Top 25 classes in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings

On3 imageby:Collin Ginnan11/15/23


While just five weeks remain until the Early Signing Period, there has still been plenty of movement in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings.

Below are the top 25 classes in the 2024 cycle, breaking down which programs have the top prospects in the country committed:

1. Georgia — 94.464

3 five-stars | 20 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 28 total commits
Top Commit: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy Five-Star Plus+ cornerback Ellis Robinson IV, No. 3 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Georgia added another major recruit on Wednesday — flipping Dublin (Ga.) four-star defensive lineman Nasir Johnson away from Florida.

he Bulldogs now have nine top-100 prospects committed, led by Five-Star Plus+ CB Ellis Robinson IV and Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge LB Justin Williams. Other high-profile commits include Buford (Ga.) five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola, Raymore (Mo.) Raymore-Peculiar four-star TE Jaden Reddell, Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge four-star DL Joseph Jonah-Ajonye and Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star RB Nathaniel Frazier, the No. 2 tailback in the cycle.

2. Ohio State — 93.727

5 five-stars | 11 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 22 total commits
Top Commit: Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep Five-Star Plus+ wide receiver Jeremiah Smith, No. 1 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Buckeyes now easily have the most five-star pledges in the nation at five. Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes QB Air Noland acquired five-star status, while Buford (Ga.) DL Eddrick Houston is the latest blue-chipper to join the fray. Saint Louis Christian Brothers high four-star WR Jeremiah McClellan also pledged in August.

Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep WR Jeremiah Smith is the top-ranked player in the nation, while Chicago St. Ignatius five-star DL Justin Scott and New Haven (Ind.) WR Mylan Graham flank as top-20 recruits. Ohio State has the highest average rating per recruit at 92.31.

3. Florida State — 92.574

3 five-star | 11 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 23 total commits
Top Commit: Buford (Ga.) Five-Star Plus+ safety KJ Bolden, No. 8 in the On3 Industry Ranking

In October, FSU made a humongous splash, flipping Miami Central five-star DL Armondo Blount from Miami, who then reclassified to 2024. He’s now the No. 20 prospect and No. 3 DL in the 2024 cycle. Last week, the ‘Noles added Miami Norland four-star cornerback Jamari Howard.

The Seminoles were active on the trail in July, hauling in 10 prospects, none bigger than Venice (Fla.) five-star cornerback Charles Lester III. He was FSU’s highest-ranked commit until the beginning of August, when Buford (Ga.) Five-Star Plus+ safety KJ Bolden pledged.

Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County four-star Landen Thomas is the No. 4 TE in the cycle, while Savannah (Ga.) Benedictine Military four-star QB Luke Kromenhoek is the No. 5 signal-caller. Pensacola (Fla.) Pine Forest four-star OT Jonathan Daniels, Tallahassee (Fla.) FSU School four-star athlete Micahi Danzy, Olney (Md.) Good Counsel four-star WR Elijah Moore and D.C. Gonzaga four-star EDGE DD Holmes are among those who have also committed in the summer.

4. Alabama — 92.226

2 five-stars | 11 four-star | 7 three-stars | 20 total commits
Top Commit: Carlsbad (Calif.) Five-Star Plus+ quarterback Julian Sayin, No. 4 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Crimson Tide brought in three of its five highest-ranked commits in July: Carrollton (Ga.) four-star TE Caleb Odom, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star CB Zabien Brown and Lindale (Texas) four-star IOL Casey Poe. Since then, Bama has rounded out its class.

Five more prospects committed in August, most notably Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco four-star safety Peyton Woodyard, who flipped from Georgia. Chattanooga (Tenn.) Baylor School four-star WR Amari Jefferson is the second receiver to enter the fold.

Alabama’s top two commits — Carlsbad (Calif.) Five-Star Plus+ QB Julian Sayin and Pinson (Ala.) Clay-Chalkville five-star ATH Jaylen Mbakwe — have each been pledged to Nick Saban and Co. since 2022.

5. Florida — 92.173

3 five-stars | 11 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 19 total commits
Top Commit: Willis (Texas) five-star QB DJ Lagway, No. 17 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Florida shot up the rankings after a humongous June that witnessed 10 commitments. Since then, Billy Napier and Co. have continued to add top talent, most recently Daytona Beach (Fla.) five-star DL LJ McCray, the No. 5 DL in the cycle.

But the Gators have hit a bit of a rough patch — losing the commitments of Marrero (La.) John Ehret four-star cornerback Wardell Mack, Picayune (Miss.) Memorial four-star EDGE Jamonta Waller and Dublin (Ga.) four-star defensive lineman Nasir Johnson. Each flipped away from Florida — Mack to Texas, Waller to Auburn and Johnson to Georgia.

6. Oregon — 92.113

0 five-stars | 18 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 24 total commits
Top Commit: Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic four-star EDGE Elijah Rushing, No. 35 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Ducks had a monumental October, adding their two highest-ranked commits to the fold. First, Santa Ana (Calif.) four-star DL Aydin Breland chose Oregon over Georgia and Miami. Later in the month, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic four-star EDGE Elijah Rushing pledged after decommitting from Arizona.

Back in August, Oregon landed a big flip, pulling Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra four-star CB Dakoda Fields away from USC. He joins Forney (Texas) four-star safety Aaron Flowers and Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy four-star CB Ify Obidegwu in what could become a feared secondary down the road in Eugene.

The commitments of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly four-star LB Dylan Williams, Los Angeles (Calif.) Los Alamitos four-star LB Kamar Mothudi and Pinson (Ala.) Clay-Chalkville four-star OT Jac’Qawn McRoy made for a flashy July for Oregon.

7. Texas — 91.846

3 five-stars | 11 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 19 total commits
Top Commit: Duncanville (Texas) Five-Star Plus+ EDGE Colin Simmons, No. 5 in On3 Industry Ranking

The Longhorns continue their charge, headlined by the addition of Duncanville (Texas) Five-Star Plus+ EDGE Colin Simmons, who committed on Aug. 10. Texas has added a five-star to its class in three consecutive months, as Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei five-star OT Brandon Baker joined in September and was followed by Saint Louis University five-star WR Ryan Wingo in October. Wardell Mack flipped away from Florida in November — the No. 13 cornerback in the cycle.

Of Texas’ 19 pledges, 17 have come since June, including Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star RB Jerrick Gibson, the No. 64 prospect in the cycle. The Longhorns have 11 Texans in their class and have an in-state commitment rate of 55%.

8. Texas A&M — 91.811

3 five-star | 10 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 20 total commits
Top Commit: Phenix City (Ala.) Central five-star wide receiver Cam Coleman, No. 12 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Aggies had a big September, as they beat out Texas and Oklahoma for Lafayette (La.) Acadiana five-star DL Dominick McKinley, then won out for Timpson (Texas) five-star ATH Terry Bussey at the end of the month.

That’s since been countered by a forgetful October, as Beaumont (Texas) United four-star OT Weston Davis flipped to LSU, which followed a decommitment from Silsbee (Texas) four-star WR Dre’lon Miller. Both are top-100 prospects.

Phenix City (Ala.) Central five-star wide receiver Cam Coleman is the No. 3 wideout in the cycle and is one of five top-150 commits for A&M. Offensive line reinforcements came along in August, as League City (Texas) Clear Springs four-star IOL Blake Ivy and Seattle O’Dea four-star IOL Isendre Ahfua both pledged.

Now, the Aggies are in a bit of a wait-and-see mode following Texas A&M parting ways with head coach Jimbo Fisher. The effect has yet to be seen with this 2024 class.

9. Oklahoma — 91.707

1 five-stars | 13 four-stars | 13 three-stars | 27 total commits
Top Commit: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy Five-Star Plus+ defensive lineman David Stone, No. 7 in On3 Industry Ranking

The Sooners have remained one of the hottest teams on the recruiting trail this fall, adding four more commitments in October, highlighted by Dayton (Ohio) Centerville four-star safety Reggie Powers, who decommitted from Michigan State.

Brent Venables landed his centerpiece pledge in Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy Five-Star Plus+ DL David Stone, who chose OU over Miami. On Sept. 9, top-100 Melissa (Texas) four-star DL Nigel Smith II committed. On Sept. 20, Tulsa (Okla.) NOAH four-star EDGE Danny Okoye followed suit.

Longview (Texas) top-ranked four-star RB Taylor Tatum, Missouri City (Texas) Hightower four-star WR Zion Kearney and Los Alamitos (Calif.) TE Davon Mitchell are all top-100 prospects. The Sooners’ blue-chip percentage is now up to 52%.

10. Notre Dame — 91.619

1 five-stars | 14 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 23 total commits
Top Commit: Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard South four-star wide receiver Cam Williams, No. 28 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Fighting Irish reeled in West Roxbury (Ma.) Catholic Memorial four-star OT Guerby Lambert on Sept. 19 for their fourth top-100 pledge this cycle.

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco four-star linebacker Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa chose ND over Ohio State and USC as one of only two commits in July. Viliamu-Asa is the fourth highest-ranked commit in Notre Dame’s class, behind Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard South five-star wide receiver Cam Williams, Lambert and Saline (Mich.) four-star quarterback CJ Carr.

11. Tennessee — 91.561

2 five-star | 13 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 20 total commits
Top Commit: Lilburn (Ga.) Parkview five-star wide receiver Mike Matthews, No. 16 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Volunteers jumped all the way into the top 10 after a big July, which included the pledges of Lilburn (Ga.) Parkview five-star receiver Mike Matthews, Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban four-star interior offensive lineman William Satterwhite and Nashville Lipscomb Academy four-star linebacker Edwin Spillman.

Just one prospect has committed to Josh Heupel and Co. since the beginning of August, but it was a big one in Birmingham (Ala.) Vestavia Hills five-star EDGE Jordan Ross, the No. 31 recruit and No. 4 EDGE in the cycle.

12. LSU — 91.456

0 five-stars | 16 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 25 total commits
Top Commit: Jackson (La.) East Feliciana four-star tight end Trey’Dez Green, No. 42 in the On3 Industry Ranking

With the decommitment of Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater four-star cornerback Cai Bates, LSU fell out of the top 10 of the team recruiting rankings. Still an impressive class — Beaumont (Texas) United four-star OT Weston Davis flipped to LSU at the end of October, continuing the momentum that Brian Kelly and Co. have garnered this fall. Tucker (Ga.) four-star EDGE CJ Jackson also pledged following his decommitment from Georgia Tech.

Four of the six highest-ranked recruits in the class joined since July, including Orlando Edgewater four-star CB Cai Bates and Duncanville (Texas) four-star RB Caden Durham. Jackson (La.) East Feliciana four-star TE Trey’Dez Green, Denham Springs (La.) safety Dashawn McBryde and and Many (La.) four-star LB Tylen Singelton are Kelly’s top in-state recruits.

13. Penn State — 91.210

0 five-stars | 15 four-stars | 10 three-stars | 25 total commits
Top Commit: Belle Vernon (Pa.) four-star athlete Quinton Martin, No. 55 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Penn State reeled in a pair of four-star recruits towards the end of July. On consecutive days, the Nittany Lions received pledges from Brookline (Mass.) Dexter four-star athlete Liam Andrews and Miami (Fla.) Central four-star DL T.A. Cunningham. Andrews said he plans to play defensive line in college.

Andrews, Belle Vernon (Pa.) four-star athlete Quinton Martin and Westford (Mass.) Cheshire Academy four-star tight end Luke Reynolds make up the Nittany Lions’ three top-100 recruits.

14. Miami — 91.141

0 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 15 three-stars | 25 total commits
Top Commit: Miami (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep four-star wide receiver Joshisa Trader, No. 43 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Hurricanes added three prospects in August: Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna four-star safety Zaquan Patterson, Cincinnati Taft four-star EDGE Elias Rudolph and Zachary (La.) three-star OT Kavion Broussard. Since then, Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County four-star WR Ny Carr and Tampa Wharton four-star EDGE Booker Pickett joined the fold.

Miami’s recruiting win over Ohio State in the battle for Chicago Kenwood Academy four-star EDGE Marquise Lightfoot jumped the Hurricanes into the top 25 at the start of July. Chaminade-Madonna Prep four-star WR Joshisa Trader headlines as the No. 10 wideout in the cycle.

Cleveland (Miss.) Holmes C.C. three-star JUCO offensive tackle Markel Bell joined the class in early November.

15. Michigan — 91.047

0 five-stars | 14 four-stars | 11 three-stars | 25 total commits
Top Commit: Cincinnati (Ohio) Archbishop Moeller four-star running back Jordan Marshall, No. 52 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Wolverines had a quiet finish to the summer, and have since lost a pair of four-stars in Corbin (Ky.) twins Jacob Smith and Jerod Smith, both of whom flipped to Kentucky.

Cincinnati (Ohio) Archbishop Moeller four-star RB Jordan Marshall headlines Michigan’s class. Marshall chose the Wolverines over in-state Ohio State. Michigan’s three other top-100 recruits are Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day four-star QB Jadyn Davis, Kansas City Rockhurst four-star OT Andrew Sprague and Rochester (Mich.) Adams four-star TE Brady Prieskorn.

16. Auburn — 91.032

0 five-stars | 11 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 18 total commits
Top Commit: Foley (Ala.) wide receiver Perry Thompson, No. 34 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Tigers managed to flip a pair of elite recruits from its two biggest rivals in the span of three days, adding Clanton (Ala.) Chilton County four-star LB Demarcus Riddick from Georgia, then Foley (Ala.) WR Perry Thompson from Alabama. The Tigers collected six of their commitments in July.

Since then, two more blue-chippers have pledged to Hugh Freeze and Auburn: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star IOL DeAndre Carter and Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star DL TJ Lindsey.

Then, Auburn made another splash with a flip in November — flipping Picayune (Miss.) Memorial four-star top-100 EDGE Jamonta Waller away from Florida.

17. Clemson — 90.621

2 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 17 total commits
Top Commit: Jefferson (Ga.) five-star LB Sammy Brown, No. 14 in the On3 Industry Ranking

It’s been a slow fall for the Tigers after they pulled both of their five-star recruits on consecutive days in the month of June. Jefferson (Ga.) five-star LB Sammy Brown kicked things off for the Tigers before being followed up by Midlothian (Texas) WR Bryant Wesco.

The class also includes top-100 Lancaster (Texas) four-star CB Corian Gipson — the Tigers’ latest commit. Additionally, Woodstock (Ill.) Marian Central Catholic four-star TE Christian Bentancur and Tampa (Fla.) Catholic four-star WR TJ Moore.

18. USC — 90.195

0 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 17 total commits
Top Commit: Los Angeles (Calif.) Sierra Canyon four-star wide receiver Xavier Jordan, No. 68 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Trojans made a splash by landing the commitment of top-ranked 2026 QB Julian Lewis, but the 2024 class has stayed stagnant. Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra four-star CB Dakoda Fields flipped to Oregon, leaving USC with only 16 total commits.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Sierra Canyon four-star WR Xavier Jordan headlines the class alongside top-150 pledges Clearwater (Fla.) Academy International four-star IOL Jason Zandamela, Long Beach (Calif.) Millikan four-star WR Ryan Pellum, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco four-star CB Marcelles Williams and Atlanta Washington four-star EDGE Kameryn Fountain.

19. South Carolina — 90.098

1 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 16 total commits
Top Commit: Washington D.C. Friendship Collegiate Academy Five-Star Plus+ EDGE Dylan Stewart, No. 10 in On3 Industry Ranking

The Gamecocks made their splash on Aug. 1, adding Washington D.C. Friendship Collegiate Academy Five-Star Plus+ EDGE Dylan Stewart. He’s the third top-100 pledge in South Carolina’s class, alongside Dillon (S.C.) four-star OT and On3 five-star Josiah Thompson and Dorchester (S.C.) Woodland four-star OT Kam Pringle.

Pringle, Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day four-star TE Michael Smith and Marietta (Ga.) Walton four-star EDGE Wendell Gregory all joined the class in January, giving South Carolina an electric start to the 2024 cycle.

20. Ole Miss — 89.349

0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 14 three-stars | 22 total commits
Top Commit: Lake Cormorant (Miss.) four-star EDGE Kamarion Franklin, No. 60 in On3 Industry Ranking

The Rebels made serious strides leading into the fall. Lake Cormorant (Miss.) four-star EDGE Kamarion Franklin is now the top-ranked recruit in the class and is one of seven four-stars in the fold for Lane Kiffin.

Also pledging in August was Ocean Springs (Miss.) St. Martin four-star WR Noreel White. He joins a pack of in-state pledges, including Bay Springs four-star DL Kamron Beavers, Pascagoula four-star DL Jeffery Rush and Clarksdale three-star CB Patrick Broomfield.

21. Texas Tech — 89.250

1 five-stars | 4 four-stars | 15 three-stars | 21 total commits
Top Commit: Temple (Texas) Lake Belton Five-Star Plus+ wide receiver Micah Hudson, No. 6 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Red Raiders finally finished off their recruitment of top-10 Temple (Texas) Lake Belton WR Micah Hudson, giving Joey McGuire and Co. a centerpiece pledge in the 2024 cycle.

Prosper (Texas) four-star OT Ellis Davis is behind Hudson as the No. 2 pledge in the class after committing in April. Sachse (Texas) four-star EDGE Cheta Ofili, Hutto (Texas) four-star QB Will Hammond and Pflugerville (Texas) Weiss four-star safety Peyton Morgan bolster Texas Tech’s No. 1 Big 12 class.

22. Arkansas — 89.431

0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 12 three-stars | 18 total commits
Top Commit: Pine Bluff (Ark.) Wilbur D. Mills four-star DL Charleston Collins, No. 84 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

In November, Arkansas lost the commitment of Pine Bluff (Ark.) four-star wide receiver Courtney Crutchfield — the No. 114 prospect in the 2024 cycle.

The Razorbacks added a trio of three-stars in August: Marietta (Ga.) Kell LB Justin Logan, Decatur (Ga.) Columbia LB Jadan Baugh and Waxhaw (N.C.) Marvin Ridge IOL Kai Greer.

Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point four-star WR Ashton Bethel-Roman bolstered the Razorbacks’ class on the Fourth of July. Pine Bluff (Ark.) four-star CB Selman Bridges and Wilbur D. Mills four-star DL Charleston Collins lead the way for the Hogs as top-150 commits.

23. Kentucky — 88.907

0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 15 three-stars | 22 total commits
Top Commit: Austintown (Ohio) Westerville North four-star EDGE Brian Robinson, No. 129 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Kentucky picked up its first commitment of November over the weekend, flipping Sneads (Fla.) three-star running back Jason Patterson from Cincinnati.

The Wildcats were able to flip four-star Corbin (Ky.) twins Jacob Smith and Jerod Smith from Michigan in September, then added Austintown (Ohio) Westerville North four-star EDGE Brian Robinson in October.

Behind Robinson, Hodgenville (Ky.) Lexington Christian Academy four-star QB Cutter Boley highlights as the No. 12 gunslinger in the cycle. He and Cincinnati Withrow four-star CB Terhyon Nichols are both top-200 prospects.

24. Wisconsin — 88.871

0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 15 three-stars | 21 total commits
Top Commit: Olney (Md.) Good Counsel four-star running back Dilin Jones, No. 170 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Luke Fickell’s first cycle has Wisconsin sitting in the top 25 in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings. Olney (Md.) Good Counsel four-star RB Dilin Jones and Royersford (Pa.) Pope John Paul four-star OT Kevin Heywood highlight as the only top-200 commit.

Five others joined Jones as July commitments: Saint Paul (Minn.) Irondale four-star IOL Emerson Mandell, Chicago (Ill.) Mount Carmel three-star RB Darrion Dupree, Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph’s Prep three-star CB Omillio Agard, Honolulu (Hawaii) Farrington three-star EDGE Anelu Lafaele and Joilet (Ill.) Catholic three-star DL Dillan Johnson. Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage three-star safety Xavier Lucas pledged in August.

25. Nebraska — 88.485

0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 20 three-stars | 26 total commits
Top Commit: Ainsworth (Neb.) four-star tight end Carter Nelson, No. 59 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The commitment of four-star tight end Carter Nelson was the news of the month of June for Huskers fans. Matt Rhule has put together an already large class through August in what has been his first cycle as head coach in Lincoln.

Waipahu (Hawaii) four-star interior offensive lineman Preston Taumua, Altair (Texas) Rice Consolidated four-star safety Roger Gradney, Bay City (Texas) four-star DL Carlon Jones, DeSoto (Texas) four-star CB Mario Buford and Bellevue (Neb.) West four-star WR Dae’vonn Hall are all top-400 pledges.