Recruiting 2013 - Ranking All The Classes
Louisville WR James Quick
Louisville WR James Quick
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Posted Feb 10, 2013


Ranking the recruiting classes from 1 to 126 ... The Top Ten

Recruiting 2013 ... CFN Rankings

Top Ten


CFN 2013 Recruiting Rankings

- No. 1 to 10 | No.11 to 20 | No. 21 to 30
- No.  31 to 40No. 41 to 50 | No. 51 to 60
- No. 61 to 70 | No. 71 to 80 | No. 81 to 90
- No. 91 to 100 | No. 101 to 110 | No. 111 to 126  

- 2012 Recruiting Rankings  

1. Alabama | The Entire 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Running back. When you crank out NFL quality backs like Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy, it's easy to pique the interest of the star running back recruits. Derrick Henry is a massive back who could project into a whale of a linebacker, while Tyren Jones is a dangerous speed option. Not fearing a little competition, Alvin Kamara spurned Georgia on Signing Day to join the pack. Robert Foster is an NFL-caliber receiver, while tight end O.J. Howard is a mortal lock to play at the next level.

Defensive end Jonathan Allen is a superior pass rushing prospect, while JUCO transfer Leon Brown could step in somewhere on the offensive line right away. Dee Liner made a great class phenomenal, but it was the signing of No. 1 defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson out of Texas and top middle linebacker Rueben Foster away from Auburn that took the Tide haul to a whole other level.

2. Ohio State | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs. It was already a fantastic class, and then came Signing Day and the pickup of running back Ezekiel Elliott, Oregon flip Ezekiel Elliott at running back and receiver James Clark. Much is being made about the haul on the defensive line, and rightly so, with Joey Bosa and Tyquan Lewis among the nation's top end prospects and Michael Hill, Donovan Munger and Billy Price three excellent tackle prospects, but the key is the secondary. It was great, and then came the signing of safety Vonn Bell to make it special. Corner Eli Apple was a nice get out of New Jersey, and Cameron Burrows and Gareon Conley are just as strong, while safeties Darron Lee and Jayme Thompson are going to someday be excellent starting safeties. Overall, this is a special class - even for Ohio State - with linebacker Mike Mitchell, receiver Jalin Marshall and tackle Evan Lyle all destined to be all-stars.

3. Notre Dame | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Offensive tackles. This is a fantastic class with a star for just about every spot, highlighted by the late get of defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, the overall star of the class. Once again, the Irish have a pipeline to tight ends with Durham Smythe and Mike Heuerman each looking the part. The receiving corps is terrific with Will Fuller and James Onwualu the best prospects, but Torii Hunter and David Robinson's son, Corey, the two big names in the bunch. Getting Jaylon Smith makes the linebacking corps special, and Cole Luke and Max Redfield are two starting defensive backs with next-level skills. However, the best overall position is offensive tackle with Steven Elmer, Mike McGlinchey and Colin McGovern all good enough to be the star of anyone's offensive line class, and Hunter Bivin isn't too far behind. John Montelus might be the nation's best guard prospect.

4. Michigan | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... The lines. Playtime is apparently over. After coming up with an incredible class last year. Brady Hoke and his staff outdid themselves with a jaw-dropping array of talents. Quarterback Shane Morris is the type of passer Hoke loved to work with at Ball State and San Diego State, only more talented, while the buzz will be there right away to running back Derrick Green out of Virginia to hit the ground running from the moment he gets off the bus. Name the position and the Wolverines have an elite prospect coming in. Tight end Jake Butt - we're going to have years of fun with that one - has an NFL frame, safety Dymonte Thomas is going to play in The League corner Jourdan Lewis is a nice get out of Detroit. However, the stars of the star-studded class are on the lines.

5. UCLA | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Offensive lineman. WHOA ... Jim Mora came up with a phenomenal haul that's every bit as good as anything USC has been able to put together over the last several years. Quarterback Asiantii Woulard was a good late get out of Florida, while middle linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea out of Hawaii along with linebacker Cameron Judge and offensive tackle Christian Morris made this an special offseason signaling a possible shift in power.

Wide receiver Eldridge Massington is a future No. 1 target and corners Priest Willis and Johnny Johnson are terrific. Throw in safeties Tahaan Goodman and Tyler Foreman along with tackle Kenneth Clark and linebacker Myles Jack and the defense has its share of future stars. However, the key is the offense with more than enough prospects to play around with. Tackle Poasi Moala is the best of the lot, but guards Caleb Benenoch and Alex Redmond have the bodies to be rocks for the interior.

6. Texas A&M | The Entire 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Receivers. Who doesn't want to play in the Kevin Sumlin offense? Kenny Hill and Kohl Stewart are each going to have to try filling in the shoes of Johnny Football, and whoever gets the gig should have a phenomenal receiving corps to work with. Ricky Seals-Jones is the nation's top wide receiver prospect, while Laquvionte Gonzalez and Sebastian LaRue are going to be factors.

The defensive side isn't being ignored with a loaded class of defensive linemen getting end Daeshon Hall along with Isaiah Golden, Hardreck Walker and Justin Manning for the interior and safety Kameron Miles and corner Noel Ellis both excellent gets. Linebackers Reggie Chevis, Darian Claiborne and Jordan Mastrogiovanni are all potential pass rushers in the attacking system.

7. Florida | Entire 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive back. Even with a top class full of skill players last season, the Gators were still able to get running backs Kelvin Taylor and Adam Lane to add more flash, and Ahmad Fulwood and Demarcus Robinson to help the receiving corps and JUCO transfer Trenton Brown to join Trevon Young for the O line. However, the secondary is going to shine with this haul grabbing top corner Vernon Hargreaves III and safeties Marcell Harris, Kanu Neal and Nick Washington good enough to start right away almost anywhere else.

The defensive front is getting some help, too, with linebackers Alex Anzalone, Matt Rolio and Daniel McMillin along with JUCO transfer Darius Cummings for the defensive line all excellent prospects. The stars came on Signing Day with Jaynard Bostwick at tackle and JUCO transfer Jarran Reed two big-time gets. Don't overlook the late signing of punter Johnny Townsend, arguably the best in the nation.

8. Georgia | The Entire 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Linebacker. It might have been a rough Signing Day with several key in-state losses, but everything is fine, helped by getting defensive end Davin Bellamy and offensive tackle Devondre Seymour. As always, Georgia isn't having much of a problem bringing in several top-shelf stars, and the bulk this year is at defense. Corners Shaquille Wiggins, Brendan Langley and Reggie Wilkerson are among the best in the country, while JUCO transfers Kennar Johnson and Shaquille Fluker should help out right away. Getting star prospect Tray Matthews isn't going to hurt, either. However, the best prospects are at linebacker with Tim Kimbrough, Ryan Rankin, Reggie Carter and Johnny O'Neal all big, fast options for inside or out in a few years, but Leonard Floyd could see time right away.

9. Ole Miss | The Entire 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Hugh Freeze brought in a terrific class of SEC talents. Ole Miss has had some nice recruiting classes in recent years, but this one should turn out to be special with quarterbacks Devante Kincade and Ryan Buchanan each good enough to have had their pick of most schools, while running backs Kailo Moore and Mark Dodson are speedsters who are perfect fits for the offense. Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is one of the best recruits in the class, but JUCO defensive tackle Lavon Hooks and tight end Christian Morgan might not be far behind.

Of course, getting No. 1 overall recruit Robert Nkemdiche to star on the defensive front makes the class. The offensive line should be set with No. 1 offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil the big get and Austin Golson not far behind. If that wasn't enough, snagging star safety prospect Antonio Conner was from Florida State was the icing on the cake.

10. LSU | The Entire 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... The passing game. Enough is enough - LSU is going to have a passing game again soon. While there might not be a slew of superstar receiver recruits coming in, Rickey Jefferson and JUCO transfer Quantavius Leslie are eventual starters. Hayden Rettig is a strong-armed quarterback prospect out of California who got away from the Pac-12, and Anthony Jennings is an Elite 11 bomber who had his pick of SEC schools, West Virginia, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Of course, LSU always gets its share of star defensive prospects, this year led by defensive tackle Greg Gilmore out of North Carolina, corner Tre'Davious White and end Christian Lacouture out of Lincoln, Nebraska. End Tashawn Bower was the team's lone Signing Day pickup, but he's a good one.

CFN 2013 Recruiting Rankings
- No. 1 to 10 | No.11 to 20 | No. 21 to 30
- No.  31 to 40No. 41 to 50 | No. 51 to 60
- No. 61 to 70 | No. 71 to 80 | No. 81 to 90
- No. 91 to 100 | No. 101 to 110 | No. 111 to 126 

















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