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Top 25 Recruiting Classes

Crimson Tide, Irish top Rivals.com list for Class of '08

Posted: Thursday February 7, 2008 12:28AM; Updated: Thursday February 14, 2008 2:46PM
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The rankings are based on commitment data and ratings compiled by Rivals.com.

Rivals.com Top 25 Recruiting Classes
'08 Rank '07 Rank Team
1 10 The Tide's talent level wasn't where it needed to be last season, and Nick Saban and his staff hit the recruiting trail with a vengeance. They cleaned up in-state and also got top players from Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
For a complete list of Alabama's signees, click here.
2 8 As with Alabama, the Irish needed an influx of young talent. Charlie Weis and his staff brought in players from all over, and look to have truly upgraded the Irish's team speed.
For a complete list of Notre Dame's signees, click here.
3 1 The bulk of the Gators' class came aboard in December and January, making for a rather uneventful final week. This is the third top-five class in a row for Florida.
For a complete list of Florida's signees, click here.
4 23 Randy Shannon and his staff locked down the city of Miami, cherry-picked some prospects from other parts of the state and were able to reel in some top-level national guys, such as LB Arthur Brown of Wichita, Kan.
For a complete list of Miami's signees, click here.
5 14 The Sooners did their usual sterling job on the recruiting trail, cleaning up in-state and going into Texas for some of that state's top players. OU also signed top-ranked players from Georgia, New Jersey and New Mexico.
For a complete list of Oklahoma's signees, click here.
6 9 The Bulldogs were hot on the field late in the season, and that carried over in recruiting. They dominated in their home state, but the best signee may be South Carolina WR A.J. Green.
For a complete list of Georgia's signees, click here.
7 2 This may not be the Trojans' usual good-beyond-belief class, but there's nothing wrong with it. They seemingly got the players they wanted in their area and also branched out to snag players from Georgia and Michigan.
For a complete list of USC's signees, click here.
8 18 The Seminoles didn't close with their usual late flourish. Instead, most of the top signees, such as LB Nigel Bradham of Crawfordville, Fla., were on board early.
For a complete list of Florida State's signees, click here.
9 15 The Buckeyes may have signed the best group of offensive linemen in the nation, and they also signed a nice group of defensive players. They're still in the running for QB Terrelle Pryor, the nation's No. 1 prospect.
For a complete list of Ohio State's signees, click here.
10 12 Rich Rodriguez and his staff did yeoman work in the past month. The Wolverines signed good skill-position talent, and did well in Ohio. Michigan remains in the running for Terrelle Pryor, too.
For a complete list of Michigan's signees, click here.

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