Ark Manning’s commitment to Texas sent shock waves through the college football recruiting world and helped the Longhorns break into the top 10. Since then, that momentum has propelled them into the top five as they landed several more commitments, including two new potential Sportzshala receiving targets. 300 full-time WR Jontay Cook II and John Wilson.
The rise of Texas has put the Longhorns in the middle of an increasingly intense battle for the No. 1 class. After making headlines with three Sportzshala 300 receivers in just as many days, Ohio State has added strong talent to its defense, as well as several four-star DB pickups, notably Kaiying Lee.
These additions have put the Buckeyes on the heels of the No. 1 ranked Notre Dame, which is doing its best to fend off any opponents with a couple of recent Sportzshala 300 commitments in OL Charles Jagusah and ATH Micah Bell, who plans to be cornerback.
Perennial contender for first place in the class, Alabama, began to rise in the rankings, moving into the top ten. The key addition was #2 CB Tony Mitchell who has a great combination of length, smoothness and speed from overseas. Thompson High School State Power Station.
Both Miami and Florida are two programs that are no strangers to the top 25, but they have endured hardships in recent years and both are starting with new head coaches.
Mario Cristobal’s return home to Miami is starting to pay off as the Hurricanes have secured several key commitments, including one of the top QB prospects in the class, Jaden Rashada. The Sportzshala 300 signaler from California is a level-headed player with a smooth release and good arm strength.
Working his first full year as head coach in Florida, Billy Napier was able to push the Gators back into the top 25 by bolstering their defense. They added a couple of Sportzshala 300 prospects in Isaiah Nixon of Germany and defenseman Sharif Denson, who has good legs and hips and brings a tough playing style to the secondary.
1. Notre Dame fighting the Irish
Sportzshala 300 records: 11 | Previous rating: 1
Independent rank: one
Top offensive commit: WR Braylon James (No. 46)
Top defensive commit: DE Keon Keely (No. 23)
The Fighting Irish have entered the top 10 classes twice in a row and not only have a strong start to extend this streak, but are also fighting for the country’s top class. New coach Marcus Freeman has his fingerprints all over the class and has added some key additions to the defensive side of the ball. Kili is a long range full back who can be devastating in a pass rush. LB Drake Bowen was the most popular player in Indiana. The Irish have two Sportzshala 300 defensive backs: Peyton Bowen of Texas and Adon Schuler of New Jersey. There are also some promising offensive talent on board, led by Sportzshala 300 WR James, a long-running vertical threat that saw a 4.47 40 laser on the camp track this spring.