Breaking down the latest in 2024 football recruiting, from top commits to March visits

With the 2023 American Football Recruitment Page officially closed, the 2024 cycle is slowly starting to take shape.

So far, 83 2024 Sportzshala Junior 300 recruits have already offered their commitments, including eight in February. These eight players went to seven different schools.

We talk about what happened in the last month after the day of the signing of the national agreement, and what potential clients are making visits.

An early look at the upper classes in 2024

Sportzshala released its first class rankings for 2024 on Feb. 2, and Georgia, which ended the 2023 cycle with a seventh consecutive top three spot, is at the top.

Nine Sportzshala 300 prospects from Georgia lead the way, while Notre Dame and LSU are not far behind with seven and six, respectively.

South Carolina has received five commits, all of which are in the Sportzshala 300, with the Gamecocks ranked seventh in the class rankings.

Florida, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, and Michigan currently have four Sportzshala 300 commits.

Five-star defender picks two-time defending champion

It may have been a traditional signing day for the 2023 class, but 2024 five-star cornerback Ellis Robinson IV’s decision to dedicate himself to Kirby Smart and Georgia on Feb. 1 only reinforced a class that is getting deeper in defense.

“They told me I was the best DB in the class of 2024 and one of the best in the class of 2023,” Robinson told Sportzshala. “They appreciated my skills and always showed me how I fit into the defense scheme. I was prioritized right from the start and they were pretty consistent throughout the process.”

Robinson (5th overall) joined Sportzshala 300 quarterbacks Jaylen Hayward (40th) and Peyton Woodyard (43rd) who both made moves during the same week in January as new members the secondary roster of the Bulldogs.

Auburn Gets Promises From A Pair Of 2024 Sportzshala 300 Potentials

Hugh Freese’s first full recruiting course in the Plains started well with commitments from four-star quarterback Jayden Lewis (#291) on Feb. 1 and four-star quarterback Walker White (#217) on Feb. 3. .

White, a graduate of Little Rock Christian Academy, Arkansas, is the Tigers’ third quarterback on Sportzshala 300 in the last four sets, joining Dematrius Davis (No. 214, 2021) and Holden Gueriner (No. 190, 2022). White threw for 1,975 yards and 25 touchdowns, scoring 837 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground in high school in 2022.

After finishing the 7th rank in the recruiting class cycle 2020The Tigers finished 28th (2021), 18th (2022), and 21st (2023).

Three Teams with Notable Commits

Michigan: Following back-to-back college football playoff performances, Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines have kept up the pace in search of new players. Jacob Oden (#153) of Harper Woods High School in the state became the first Sportzshala 300 quarterback to go to Michigan since Keon Sabba and Zeke Berry in 2022. Harbaugh attracted eight Sportzshala 300 leads in the 2022 cycle (ranking eighth) and six in the 2023 cycle (ranking 17th). The Wolverines have four Sportzshala Jr. commits so far. 300.

SMU: The Mustangs have made the Top 300 for only the second time since Sportzshala began ranking players in 2006, when athlete Jamiri Kohli (No. 143) made the commitment. A graduate of South Oak Cliff High School, Texas, Kohley pledged to SMU on February 6 and became the first prospect on the Sportzshala 300 program since quarterback Preston Stone in 2021. Kolya’s touchdown is a big first step for coach Rhett Lashley, whose class of 2023 finished 65th overall.

State of Arizona: Following a commitment from 2023 Sportzshala 300 quarterback Jaden Rashada, new Sun Devils coach Kenny Dillingham received a commitment from North Mesquite High School (Texas) wide receiver Elijah Baesa (#244) on Feb. 1. After signing three Sportzshala 300 players in 2021, Arizona State has only had one Sportzshala 300 prospect in each of the last two draft classes (Rashada in 2023 and running back Tevin White in 2022). The Sun Devils have relied heavily on the transfer portal under coach Herm Edwards, so Dillingham is looking to improve ASU’s recruiting efforts.

Five teams to watch

Perdue: New coach Ryan Walters is wasting no time trying to attract top talent to West Lafayette, Indiana. The Boilermakers plan to welcome guard Bryce West (23rd overall) in March, his father, Bryce West Sr., told Sportzshala. The Walters will have competition as West Sr. added that they also plan to visit Oregon and USC later this month.

Alabama: Having just received a top class in 2023, Nick Saban continues to invite top-notch professionals to campus. Wide receiver Ryan Wingo (No. 18), cornerback Charles Lester III (No. 25) and athlete Aaron Butler (No. 76) are among the players who will visit Tuscaloosa in March or April.

Colorado: Aaron Butler and cornerback Marcel Williams (No. 92) are the two players Deion Sanders and his team are keeping an eye on as they both visit Boulder this month. Sanders, hired in December from Jackson State, was ranked No. 23 in 2023, the first class in the program’s top 25 since 2008 (No. 24).

Ohio State: Ryan Day and the Buckeyes will host Charles Lester III for an official visit in April, while cornerbacks Marcel Williams and Jordon Johnson-Rubell (No. 55) will make an unofficial visit to campus this month.

Michigan: Jeremiah Davis, father of quarterback Jadyn Davis (No. 35), told Sportzshala that his son plans to come this month. Aaron Chiles Sr. told Sportzshala that his son, linebacker Aaron Chiles (No. 57), will be on campus March 10. A week later, shooting guard DeAndre Carter (No. 39) is scheduled to visit, his father Antoine told Sportzshala. . Jordon Johnson-Rubell is also due to visit Ann Arbor in March.


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