The way Clemson football has been trending, it was bound to happen. On Wednesday, Clemson claimed a recruiting national championship with the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class in the Class of 2020 as the early signing period opened with a flurry. Dabo Swinney and the Tigers gobbled up plenty of top-tier talent across the board and put together the nation’s highest-rated class according to the composite rankings updated by 247 Sports.
Scanning down the top classes, there is no surprise to some of the other names pulling in top classes this year. Perennial recruiting national title contender Alabama came within two points of Clemson for the top spot in the Class of 2020 rankings, which is another way to say that the next few years look to be pretty promising for both Clemson and Alabama. How shocked are you by that?
It’s also not shocking to see the other names following the Tigers and Crimson Tide. Ohio State continues to dominate recruiting in the Big Ten with the No. 3 recruiting class. Georgia remains a strong recruiter as well at No. 4, followed by four more SEC programs; No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 Auburn, and No. 8 Florida. Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners remain the team everyone in the Big 12 is chasing, even after losing a late commitment to Alabama. The Sooners are ranked No. 9 in the class rankings. Notre Dame rounds out the top 10, edging out Texas for the 10th spot in the class rankings.
Here are the top 25 recruiting classes for the Class of 2020, as of the end of the early signing day according to 247 Sports:
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
- Notre Dame
- Penn State
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
- Florida State
- Georgia Tech
- Mississippi State
It should be noted the class rankings will officially be etched in stone in February following the later signing period.