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College Football Recruiting: Top Ten Team Classes


Well, October is almost here.

That means we’re in a dead period for recruiting, so there’s not a whole lot going on right now, other than a few various commitments.

Hence, now is a terrific time to evaluate the classes being assembled in College Football Recruiting 2013.

Here is my list of top ten team classes for the 2013 season:

1. Southern California Trojans- PAC 12- Lane Kiffin and his staff at SC are assembling what could be arguably the most talented of the modern recruiting era.  Five of their 18 commitments are regarded as top 30 players overall.

2. LSU Tigers- SEC- Les Miles and his Tigers keep on rolling with 22 commitments.  Defensive end Frank Herron is the next great defensive lineman for the Bayou Bengals, take it to the bank.

3. Michigan Wolverines- Big Ten- Brady Hoke has a heck of a class being built, and it’s headlined by All-American gunslinger Shane Morris.  The Wolverines already have 23 players committed for 2013 right now.

4. Auburn Tigers- SEC- Gene Chizik has been looking to replace the difference-makers he had in abundance when he won the National Championship.  He has absolutely found them in linebacker Reuben Foster and defensive ends Dee Liner and Carl Lawson.

5. Notre Dame Fighting Irsh- Independent- Brian Kelly and his staff have arguably the best offensive line class in the country assembled in John Montelus, Mike McGlinchey, Steve Elmer, Hunter Bivin and Colin McGovern.

6. Alabama Crimson Tide- SEC- Nick Saban is a machine.  He and his Crimson Tide will be in the top three of this list by signing day, I promise.

7. Florida Gators- SEC- Will Muschamp doesn’t have the recruiting machine quite as strong as it was when Urban Meyer was running the show, but very impressive nonetheless.  19 commits thus far, with cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III as the headliner.

8. Georgia Bulldogs- SEC- Mark Richt and his staff always seem to have a top ten class and this year is no different, 27 commits already lined up.

9. Ohio State Buckeyes- Big Ten- Urban Meyer still has a lot of work left to do on his first full class, and come signing day, he will be higher than nine on this list.

10. Texas A&M Aggies- SEC- Kevin Sumlin has an astonishing 28(!) commits so far in this class.  He is going to need all the help he can get as he starts learning what he’s going to need to compete in this conference