The college football recruiting world is much different this year with an early signing period from December 20th to 22nd. As it stands right now the Ohio State Buckeyes have the top recruiting class with three five star recruits already committed. The other four teams in the top five in terms of recruiting for 2018 are Texas, Georgia, Miami (FL), and Penn State but, these rankings will greatly change once some of these recruits announce their new homes.
This was the last weekend for schools to host recruits before signing day begins. The second (and original) date for National Signing Day is on February 7th, which means not every recruit has to make a decision this coming week. With so many great players not committed to a school, it will be a fun couple of weeks.
Here are the top 15 college football recruits who are currently uncommitted.
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1.) Micah Parsons - #4 overall, #1 WDE
Prediction: Penn State
Parsons is an athletic freak with his agility/ size combination. He is from Harrisburg, PA and visited Penn State numerous times with his most recent visit being December 8th. Parsons has also visited Georgia this past Friday, December 15th. Since Parson's is a local kid, Penn State coach James Franklin was joined by defensive coordinator Brent Pry and defensive line coach Sean Spencer.
2.) Patrick Surtain Jr. - #5 overall, #1 CB
He is truly one of the best cornerback prospects to come out of South Florida in quite some time. He stands 6-2 weighing in at 180 pounds and still needs to grow into his body, but has the physical upside to truly be special. He has visited Miami (FL) and Alabama recently, but on October 27th, Surtain stated that LSU is his top choice.
3.) Eyabi Anoma - #7 overall, #2 WDE
He is 6-5 and weighs 230 pounds, which is a little thinner than most defensive ends. His explosion off the line is impressive but needs to add some size and technique to be a stand out player in college. Since November Anoma has visited Alabama twice, Michigan and Maryland once.
4.) KJ Henry - #8 overall, #3 WDE
Henry's motor never seems to run out which is a great combination with his raw athletic frame. He needs to add some weight, but his upside is tremendous. The top choices for Henry seem to be Clemson, South Carolina, and Georgia. Even though he hasn't made a commitment yet, it seems like Clemson is the favorite.
5.) Jackson Carman - #9 overall, #1 OT
Prediction: Ohio State
The number one offensive tackle recruit is Carman, who is the size of a car. Standing at 6-6 and weighing 330 pounds, he is truly an immovable object. He is a great run blocker with some room to improve in the pass blocking game, but he still can put on weight and has all the tools to be the top tackle in college football. His top three schools are Clemson, Ohio State, and USC.
6.) Jamaree Salyer - #10 overall, #3 OG
His flexibility is incredible considering his size of 6-4, 340 pounds. Salyer shows high football intelligence with his ability to pick up blitzes and block in space. He is from Georgia, which is why it seems like he will most likely to play football at Georgia. His other top two choices are Ohio State and Clemson.
7.) Terrace Marshall - #11 overall, #1 WR
The number one wide receiver prospect has the tall frame and natural athletic ability, which is why so many schools are after him. The top three schools for Marshall are Florida State, LSU, and Texas A&M. Marshall is from Bossier City, LA and his last visit was on November 24th to LSU.
8.) Amon-Ra St. Brown - #12 overall, #2 WR
St.Brown is a smaller receiver but is a terrific route runner already at a young age. His brother is EQ St. Brown, a WR at Notre Dame. He is a dangerous kick/punt returner and could be an all-around stud in college. He is from Anaheim, California, and he has visited UCLA, Stanford, and USC. He has also visited Notre Dame, which is one of his top two choices, but it seems like he will stay in his home state, playing for USC.
9.) Cade Mays - #16 overall, #2 OT
Mays is from Knoxville, TN which is why the Volunteers are in his top three as for school choices. However, his top two choices are Clemson and Georgia. His most recent visit was with Georgia on December 15th. He played both sides of the ball but he is clearly a lineman in college and will be a focal point of an offensive line right away. Where he will end up is still a cloudy situation, but it seems like he prefers Clemson the most. Cade Mays de-committed from the Vols amongst all the drama surrounding Tennessee football recently.
10.) Nicholas Petit-Frere - #17 overall, #3 OT
Petit-Frere stands at 6-6 and weighs 270 pounds with tremendous length, but needs to put on some weight once he gets to school. If he can fill out more by adding some weight and muscle, his upside is sky high. The top three schools that he has shown an interest in are Alabama, Notre Dame, and Florida. Growing up in Tampa Bay Florida, makes me believe he will choose to be a Gator.
11.) Devon Williams - #21 overall, #4 WR
Williams college career could go a few different ways due to his size and natural ability. He is 200 pounds and stands at 6-4, but if he adds enough weight he could turn out to be a tight end. But for now, he profiles as a wide receiver. Williams is from Lancaster, CA which is why he was heavily considering Pac -12 schools, but it seems like he will choose Oregon after he said back in July that they are his favorite.
12.) Brenton Cox - #22 overall, #2 SDE
Cox is from Stockbridge, Georgia and visited the school on December 15th. He relies heavily on natural ability, but passes the eye test with his size/ speed combination. Cox has shown interest in Alabama as well as Georgia, but the native looks like he will stay and play for Georgia.
13.) Tanner McKee - #32 overall, #2 PRO
The pro-style quarterback stands tall in the pocket at 6-6 and can throw the ball downfield. He has high football intelligence and shows natural leadership in the huddle. The top choices for McKee are Alabama, Texas, and Stanford with Stanford being the favorite.
14.) Anthony Cook - #33 overall, #5 CB
Cook is 170 pounds, standing 6-foot tall and has the build of a prototypical cornerback. He is an elite cover corner who will be able to secure one side of the field. Cook is from Houston, Texas and the Longhorns are his top choice. Other schools that he is interested in are Ohio State and LSU.
15.) Kelvin Joseph - #36 overall, #4 S
Joseph is from Baton Rouge, LA and seems likely to pick the LSU Tigers to continue his college football career. He is the fourth best safety prospect in the 2018 class and can play both safety and cornerback. The other schools that he has expressed interest in are Alabama, Florida State, and Auburn.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed