1. ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
• Comment: The defending national champions reeled in 14 ESPN Top 150 recruits, including the top inside linebacker among a total of 26 new players.
• Top players: ATH Derrick Henry, ILB Reuben Foster, WR Robert Foster, DT Dee Liner, DE Jonathan Allen
2. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
• Comment: Following an undefeated season, Urban Meyer built his class around the secondary, with four defensive backs ranked among the ESPN Top 150 and a dozen ESPN Top 150 recruits overall.
• Top players: CB Eli Apple, CB Gareon Conley, ILB Trey Johnson, WR Jalin Marshall, S Vonn Bell
3. FLORIDA GATORS
• Comment: UF landed 11 ESPN Top 150 recruits, including the nation’s top cornerback and running back.
• Top players: CB Vernon Hargeaves, RB Kelvin Taylor, OLB Daniel McMillan, DT Caleb Brantley, WR DeMarcus Robinson
4. NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH
• Comment: ESPN said it’s Notre Dame’s first top-five class since 2006.
• Top players: OLB Jaylon Smith, DT Eddie Vanderdoes, RB Greg Bryant, ATH Max Redfield, ATH Tarean Folston
5. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
• Comment: Offensive line was the focus, with five players rated in the ESPN Top 300.
• Top players: RB Derrick Green, CB Jourdan Lewis, OG David Dawson, ATH Dymonte Thomas, OG Patrick Kugler
6. LOUISIANA STATE TIGERS
• Comment: LSU reeled in seven ESPN Top 150 recruits, including three from within the state.
• Top players: ATH Kendell Beckwith, CB Jeryl Brazil, DT Greg Gilmore, OT Ethan Pocic, DT Maquedius Bain
7. OLE MISS REBELS
• Comment: Ole Miss landed its dream class and arguably its best-ever recruiting class thanks to the top-rated defensive end, offensive tackle and receiver and the country.
• Top players: DE Robert Nkemdiche, OT Laremy Tunsil, WR Laquon Treadwell, S Antonio Conner, OT Austin Golson
8. TEXAS A&M AGGIES
• Comment: The Aggies reeled in six ESPN Top 150 recruits, including several talented offensive players.
• Top players: TE Derrick Griffin, WR Ricky Seals-Jones, WR Sebastian LaRue, DT Justin Manning, QB Kohl Stewart
9. UCLA BRUINS
• Comment: The Bruins focused on the back end on defense and up front on offense and landed six ESPN Top 150 recruits.
• Top players: S Priest Willis, DE Kylie Fitts, OLB Deon Hollins Jr., S Tahaan Goodman, ILB Isaac Savilinaea
10. FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
• Comment: Another strong defensive class is headed into Tallahassee.
• Top players: LB Matthew Thomas, CB Jalem Ramsey, ATH Ryan Green, DT DeMarcus Walker, ATH Levonte Whitfield
11. GEORGIA BULLDOGS
• Comment: Georgia landed five ESPN Top 150 recruits and filled position needs with this deep 32-man class, most notably in the back seven.
• Top players: CB Shaq Wiggins, ATH Tramel Terry, QB Brice Ramsey, S Tray Matthews, C Brandon Kublanow
12. AUBURN TIGERS
• Comment: New coach Gus Malzahn not only salvaged the class, but has one of the nation’s top defensive line units.
• Top players: DE Carl Lawson, DT Montravius Adams, DE Elijah Daniel, QB Jeremy Johnson, WR Tony Stevens
13. CLEMSON TIGERS