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?


50. Duke Blue Devils

What You Need To Know: For Duke, it all works with a promising group of receivers signed on to go along with a boatload of good prospects for the defensive line. There’s not much for the offensive backfield, and the linebacking corps has to be addressed in 2020.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT DeWayne Carter
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 68
Recruiting Class Breakdown

49. Syracuse Orange

What You Need To Know: After the season he had, it seems like Dino Babers should’ve come up with a better class than this, but it’s going to be great for the pass rush. The ends and linebackers are going to blow up. The skill guys for the offense aren’t there.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Lee Kpogba
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 56
Recruiting Class Breakdown

48. Northwestern Wildcats

What You Need To Know: Start with getting Clemson QB Hunter Johnson to transfer in last offseason, and everything else looks outstanding. The defensive backs are the stars, and the wide receivers are good enough to make a big splash early on.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Michael Jansey
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 64
Recruiting Class Breakdown

47. UCLA Bruins

What You Need To Know: It’s an interesting class under Chip Kelly. There’s recruiting to a type, and there’s REALLY going after a specific set of guys. To be fair, UCLA went really, really young and spent last season building, but still, there should’ve been more great players coming in for a program this strong.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Charles Njoku
Strongest Position: Pass Catchers
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 17
Recruiting Class Breakdown

46. Oklahoma State Cowboys

What You Need To Know: It’s not a big class with just 20 players signed on, but there’s decent quality up top. The skill positions aren’t deep, but there are real players coming in including tight end Grayson Boomer. The defensive line got the most help and the most talent.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Deondrick Glass
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 33
Recruiting Class Breakdown

45. Utah Utes

What You Need To Know: It’s a good class, but it’s just small. The offensive linemen coming in are bit – with JUCO talent to see time right away – and the receivers are fantastic. There’s little waste here and few crazy fliers. Call it quality over quantity.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Darren Jones
Strongest Position: Offensive Linemen
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 35
Recruiting Class Breakdown

44. Iowa State Cyclones

What You Need To Know: If this isn’t Iowa State’s best class in years, it’s close. The defensive backfield got the puck talent, and the receivers are fine, but the big gets were at running back with Jirehl Brock and Breece Hall.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Jirehl Brock
Strongest Position: Running Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 51
Recruiting Class Breakdown

43. Arizona State Sun Devils

What You Need To Know: Herm Edwards didn’t have a whole lot of offers or room, but he made the most of the first class he had a year to work on. He loaded up with three quarterbacks, and did a strong job at receiver, but next year will be about the D line.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Jayden Daniels
Strongest Position: Quarterback
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 39
Recruiting Class Breakdown

42. Minnesota Golden Gophers

What You Need To Know: The defensive ends are good, the defensive back prospects are great, and PJ Fleck came up with the type of class that should crank up the D even more. The quarterbacks coming in are promising, too.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: S Tyler Nubin
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 64
Recruiting Class Breakdown

41. Colorado Buffaloes

What You Need To Know: Mel Tucker was able to hold on to a strong first class, especially for the defense. The tackles are strong, the linebacking corps has plenty of good prospects, and there are just enough JUCO transfers to make a difference early on. The O line got a whole lot of help, too.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR LaVontae Shenault
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 39
Recruiting Class Breakdown

40. North Carolina Tar Heels

What You Need To Know: Mack Brown didn’t get a chance to truly show what he could do, but it’s still a good enough class to get off the ground. Landing Sam Howell should be an instant help for the passing game. The receivers signed on were a big plus.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Sam Howell
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 20
Recruiting Class Breakdown

39. Michigan State Spartans

What You Need To Know: It’s not a huge class, and there aren’t enough superstars, but the talents is coming in for the offensive line, and the receivers are solid. There aren’t any defensive backs, but the prospects for the end are good.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Tre’Von Morgan
Strongest Position: Offensive Line
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 23
Recruiting Class Breakdown

38. West Virginia Mountaineers

What You Need To Know: New head man Neal Brown rallied the class and came up with a good run despite the lack of prospects. Only 19 players signed on, but there’s enough quality to be happy, especially on the defensive side. Getting Oklahoma grad transfer QB Austin Kendall was the biggest coup.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: CB Dreshun Miller
Strongest Position: Defensive Back
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 32
Recruiting Class Breakdown

37. Iowa Hawkeyes

What You Need To Know: Is this now Tight End U.? It’s not far off with three good ones signing on. The offensive line prospects are solid, and the linebackers coming in are great. It’s another strong class under Kirk Ferentz.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: TE Logan Lee
Strongest Position: Tight End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 40
Recruiting Class Breakdown

36. Indiana Hoosiers

What You Need To Know: It’s a strong class for IU, getting a ton of talent for the defensive front – mainly the interior – and with plenty of work being done for the defensive backfield. More skill guys have to come in next year.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Beau Robbins
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 48
Recruiting Class Breakdown

35. Virginia Cavaliers

What You Need To Know: Bronco Mendenhall keeps on taking the team to higher levels, rolling up a strong class loaded with great prospects for the defensive side and with a deep group of receivers.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: LB Hunter Stewart
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 67
Recruiting Class Breakdown

34. Baylor Bears

What You Need To Know: And here come the pass catchers, with a few outstanding receivers and two strong tight ends. There’s almost nothing for the linebacking corps, but the rest of the defense is full of nice prospects led by a slew of options for the secondary.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Qualan Jones
Strongest Position: Receiver/Tight End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 34
Recruiting Class Breakdown

33. NC State Wolfpack

What You Need To Know: There’s a whole lot to like. There’s not much for the passing game, but the offensive linemen are decent and the defensive tackles are outstanding. It’s a sneaky-strong class of defensive backs.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT Joshua Harris
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 26
Recruiting Class Breakdown

32. Cal Golden Bears

What You Need To Know: Justin Wilcox is a defensive head coach who just loaded up with a whole slew of defensive players. JUCO transfer Kuony Deng is destined to see plenty of time right away at one linebacker spot, but there are a whole lot more options to play around with. The defensive line, though, didn’t get a lot of help. Overall, it’s a strong class, but next year needs to be all about the offensive skill side.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT Brett Johnson
Strongest Position: Linebacker
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 44
Recruiting Class Breakdown

31. Missouri Tigers

What You Need To Know: The Tigers landed grad transfer QB Kelly Bryant from Clemson – nothing else matters. However, the defensive backs are solid and the offensive linemen look good. There’s not a whole lot for the offensive skill spots.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: S Jalani Williams
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 41
Recruiting Class Breakdown

NEXT: 2019 Recruiting Class Rankings No. 11-30

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