Ranking the classes two days from Signing Day

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With only two days remaining until National Signing Day, the class of 2013 is starting to come into focus. Here are Rivals.com's class rankings as of 1 p.m. ET on Feb. 4. While the numbers may fluctuate come Wednesday night, these rankings roughly indicate how each team in the six AQ conferences performed in this cycle -- and which prospects each still hopes to lock up.


1. Virginia Tech

The skinny: The Hokies pulled in a commitment from the fourth Fuller brother and some of the best in-state talent.

Biggest catch: Kendall Fuller, DB, Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel

Could steal: No one, they are done.

2. Florida State

The skinny: Coaching changes have made some of the Seminoles commits uneasy.

Biggest catch: Ira Denson, OL, Madison (Fla.)

Could steal: Denver Kirkland, OL, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington

3. Clemson

The skinny: Losing Robert Nkemdiche early in the process hurt, but the Tigers have rebounded nicely, particularly by filling key holes on the defense.

Biggest catch: Shaq Lawson, DE, Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy

Could steal: Nobody, their class looks complete.

4. Virginia

The skinny: Despite a tough season, coach Mike London got commitments from a few of the top in-state prospects.

Biggest catch: Taquan Mizzell, RB, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside

Could steal: George Adeosun, OL, Alpharetta (Ga.)

5. North Carolina

The skinny: In Larry Fedora's first full recruiting cycle in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels put together a class with a lot of potential.

Biggest catch: T.J. Logan, RB, Greensboro (N.C.) Northern Guilford

Could steal: Jarran Reed, DT, Scooba (Miss.) East Mississippi C. C.

6. Maryland

The skinny: The Stefon Diggs effect has made recruits think of their hometown school as a viable option.

Biggest catch: Deon Long, WR, Council Bluffs (Iowa) Iowa Western C.C.

Could steal: Yannick Ngakoue, LB, Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy

7. NC State

The skinny: After a slow start to the cycle, the new staff at NC State is hoping to salvage this year's class with quality players who will fit into the new scheme.

Biggest catch: Matt Dayes, RB, Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay

Could steal: JuMichael Ramos, WR, Hampton (Ga.) Lovejoy

8. Wake Forest

The skinny: The Demon Deacons had a rough year on the field, but they've managed to assemble a solid class.

Biggest catch: James Looney, DE, Lake Worth (Fla.)

Could steal: Blake McClain, DB, Winter Park (Fla.)

9. Miami

The skinny: It's going to be a pretty small class for the Hurricanes, but there is serious talent coming to Miami.

Biggest catch: Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep

Could steal: Matthew Thomas, LB, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington

10. Duke

The skinny: David Cutcliffe is continuing to build a quality program in Durham.

Biggest catch: Johnell Barnes, WR, Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar

Could steal: No one; they are done.

11. Georgia Tech

The skinny: The Yellow Jackets don't have a huge class, but coach Paul Johnson landed commitments at key positions.

Biggest catch: Shamire Devine, OL, East Point (Ga.) Tri Cities

Could steal: Cornelius Elder, ATH, Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth

12. Boston College

The skinny: A coaching change made it difficult for the Golden Eagles to attract a bigger, better recruiting class.

Biggest catch: Tevin Montgomery, DT, Marion (Mass.) Tabor Academy

Could steal: No one, they are done.

Big Ten

1. Ohio State

The skinny: Head coach Urban Meyer proves once again why he is one of the nation's top recruiters.

Biggest catch: Mike Mitchell, LB, Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Academy

Could steal: Vonn Bell, DB, Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland

2. Michigan

The skinny: The Wolverines get stronger on the offensive line and at defensive back with this 2013 group.

Biggest catch: Derrick Green, RB, Richmond (Va.) Hermitage

Could steal: None. They have closed out their class.

3. Nebraska

The skinny: Nebraska's class came together with prospects from 13 different states, plus Canada.

Biggest catch: Terrell Newby, RB, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade

Could steal: Devin Scott, DE, Harvey (La.) West Jefferson

4. Michigan State

The skinny: Linebacker, running back and defensive back are positions strengthened by the Spartans' 2013 haul.

Biggest catch: Jon Reschke, LB, Birmingham (Mich.) Brother Rice

Could steal: None. They have closed out their class.

5. Illinois

The skinny: The Illini secured their heir apparent at quarterback and surrounded him with nice skill position players.

Biggest catch: Aaron Bailey, QB, Bolingbrook, Ill.

Could steal: Ryan Timmons, WR, Frankfort (Ill.) Franklin County

6. Penn State

The skinny: The sanctions levied against Penn State were unprecedented -- so was the recruiting job done by Bill O'Brien.

Biggest catch: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy

Could steal: None. They have closed out their class.

7. Wisconsin

The skinny: Wisconsin's class could have been decimated by the departure of Bret Bielema, but new coach Gary Andersen did an outstanding job of keeping the bulk of the class together.

Biggest catch: Corey Clement, RB, Glassboro, N.J.

Could steal: Donnell Vercher, DB, Fresno (Calif.) City C.C.

8. Northwestern

The skinny: The theme of Northwestern's class is versatility. An unusually high number of commits could project to multiple positions.

Biggest catch: Matt Alviti, QB, Park Ridge (Ill.) Maine South

Could steal: James Clark, WR, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

9. Indiana

The skinny: This will go down as the best recruiting class the Hoosiers have signed in the last decade-plus.

Biggest catch: Antonio Allen, DB, Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis

Could steal: Laray Smith, RB, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Xaverian

10. Purdue

The skinny: New head coach Darrell Hazell was not left with much to work with from the previous staff.

Biggest catch: Danny Etling, QB, Terre Haute (Ind.) South

Could steal: Dalyn Dawkins, RB, Louisville (Ky.) Trinity

11. Iowa

The skinny: The Hawkeyes did a good job adding depth to several positions, but they're short on impact players.

Biggest catch: Malik Rucker, DB, New Hope (Minn.) Cooper

Could steal: Reggie Spearman, LB, Chicago Simeon

12. Minnesota

The skinny: A slow start and a lack of in-state depth cost the Gophers in 2013.

Biggest catch: Berkley Edwards, RB, Chelsea, Mich.

Could steal: Tedric Thompson, DB, Valencia, Calif.

Big 12

1. Oklahoma

The skinny: This class may not be as star-studded as some in years past, but it's solid from top to bottom.

Biggest catch: Keith Ford, RB, Cypress (Texas) Cypress Ranch

Could steal: Adrian Baker, CB, Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna

2. Texas

The skinny: Mack Brown and the Longhorns will sign a small class, but one with plenty of talent.

Biggest catch: Kent Perkins, OT, Dallas (Texas) Lake Highlands

Could steal: Dontre Wilson, RB, DeSoto (Texas)

3. West Virginia

The skinny: Dana Holgorsen and the Mountaineers beefed up the offensive side while also securing a strong group of linebackers.

Biggest catch: Shelton Gibson, WR, Cleveland Heights (Ohio)

Could steal: Tyler Boyd, WR, Clairton (Pa.)

4. Oklahoma State

The skinny: The Pokes continued to strike big in Texas by landing a trio of four-star receivers.

Biggest catch: Fred Ross, WR, Tyler (Texas) John Tyler

Could steal: Dontre Wilson, RB, DeSoto (Texas)

5. TCU

The skinny: The Horned Frogs stuck close to home with their 2013 class and have quietly built another strong group.

Biggest catch: Kyle Hicks, RB, Arlington (Texas) Martin

Could steal: Andrew Billings, DT, Waco (Texas)

6. Baylor

The skinny: The Bears have notched a solid class all the way through, with some potential game-breakers on both sides of the ball.

Biggest catch: Robbie Rhodes, WR, Fort Worth (Texas) Southwest

Could steal: Kenny Hill, QB, Southlake (Texas) Carroll

7. Kansas

The skinny: Charlie Weis stole a page from Kansas State. The Jayhawks went heavy on juco talent.

Biggest catch: Marquel Combs, DT, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Pierce C.C.

Could steal: Dionte Savage, OG, Yuma (Ariz.) Arizona Western

8. Kansas State

The skinny: Bill Snyder continues to follow his model at Kansas State. He hit the jucos hard and located under-the-radar talent.

Biggest catch: Tanner Wood, WDE, Conway Springs (Kan.)

Could steal: Kenny Hill, QB, Southlake (Texas) Carroll

9. Iowa State

The skinny: The Cyclones' crop is not a star-studded group, but it includes a very impressive haul of offensive linemen.

Biggest catch: Jake Campos, OT, West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley

Could steal: Robert Garcia, DE, Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit

10. Texas Tech

The skinny: Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech have been playing catch-up on the recruiting front since arriving in Lubbock, but they have picked up the pace as Signing Day nears.

Biggest catch: Devin Lauderdale, WR, Houston (Texas) Bellaire

Could steal: Zelt Minor, DE, Houston (Texas) Lamar

Big East

1. Pittsburgh

The skinny: The Panthers landed a quality recruiting class loaded with in-state talent.

Biggest catch: Dorian Johnson, OL, Belle Vernon (Pa.) Belle Vernon Area

Could steal: No one, they are done.

2. Rutgers

The skinny: Despite not landing most of the top in-state talent, the Scarlet Knights put together a solid class.

Biggest catch: Nadir Barnwell, ATH, Piscataway (N.J.)

Could steal: Mackensie Alexander, DB, Immokalee (Fla.)

3. USF

The skinny: Taking into consideration that Willie Taggart was hired in December, the Bulls have put together an impressive class.

Biggest catch: Derrick Calloway, DT, Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee

Could steal: Stacy Coley, WR, Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast

4. Louisville

The skinny: The Cardinals have a small class that includes some great talent.

Biggest catch: James Quick, WR, Louisville (Ky.) Trinity

Could steal: Jermaine Grace, LB, Miramar (Fla.)

5. Connecticut

The skinny: The Huskies added depth at wide receiver, led by three-star target Dhameer Bradley.

Biggest catch: Dhameer Bradley, WR, Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy

Could steal: Tim Boyle, QB, Middletown (Conn.) Xavier

6. Syracuse

The skinny: Despite a coaching change, the Orange added quality depth on the defensive side of the ball.

Biggest catch: Luke Arciniega, LB, Roseville (Calif.) Sierra C.C.

Could steal: Reggie Spearman, LB, Chicago (Ill.) Simeon

7. Temple

The skinny: The Owls pulled in a lot of local talent, especially among the defensive front seven.

Biggest catch: Zaire Williams, RB, Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek

Could steal: Leon Johnson, OL, Bound Brook (N.J.)

8. Cincinnati

The skinny: Tommy Tuberville came in and shook up the Bearcats' 2013 class, dropping several commits and bringing in others he targeted at Texas Tech.

Biggest catch: Tyler Cogswell, QB, Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage

Could steal: Lorenzo Woodley, RB, Miami (Fla.) Columbus


1. USC

The skinny: The Trojans have taken a few hits in recent weeks. Lane Kiffin's class is still a juggernaut, just not at the same level it was a few months back. USC's haul still includes six five-star prospects.

Biggest catch: Kenny Bigelow, DT, Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy

Could steal: Matthew Thomas, LB, Miami Booker T. Washington


The skinny: Jim Mora's class is as deep as any in the country. There are no five-stars as of now, but there are a whopping 16 four-stars in the fold. UCLA is a threat to add more significant pieces on Signing Day and the Bruins' recruiting effort has to be commended.

Biggest catch: Priest Willis, DB, Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos de Niza

Could steal: Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, Placer (Calif.)

3. Washington

The skinny: The hyper-intense Huskies' coaching staff has demonstrated it can recruit with any team in the conference. Washington loaded up across the defensive line and did an outstanding job at wide receiver. Quarterback Troy Williams could be a star in the making.

Biggest catch: Troy Williams, QB, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne

Could steal: Tyrell and Tyree Robinson, ATH, San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln

4. Oregon

The skinny: The Ducks weathered the storm of coach Chip Kelly's departure for the NFL. It was important that Mark Helfrich was promoted from within to keep the continuity of Oregon's offense and overall system intact.

Biggest catch: Thomas Tyner, RB, Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha

Could steal: Cameron Hunt, OL, Corona (Calif.) Centennial

5. Cal

The skinny: Coach Sonny Dykes came to Berkeley with an aggressive recruiting approach, and he's done an admirable job keeping the Golden Bears' class intact. It was especially important to lock up four-star cornerback Darius Allensworth two weekends ago.

Biggest catch: Jared Goff, QB, Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic

Could steal: Patrick Enewally, DB, Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr

6. Arizona

The skinny: The Wildcats again struggled to lock up high-level players from Arizona. Instead, they went elsewhere for their haul. Arizona's class includes what could be a game-changing quarterback, but it leaves something to be desired when it comes to depth.

Biggest catch: Anu Solomon, QB, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman

Could steal: Nobody. Arizona is likely finished.

7. Arizona State

The skinny: The Sun Devils signed one of Arizona's top prospects in linebacker Chans Cox, who also listed a Notre Dame offer. The class also includes some solid juco talent.

Biggest catch: Chans Cox, LB, Lakeside (Ariz.) Blue Ridge

Could steal: L.J. Moore, DB, Fresno (Calif.) Central East

8. Utah

The skinny: Defensive backs and running backs make up a large chunk of Utah's class. There's some solid depth throughout, including six juco prospects.

Biggest catch: Andre Lewis, WR, Diablo Valley (Calif.) C.C.

Could steal: Micah Thomas, ATH, Galens Park (Texas) North Shore

9. Oregon State

The skinny: Oregon State's coaching staff did a fantastic job recruiting the Inland Empire of Southern California, and it paid big dividends. Numerous prospects from that talent-rich area committed to the Beavers and it could open new avenues for recruits in the future.

Biggest catch: Dashon Hunt, CB, Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake

Could steal: L.J. Moore, DB, Fresno (Calif.) Central East

10. Washington State

The skinny: Mike Leach and his staff did an impressive job landing early signees from the juco ranks. Washington State didn't have as much success reaching into Southern Californi, but it still landed Gerard Wicks, who could develop into a top-notch Pac-12 running back.

Biggest catch: Tyler Bruggman, QB, Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep

Could steal: Tatum Taylor, CB, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea

11. Stanford

The skinny: The perception is that Stanford had a disappointing recruiting year, and the numbers show that the Cardinal only have 12 commits. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find many talented prospects in this class at key positions.

Biggest catch: Peter Kalambayi, LB, Matthews (N.C.) Butler

Could steal: Jordan Cunningham, WR, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School

12. Colorado

The skinny: The Buffs' class wasn't stellar at any point during the cycle, but the coaching change really prompted a debacle. There are only a few solid pieces in play, and there's not much discernable depth.

Biggest catch: Sefo Liufau, QB, Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep

Could steal: Chidobe Awuzie, DB, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove.


1. Florida

The skinny: The Gators were able to flip five-star linebacker Alex Anzalone and Matt Rolin late. Both could help down the road, as linebacker was a position of need for Florida in this class.

Biggest catch: Vernon Hargreaves III, DB, Tampa (Fla.), Wharton

Could steal: Jaynard Bostwick, DT, Port St. Lucie (Fla.), St. Lucie West Centennial

2. Alabama

The skinny: The Tide repeated as BCS national champions, and now they are poised to finish in the top five of the Rivals' team rankings thanks to an impressive out-of-state haul.

Biggest catch: Jonathan Allen, DE, Ashburn (Va.), Stone Bridge

Could steal: Alvin Kamara, RB, Norcross (Ga.)

3. LSU

The skinny: Les Miles and the Bayou Bengals have strung together yet another talented class from top to bottom. The defensive line and defensive backfield are particularly strong, and the wide receivers and offensive line pack a powerful punch.

Biggest catch: Tre'Davious White, CB, Shreveport (La.) Green Oaks

Could steal: Robert Nkemdiche, SDE, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson

4. Texas A&M

The skinny: The Aggies are one of the hottest teams in the country right now, and they have added some national flavor to this standout class.

Biggest catch: Ricky Seals-Jones, ATH, Sealy (Texas)

Could steal: Torrodney Prevot, WDE, Houston (Texas) Alief Taylor

5. Georgia

The skinny: Thanks to some creative math, the Bulldogs are taking a massive class, with plenty of big-time names poised to contribute early.

Biggest catch: Tray Matthews, S, Newnan (Ga.),

Could steal: Montravius Adams, DT, Vienna (Ga.), Dooly County

6. Ole Miss

The skinny: The Rebels are on pace to land two five-star prospects if Robert Nkemdiche picks the Rebels on Signing Day, as many are predicting.

Biggest catch: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Crete (Ill.), Crete Monee

Could steal: Laremy Tunsil, Lake City (Fla.), Columbia

7. Auburn

The skinny: New coach Gus Malzahn and his staff have done a nice job in a short period of time. They were able to flip Rivals100 prospect Tony Stevens from SEC foe Texas A&M.

Biggest catch: Carl Lawson, DE, Alpharetta (Ga.), Milton

Could steal: Reuben Foster, LB, Auburn (Ala.)

8. South Carolina

The skinny: The Gamecocks were able to build a solid class early and hang on to it without any major defectors. Identifying and targeting under-the-radar talent helped the cause.

Biggest catch: Larenz Bryant, LB, Charlotte (N.C.), Vance

Could steal: Yannick Ngakoue, LB. Washington (D.C.), Friendship Collegiate Academy

9. Vanderbilt

The skinny: The Commodores' class has been under fire over the past month. Yet despite losing a few prospects, it's still a historic class for James Franklin and company.

Biggest catch: Nigel Bowden, LB, Macon (Ga.), Central

Could steal: Jordan Cunningham, WR, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.), University School

10. Mississippi State

The skinny: Dan Mullen has done a great holding on to Rivals100 defensive end Chris Jones, but the Bulldogs haven't been able to capitalize on that momentum. They've lost two four-star prospects in the past two weeks.

Biggest catch: Chris Jones, DE, Houston (Miss.)

Could steal: Mackenro Alexander, S, Imokalee (Fla.)

11. Tennessee

The skinny: New coach Butch Jones has rejuvenated recruiting efforts for the Vols, paying off with big-time commits and leaving Tennessee in the discussion for several stars as Signing Day nears.

Biggest catch: Marquez North, Charlotte (N.C.), Mallard Creek

Could steal: Vonn Bell, S, Rossville (Ga.), Ridgeland

12. Missouri

The skinny: The Tigers had a tough transition to the SEC in 2012, and while their 2013 class is solid, it is going to take a few more steps to meet the high recruiting standards set by their SEC brethren.

Biggest catch: Chase Abbington, ATH, St. Peters (Mo.) Fort Zumwalt South

Could steal: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, St. Louis (Mo.)

13. Kentucky

The skinny: By reaching into Ohio rather than battle it out for prospects in the Southeast, the Wildcats have filled out a very nice class.

Biggest catch: Marcus McWilson, S, Youngstown (Ohio), Cardinal Mooney

Could steal: Janarion Grant, WR, Dade City (Fla.), Pasco

14. Arkansas

The skinny: Given everything that happened in Fayetteville last year, it's no surprise the Razorbacks have been scrambling a bit as Signing Day approaches. The new staff has added some nice pieces and will go down to the wire for a few others.

Biggest catch: Hunter Henry, TE, Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Academy

Could steal: Altee Tenpenny, RB, North Little Rock (Ark.)