Updated Top 25 classes in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings

Collin-headshotby:Collin Ginnan05/13/24

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Official visits are underway for top prospects around the country as we are halfway through the month of May.

Fifteen of 32 five-star prospects in the On3 Industry Ranking — a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies — have already announced their college decisions.

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. Ohio State — 94.498

3 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 2 three-star | 13 total commits
Top Commit: Houston North Shore Five-Star Plus+ CB Devin Sanchez, No. 5 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Ohio State holds commitments from two of the nation’s top three cornerback recruits — Five-Star Plus+ CB Na’eem Offord and Five-Star Plus+ corner Devin Sanchez.

Their class also includes three additional top-75 prospects on the defensive side of the ball: Baltimore St. Frances cornerback Blake Woodby, Port Saint Lucie (Fla.) Vero Beach linebacker Tarvos Alford ad Philadelphia Imhotep Institute EDGE Zahir Mathis.

Bellefontaine (Ohio) five-star quarterback Tavien St. Clair is a standout signal-caller in the class. He’s joined by top recruits like Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer elite offensive tackle Carter Lowe and four-star tight end Nate Roberts — the latest to pledge to the Buckeyes.

2. LSU — 93.924

3 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 1 three-star | 12 total commits
Top Commit: Belleville (Mich.) Five-Star Plus+ QB Bryce Underwood, No. 1 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Of LSU’s pledges, 11 check 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 eight four-star prospects.

Eight of the 12 future Tigers hail from the state of Louisiana, a recruiting priority for head coach Brian Kelly since he took over. In 2024, LSU signed 13 of the state’s top 17 prospects, including nine of the top 10.

Nine are projected to play on the offensive side of the ball at the next level, while cornerback Jaboree Antoine and linebackers Keylan Moses and Charles Ross represent the defense.

3. USC — 93.509

2 five-stars | 5 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 12 total commits
Top Commit: Manchester (Ga.) Five-Star Plus+ DL Justus Terry, No. 8 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

It was a successful March 24 for USC as four USC commitments came on that day. Manchester (Ga.) five-star defensive lineman Justus Terry started things off by flipping from in-state Georgia. He was joined by Warner Robins (Ga.) top-40 EDGE Isaiah Gibson, Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin top-70 safety Hylton Stubbs and Austin (Texas) Lake Travis defensive lineman Gus Cordova.

Carrollton (Ga.) five-star quarterback Julian Lewis is a comparatively long-time member of this USC class, having pledged to the Trojans back in August.

Since March 24, USC has picked up commitments from San Clemente (Calif.) top-85 linebacker Matai Tagoa’i, Colleyville (Texas) Southlake Carroll three-star running back Riley Wormley, Baltimore City College four-star receiver Romero Ison, Dinwiddie (Va.) County On300 four-star running back Harry Dalton, Chattanooga (Tenn.) Oakland three-star athlete Daune Morris Upland (Calif.), three-star cornerback Trestin Castro and Bellevue (Wash.) three-star interior offensive lineman Willi Wascher.

4. Clemson — 93.177

2 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 1 three-star | 11 total commits
Top Commit: Norfolk (Va.) five-star EDGE Ari Watford, No. 28 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Clemson’s 11-man class consists of 10 blue-chip prospects, including the nation’s No. 28 recruit in Norfolk (Va.) Maury four-star EDGE Ari Watford. Watford pledged to the Tigers near the end of January.

Nine additional four-star recruits are committed to the Tigers, including: 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 and Savannah (Ga.) Christian Prep tight end Logan Brooking.

5. Notre Dame — 92.581

0 five-stars | 12 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 20 total commits
Top Commit: Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange four-star SAF Ivan Taylor, No. 52 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

The 20-man class consists of 12 blue-chip prospects, including No. 7 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 leads the class as the nation’s No. 53 overall recruit. The latest to join the Irish class is Tampa Berkeley Prep four-star safety Dallas Golden, the No. 103 prospect in the On3 Industry Ranking. Wallingford (Conn.) Choate Rosemary Hall Will Black offensive tackle is the No. 5 overall prospect in the On300.

Chicago Simeon EDGE Christopher Burgess, Green Bay (Wis.) Notre Dame De La Baie tight end James Flanigan and Waukesha (Wis.) Catholic Memorial offensive tackle Owen Strebig all rank inside the top 200 of the On3 Industry Ranking.

6. Oregon — 92.073

1 five-star | 6 four-stars | 0 three-stars | 7 total commits
Top Commit: Tampa Bay Tech five-star WR Dallas Wilson, No. 22 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Tampa Bay Tech five-star wide receiver Dallas Wilson headlines the class for Oregon, ranking No. 22 in the On3 Industry Ranking. He’s joined by San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln four-star quarterback Akili Smith Jr., Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star linebacker Nasir Wyatt and Belleville (Ill.) Althoff Catholic four-star athlete Dierre Hill in the top 150.

Also currently committed to the Ducks are Lee’s Summit (Mo.) North four-star receiver Isaiah Mozee, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle four-star defensive lineman Matthew Johnson and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame Prep four-star receiver Cooper Perry.

7. Alabama — 92.045

0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 1 three-star | 10 total commits
Top Commit: Eastman (Ga.) Dodge County four-star ATH Darrell Johnson, No. 36 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Alabama’s 10-man class is led by Eastman (Ga.) Dodge County four-star athlete Darrell Johnson, who committed to the Tide in March.

Alabama commits Selma (Ala.) Southside four-star athlete Derick Smith and Montgomery (Ala.) Carver four-star running back Anthony Rogers both rank inside the top 110.

Saraland (Ala.) four-star defensive lineman Antonio Coleman flipped from Alabama to Auburn in December before returning his allegiances to Tuscaloosa in early March. Denton (Md.) North Caroline four-star athlete Zymear Smith and Los Angeles Mater Dei four-star linebacker Abduall Sanders joined Johnson, Derick Smith and Coleman in a very busy March for Bama recruiting.

Alabama picked up Millville (N.J.) speedster receiver Lotzeir Brooks and Rome (Ga.) top-150 linebacker Jaedon Harmon in April.

8. Georgia — 91.908

1 five-star | 7 four-stars | 1 three-star | 9 total commits
Top Commit: Folkston (Ga.) Camden five-star TE Elyiss Williams, No. 27 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Of Georgia’s nine commitments, six project to the offensive side of the ball and three are expected to play defense at the next level. After seeing five-star defensive lineman Justus Terry of Manchester (Ga.) flip to USC, four-star tight end Elyiss Williams is the only UGA commit to rank in the top-100 in the country. Five of the eight commitments hail from the Peach State, with an average distance from Athens of just 245.8 miles.

The latest additions to the class for Georgia include: four-star offensive lineman Mason Short, a one-time Alabama commit who reopened his recruitment when Nick Saban retired; four-star quarterback Ryan Montgomery; four-star New Jersey-based EDGE Darren Ikinnagbon; and four-star wide receiver/athlete Thomas Blackshear.

9. Auburn — 91.541

0 five-stars | 7 four-stars | 3 three-stars | 10 total commits
Top Commit: Highland Home (Ala.) four-star EDGE Jakaleb Faulk, No. 109 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Highland Home (Ala.) four-star EDGE Jakaleb Faulk headlines the class as a top-200 recruit alongside Winona (Miss.) four-star linebacker Tyler Lockhart, Birmingham (Ala.) Parker four-star defensive lineman Jourdin Crawford, Opelika (Ala.) four-star defensive lineman Malik Autry and Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes four-star offensive tackle Tavaris Dice.

Buford (Ga.) four-star cornerback Devin Williams and Mobile (Ala.) Willamson four-star offensive tackle Carde Smith round out the list of blue-chippers.

Lockhart committed to Auburn on May 6 and is the latest to join the Tigers’ class.

10. Oklahoma — 91.328

0 five-stars | 8 four-stars | 7 three-stars | 15 total commits
Top Commit: Cypress (Texas) Bridgeland four-star OT Ryan Fodje, No. 102 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Offense and in-state targets were the focus early on in the 2025 cycle for OU, with five of their first nine commitments hailing from the Sooner State and seven expected to play on offensive 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 a string of receiver commitments, led by in-state four-star Elijah Thomas and Texas-based three-star Gracen Harris. The Sooners added another key piece to the puzzle on March 29 with the addition of four-star running back Tory Blaylock, who chose OU over Texas, Ohio State and a number of others.

On the defensive side, the Sooners nabbed three early commitments from linebacker Marcus James, EDGE Alexander Shieldnight and defensive lineman Ka’Mori Moore. They’ve added to that in a big way in April, landing commitments from four-star defensive lineman Trent Wilson, four-star cornerback Maliek Hawkins, and three-star safety Marcus Wimberly.

A month later, they added to their haul yet again with Midwest City (Okla.) Carl Albert four-star defensive back Trystan Haynes, one of five in-state commits in this cycle.

11. Texas — 91.014

0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 1 three-stars | 6 total commits
Top Commit: Texarkana (Texas) Pleasant Grove four-star EDGE Lance Jackson, No. 46 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 five 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.

Texarkana (Texas) Pleasant Grove four-star athlete Lance Jackson pledged in January to add some in-state defensive flair to the pledge list in Austin. He’s emerged as an elite recruit and now checks in atop the UT class as the No. 46 overall prospect.

In April, the Horns added two more touted in-state recruits to the fold. Tyler (Texas) Chapel Hill four-star running back Rickey Stewart Jr. is a former SMU pledge who committed while on The Forty Acres. Dallas Skyline four-star linebacker Elijah Barnes provided a third top-100 commit on April 12. He is the No. 10 player at his position.

12. Texas A&M — 91.034

0 five-stars | 9 four-stars | 2 three-stars | 11 total commits
Top Commit: Coronoa (Calif.) Centennial four-star QB Husan Longstreet, No. 43 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Just two of the Aggies’ commits are not from Texas, one of whom is the highest-ranked prospect in the mix. Corona (Calif.) Centennial four-star quarterback Husan Longstreet is a centerpiece addition for Elko and Co. He was one of two prospects to commit on April 14, as he followed Denton (Texas) Ryan four-star interior offensive lineman Marcus Garcia.

Katy (Texas) Paetow four-star cornerback Deyjhon Pettaway is a top-175 recruit and top-25 corner in the cycle. DeSoto (Texas) four-star running back Deondrae Riden is a top-15 burner and provided a recruiting boost with his pledge in February. Forney (Texas) four-star linebacker Kelvion Riggins is the No. 291 recruit in the nation, while Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair four-star defensive lineman Landon Rink kicked off the Aggies’ big April.

Pearland (Texas) Shadow Creek four-star CB Cobey Sellers became the newest addition to the class on May 11, as he chose the Aggies over Texas and Oklahoma. Sellers is a top-200 pledge and the No. 20 CB in the nation.

13. Florida State — 90.885

1 five-star | 2 four-stars | 1 three-star | 4 total commits
Top Commit: Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines five-star IOL Solomon Thomas, No. 20 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

The current headliner in the class is Jacksonville Raines five-star interior offensive lineman Solomon Thomas — who ranks No. 20 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. 32 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. 35 player at his position.

14. Tennessee — 90.456

1 five-star | 3 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 9 total commits
Top Commit: Nashville Brentwood Academy five-star QB George MacIntyre, No. 11 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

When looking at Tennessee’s 2025 class, all eyes point toward Nashville Brentwood five-star quarterback George MacIntyre. MacIntyre is one of five commits on the offensive side of the ball for Tennessee. Southlake (Texas) Carroll four-star tight end Jack Van Dorselaer is a top-250 recruit in the On3 Industry Ranking, while Buford (Ga.) three-star running back Justin Baker is a top-50 player at his position.

Memphis Sheffield four-star wide receiver Radarious Jackson is the latest addition to the class, as he chose the in-state school over Auburn, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He is On3’s No. 79 overall prospect and No. 12 WR in the cycle.

On March 28, Nashville Ensworth four-star defensive lineman Ethan Utley joined the fold as the second highest-ranked pledge, choosing the Vols over Michigan, Texas and others. He became the third commit on the defensive side of the ball, flanking Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton three-star cornerback Dylan Lewis and Milton (Ga.) three-star CB Tyler Redmond.

15. Miami — 90.412

0 five-stars | 6 four-stars | 0 three-stars | 6 total commits
Top Commit: Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola four-star LB Elijah Melendez, No. 153 in the On3 Industry Ranking.

Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola four-star linebacker Elijah Melendez is the top-ranked pledge in the class for the Canes, checking in just outside of the On3 Industry Ranking top-150. Also a top-20 player at his position, Melendez is one of four in-state commits.

April brought a pair of tight end commitments for Miami. Cincinnati Lakota West four-star TE Luka Gilbert pledged on April 8 and was followed by Leo (Ind.) four-star TE Brock Schott less than a week later. Both are top-250 recruits and top-15 players at the position.

Tampa Armwood four-star running back Girard Pringle announced his commitment at the end of March, choosing the in-state school over the likes of Florida, Auburn, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton four-star quarterback Luke Nickel was the first pledge in the 2025 class and he’s now the No. 24 signal-caller in the cycle.

Teams 16-25

16. Michigan — 90.241
17. Penn State — 90.135
18. Ole Miss — 89.585
19. Florida — 88.879
20. Missouri — 88.848

21. North Carolina — 88.837
22. UCF — 88.588
23. South Carolina — 88.421
24. SMU — 88.066
25. Kentucky — 88.048