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Posted: Tuesday December 20, 2011 12:02PM ; Updated: Tuesday December 20, 2011 12:02PM

2012 Team Recruiting Rankings

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Alabama own the top '12 class after converting former Auburn commit T.J. Yeldon

Ohio State climbed into the top five after securing Noah Spence and Tommy Schutt

Florida moved to No. 6 with the addition of junior college lineman Junior Salt

By JC Shurburtt, 247Sports, Special to SI.com

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With the commitment of blue-chip running back T.J. Yeldon (Daphne, Ala.) over the weekend, Alabama captured the top spot in the 247Sports' team recruiting rankings. The Crimson Tide now boast three five-star recruits -- the most in the nation -- pushing them past Texas as the new No. 1 class.

They're not the only program making moves. Urban Meyer gained the commitment of defensive end Noah Spence (Bishop McDevitt, Pa.) on Sunday, a landmark victory for Ohio State recruiting. Since taking over in Columbus on Nov. 28, Meyer has locked up Spence, Tommy Schutt and Se'Von Pittman, giving the Buckeyes at top five 2012 haul. Before his hire, Ohio State was on the fringe of the Top 25. Now, it's on the cusp of a top three national pull.

Florida moved to No. 7 after adding JUCO lineman Junior Salt, and LSU, Oklahoma and Notre Dame round out the Top 10. With the New Year around the corner, here's how things stand.

247Sports' Top 50 Recruiting Classes
Rank School Commitments Top Recruit
1 22 RB T.J. Yeldon
2 25 RB Johnathan Gray
3 23 OT Erik Magnuson
4 19 DE Noah Spence
5 22 RB Trey Williams
6 15 QB Jameis Winston
7 17 OT D.J. Humphries
8 21 LB Torshiro Davis
9 17 WR Trey Metoyer
10 16 DT Jarron Jones
11 20 DT Carlos Watkins
12 28 RB Duke Johnson
13 20 WR Shaq Roland
14 22 WR Alton Howard
15 24 LB Kwontie Moore
16 20 RB Keith Marshall
17 15 TE Ricky Parks
18 19 WR Javon Bell
19 20 RB Jonathan Williams
20 17 OT Kyle Long
21 25 DE Denico Autry
22 19 ATH Corey Coleman
23 26 RB Drew Harris
24 19 CB Raymond Ford
25 28 QB Ford Childress
26 24 LB Salamo Fiso
27 16 TE Blake Jackson
28 18 RB Rushel Shell
29 16 DE Devonte Fields
30 21 RB Brian Kimbrow
31 14 LB Noor Davis
32 31 RB Dennis Norfleet
33 18 LB Phillip Williamson
34 24 QB Patrick Towles
35 17 G Isaac Seumalo
36 15 OT Chris Muller
37 16 DE Faith Ekakitie
38 22 TE Ryan Morris
39 21 DT K'Hadree Hooker
40 19 DE Ishmail Hayes
41 14 WR Aaron Burbridge
42 19 RB Davien Payne
43 13 CB Armani Reeves
44 17 S Gerod Holliman
45 22 WR Gabriel Marks
46 25 OT Jonah Pirsig
47 20 DT Tomme Mark
48 21 WR Kevin Davis
49 18 OT Mike Madaras
50 12 G Dan Voltz

For more recruiting coverage, visit 247Sports.com.

 
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