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?


 30. Miami Hurricanes

What You Need To Know: Don’t get caught up on the light class of high school talents – only 17 players were signed. The transfers made the offseason, but there’s enough for the defensive side to build around. The D line just loaded up.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: S Christian Williams
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 8
Recruiting Class Breakdown

29. Stanford Cardinal

What You Need To Know: It wasn’t one of David Shaw’s better classes, but compared to the 2018 version, this one is fantastic. The defensive ends coming in – Stephen Herron and Joshua Pakola – are fantastic, and the stars are coming in for the offensive line. If RB Austin Jones is the real deal, look out.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Elijah Higgins
Strongest Position: Offensive Tackle
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 53
Recruiting Class Breakdown

28. Purdue Boilermakers

What You Need To Know: Jeff Brohm came up with a whopper for Purdue. He’s staying around, and the talents showed up. Brohm might be big for the offense, but this class crushed it on the other side. The prospects across the defensive board are impressive.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE George Karlaftis
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 46
Recruiting Class Breakdown

27. Kentucky Wildcats

What You Need To Know: If you’re looking for a big boost for the offense right away, you’re not getting it. The defensive backs coming in are impressive, and the defensive ends are strong. there’s next to nothing for the offensive skill spots, though.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE JJ Weaver
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 29
Recruiting Class Breakdown

26. Wisconsin Badgers

What You Need To Know: For Wisconsin, and what it does in the recruiting world, it’s good. There are the normal recruit-to-a-type types, but landing future star quarterback Graham Mertz and OT Logan Brown bumped this group up.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Graham Mertz
Strongest Position: Linebacker
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 38
Recruiting Class Breakdown

25. Mississippi State Bulldogs

What You Need To Know: This is a class for the infrastructure, with head coach Joe Moorhead cranking up the O linemen. He came up with a few nice defensive ends, and landed one of the next great Bulldog defensive tackles in Nathan Pickering.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: OT Charles Cross
Strongest Position: Offensive Linemen
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 25
Recruiting Class Breakdown

24. Ole Miss Rebels

What You Need To Know: You think head man Matt Luke wants to replenish the parts to the passing game? Five receivers were brought on, and he signed three new quarterbacks to play around with, starting with baller Grant Tisdale.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Jonathan Mingo
Strongest Position: Quarterback
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 24
Recruiting Class Breakdown

23. TCU Horned Frogs

What You Need To Know: As always, Gary Patterson brought in a slew of excellent athletes and then he’ll figure it all out. The defensive ends and pass rushers should be excellent, and while there aren’t a whole lot of skill guys for the other side, they’re great prospects.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DT Karter Johnson
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 22
Recruiting Class Breakdown

22. Virginia Tech Hokies

What You Need To Know: It’s not the sexiest class, but it should work. The defensive linemen are terrific, and the offensive line loaded up with a slew of high end talents. The potential is there for the receivers to be great with a little bit of time.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Jaden Payoute
Strongest Position: Offensive Linemen
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 20
Recruiting Class Breakdown

21. Ohio State Buckeyes

What You Need To Know: Head coach Ryan Day wasn’t able to do much in the transition. There were only 17 recruits, but as always, there are plenty of great players. Unlike past Ohio State classes, though, the seriously amazing group of talents aren’t quite there on the highest end. However, Justin Fields being eligible right away chances that.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Zach Harrison
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 3
Recruiting Class Breakdown

20. Nebraska Cornhuskers

What You Need To Know: It’s so good. Scott Frost has done a wonderful job in his first two years, and now he’s going after the defense. The offensive line got a ton of help, but it’s about the D with a slew of good ends and lots of good defensive backs.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Wandale Robinson
Strongest Position: Defensive Ends
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 24
Recruiting Class Breakdown

19. Florida State Seminoles

What You Need To Know: It’s fine. It’s not good enough considering Willie Taggart is a master recruiter, and the 2019 season was a dud, but its … fine. The defensive back talent is amazing, and the D ends are deep and dangerous. The skill guys have to sign on in 2020.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: CB Akeem Dent
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 13
Recruiting Class Breakdown

18. USC Trojans

What You Need To Know: There are just enough superstar prospects to make it a decent group, but compared to some of the other good Pac-12 classes, it’s just above-average. Was the coaching situation – especially at offensive coordinator – a concern after a down year? That couldn’t have helped. Clay Helton was able to load up in the secondary signing nine in the 26-man class.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Kyle Ford
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 4
Recruiting Class Breakdown

17. Arkansas Razorbacks

What You Need To Know: Let’s get this Chad Morris passing game thing going already. Here come the receivers, with a loaded class signed on to go along with excellent quarterback prospect KJ Jefferson. The defensive front is full to talent, too, especially on the ends.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB KJ Jefferson
Strongest Position: Wide Receiver
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 17
Recruiting Class Breakdown

16. South Carolina Gamecocks

What You Need To Know: In any other league, it’s a fantastic class. In the SEC, it’s not quite good enough. The defensive tackles are terrific, and Zacch Pickens and the ends are outstanding. There’s a little something for everywhere on defense, but it’s a bit lacking on the offensive side.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: DE Zacch Pickens
Strongest Position: Defensive Linemen
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 16
Recruiting Class Breakdown

15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

What You Need To Know: Defense, defense, defense … and the O line. There’s next to nothing for the skill spots, but the offensive front has a few next-level prospects to get excited about. It’s the D that has the main men, especially at defensive end and corner.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: OT Quinn Carroll
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 9

14. Tennessee Volunteers

What You Need To Know: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt wanted his team to get tougher, and this should do it. The offensive linemen coming in might just be the change the program needs. The defensive tackles are outstanding, too, to go along with end Roman Harrison.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: OT Darnell Wright
Strongest Position: Offensive Linemen
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 27
Recruiting Class Breakdown

13. Auburn Tigers

What You Need To Know: It’s a spray-to-all-fields class, but it’s quality over quantity, too. The defensive ends are potentially devastating, Mark-Anthony Richards is a nice-looking running back, and Bo Nix might just be the instant throw-to-the-wolves answer at quarterback.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: QB Bo Nix
Strongest Position: Defensive End
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 13
Recruiting Class Breakdown

12. Penn State Nittany Lions

What You Need To Know: It’s a big class that has the quality to go along with the quantity. There are a few quarterback options, the running backs are great, and the defensive line prospects are the truth. The secondary is the real star of the class with a whole lot of future All-Conference candidates.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: RB Devyn Ford
Strongest Position: Defensive Backs
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 6
Recruiting Class Breakdown

11. Washington Huskies

What You Need To Know: It’s another fantastic class under head coach Chris Petersen – it’ll keep the program at a high level. The defensive tackles coming in are outstanding, the offensive skill guys are high quality over quantity, and overall, there’s a whole lot of talent.
Best Prospect Name You Should Know: WR Puka Macua
Strongest Position: Defensive Tackle
2018 Recruiting Ranking: 14
Recruiting Class Breakdown

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