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Updated On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings

Drew Schott01/26/23
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Updated On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings 1/24

On3 released its final 2023 On300 ranking on Jan. 17. Since then, other rankings updates have occurred across the industry. As a result, there have been changes across the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings.

The top 25 of the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings can be found below.

These rankings are as of Jan. 26 at 5:06 p.m. C.T.

1. Alabama (96.208)
7 five-stars | 19 four-stars | 2 three-stars | 28 total recruits
Top Signee: Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek safety Caleb Downs, No. 5 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Alabama solidified the nation’s top recruiting class during the Early Signing Period. During those few days, the Crimson Tide landed three five-stars: cornerback Desmond Ricks, linebacker Qua Russaw and defensive lineman James Smith. Russaw and Smith are teammates at Montgomery (Ala.) Carver. Other five-stars to previously choose Alabama include Downs — a Five-Star Plus+ recruit — Five-Star Plus+ offensive tackle Kadyn Proctor, EDGE Keon Keeley and EDGE Yhonzae Pierre. In its class, Alabama also has four-star running backs Justice Haynes and Richard Young, as well as four-star defensive backs Jahlil Hurley and Tony Mitchell among others. 

2. Georgia (95.063)
4 five-stars | 18 four-stars | 4 three-stars | 26 total recruits
Top Signee: Venice (Fla.) EDGE Damon Wilson, No. 20 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Georgia bolstered its defensive front during the Early Signing Period. The Bulldogs signed five-star defensive lineman Jordan Hall and Wilson, which gave head coach Kirby Smart and his staff two of the country’s top six EDGEs in him and four-star Samuel M’Pemba. The Bulldogs also got a recommitment from four-star cornerback Daniel Harris — who backed off his pledge to the program on Nov. 14 — during National Signing Day. Other top-100 recruits heading to Athens include five-star linebacker Raylen Wilson, five-star offensive tackle Monroe Freeling, four-star cornerback A.J. Harris and four-star safety Joenel Aguero.  However, four-star wide receiver Raymond Cottrell flipped to Texas A&M on Jan. 2. 

3. Texas (93.864)
4 five-stars | 11 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Signee: 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 during the All-American Bowl by signing four-star linebacker Jelani McDonald. Meanwhile, Texas added four-star wide receiver DeAndre Moore Jr.  and four-star EDGE Tausili Akana during the Early Signing Period. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff signed two players (Manning and five-star running back Cedric Baxter Jr.) ranked No. 1 at their positions, according to the On3 Consensus. Texas’ class also contains talented prospects such as five-star linebacker Anthony Hill, five-star wide receiver Johntay Cook II, four-star safety Derek Williams and four-star cornerback Malik Muhammad

4. Ohio State (93.403)
0 five-stars | 19 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Signee: Miami Gardens (Fla.) American Heritage wide receiver Brandon Inniss, No. 35 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Ohio State got a great win on National Signing Day by earning a signature from four-star EDGE Joshua Mickens. The Buckeyes’ group is headlined by three top-10 receivers in the 2023 cycle. They are Inniss, four-star Carnell Tate and four-star Noah Rogers, top-55 prospects in the On3 Consensus. Ohio State also signed the No. 5 interior offensive lineman in the country in Luke Montgomery. On defense, Ohio State got signatures from multiple players ranked in the top 15 at their position, including four-star defensive lineman Jason Moore, four-star cornerbacks Jermaine Mathews and Calvin Simpson-Hunt and four-star safety Malik Hartford. Additionally, head coach Ryan Day and his staff found their next quarterback by flipping four-star Lincoln Kienholz from Washington. 

5. LSU (92.957)
1 five-star | 18 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 25 total recruits
Top Signee: Monroe (La.) Neville offensive tackle Zalance Heard, No. 22 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Tigers’ success on the recruiting trail starts on their home turf. LSU has signed some of the top players in the Pelican State including Heard, four-star wide receiver Shelton Sampson Jr., four-star running back Kaleb Jackson and four-star safety Kylin Jackson. Of the top 17 players in Louisiana, eight of them are signed with the Tigers. Brian Kelly has also made a mark out-of-state. On Dec. 15, he landed a commitment from four-star safety Javien Toviano, the No. 59 overall prospect in the On3 Consensus and a Texas native. He also pulled top-50 EDGE Dashawn Womack out of Maryland. 

6. Miami (92.776)
2 five-stars | 13 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 25 total recruits
Top Signee: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa, No. 12 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Miami fell in the rankings following five-star cornerback Cormani McClain‘s flip to Colorado. But during the Early Signing Period, coach Mario Cristobal and his staff kept it rolling on the recruiting trail by landing a signature from four-star cornerback Damari Brown. It continued momentum from the previous two weeks, which included pledges from five-star offensive tackle Samson Okunlola, four-star EDGE Rueben Bain and four-star running backs Mark Fletcher and Christopher Johnson. Miami currently has pledges from four top-100 prospects, including Mauigoa, a Five-Star Plus+ recruit. 

7. Oklahoma (92.690)
3 five-stars | 11 four-stars | 11 three-stars | 25 total recruits
Top Signee: Denton (Texas) Guyer quarterback Jackson Arnold, No. 8 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Five-star safety Peyton Bowen stunned many by flipping from Notre Dame to Oregon on National Signing Day. But a day later, Brent Venables and his staff flipped Bowen once again and got his signature. The Sooners have signatures from seven top-100 prospects, including Arnold — a Five-Star Plus+ prospect and Bowen’s high school teammate — Five-Star Plus+ 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 four-star offensive tackle Cayden Green, four-star safety Makari Vickers and four-star linebacker Samuel Omosigho. Oklahoma has also found talent in its own backyard with in-state four-star athlete Jacobe Johnson.

8. Notre Dame (92.454)
0 five-star | 19 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Signee: Rock Island (Ill.) Alleman four-star offensive tackle Charles Jagusah, No. 53 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Losing Bowen to Oklahoma and four-star running back Jayden Limar to Oregon were tough blows to Notre Dame’s class. The Fighting Irish now have one running back signee (four-star Jeremiyah Love) since four-star Dylan Edwards decommitted and then chose Colorado. However, Love is the No. 5 tailback in the country. Additionally, 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. Head coach Marcus Freeman and his staff still have multiple signatures from prospects in the top 200 of the On3 Consensus, including four-star linebacker Drayk Bowen and four-stars wide receivers Braylon James and Jaden Greathouse

9. Oregon (92.211)
1 five-star | 17 four-stars | 10 three-stars | 30 total recruits
Top Signee: Palo Alto (Calif.) Menlo-Atherton wide receiver Jurrion Dickey, No. 28 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Five-star safety Peyton Bowen flipping to Oklahoma should not overshadow what Oregon achieved on National Signing day. The Ducks flipped four-star running back Jayden Limar from Notre Dame, four-star quarterback Austin Novosad from Baylor and four-star cornerback Daylen Austin from LSU. Head coach Dan Lanning and his staff also notched pledges from four-star defensive lineman Matayo Uiagalelei and three-star athlete Solomon Davis. These recruits join an already talented group with prospects including Dickey, four-star athlete Cole Martin and four-star defensive lineman A’mauri Washington. Oregon added to its group during the Under Armour All-America Game by signing four-star defensive lineman Ashton Porter

10. Clemson (91.882)
1 five-star | 16 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 26 total recruits
Top Signee: Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson defensive lineman Peter Woods, No. 19 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Clemson’s group is led by Woods and four-star quarterback Christopher Vizzina, two of the top 10 players in Alabama. Four-star EDGE Tomarrion Parker chose the Tigers on Nov. 21, giving them four top-100 prospects. They are Parker, Vizzina, Woods and four-star defensive lineman Vic Burley Clemson’s class is strengthened by 13 other top-400 recruits, including four-star defensive lineman Stephiylan Green, four-star linebacker Jamal Anderson and four-star wide receiver Noble Johnson. On National Signing Day, the Tigers landed three-star running back Jamarius Haynes.

11. Florida (91.817)
0 five-stars | 15 four-stars | 5 three stars | 20 total recruits
Top Signee: Gardendale (Ala.) defensive lineman Kelby Collins, No. 45 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Billy Napier and his staff sparked one of the top storylines of the 2023 cycle by flipping four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada from Miami on Nov. 10. However, Rashada requested and was eventually granted a release from his National Letter of Intent. Currently, Florida has signatures 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 and three-star offensive tackle Caden Jones.

12. Tennessee (91.807)
1 five-star | 11 four-stars | 13 three-stars | 25 total recruits
Top Signee: Long Beach (Calif.) Poly quarterback Nico Iamaleava, No. 6 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Iamaleava is the centerpiece of Tennessee’s class and figures to be the program’s quarterback of the future. However, he is not 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. Heupel has landed some talented defensive prospects, as well. They include four-star defensive lineman Daevin Hobbs, four-star EDGE Caleb Herring — the top player in Tennessee — and four-star linebacker Arion Carter, who chose Tennessee on Dec. 14. Meanwhile, Heupel and Co. added a pledge from three-star running back Desean Bishop during National Signing Day. 

13. Penn State (91.409)
0 five-stars | 14 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 22 total recruits
Top Signee: Reading (Pa.) Wyomissing interior offensive lineman Jven Williams, No. 43 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Nittany Lions have signed five of the nine best players in Pennsylvania in Williams, four-star linebacker Ta’Mere Robinson, four-star defensive lineman Jameial Lyons, four-star running back London Montgomery and four-star tight end Joey Schlaffer. Additionally, the Nittany Lions hold signatures from four-star interior offensive lineman Alex Birchmeier, four-star linebackers Tony Rojas and Kaveion Keys and four-star wide receiver Carmelo Taylor — four of the top seven players in Virginia. Keys, four-star EDGE Joseph Mupoyi, three-star defensive lineman Mason Robinson and three-star running back Cameron Wallace chose Penn State between Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. However, four-star safety Conrad Hussey flipped to Florida State during the Early Signing Period. 

14. USC (91.380)
2 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 10 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Signee: Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman wide receiver Zachariah Branch, No. 4 in On3 Consensus
Summary: The Trojans are one of the programs with signatures from multiple Five-Star Plus+ prospects. Branch and quarterback Malachi Nelson lead the class, alongside offensive talent such as four-star wide receiver Makai Lemon and four-star running back Quinten JoynerLincoln 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 past months, Riley has boosted the trenches with commitments from four-star offensive tackle Elijah Paige and three-star defensive linemen Sam Greene and Deijon Laffitte. However, four-star wide receiver Ja’Kobi Lane did not sign with the Trojans during the Early Signing Period.

15. Texas A&M (91.348)
1 five-star | 12 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 19 total recruits
Top Signee: Katy (Texas) Paetow defensive lineman David Hicks, No. 7 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Four-star wide receiver Raymond Cottrell flipped to Texas A&M from Georgia on Jan. 2. Meanwhile, it was a good National Signing Day for the Aggies, who landed pledges from four-star athlete Micah Tease and three-star linebacker Chantz Johnson. Texas A&M also added four-star tight end Jaden Platt after he flipped from Stanford, as well as four-star quarterback Marcel Reed and three-star linebacker Taurean York on Dec. 19. Meanwhile, Hicks — a Five-Star Plus+ recruit — is the leader of Texas A&M’s 2023 class. On Dec. 7, Jimbo Fisher and his staff got a big win by landing a commitment from four-star running back Rueben Owens.

16. Auburn (90.089)
0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 12 three-stars | 21 total recruits
Top Signee: Highland Home (Ala.) EDGE Keldric Faulk, No. 64 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Since Hugh Freeze took over as Auburn’s head coach in late November, the Tigers have found success on the recruiting trail. On National Signing Day, Freeze and his staff flipped Faulk from Florida State and four-star cornerback Kayin Lee from Ohio State. Additionally, three-star cornerback Tyler Scott chose Auburn during the All-American Bowl. Before Freeze’s arrival, the Tigers’ class contained blue-chip prospects such as four-star running back Jeremiah Cobb and four-star defensive lineman Darron Reed, who flipped from LSU. However, Cobb has not signed with Auburn.

17. South Carolina (89.834)
0 five-stars | 12 four-stars | 11 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Signee: Upper Marlboro (Md.) Charles Herbert Flowers EDGE Desmond Umeozulu, No. 149 in On3 Consensus
Summary: South Carolina landed its quarterback of the future when four-star signal-caller LaNorris Sellers flipped to the Gamecocks from Syracuse on Dec. 23. Meanwhile, they added a pledge from three-star wide receiver Elijah Caldwell on Jan. 26. This summer was instrumental to head coach Shane Beamer and his staff as the Gamecocks landed three top-325 commitments in 11 days from four-star defensive linemen Zavion Hardy and Xzavier McLeod and Umeozulu. However, Hardy did not sign with South Carolina during the Early Snging Period. Meanwhile, four-star interior offensive lineman Markee Anderson chose the Gamecocks on July 31.

18. TCU (89.755)
0 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 16 three-stars | 24 total recruits
Top Signee: Mesquite (Texas) North Mesquite wide receiver Cordale Russell, No. 81 in On3 Consensus
Summary: TCU made it to the College Football Playoff National Championship, and that success is translating to recruiting. The Horned Frogs’ class climbed in the rankings on Nov. 20 following a commitment from four-star interior offensive lineman Markis Deal. A key reason for TCU’s recruiting success is keeping Texas players home. The Horned Frogs have 19 players from the Lone Star State, including Russell, Deal, four-star safety Warren Roberson, four-star defensive lineman Avion Carter and four-star running back Cameron Cook. On Dec. 16, head coach Sonny Dykes and his staff landed pledges from in-state four-star safeties Jamel Johnson and Randon Fontenette. However, Roberson did not sign with TCU during the Early Signing Period.

19. Florida State (89.525)
0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 17 total recruits
Top Signee: Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Stranahan wide receiver Hykeem Williams, No. 34 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Florida State got great recruiting wins during the Early Signing Period by flipping four-star safety Conrad Hussey from Penn State and signing four-star athlete Edwin Joseph and three-star offensive tackle Christopher Otto. But on National Signing Day, the Seminoles lost pledges from four-star EDGE Keldric Faulk and three-star defensive lineman Tavion Gadson (decommitted on Dec. 19 and then flipped to Kentucky). Right now, Florida State’s group is led by Williams, the No. 4 wide receiver in the country. The Seminoles have other blue-chip players, including four-star offensive tackle Lucas Simmons, four-star EDGE Lamont Green Jr. and four-star defensive lineman Keith Sampson Jr. 

20Michigan (89.463
0 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 15 three-stars | 23 total recruits
Top Signee: Colleyville (Texas) Covenant Christian Academy four-star defensive lineman Enow Etta, No. 123 in On3 Consensus
Summary: National Signing Day was a good day in Ann Arbor. That is because Michigan landed two top-205 signatures from four-star cornerback Jyaire Hill and four-star wide receiver Karmello English. Additionally, between Dec. 14 and Dec. 19, Michigan got pledges from three-star safety D’Juan Waller Jr., three-star defensive lineman Roderick Pierce III and three-star linebacker Hayden Moore. Michigan has also succeeded with in-state recruiting. This cycle, the Wolverines have signatures from three of the top 12 players in Michigan: four-star interior offensive lineman Amir Herring, four-star running back Cole Cabana and three-star wide receiver Semaj Morgan. Additionally, Etta chose the Wolverines on July 13.

21. Utah (89.000)
0 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 12 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Signee: Provo (Utah) Timpview interior offensive lineman Spencer Fano, No. 77 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Utah won the Pac-12 Championship and appeared in the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year. That success is coinciding with some big wins on the recruiting trail for head coach Kyle Whittingham and his staff. Between Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, the Utes landed commitments from Fano, four-star EDGE Hunter Clegg and four-star cornerbacks CJ Blocker and Smith Snowden. These players, as well as four-star offensive tackle Caleb Lomu, chose Utah over programs including Alabama, Michigan, Oregon, Stanford and USC. Meanwhile, four-star running back John Randle Jr. signed with the Utes during the Early Signing Period. 

22. Arkansas (88.827)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 13 three-stars | 20 total recruits
Top Signee: Frisco (Texas) Lone Star cornerback Jaylon Braxton, No. 137 in On3 Consensus
Summary: In his third season in Fayetteville, Sam Pittman has Arkansas on the right track on the recruiting trail. Shamar Easter recently gave the Razorbacks big news by reaffirming his commitment, while Luke Hasz is another four-star tight end headed to Fayetteville. Four-star quarterback Malachi Singleton is a top-25 player at his position, giving Pittman another key offensive signee. However, the Razorbacks lost pledges from four-star athlete Micah Tease on Dec. 19, as well as three-star defensive lineman Stephen Johnson and three-star tight end Jaden Hamm on Dec. 18. 

23. Michigan State (88.810)
0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 15 total recruits
Top Signee: Norman (Okla.) Community Christian School EDGE Bai Jobe, No. 69 in On3 Consensus
Summary: Michigan State found their quarterback of the future when three-star Sam Leavitt committed to the Spartans on Dec. 15. The Spartans — whose class ranks No. 4 in the Big Ten — is led by Jobe and four-star EDGE Andrew Depaepe, who are top-115 recruits. Michigan State has bolstered its class with other blue-chip prospects, including four-star offensive tackle Stanton Ramil, in-state four-star defensive lineman Jalen Thompson and four-star linebacker Jordan Hall. Even though four-star linebacker Jayvant Brown decommitted from head coach Mel Tucker and his staff on Dec. 18, they added three-star wide receiver Jaelen Smith two days later. 

24. Mississippi State (88.654)
0 five-stars | 3 four-stars | 22 three-stars | 25 total recruits
Top Signee: Fulton (Miss.) Itawamba Agricultural safety Isaac Smith, No. 156 in On3 Consensus
The Skinny: Mississippi State notched a massive win by keeping Smith in-state on National Signing Day. He is one of the Bulldogs’ three four-star recruits alongside wide receiver Creed Whittemore and quarterback Chris Parson. They are all ranked within the top 400 of the On3 Consensus. Two other players pledged to Mississippi State are rated in the top 500 of the On3 Consensus: three-star cornerback Brice Pollock and three-star athlete Ty Jones. Additionally, the Bulldogs flipped three-star cornerback Luke Evans from Cincinnati on Dec. 15. 

25. Texas Tech (88.410
0 five-stars | 4 four-stars | 22 three-stars | 26 total recruits
Top Signee: Post (Texas) four-star EDGE Isaiah Crawford, No. 227 in the On3 Consensus
Summary: Texas Tech notched a big recruiting win on Dec. 19 by flipping four-star defensive lineman Dylan Spencer from Texas. Meanwhile, the Red Raiders have been a constant presence around the top 25 for most of the recruiting cycle. Head coach Joey McGuire and his staff have made the state of Texas a huge priority, with 85% of Texas Tech’s commits hailing from inside the state’s borders. Along with Crawford and Spencer, the Red Raiders’ other four-star pledges are cornerback Jordan Sanford and safety Brenden Jordan. They are both ranked in the top 300 of the On3 Consensus.