Meyer, Florida Finish With Top Recruiting Class

Feb. 1, 2006

By Tom Lemming

CSTV Recruiting Editor


With another Signing Day in the rear-view mirror, here are my Top 10 recruiting classes:


1.       Florida: The crown jewels of the nation's best recuiting class are QB Tim Tebow and WR Percy Harvin. RB Mon Williams, who signed on Wednesday, is another great get for Urban Meyer and keeps the Gators atop the list. (Player List)


2.     USC: DB Taylor Mays, DB Antwine Perez and WR David Ausberry are among the highlights of a quality-over-quantity group - the smallest in numbers of any great class. (Player List      


3.       Notre Dame: The Irish reap the first major recruiting rewards of the Charlie Weis era, receiving help at virtually every position. Nine of my Top 100 will play college ball in South Bend. Among the players that should make an immediate impact are RB James Aldridge, DB Darrin Walls and OL Sam Young. (Player List)


4.       Texas: Three of Mack Brown's 27 commitments - LB Sergio Kindle, QB Jevan Snead, DL Eddie Jones - are ranked in my Top 25. This is a class that will go a long way toward helping the Longhorns defend their national championship. (Player List)


5.       Penn State: In-state product QB Pat Devlin headlines the first JoePa class to crack the Top 10 in recent memory. Indeed, patience and perseverance has paid off. (Player List)


6.       LSU: The key grab in a late rush for the Tigers was RB Keiland Williams, though a pair of Top 20 nabs - DL Al Woods and DB Jai Eugene - didn't hurt the LSU cause. (Player List)


7.       Georgia: The Bulldogs did most of its damage early - locking down OL Justin Anderson and RB Knowshon Moreno - but it was enough to be solidly in the Top 10. (Player List)


8.       Michigan: Steady all year. Beating USC and Washington to Steve Schilling was a key signee this weekend, while nabbing DB Jonas Mouton assuaged the loss of OL Daron Rose. Native son LB Brandon Graham was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Michigan. (Player List)


9.       Florida State: Landing DB Myron Rolle, LB Marcus Ball and WR Damon McDaniel - three players ranked in the Top 50 - vaulted the Seminoles into the Top 10. (Player List)


10.    Oklahoma: The Sooners did a great job. They have Adrian Peterson's eventual replacement in RB DeMarco Murray and also landed highly-touted DT Gerald McCoy. (Player List)



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