Top 25 classes in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings

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The 2025 recruiting cycle is off and running as February comes to a close. The 2025 On300 has been updated, hosting eight five-star prospects including four newcomers to the ranks of the elite: CB DJ Pickett, Notre Dame OT commit Will Black, OT David Sanders and Ohio State CB commit Devin Sanchez.

With the release of the 2025 On300, the On3 Industry Ranking has updated. Below are the top 25 classes in the 2025 cycle, per the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings. We break down which programs have the top prospects in the country:

1. LSU — 96.913

3 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 0 three-stars | 9 total commits
Top Commit: Belleville (Mich.) Five-Star Plus+ QB Bryce Underwood, No. 1 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

The Tigers have nine commitments so far in 2025, with all of them checking in as blue-chip prospects in the On3 Industry Ranking. The class features three five-stars (QB Bryce Underwood, RB Harlem Berry, WR Dakorien Moore) and six four-star prospects.

Seven of the nine future Tigers hail from the state of Louisiana, a recruiting priority for head coach Brian Kelly since he took over.

2. Ohio State — 96.393

2 five-stars | 5 four-stars | 1 three-star | 8 total commits
Top Commit: Birmingham (Ala.) Parker Five-Star Plus+ CB Na’eem Offord, No. 5 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Early in the 2025 cycle, defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and his staff have gotten busy. Of OSU’s eight commitments, five are on that side of the ball and three are in the secondary. Ohio State holds commitments from the nation’s top two cornerback recruits — Five-Star Plus+ CB Na’eem Offord and five-star corner Devin Sanchez. Their class also includes top-60 EDGE Zahir Mathis, top-100 cornerback Blake Woodby and in-state standout linebacker Eli Lee.

On the offensive side, OSU has already locked up its quarterback in the class with elite passer Tavien St. Clair, who ranks No. 4 nationally at the position. He’s joined by local four-star offensive tackle Carter Lowe and Cocoa (Fla.) four-star wide receiver Jayvan Boggs.

3. Georgia — 94.237

1 five-star | 3 four-stars | 1 three-star | 5 total commits
Top Commit: Manchester (Ga.) five-star DL Justus Terry, No. 8 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Of Georgia’s five commitments, two project to the offensive side of the ball and three are expected to play defense at the next level. Five-star defensive lineman Justus Terry of Manchester (Ga.) ranks highest among the group, checking in at No. 8 nationally.

Along with Terry, tight end Elyiss Williams and linebacker Jadon Perlotte rank among the top 70 prospects in the country. And all five current commits hail from the Peach State, with an average distance from Athens of just 98.2 miles.

4. Clemson — 94.120

1 five-star | 8 four-stars | 2 three-stars | 11 total commits
Top Commit: Norfolk (Va.) Maury five-star EDGE Ari Watford, No. 18 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Clemson’s 11-man class consists of nine blue-chip prospects, including the nation’s No. 18 recruit in Norfolk (Va.) Maury five-star EDGE Ari Watford. Watford pledged to the Tigers near the end of January.

Eight additional four-star recruits are committed to the Tigers: Durham (N.C.) Southern defensive lineman Isaiah Campbell, Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian Academy running back Gideon Davidson, Lake City (S.C.) South Florence defensive lineman Amare Adams, Buford (Ga.) offensive tackle Brayden Jacobs, Lawrence (Mass.) Central Catholic quarterback Blake Hebert, Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian Academy interior offensive lineman Easton Ware, Savannah (Ga.) Christian Prep tight end Logan Brooking and Anderson (S.C.) Belton-Honea Path running back Marquise Henderson.

5. Notre Dame — 93.049

0 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 17 total commits
Top Commit: Lucedale (Miss.) George County four-star QB Deuce Knight, No. 38 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

The 17-man class consists of 10 blue-chip prospects, led by No. 5 quarterback Lucedale (Miss.) George County four-star Deuce Knight. Knight committed to the Irish in September.

Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange four-star safety Ivan Taylor also ranks inside the top 75. Wallingford (Conn.) Choate Rosemary Hall four-star offensive tackle Will Black, Waukesha (Wis.) Catholic Memorial four-star offensive tackle Owen Strebig, Chicago Simeon four-star EDGE Christopher Burgess, Green Bay (Wis.) Notre Dame De La Baie Academy four-star tight end James Flanigan and Elmhurst (Ill.) York Community four-star defensive lineman Joseph Reiff all rank inside the On3 Industry top 300.

6. Oregon — 92.524

1 five-star | 3 four-stars | 1 three-star | 5 total commits
Top Commit: Tampa Bay Tech five-star WR Dallas Wilson, No. 20 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Tampa Bay Tech five-star wide receiver Dallas Wilson headlines the class for Oregon, ranking No. 20 in the On3 Industry Ranking. He’s joined by San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln four-star quarterback Akili Smith Jr. and Pflugerville (Texas) Weiss four-star wide receiver Adrian Wilson in the top 150.

Oregon’s two additional pledges are Concord (Calif.) De La Salle four-star defensive lineman Matthew Johnson and Melbourne (Fla.) Eau Gallie three-star interior offensive lineman Sandman Thompson.

7. Florida State — 91.721

0 five-stars | 3 four-stars | 1 three-star | 4 total commits
Top Commit: Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines four-star IOL Solomon Thomas, No. 28 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

The quartet of FSU commits are split on offense and defense. The current headliner in the class is Jacksonville Raines four-star offensive tackle Solomon Thomas — who ranks No. 28 overall in the On3 Industry Ranking. On the offensive side, Thomas is flanked by Jacksonville Mandarin three-star quarterback Tramell Jones. The 6-foot, 185-pound signal-caller may be just the No. 28 QB in the cycle, but his stock has continued to rise since his pledge to FSU in April 2023.

On defense, Cocoa four-star EDGE Javion Hilson is a former Alabama pledge who joined the fold in Tallahassee in January following the retirement of Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban. He is a top-50 overall recruit. Sanford Seminole four-star linebacker Ethan Pritchard is also committed to FSU and is the No. 32 player at his position.

8. Texas — 91.651

0 five-stars | 4 four-stars | 1 three-star | 5 total commits
Top Commit: Texarkana (Texas) Pleasant Grove four-star ATH Lance Jackson, No. 57 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

The class was kicked off with a bang back in June, as Saraland (Ala.) four-star quarterback K.J. Lacey pledged to the Longhorns. The gunslinger has continued to rise in the On3 Industry Ranking and now checks in as a top-10 player at his position. Lacey has since been flanked by four others since December. Calhoun (Ga.) four-star tight end Emaree Winston and Melbourne (Fla.) Eau Gallie four-star defensive lineman Brandon Brown committed to UT on back-to-back days.

Pearland (Texas) Shadow Creek three-star EDGE Anthony Williams and Texarkana (Texas) Pleasant Grove four-star athlete Lance Jackson each pledged in January to add some in-state defensive flair to the pledge list in Austin.

9. Auburn — 91.507

0 five-stars | 5 four-stars | 3 three-stars | 8 total commits
Top Commit: Saraland (Ala.) four-star DL Antonio Coleman, No. 120 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Five blue-chip recruits headline Auburn’s 2025 class, and needless to say, the future of the defensive line on the Plains looks bright.

Saraland (Ala.) four-star defensive lineman Antonio Coleman, Highland Home (Ala.) four-star EDGE Jakaleb Faulk, Birmingham (Ala.) Parker four-star defensive lineman Jourdin Crawford, Opelika (Ala.) four-star defensive lineman Malik Autry and Dyersburg (Tenn.) four-star defensive lineman Kalen Edwards are all currently pledged to the Tigers.

10. Oklahoma — 91.179

0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 4 three-star | 10 total commits
Top Commit: Checotah (Okla.) four-star WR Elijah Thomas, No. 132 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Offense and in-state targets have been the focus early on in the 2025 cycle for OU, with six of their 10 commitments hailing from the Sooner State and seven expected to play on offense at the next level. Co-offensive coordinator Seth Littrell has his quarterback with four-star Kevin Sperry out of the Oklahoma City area. His pledge has helped spur on one of the best receiver classes in the country, led by in-state four-stars Elijah Thomas and Jaden Nickens, along with Texas-based four-star Gracen Harris.

On the defensive side, the Sooners have three early commitments from linebacker Marcus James, EDGE Alexander Shieldnight and defensive lineman Ka’Mori Moore.

Teams 11-25:

11. Florida — 90.934
12. Penn State — 90.741
13. Tennessee — 90.671
14. Miami — 89.865
15. Michigan — 89.667

16. Texas A&M — 89.654
17. UCF — 89.536
18. SMU — 89.230
19. Texas Tech — 88.994
20. Arkansas — 88.664

21. North Carolina — 88.558
22. Baylor — 88.526
23. Stanford — 88.448
24. Iowa — 88.192
25. Wisconsin — 88.069