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Recruiting 2013 - Class Rankings No. 41 to 50

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Posted Feb 9, 2013


Ranking the recruiting classes from 1 to 126 ... No. 41 to 50


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 

41. Virginia | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Quarterback. Mike London has done an amazing job of updating the talent level with a few top 30 recruiting classes, and this one has the potential to be almost as good as last year's haul. The offensive tackle prospects are excellent, safety Tim Harris is going to be a player, and running back Taquan Mizzell will be a factor, but the focus will be on the quarterbacks with Cowin Cutler and Brandan Marshall two big passers who look the part. They won't be needed for a while, but they'll be in a great fight for a starting job in a few years.

42. Wisconsin | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs. It's been a weird time with the coaching change, and at some point it would be nice if Gary Andersen can bust the program out of the "recruit to a type" mode, but this year's class could potentially be good if some of the defensive backs pan out. Corners Jakarris Washington and Keelon Brookins were good gets from Massachusetts and Minnesota, respectively, while Matt Hubley is a sneaky-good safety prospect. Two of the keys for down the road are running back Corey Clement out of New Jersey and receiver Rob Wheelright out of Ohio, each with the talent to have had their pick of schools. They might be needed as soon as possible.

43. Illinois | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive linemen. Gone are the days when Ron Zook was making everyone mad after getting top talent after top talent, but Tim Beckman is bringing in a nice big class with the defense getting the biggest boost. The secondary has a few nice prospects in corners Darius Mosely and Caleb Day, but the line has the bulk with Jarron Clements and Bryce Douglas future starters in teh interior and JUCO transfer Abens Cajuste brought in to see time right away. Quarterback Aaron Bailey is the near future, but never year's class will need to focus on getting him some weapons.

44. Michigan State | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Linebacker. It's going to be a tough time for Spartan fans with next door neighbor Michigan coming up with one of the greatest classes in the school's prestigious history. MSU has a few decent players coming in led by big bombing quarterback Damion Terry out of Pennsylvania and offensive tackle Dennis Finley from Detroit. Kicker Michael Geiger is a better get than it might appear, and running backs R.J. Shelton and Gerald Holmes will be brought along right away, but the class is mediocre - to be kind - unless the linebackers rock. Shane Jones was taken away from the other Big Ten big boys, while Jon Reschke will eventually be the team's leading tackler after he spends a few years beefing up in the weight room.

45. Maryland | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Offensive linemen. It was a mediocre class, and then Randy Edsall was able to sign star middle linebacker Yannick Ngakoue out of D.C. and get receiver Taivon Jacobs. The skill spots got the most help over the last few classes, and now it's time to build up the infrastructure so they can all do their thing. Offensive tackle Derwin Gray is a phenomenal get from the D.C. area with all the tools and the potential to become an anchor for the Terp line. Moise Larose and Jajuan Delaney aren't bad options for down the road after a few years in the weight room, while JUCO transfer Silvano Altamirano is for now to provide depth at guard. Watch out for JUCO transfer Deon Long to become an instant factor, while tight end Andrew Isaacs should be a part of the passing game early on.

46. Cincinnati | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs. Last year Butch Jones went big on the secondary, and Tommy Tuberville did the same thing with JUCO transfers Howard Wilder and Darren Doston out of California ready to go at corner and Mike Tyson arguably the team's best pickup. JUCO transfer Jerrell Jordan will eventually be the team's best tackler, while quarterback Tyler Cogswell out of Florida and receiver Tshumbi Johnson out of Immokalee should be a big part of what Tuberville wants to do offensively.

47. NC State | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Skill players. Dave Doeren got a few nice defensive backs in corners Dravious Wright, Josh Jones and Sean Paul, and it would be nice if Artemis Robinson turned into a factor at linebacker. The offense got the most help with two promising running backs in Dakwa Nichols and Josh Mercer along with receivers Pharoah McKever and Jalen McDaniel. Chris Burton has the upside to be a go-to target at tight end.

48. Penn State | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Hackenberg to Breneman. Bill O'Brien is doing what he can considering all the program's problems and restrictions - who wants to sign up to play a career full of exhibition games? Even so, getting superstar quarterback prospect Christian Hackenberg and tight end Adam Breneman would make this a successful class even in normal times. The problem is going to be the lack of depth, and O'Brien can't miss. Recruits for the next few years have to be ready to rock and roll and have to be part of the depth chart as soon as possible, but it's still a tough overall sell. The defensive line is getting some help with Garrett Sickels a good-looking pass rusher and Curtis Cothran a potentially excellent end. There are some nice talents across the board - linebacker Zayd Issah will be a player - but if Hackenberg and Breneman aren't great, this class will be average at best.

49. Texas Tech | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Receivers. Kliff Kingsbury needs receivers for his high-powered offense to work with, and he got them led by Dylan Cantrell, a big, fast playmaker. Devin Lauderdale and tight end Gary Moore are just a few of the good pass catchers with a high ceiling. is quarterback Davis Webb the right guy to run the attack in a few years? He has the tools and the talent to be a statistical star. The secondary got the biggest boost for the defense with corners Maurice Chandler and Dee Paul leading the way.

50. Indiana | The 2013 Recruiting Class

The 2013 Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive linemen. No team in the Big Ten has a bigger area of need than Indiana has on the defensive line. It's asking too much for anyone to start right away, but 6-5, 285-pound Darius Latham and JUCO transfer Jordan Heiderman might be too good to not be thrown to the wolves. End David Kenney has all the tools to quickly turn into one of the team's top pass rushers. Safety Antonio Allen is soon going to be the team's top defensive back, while tight end Danny Friend will be a key outlet target. Receivers Isaac Griffith and Anthony Young are going to be a part of the rotation by next year.

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