UPDATED: USA TODAY Sports' 2017 Composite Team Football Recruiting Rankings

UPDATED: USA TODAY Sports' 2017 Composite Team Football Recruiting Rankings

Football

UPDATED: USA TODAY Sports' 2017 Composite Team Football Recruiting Rankings

By

Ohio State remains No. 1 in the updated composite team rankings. (Photo: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports)

Ohio State remains No. 1 in the updated composite team rankings. (Photo: Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)

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.

Rank School 247 ESPN Rivals Scout Avg.
1 Ohio State 1 1 2 1 1.25
2 Alabama 2 2 1 2 1.75
3 Oklahoma 3 4 3 3 3.25
4 Michigan 4 6 4 4 4.5
5 LSU 5 3 5 9 5.5
6 Georgia 7 5 7 5 6
7 Miami (Fla.) 6 5 6 8 6.25
8 Clemson 8 8 8 7 7.75
9 Notre Dame 10 9 9 6 8.5
10 Miss. State 9 13 15 10 11.75
11 Florida State 15 10 13 10 12
T12 Northwestern 14 16 12 12 13.5
T12 Arizona 11 16 10 17 13.5
14 Texas A&M 13 16 11 19 14.75
15 North Carolina 19 11 19 13 15.5
16 Maryland 18 16 14 16 16
17 Oklahoma State 12 16 17 27 18
18 Nebraska 24 16 18 15 18.25
19 Washington 22 16 22 14 18.5
20 Iowa 16 16 20 26 19.5
21 Southern Cal 23 16 21 21 20.25
22 South Carolina 17 16 16 35 21
23 Auburn 25 14 29 18 21.5
24 Tennessee 21 16 30 20 21.75
25 Duke 20 16 28 26 22.5
26 Rutgers 27 16 23 25 22.75
T27 Texas 29 12 32 22 23.75
T27 Wisconsin 26 16 24 29 23.75
29 Texas Tech 28 16 27 26 24.25
30 Penn State 31 15 31 24 25.25

 

Latest

More USA TODAY High School Sports