Most college football coaches are putting most of their focus on the 2017 recruiting class, but most are spending more time than normall on the junior class in 2018. Why? The class looks like it will be one of the best in recent memory - and several of the top players have very famous fathers. Here nine guys who have fathers you've probably heard of before.
Patrick Surtain Jr.
The son of former Miami Dolphins second-round pick Patrick Surtain in 1998, Surtain is ranked as the top cornerback in the country and No. 11 overall prospect in the class. LSU is his current favorite.
The sons of rappers have been making headlines in the recruiting world over the past few years, and Griffin is keeping that trend going as is father is Warren G. He is ranked as the No. 5 cornerback in the country, and UCLA is the clear frontrunner to land him.
You probably know Luke's brother (Jake) and cousin (Clay), but his dad, Bruce, is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Matthews is on his way to being a star in his own right, ranking as the No. 13 offensive tackle in the country.
Sirmon is the son of current Mississippi State defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon, which has given the Bulldogs the upper hand for the No. 8 outside linebacer in the country.
His father, Brent Venables, is the defensive coordinator at Clemson, so it's no surprise the Tigers are expected secure a commitment from the four-star linebacker.
Al Blades Jr.
The son of former Miami Hurricanes and San Francisco 49ers DB Al Blades, he committed to Miami before the coaching change. Though he has decommitted since, the 'Canes are still the favorite to land the four-star corner that ranks No. 181 in the country.
Amon-Ra St. Brown
St. Brown has a brother (Equanimous) at Notre Dame that was a four-star LB in the 2015 class and another (Osiris) that is a top recruit in the 2017 class, but he's best know because his father, John Brown, was Mr. Universe in 1981 and 1982. Amon-Ra is ranked as the No. 30 wideout and No. 188 overall prospect in the country.
Asante Samuel Jr.
Asante Samuel was a top cornerback during his 10-year NFL career with the Patriots, Eagles and Falcons, and his son seems poised to follow in his footsteps. He is ranked as the No. 22 cornerback in the country and Miami is the heavy favorite to land him.
Mike Jones Jr.
Mike Jones spent eight years in the NFL with the Cardinals, Patriots, Rams and Titans as a defensive lineman, and his son is making waves as a safety. He's ranked as the No. 20 safety in the country and is widely expected to sign with Tennessee.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed
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