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Ohio State and USC lead the way with most five-star commitments in 2025 class

Collin-headshotby:Collin Ginnan06/11/24


Into the second week of June, official visits are well underway for top football prospects around the nation. Out of the 32 five-star prospects in the On3 Industry Ranking, 15 of them have spread their commitments between nine schools. The On3 Industry Ranking is a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Ohio State and USC lead the way with the most five-star pledges in their classes.

Below are the teams with the most five-star commits in the 2025 cycle.

Two-way tie at the top

Ohio State

Currently ranked No. 1 in overall score in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings, Ryan Day & Co. have built the nation’s best class through June. An electric duo leads the way from the defensive secondary — Houston North Shore Five-Star Plus+ cornerback Devin Sanchez is No. 1 at his position, while Birmingham (Ala.) Parker Five-Star Plus+ Na’eem Offord ranks No. 3 among corners. In-state Bellefontaine (Ohio) five-star quarterback Tavien St. Clair is the No. 3 signal-caller in the class.


March 24 was a good day for Lincoln Riley’s staff in Los Angeles. A pair of Peach State five-stars joined the class in Manchester (Ga.) Five-Star Plus+ defensive lineman Justus Terry and Warner Robins (Ga.) five-star EDGE Isaiah Gibson. Carrollton (Ga.) five-star quarterback Julian Lewis has been committed to USC longer than anyone in the class and reclassified from the 2026 cycle back in January.

LSU and Georgia with two five-star commits


The No. 1 overall recruit’s pledge belongs to LSU. Belleville (Mich.) Five-Star Plus+ quarterback Bryce Underwood chose the Tigers over hometown Michigan earlier this year. Metairie (La.) St Martin’s Episcopal five-star running back Harlem Berry is the top-ranked player in the ever-stacked state of Louisiana. The Tigers held a commitment from a third five-star recruit until the decommitment of Duncanville (Texas) Five-Star Plus+ wide receiver Dakorien Moore last month. But a stellar official visit over the weekend has LSU right back in it with Moore.


Georgia has rocketed up the recruiting rankings the last two months, and the addition of Folkston (Ga.) Camden County five-star tight end Elyiss Williams in April helped put things into gear for the ‘Dawgs. Ellaville (Ga.) Schley County five-star linebacker Zayden Walker also chose to stay home with Georgia just last week.

Teams with one 5-star commit


Norfolk (Va.) Maury five-star EDGE Ari Watford is the No. 32 recruit in the class and has been committed to Clemson since January. He chose the Tigers over Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and Syracuse and leads a 13-man Clemson class that ranks No. 4 overall.


Tampa Bay Tech five-star wide receiver Dallas Wilson continues to be heavily pursued by schools from his home state of Florida, but has remained steadily committed to Oregon for a year and a half.

Florida State

Jacksonville Raines five-star interior offensive lineman Solomon Thomas is the top-ranked offensive tackle in the 2025 cycle. Florida continues to battle in his recruitment, but right now Thomas buoys FSU’s small but mighty four-man, No. 13-ranked class.


Another school with an elite in-state quarterback commit, Nashville Brentwood Academy five-star George MacIntyre committed to the Volunteers in January. Alabama fought hard against the Vols, but MacIntyre chose UT not long after Nick Saban’s retirement.


Missouri recruiting continues to heat up under Eli Drinkwitz. Last cycle, the Tigers Five-Star Plus+ EDGE Williams Nwaneri. This cycle, Missouri landed Royersford (Pa.) Spring-Ford five-star quarterback Matt Zollers over Georgia and in-state Penn State.