Which schools signed the highest percentage of 2024 blue-chip recruits

On3 imageby:Collin Ginnan02/09/24

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February’s National Signing Day is in the books. In this year’s cycle, 10 programs — including the likes of Georgia, Alabama and Texas — were among the few schools to sign classes made up of 60% or more of blue-chip recruits.

Here’s a look at which schools signed the highest percentage of blue-chip recruits for the 2024 recruiting cycle.

1. Georgia — 82.14%

5 five-stars | 18 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 28 total commits
Top Signee: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy Five-Star Plus+ cornerback Ellis Robinson IV, No. 2 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Georgia once again landed the top recruiting class in the nation behind three Five-Star Plus+ prospects and six additional top-100 recruits. The ‘Dawgs are led by Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy Five-Star Plus+ cornerback Ellis Robinson IV, Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge Five-Star Plus+ linebacker Justin Williams and Buford (Ga.) Five-Star Plus+ safety KJ Bolden — who flipped from Florida State on National Signing Day in December.

Additional top-100 prospects include Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge four-star defensive lineman Joseph Jonah-Ajonye, Salem (Va.) four-star linebacker Chris Cole, Swainsboro (Ga.) four-star cornerback Demello Jones, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star running back Nathaniel Frazier, Raymore (Mo.) Raymore-Peculiar four-star tight end Jaden Reddell and Dublin (Ga.) four-star defensive lineman Nasir Johnson.

2. Texas — 77.27%

1 five-star | 16 four-stars | 5 three-stars | 22 total commits
Top Signee: Duncanville (Texas) Five-Star Plus+ EDGE Colin Simmons, No. 15 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Three of Texas’ highest-ranked recruits committed in three consecutive months this fall. The Longhorns added Duncanville (Texas) Five-Star Plus+ EDGE Colin Simmons in August, Santa (Ana) Mater Dei four-star offensive tackle Brandon Baker in September and Saint Louis University four-star wide receiver Ryan Wingo in October.

McKinney (Texas) four-star safety Xavier Filsaime flipped away from Florida two days before National Signing Day, a week after Waco (Texas) Connally four-star cornerback Kobe Black pledged to Texas.

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star running back Jerrick Gibson and Marrero (La.) John Ehret four-star cornerback Wardell Mack round out the Longhorns’ top-150 recruits.

3. Alabama — 76.92%

4 five-stars | 16 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 26 total commits
Top Signee: Saraland (Ala.) Five-Star Plus+ wide receiver Ryan Williams, No. 5 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The biggest splash of the cycle was Saraland (Ala.) Five-Star Plus+ wide receiver Ryan Williams decommitting from Alabama, but then recommitting to the Tide a week later on January 24.

Seven additional top-100 recruits headline Alabama’s 2024 class: Pinson (Ala.) Clay-Chalkville Five-Star Plus+ cornerback Jaylen Mbakwe, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland five-star cornerback Zay Mincey, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei five-star cornerback Zabien Brown, Carrollton (Ga.) four-star tight end Caleb Odom, Lindale (Texas) four-star interior offensive lineman Casey Poe, Birmingham (Ala.) Parker four-star defensive lineman Jeremiah Beaman and Northport (Ala.) Tuscaloosa County four-star running back Kevin Riley. Most recently, Alabama added Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial four-star EDGE Noah Carter.

4. Texas A&M — 76.47%

1 five-star | 12 four-stars | 4 three-stars | 17 total commits
Top Signee: Timpson (Texas) Five-Star Plus+ athlete Terry Bussey, No. 11 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Timpson (Texas) Five-Star Plus+ athlete Terry Bussey stuck with the Aggies on National Signing Day, sealing the deal as Texas A&M’s top recruit in the cycle. A&M also added Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point four-star wide receiver Ashton Bethel-Roman later that same day.

A&M’s additional top-200 members include League City (Texas) Clear Springs four-star interior offensive lineman Blake Ivy, Longview (Texas) Pine Tree four-star defensive lineman Dealyn Evans, Tampa Carrollwood Day four-star EDGE Solomon Williams and Seattle O’Dea four-star interior offensive lineman Isendre Ahfua.

5. Ohio State — 72.73%

2 five-stars | 14 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 22 total commits
Top Signee: Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep Five-Star Plus+ wide receiver Jeremiah Smith, No. 1 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Ohio State narrowly avoided a pair of flips on National Signing Day by hanging on to two of its highest-ranked recruits. Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep Five-Star Plus+ wide receiver Jeremiah Smith and Buford (Ga.) four-star EDGE Eddrick Houston were both thought to be considering Miami and Alabama, respectively, but ultimately stuck with the Buckeyes.

New Haven (Ind.) four-star wide receiver Mylan Graham signed with Ohio State and Springfield (Ohio) four-star cornerback Aaron Scott Jr. has already enrolled in Columbus. Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes four-star quarterback Air Noland and Cleveland Glenville four-star cornerback Bryce West both rank inside the top 100 and are on campus ahead of spring practices.

Originally a short-term signee with Alabama, Ohio State also added 2024 Carlsbad (Calif.) Five-Star Plus+ quarterback Julian Sayin.

6. Oregon — 70.37%

1 five-star | 18 four-stars | 8 three-stars | 27 total commits
Top Signee: Burley (Idaho) five-star wide receiver Gatlin Bair, No. 30 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Ducks made a splash just before February’s National Signing Day, adding Burley (Idaho) five-star wide receiver Gatlin Bair.

October was a huge month for the Ducks, landing two of their highest-ranked recruits of the 2024 cycle in Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic four-star EDGE Elijah Rushing and Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star defensive lineman Aydin Breland. Oregon also flipped Saint Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers College four-star wide receiver Jeremiah McClellan away from Ohio State on National Signing Day in December.

Forney (Texas) four-star safety Aaron Flowers and Baltimore St. Frances Academy four-star cornerback Ify Obidegwu round out the top 100. The Ducks also landed the No. 2 JUCO prospect in this year’s class — College of San Mateo cornerback Sione Laulea.

7. Florida — 70%

2 five-stars | 12 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 20 total commits
Top Commit: Willis (Texas) Five-Star Plus+ quarterback DJ Lagway, No. 3 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Willis (Texas) Five-Star Plus+ quarterback DJ Lagway is the No. 1 quarterback in the 2024 class as well as Gatorade National Player of the Year. Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland five-star defensive lineman LJ McCray will also bolster the defensive front seven in Gainesville.

Gainesville (Fla.) F.W. Buchholz four-star linebacker Myles Graham, Portal (Ga.) four-star tight end Amir Jackson and Olney (Md.) Good Counsel four-star linebacker Aaron Chiles also rank inside the top 100.

8. LSU — 65.52%

2 five-stars | 17 four-stars | 10 three-stars | 29 total commits
Top Commit: Lafayette (La.) Acadiana Five-Star Plus+ defensive lineman Dominick McKinley, No. 13 in the On3 Industry Ranking

LSU pulled off a big flip for its highest-rated recruit after the Early Signing Period by flipping Lafayette (La.) Acadiana Five-Star Plus+ defensive lineman Dominick McKinley away from Texas A&M. Jackson (La.) Zachary five-star tight end Trey’Dez Green was an early addition to the class back in April.

Once again pulling from Texas A&M’s recruiting class, the Tigers flipped Beaumont (Texas) United four-star offensive tackle Weston Davis on October 26. Denham Springs (La.) four-star safety Dashawn McBryde and Duncanville (Texas) four-star running back Caden Durham round out the Tigers’ top-150 prospects.

9. South Carolina — 62.5%

1 five-star | 9 four-stars | 6 three-stars | 16 total commits
Top Commit: Washington D.C. Friendship Collegiate Academy Five-Star Plus+ EDGE Dylan Stewart, No. 17 in the On3 Industry Ranking

The Gamecocks made their splash on August 1, adding Washington D.C. Friendship Collegiate Academy Five-Star Plus+ EDGE Dylan Stewart. He’s the third top-150 recruit in South Carolina’s class, alongside Dillon (S.C.) four-star offensive tackle Josiah Thompson and Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day four-star tight end Michael Smith.

10. Florida State — 60.87%

0 five-stars | 14 four-stars | 9 three-stars | 23 total commits
Top Commit: Savannah (Ga.) Benedictine Military School four-star quarterback Luke Kromenhoek, No. 45 in the On3 Industry Ranking

Florida State added Palm Beach Gardens Bengamin four-star EDGE Amaree Williams at the start of February, a top-200 prospect.

Savannah (Ga.) Benedictine Military School four-star quarterback Luke Kromenhoek is the group’s signal-caller and pledged early on in this cycle. The ‘Noles landed Venice (Fla.) four-star cornerback Charles Lester III in late July.