New head coach Matt Wells didn’t get a big class with just 17 players signed on, but there’s decent quality. The tight ends are good – Simon Gonzalez and Travis Koontz should be strong receivers – and the defensive ends are strong.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Gilbert Ibeneme
Strongest Position: Tight End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 59
Recruiting Class Breakdown

59. Florida Atlantic Owls

What You Need To Know: It’s not just that it’s one of the nation’s biggest classes. It’s that there’s a whole lot of talent across the board. Lane Kiffin signed a whole lot of versatile athletes to move around where needed, but as is, the secondary is loaded with some serious prospects.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Glover Cook
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 96

58. Arizona Wildcats

What You Need To Know: It’s a smallish class with just 19 signees, and there aren’t any truly high-end prospects to make anyone squirm. The explosive skill guys will come in bulk next year, but landing WR Jalen Curry wasn’t bad. This class is about building up the line that suffered a few body blows last season.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Grant Gunnell
Strongest Position: Offensive Linemen
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 55
Recruiting Class Breakdown

57. Washington State Cougars

What You Need To Know: And here come the JUCO transfers for the secondary. Mike Leach was able to land QB Gage Gubrud from Eastern Washington as a transfer – he’ll be eligible right away – but there wasn’t a whole lot else done for the offensive side. However, the two receivers signed – Billy Pospisil and Donovan Ollie – are great ones.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Donovan Ollie
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 45
Recruiting Class Breakdown

56. Boston College Eagles

What You Need To Know: The offense got a lot of help. There’s not a whole lot of depth, but there are a few good receivers who should beef things up, and the running backs are solid. There are just enough pass rushing prospects to get excited.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Patrick Garwo
Strongest Position: Running Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 66
Recruiting Class Breakdown

55. Vanderbilt Commodores

What You Need To Know: There’s next to nothing for the skill spots, but the offensive line is full of good talent, and the secondary gets a good group. It’s one of the SEC’s smaller classes, though, and there are a few too many reaches.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Anfernee Orji
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 52
Recruiting Class Breakdown

54. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

What You Need To Know: It’s going to take a while to change things around a bit under new head man Geoff Collins. He needs parts for the passing game, and it stars with a few good receivers coming in along with a few quarterbacks to develop. The defensive ends are the stars on the other side.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Jordan Yates
Strongest Position: Running Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 42
Recruiting Class Breakdown

53. Memphis Tigers

What You Need To Know: JUCO transfer Brian Thomas will be an instant hit for the offensive line, and Rodney Owens will fit in the secondary right out of the gate. Mostly, the class is about improving the pass rush, with the big group of defensive ends to rock right away.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Rodrigues Clark
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 78

52. Pitt Panthers

What You Need To Know: Head coach Pat Narduzzi is about to dial up the pass rush with this haul, but the offense got just enough to get a little help. In time, the linebackers have the potential to become major factors.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB David Beville
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 47
Recruiting Class Breakdown

51. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

What You Need To Know: It’s not great, but it’s okay for Rutgers. The secondary got the most talent, but the offense needed more pop. The three new receivers are a start, and watch out for the running back tandem of Kay’Ron Adams and Aaron Young.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Aaron Young
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 60
Recruiting Class Breakdown

NEXT: 2019 Recruiting Class Rankings No. 31-50

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