While the 2016 National Signing Day only just wrapped up, nearly every coach and college football program has already started working on the 2017 class. That's the way the recruiting cycle works, because getting an early jump will help the schools land a strong 2017 class. In fact, it's pretty much a mandatory plan at this point.
Some schools have jumped out to a better start than others, although there's still plenty of time before 2017's National Signing Day . A big tip of the hat to 247Sports, as their composite rankings were used to determine the top programs. With that in mind, here are 6 Schools Already Crushing It In 2017 Football Recruiting.
6. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame hasn't technically finished its 2016 class, as the Fighting Irish are still pursuing five-star WR Demetris Robertson. However, the Irish already have two top 50 players committed in TE Brock Wright and DE Robert Beal. Beal is a four-star recruit, and Wright is a five-star. The Irish are currently sixth in 247sports' rankings. For more Notre Dame recruiting news, download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app.
5. Clemson Tigers
Clemson has been hot on the football field and recruiting trail as of late. Clemson already has six players committed, including two QBs. Four-star QB Chase Brice could be stuck behind five-star QB Hunter Johnson, the No. 1 pro-style QB in the nation and No. 20 overall recruit.
4. Baylor Bears
Baylor continues to find success in recruiting, with seven players committed. Two of those are top 85 recruits, including five-star LB Baron Browning. He's the No. 27 overall recruit and the No. 2 outside linebacker.
3. Miami Hurricanes
Mark Richt's first true recruiting class is setting up to be a good one for the Hurricanes. He's already landed 10 recruits, all of whom are from Florida. The top player is four-star OT Navaughn Donaldson, the No. 141 overall player. Check out the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app for more on the Hurricanes.
2. Alabama Crimson Tide
Somehow, Alabama ranking high early isn't much of a surprise. The Crimson Tide already have eight commits, including three top 100 players. The gem so far is RB Najee Harris, the No. 2 player in the nation.
1. Ohio State Buckeyes
Another year, another strong Buckeyes' recruiting effort by Urban Meyer. OSU has 11 players already committed, including a pair of five-star recruits. The first is CB Shaun Wade, the No. 3 CB and No. 12 overall player. The second is OT Josh Myers, the No. 3 player in the nation and top tackle. The Buckeyes have an impressive six of the Top 100 commits already.
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