Recruiting 2013 - Class Rankings No. 21 to 30

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Posted Feb 9, 2013


Ranking the recruiting classes from 1 to 126 ... No. 21 to 30


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 

21.
Arizona | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... The backfield. Rich Rodriguez did a great job putting square pegs into round holes, and now he's getting the guys he wants and needs to run his attack. It starts with Anu Solomon, and athletic playmaker who should fit the offense to a T, but JUCO transfer Jesse Scroggins is going to get a little bit of a look. Running back Pierre Cormier has the quickness to break off huge plays, but Zachary Green could turn out to be just as effective. The receiving corps is getting some pop with T.J. Johnson, Samajie Grant, Nate Phillips and Mauriece Lee all speedsters who can hit the home run. Corner Derek Babiash is a great bet and Prince Holloway is a JUCO transfer who should see time immediately, but the class will revolve around the offense.

22. Mississippi State | The Entire 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Receivers. The Bulldogs need more pop and explosion, and getting quarterback Cord Sandberg is a nice start. Running back Ashton Shumpert is more of a pounder, but receivers Fred Ross, Donald Gray, De'Runnya Wilson and R.J. Hammond are big and can move. Defensive end Chris Jones is the best prospect in the class, and Jake Thomas is an eventual starting offensive tackle. JUCO transfer Justin Cox will start right away in a secondary that loses three good starters. Safety Kivon Coman and linebacker Dezmond Harris are the type of under-the-radar players that Dan Mullen always seems to turn into players.

23. Pittsburgh | The Entire 2012 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... TraVon Chapman, and protecting him. While he might not be the best player in the class, Chapman might be the most important and the rest of the recruiting class is focused on beefing up the O line. If it's not Chapman, tackle prospect Dorian Johnson might be the best player in the haul, but Aaron Reese and Jaryd Jones-Smith are good prospects with great frames. It'll fly under the radar, but getting kicker Chris Blewitt and punter Ryan Winslow is big.

24. Texas | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Offensive linemen. After coming up with the nation's best class last season, there aren't a ton of holes to fill with this year's paltry haul - it's not a top-shelf class. However, Mack Brown got his share of terrific talents for a few key spots. If Kent Perkins isn't the nation's best tackle prospect, he's close, while guard Rami Hammad and center Darius Hames are as strong as any linemen talents in America. the passing game didn't get elite of the elite receivers, but Jake Oliver and Jacorey Warrick would be class stars for just about anyone else, and quarterback Tyrone Swoopes is a future star.

25. Arizona State | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defense. The offense is hardly being ignored, especially for the near future, with JUCO transfers Jaelen Strong and Joseph Morris looking to play right away and Ellis Jefferson a playmaker for a few years from now. Chans Cox is the top fullback recruit in the nation, and De'Marieya Nelson is a nice JUCO pickup at tight end. But this class is about the defense, as it was last year, too. JUCO transfers Eriquel Florence and Antonio Longino are fast and athletic linebackers to go along with Villiami Latu, while the secondary is loaded with William Early at corner and safety Jayme Otomewo to go along with JUCOer Damarious Randall. ASU picked up as slew of nice pass rushers with Demetrius Cherry and Marcus Hardison for now and Nick Begg and Garrett Marino for a few years from now.

26. California | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Offensive linemen. So Sonny Dykes can't put together good defenses, huh? That remains to be seen, but he's getting his share of good prospect bringing in linebackers Chad Whitener, Ray Davison, Johnny Ragin and Edward Tandy along with corners Cameron Walker, Darius Allensworth and Travellous Cheek. The defensive line got a huge boost with JUCO transfer Sione Sina for the end along with prep prospect Takkarist McKinley and Garrett Hughes. However, it's Dykes, so offensive players are going to want to play for him. He needs the line to be in place to make it all go with J.D. Hinnant and Erik Bunte leading the way at tackle.

27. Baylor | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs. After yet another year without anything happening in the secondary, the Bears went heavy on defensive backs for the second year in a row. Austin Jupe might be good enough to start at safety right now, while Travon Blanchard and Taion Sells are good prospects to boost up the defensive backfield. Linebackers Xavier Phillips and Raaquan Davis are going to be factors, while Brian Nance could see time in the rotation in a hurry. Of course, Baylor is the hot program at the moment because of the offense, and landing Robbie Rhodes - arguably the nation's top receiver prospect - shows just how good the program is getting. Landing quarterback Chris Johnson was also a coup, and getting local defensive tackle Andrew Billings was a great late pickup.

28. Arkansas | The Entire 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... JUCO players for the defensive back seven. It's not like Bret Bielema went heavy on JUCO types at Wisconsin, but he's trying to beef up the depth right away, at least on defense, getting linebackers Martrell Spaight and Myke Tavarres along with corners Carrol Washington and Tiquention Coleman. It's Bielema, so is there going to be beef for the offensive line? A little bit with JUCO transfer John McLure a 320-pound masher and 6-10 tackle prospect Dan Skipper out of Colorado. Tight end Hunter Henry might be the best prospect, but getting superstar running back prospect Alex Collins - bizarre story and all - was the huge coup for the program.

29. Oklahoma State | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive linemen. The stars of the class are are receiver with Marcell Ateman and Ra'Shaad Samples looking to be part of the great run of OSU targets, but the defensive front could turn out to get the most help. JUCO transfer Sam Wren is a ready-made end, but Naim Mustafaa the best pass rusher in the bunch. Defensive tackle Ben Hughes has the size, while Vincent Taylor has the motor to shine once he beefs up a bit. Safety Jordan Sterns and running backs Corion Webster and Rennie Childs have good upside.

30. West Virginia | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Linebackers. Of course Dana Holgorsen is going to bring in the offensive prospects, and he cranked it up on receivers with Shelton Gibson a find out of Ohio and JUCO transfer Ronald Carswell a possible instant answer for the loss of Stedman Bailey. Running backs Wendell Smallwood and Deshawn Coleman are going to eventually handle the ground game, while JUCO transfer Dreamius Smith will get a chance in the rotation right away. However, the Mountaineers need defensive help, and they got it at linebacker with Darrien Howard along with Al-Rasheed Benton and Marvin Gross all athletic and talented.

















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