Updated 2023 On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings
It is one week until signing day, and while there weren’t that many moves in the 2023 On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings over the past week, some teams did have some significant shifts.
The top 25 teams in the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings, as of December 12, can be found below.
1. Alabama (95.125)
3 five-stars | 19 four-stars | 3 three-stars | 25 total recruits
Top Commit: Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek safety Caleb Downs, No. 6 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Alabama surged to the top spot following a strong summer on the recruiting trail. They have maintained that place thanks to commitments from Downs, five-star running back Justice Haynes and five-star running back Richard Young. On Monday, five-star EDGE Keon Keeley added his name to the commit list as well. The Crimson Tide also have pledges from four-star defensive backs Jahlil Hurley and Tony Mitchell, as well as top-125 quarterbacks Eli Holstein and Dylan Lonergan. At the moment, head coach Nick Saban holds commitments from 11 top-100 prospects.
2. Georgia (94.250)
0 five-star | 20 four-stars | 3 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commit: Saint Louis (Mo.) IMG Academy five-star EDGE Samuel M’Pemba, No. 34 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Georgia got a huge recruiting win on Dec. 4 by landing a commitment from M’Pemba, the Bulldogs’ first five-star pledge. Kirby Smart‘s group has maintained the No. 2 spot with commitments from multiple top-50 prospects, including M’Pemba, four-star cornerback A.J. Harris, four-star safety Joenel Aguero and four-star linebacker Raylen Wilson. Other top-100 recruits in the group include four-star offensive tackle Monroe Freeling and four-star linebacker Troy Bowles. Just after Thanksgiving, Georgia’s class got a big victory by flipping four-star wide receiver Anthony Evans from Oklahoma.
3. Ohio State (93.280)
1 five-star | 17 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 19 total recruits
Top Commit: Miami Gardens (Fla.) American Heritage wide receiver Brandon Inniss, No. 28 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Buckeyes’ class is headlined by three top-10 receivers in the 2023 cycle. They are Inniss, four-star Carnell Tate and four-star Noah Rogers, who are all top-50 prospects in the On3 Consensus. Ohio State also has a commitment from the No. 2 interior offensive lineman in the country in Luke Montgomery. On defense, Ohio State has pledges from multiple players ranked in the top 10 at their position, including four-star defensive lineman Jason Moore, four-star cornerback Calvin Simpson-Hunt and four-star safety Malik Hartford. However, Ohio State lost their only running back commit when four-star tailback Mark Fletcher backed off his pledge on Nov. 16.
4. Notre Dame (93.262)
1 five-star | 20 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 26 total recruits
Top Commit: Denton (Texas) Guyer safety Peyton Bowen, No. 13 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Fighting Irish’s class is led by Bowen, one of the top defensive backs in the cycle. Multiple programs are attempting to flip Bowen, so keeping him in the class will be a top priority for Marcus Freeman and his staff heading into the Early Signing Period. On Oct. 15, Notre Dame earned a massive win on the recruiting trail by landing a commitment from Saint Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers College four-star running back Jeremiyah Love. He is currently Notre Dame’s third-highest-ranked prospect behind Bowen and four-star offensive tackle Charles Jagusah. Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 1, the Fighting Irish landed pledges from three-star interior offensive lineman Chris Terek and three-star wide receiver Kaleb Smith.
5. LSU (92.855)
1 five-stars | 16 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commit: Monroe (La.) Neville offensive tackle Zalance Heard, No. 24 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Tigers’ success on the recruiting trail starts on their home turf. LSU has commitments from some of the top players in the Pelican State including Shelton Sampson Jr., Heard, four-star running back Kaleb Jackson and four-star safety Kylin Jackson. Of the top 16 players in Louisiana, half are committed to the Tigers. Brian Kelly has also made a mark out-of-state, dipping into Florida and Maryland for four-star wide receiver Jalen Brown and four-star EDGE Dashawn Womack. However, LSU has recently lost commitments from four-star EDGE Joshua Mickens and four-star defensive lineman Darron Reed, who flipped to Auburn.
6. Texas (92.848)
2 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman quarterback Arch Manning, No. 1 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Texas’ class has been one of the best in the nation since the commitment of Manning, a Five-Star Plus+ prospect. The Longhorns got even better last month by flipping four-star EDGE and Austin native Colton Vasek from Oklahoma. Texas’ class also contains four-star safety Derek Williams, four-star wide receivers Johntay Cook II and Ryan Niblett and five-star running back Cedric Baxter Jr. Steve Sarkisian is making a strong impact in the Lone Star State, as his program has landed commitments from top-200 Texas prospects such as Cook, Niblett, Vasek, four-star cornerback Malik Muhammad and four-star EDGE Derion Gullette.
7. Oklahoma (92.383)
2 five-stars | 12 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commit: Denton (Tex.) Guyer quarterback Jackson Arnold, No. 8 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Oklahoma bolstered the trenches with commitments from three-star defensive lineman Ashton Sanders (Nov. 20) and three-star EDGE Taylor Wein (Nov. 21), and recently flipped four-star Daeh McCullough from Cincinnati. Despite losing pledges from Anthony Evans and Colton Vasek, the Sooners are still succeeding on the recruiting trail. Oklahoma holds commitments from six top-100 prospects, including Arnold, five-star EDGE Adepoju Adebawore and four-star wide receiver Jaquaize Pettaway. The Sooners have went out-of-state to bolster their class, winning recruiting battles for prospects such as Sanders, four-star offensive tackle Cayden Green and four-star safety Makari Vickers. Oklahoma has also found talent in its own backyard with in-state four-star athlete Jacobe Johnson.
8. Florida (92.376)
0 five-stars | 17 four-stars | 5 three stars | 22 total recruits
Top Commit: Gardendale (Ala.) defensive lineman Kelby Collins, No. 59 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Billy Napier and his staff sparked one of the top storylines of the 2023 cycle by flipping Jaden Rashada from Miami on Nov. 10. Rashada gives the Gators a top-100 signal-caller to pair with a talented offensive class. Florida has commitments from four-star wide receivers Aidan Mizell and Eugene Wilson III, as well as four-star running back Treyaun Webb. The Gators also have a strong defensive back group with four-star cornerback Dijon Johnson, four-star cornerback Ja’Keem Jackson and four-star safety Jordan Castell. Recruiting the Sunshine State is a priority for Napier, but he has also landed pledges from out-of-state, including Collins.
9. Miami (92.336)
2 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 11 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commit: Lakeland (Fla.) cornerback Cormani McClain, No. 3 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Mario Cristobal pulled off a stunner by getting McClain to Coral Gables. McClain’s commitment gave the Hurricanes two Five-Star Plus+ prospects in him and five-star offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa. Even though Miami lost Rashada, its class is still very talented. The Hurricanes have three other top-100 recruits in four-star EDGE Jayden Wayne, four-star linebacker Malik Bryant and four-star tight end Riley Williams. Additionally, Miami recently flipped four-star EDGE Collins Acheampong from Michigan and three-star defensive lineman Joshua Horton from North Carolina. Over the weekend, the landed four-star running back Christopher Johnson out of the Miami area as well.
10. Clemson (92.182)
1 five-stars | 15 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commit: Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson defensive lineman Peter Woods, No. 26 in On3 Consensus
Summary: In recent recruiting classes, Dabo Swinney has landed talent at an incredibly high level. Clemson is continuing that trend with its 2023 class. The Tigers’ group is led by Woods and four-star quarterback Christopher Vizzina, two of the top players in Alabama. Four-star EDGE Tomarrion Parker chose Clemson on Nov. 21, giving the program five top-100 prospects. They are Parker, Vizzina, Woods, four-star defensive lineman Vic Burley and four-star defensive lineman Stephiylan Green. The Tigers’ class is strengthened by eight other top-300 recruits, including four-star linebacker Jamal Anderson and four-star athlete Ronan Hanafin.
11. Tennessee (91.892)
2 five-star | 10 four-stars | 11 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commit: Long Beach (Calif.) Poly quarterback Nico Iamaleava, No. 10 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Iamaleava is the centerpiece of Tennessee’s class and figures to be the program’s quarterback of the future when he arrives in Knoxville. However, he isn’t the only offensive player bound to succeed in the Volunteers’ high-powered offense under head coach Josh Heupel. Four-star tight end Ethan Davis and four-star athlete Cameron Seldon are two of those prospects. Meanwhile, Heupel has landed some talented defensive recruits as well, including four-star EDGE Caleb Herring, the top player in Tennessee, and four-star EDGE Chandavian Bradley. Meanwhile, five-star defensive lineman Daevin Hobbs chose the Volunteers on Nov. 25.
12. USC (91.799)
3 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 19 total recruits
Top Commit: Los Alamitos (Calif.) quarterback Malachi Nelson, No. 2 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Trojans are one of two programs with commitments from two Five-Star Plus+ prospects. Nelson and wide receiver Zachariah Branch lead the class, alongside offensive talent such as five-star wide receiver Makai Lemon and four-star running back Quinten Joyner. Lincoln Riley, known for his offensive pedigree, has also done a nice job building USC’s defensive group. It includes four-star EDGE Braylen Shelby and four-star linebacker Tackett Curtis, who are both top-125 prospects. Over the last few months, Riley boosted the trenches with commitments from four-star offensive tackle Elijah Paige, three-star defensive linemen Sam Greene and Deijon Laffitte and three-star EDGE David Peevy. However, three-star defensive lineman Grant Buckey flipped to UCLA on Dec. 1.
13. Oregon (91.749)
2 five-stars | 11 four-stars | 10 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Commit: Detroit Martin Luther King quarterback Dante Moore, No. 9 in On3 Consensus
Summary: In his first season leading the Ducks, Dan Lanning currently has the top recruiting class in the Pac-12. Oregon’s group is led by Moore and five-star wide receiver Jurrion Dickey, two top-25 prospects who figure to be future fixtures in the Ducks’ offense. Lanning has also utilized Oregon’s regional footprint to the Ducks’ benefit. Seven of Oregon’s 11 top-300 pledges are from the West including Dickey, four-star cornerback Caleb Presley, four-star athlete Cole Martin and four-star defensive lineman A’mauri Washington. The Ducks also landed two commitments in November from four-star defensive lineman Johnny Bowens and three-star interior offensive lineman Gernorris Wilson.
14. Penn State (91.684)
0 five-stars | 14 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Reading (Pa.) Wyomissing interior offensive lineman Jven Williams, No. 35 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Nittany Lions’ group is led by two offensive lineman in Williams and interior offensive lineman Alex Birchmeier. Penn State’s success this cycle can be linked to landing both in-state and nearby out-of-state talent. The Nittany Lions currently have commitments from five of the eight best players in Pennsylvania in Williams, four-star linebacker Ta’Mere Robinson, four-star defensive lineman Jameial Lyons, three-star running back London Montgomery and four-star tight end Joey Schlaffer. Additionally, the Nittany Lions hold pledges from Birchmeier and four-star linebacker Tony Rojas, the two top players in Virginia. James Franklin is also making inroads in Florida with commitments from four-star cornerback Elliot Washington, a former Alabama pledge, and four-star safety King Mack.
15. Texas A&M (90.739)
1 five-star | 8 four-stars | 4 three-stars | 13 total recruits
Top Commit: Katy (Texas) Paetow defensive lineman David Hicks, No. 7 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Texas A&M’s class suffered a massive blow on Nov. 7 when five-star linebacker Anthony Hill decommitted from the Aggies. However, Jimbo Fisher‘s group still has another top-five prospect in Hicks, a Five-Star Plus+ recruit. It is clear that Texas A&M is not on track for the nation’s top class like last year. But the Aggies are making a late push for the top ten. They just landed five-star running back Rueben Owens. Four-star cornerback Bravion Rogers re-committed to the Aggies after backing off his pledge to the program over the summer. Meanwhile, Texas A&M has commitments from three other top-125 prospects in four-star interior offensive lineman Chase Bisontis, four-star cornerback Jayvon Thomas and four-star safety Dalton Brooks.
16. Florida State (89.937)
1 five-star | 8 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 16 total recruits
Top Commit: Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Stranahan wide receiver Hykeem Williams, No. 30 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Mike Norvell earned one of the biggest recruiting wins of his tenure by landing Williams, the No. 5 wide receiver in the country. It continued momentum from the Seminoles’ strong summer on the recruiting trail. During those months, they notched pledges from four-star EDGE Keldric Faulk, four-star offensive tackle Lucas Simmons and four-star running back Samuel Singleton. Another top-250 prospect in Florida State’s class is four-star defensive lineman Keith Sampson Jr. Norvell also got his quarterback, flipping four-star Brock Glenn from Ohio State on Nov. 21.
17. Arkansas (89.562)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 16 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Commit: Frisco (Texas) Lone Star cornerback Jaylon Braxton, No. 130 in On3 Consensus
Summary: In his third season in Fayetteville, Sam Pittman has Arkansas on the right track on the recruiting trail. Shamar Easter is one of the Razorbacks’ two four-star tight end commits alongside Luke Hasz. Four-star quarterback Malachi Singleton is a top-25 player at his position, giving Pittman another key offensive commitment. Arkansas has also made strides on the defensive side of the ball thanks to pledges from Braxton and four-star athlete Micah Tease, who are top-200 prospects.
18. South Carolina (89.522)
0 five-stars | 10 four-stars | 18 three-stars | 18 total recruits
Top Commit: Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman four-star interior offensive lineman Markee Anderson, No. 147 in On3 Consensus
Summary: In mid-July, the Gamecocks’ class just sneaked into the top 25 of the recruiting rankings and had only six four-stars. Now, South Carolina has 10, a key reason for its rise towards the top 15. This summer was instrumental for the Gamecocks. In late August, Shane Beamer and his staff landed three top-200 commitments in 11 days from four-star defensive lineman Zavion Hardy, four-star EDGE Desmond Umeozulu and four-star defensive lineman Xzavier McLeod. Meanwhile, Anderson announced his pledge on July 31. These prospects helped South Carolina develop a class previously headlined by four-star linebacker Grayson Howard and four-star running back Dontavius Braswell.
19. TCU (88.906)
0 five-stars | 5 four-stars | 16 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Commit: Garland (Texas) Naaman Forest four-star interior offensive lineman Markis Deal, No. 131 in On3 Consensus
Summary: TCU is headed to the College Football Playoff, and that success is translating to recruiting. The Horned Frogs’ class climbed in the rankings on Nov. 20 following a commitment from Deal. A key reason for TCU’s recruiting success is keeping Texas players home. The Horned Frogs have 18 pledges from the Lone Star State, including Deal, four-star wide receiver Cordale Russell, four-star safety Warren Roberson, four-star defensive lineman Avion Carter and four-star running back Cameron Cook. Head coach Sonny Dykes and his staff also have commitments from talented three-stars such as EDGE Keviyan Huddleston and linebacker Jonathan Bax. On3 rates Bax higher than the rest of the industry.
20. Louisville (89.807)
0 five-star | 6 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 14 total recruits
Top Commit: Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco four-star wide receiver DeAndre Moore Jr., No. 101 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Louisville took a big hit when running back Rueben Owens decommitted last week, but there’s still a lot in the cupboard. Four-star interior offensive lineman Madden Sanker and four-star cornerback Aaron Williams are two other top-200 prospects that have Louisville’s group in the top 20. Another important 2023 recruit for the Cardinals is four-star quarterback Pierce Clarkson, who has been instrumental in pitching prospects to commit to Louisville. However, Scott Satterfield and Co. will have to work hard to keep wide receiver DeAndre Moore Jr., who has taken official visits to Georgia and Texas.
21. Ole Miss (88.786)
0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 3 three-stars | 12 total recruits
Top Commit: Raleigh (Miss.) linebacker Suntarine Perkins, No. 58 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Lane Kiffin has already landed commitments from Mississippi’s two top recruits. Perkins chose Ole Miss on Nov. 28, 2021 and just reaffirmed his commitment, while four-star wide receiver Ayden Williams announced his pledge to Kiffin and his staff on Aug. 21. Four-star athlete Neeo Avery and four-star quarterback Marcel Reed are other talented prospects who will likely provide some offensive firepower alongside Williams in Oxford. Additionally, the Rebels got a pledge from four-star cornerback Braxton Myers this fall. However, four-star safety Marvin Burks Jr. flipped to Missouri from Ole Miss on Dec. 4.
22. Utah (88.698)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 14 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Commit: Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland offensive tackle Caleb Lomu, No. 144 in the On3 Consensus
Summary: With a second consecutive Pac-12 championship in hand, Utah is also putting together one of the best recruiting classes out west. Lomu was a major recent win over Thanksgiving weekend, and they followed that by keeping Provo (Utah) Timpview four-star offensive tackle Spencer Fano home. And for good measure, late last week they flipped four-star American Fork (Utah) EDGE Hunter Clegg away from Stanford after its coaching change. Few programs have the juice on the recruiting trail that the Utes do.
23. Michigan (88.659)
0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 12 three-stars | 18 total recruits
Top Commit: Colleyville (Texas) Covenant Christian Academy four-star defensive lineman Enow Etta, No. 119 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Michigan’s class lost one of its best players when Collins Acheampong flipped to Miami. However, the conclusion of November was good to the Wolverines. From Nov. 18 to the end of the month, head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff notched pledges from interior offensive lineman Nathan Efobi, three-star cornerback Cameron Calhoun, three-star linebacker Jason Hewlett and three-star athlete Breeon Ishmail. This cycle, the Wolverines have pledges from three of the top 12 players in Michigan. They are four-star interior offensive lineman Amir Herring, four-star running back Cole Cabana and three-star wide receiver Semaj Morgan. Cabana is Michigan’s second-highest-rated commit behind Etta.
24. Michigan State (88.437)
0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 10 total recruits
Top Commit: Norman (Okla.) Community Christian School EDGE Bai Jobe, No. 79 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The end of October and the beginning of November saw two players decommit from Michigan State. Both four-star running back Kedrick Reescano and three-star quarterback Bo Edmundson backed off their pledges to head coach Mel Tucker and his staff. But the Spartans got back on track on Nov. 13 by landing a commitment from four-star linebacker Jayvant Brown. The Spartans, whose class ranks No. 3 in the Big Ten, is led by Jobe and four-star EDGE Andrew Depaepe, who are both top-200 recruits. Michigan State has bolstered its class with other blue-chip prospects, including Brown, four-star offensive tackle Stanton Ramil, in-state four-star defensive lineman Jalen Thompson and four-star linebacker Jordan Hall.
25. Baylor (88.370)
0 five-stars | 4 four-stars | 18 three-stars | 22 total recruits
Top Commit: Dripping Springs (Texas) quarterback Austin Novosad, No. 117 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Dave Arenda has built a strong foundation for this Baylor team with Novosad, a top-10 quarterback, leading the way. The group, as expected, is built on Texas high school. About 82% of the class are Texas natives with all three major Metro areas represented.