Recruiting 2010 Conf. Rankings - Independent
Posted Feb 8, 2010

Ranking and analyzing the 2010 Independent Recruiting Classes

Recruiting 2010 ... The Rankings

CFN's Class Rankings ... Independents

- CFN Recruiting 2010 | CFN Recruiting 2009

CFN 2010 Recruiting Rankings
No. 1 to 15 | No. 16 to 30 | No. 31 to 45 | No. 46 to 60 
No. 61 to 75 | No. 76 to 90 | No. 91 to 105 | No. 106 to 120
ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA | Ind.
MAC | M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC
2009 CFN Recruiting Rankings

1. Notre Dame  | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Quarterbacks. Brian Kelly did a good job of keeping some key prospects coming to South Bend after the canning of Charlie Weis, most notably WR Tai-ler Jones from Georgia and DT Louis Nix out of Florida, but the key was being able to sign four quarterbacks. One of them might get a chance right away if Dayne Christ's knee isn't 100%. Andrew Hendrix is the most talented quarterback of the lot, but Kelly is great at molding prospects into stars meaning Tommy Rees, Like Massa, and Derek Roback will all get long looks. If one of them can be good enough to handle the pressure early, Kelly won't be afraid to give a newcomer a shot ... he might have to.

2. Navy | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Linemen. As always, Navy brought in a ton of running backs to use and move around where needed. Dylan Chynoweth is the best of the lot, but Ryan Williams could be more explosive. Seven defensive linemen were signed on with the potential stars on the ends led by Daniel Godkin, who could've gone several other places, and possible speed rusher Joseph Champaign. The Navy defensive line will actually have a little bit of size with the addition of 6-0, 280-pound Brice Musgrove for the inside.

3. Army | Scout List
The Class Is Heavy On ... Skill players. Rich Ellerson needs players to run his high-octane, hybrid attack, and while he was able to come up with a slew of receivers last season, he was able to do even more this season to get skill players. He brought in more wide receivers, but he also picked up eight running back options, led by Marcus Jackson, with speed, speed, and more speed; something that's been lacking from the Army backfield. He also signed three quarterbacks of different shapes and sizes.