We are at the halfway point of June and many of the nation’s top football programs have had a very good month-plus so far.
While that success includes commitments beyond the Class of 2017, here are the next USA TODAY High School Sports’ Composite Team Football Recruiting Rankings for players who will sign next year.
The composite represents an average of the rankings by the four major recruiting services: 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout. ESPN’s current rankings include the Top 15 so schools not listed were awarded a 16 for average purposes.
The biggest movers:
- LSU, which has gone from 17 to No. 5, largely on the strength of key commitments in late May led by four-stars Austin Deculus (an offensive tackle from Texas) and wide receiver Stephen Guidry (the top-ranked JUCO player at his position).
- Arizona, which has gone from No. 20 to tied for No. 12. The Wildcats received commitments from a trio of three-star skill position players: wide receivers Bryce Gilbert (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Brian Casteel (Covina, Calif.) and athlete Drew Dixon (Tucson).
- Oklahoma State moved into the Top 20 at No. 17. That group includes two players who committed Sunday: San Antonio offensive tackle Derek Kerstetter and Keller (Texas) tight end/defensive end Spencer Misko.
Ohio State remains at the top of the list, ranked No. 1 by three of the four services. Alabama has moved from No. 3 to No. 2 and is ranked second by three services and No. 1 by Rivals.com. Oklahoma dropped from No. 3 to No. 2; Michigan moved up from No. 8 to No. 4.