Victors Voice Pre-Signing Day Top 10 Recruiting Class Rankings:

With two more days before signing day here is a quick roundup of what teams made the cut to be in the Top 10 for the 2011 Recruiting Class. 

1.  Texas Longhorns:  Despite missing out on a bowl game last year and the departure of defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, the strangle hold they hold on the State of Texas didn't loosen up one bit.  Texas is currently sitting at 22 verbal commits.  9 of them hold Top Ten rankings for thier position.  They hold verbal commitments from the #2 RB in the country Malcom Brown, #2 MLB Steve Edmond, #3 FB Joe Bergeron, #5 DT Desmond Jackson, #6 CB Josh Turner and the #6 WR Jaxson Shipley who is supposed to be just as good as his older brother fromer WR Jordan Shipley.   Texas has verbal’s from 5, 5 star players and 10, 4 star players.  Texas was able to barley able to edge out Florida St. due to 21 of 22 commits are from within the State.  With so many different college teams in Texas their success in recruiting within the State places them at #1. 

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2. Florida State:  Florida State is not far behind Texas at all.  As a matter of fact they might as well be ranked #1A as they are right behind them.  Florida State has been dormant for several seasons but that hasn't slowed down their recruiting this year.  FSU is currently sitting at 25 verbal commits. 4 of them are five stars and 9 of them are four stars. Their heavy focus was on defense this year and they accomplished that by securing verbal commits from 3 top-10 safeties.   We will see if all three of them send in their LOIs but as for now they are still verbally committed.  19 of FSUs 25 verbal commits are from within the State of Florida.

3. University of Southern California:  I cringed putting USC at this spot due to the fact they are on sanctions and have the reputation for being one of the most cheating schools in college football, other than Ohio State, USC's recruiting has been nothing but phenomenal.  How they can get pull the recruits they have while being on probation is beyond me.  The Trojans are sitting at 25 verbal commits.  Apparently the scholarship restrictions placed upon them by the NCAA haven't taken effect yet.  They have 3, five stars and 9 four stars currently committed. USC was able to secure the services of the #1 CB Deanthony Thomas, #2 Kicker Andre Heidari, #3 WR George Famer, #6 OG Cyrus Hobbi, #7 DT Jalen Gimble and #8 MLB Anthony Sarao.  19 of their 25 commits are from within the State of California. 

4.  Alabama:  Bama really went after the defensive side of the ball in the 2011 class by grabbing two top defensive players in the country in S Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix and LB Trey DePriest.  On the other side of the line of scrimmage, Bama scored a home-run by brining in Clinton-Dix's high school teammate RB Demetrius "Dee" Hart. Hart is a highly versatile back and will compliment the Tide backfield well.  The combination of Hart and Richardson is going to wreak havoc in the S.E.C.  Having Hart already enrolled and ready for spring practice only increases his chances of seeing the field next season.  The Tide were able to secure verbal commitments from  2 Five Star and 11, Four Star prospects.  Only 5 of their 23 verbals are from within the state. 

5.  Auburn:  Fresh off a their historic National Championship year, Aurburn has been able to grab 22 verbal commits.  Auburn's staff secured up 2 five star and 13 four star prospects.  Auburns biggest catch was to grab the #4 QB in the country Kiehl Frazier.  Kiehl has the potential to become an outstanding QB for the Tigers.  They also scooped up #4 S Marcus Roberson.  10 of 22 prospects are from Alabama.

 6. LSU:  It must seem like an eternity since LSU has finished outside the top-ten in recruiting.  With the combination of winning the National Championship in 07 and the crazy anticts of Les Miles on national television they have been able to keep a secure hold on their state.  Having that hold on one of the most talented states for football recruiting has been kind to LSU. For 2011 they have been able to secure a total of 22 commits.  Three of them being 5 stars and seven being 4 stars.  LSU's biggest prospects are: #1 DT Anthony Johnson, #4 WR Jarvis Landry, #2 OT La'el Collins.  16 of LSU's 22 commits are from within Louisiania 

7. Ohio State:  Trust me, placing OSU on this list wasn't enjoyable but you have to give credit where credit is due.  OSU has been able to own the State of Ohio for quite sometime.  Ohio is home to one of the top talent football states in the country.  Over half of their 22 prospects come from OSU's own backyard.  Luckily for the Buckeyes the half from Ohio is the cream-of-the-crop this year.  Their two biggest pick-ups are from #2 QB Braxton Miller and and #9 DE Steve Miller.  On the offensive side of the ball QB Braxton Miller and RB Doran Grant could become huge headaches for the rest of the Big 10 to deal with in the next season or two.  With Pryor sitting out for the first five games looks for Miller to seriously push for some early playing time.    

8. Notre Dame:  Even after a down season Notre Dame's coaching staff has been killing recruiting.  The Fightin' Irish have a total of 23 verbal commits which includes four 5 star and three 4 star prospects. 13 of their 23 commits are on the defensive side of the ball.  Coach Kelly and his staff have secured up 4 DE's.  The biggest name Aaron Lynch who is the #2 DE in the country.  On the offensive side of the ball they secured up Ben Koyack who is the #1 TE in the country.  The fruits of this class wont be felt for a few years but if Notre Dame keeps this type of up-tempo recruiting going then watch out.  Especially if they start to turn things around next season. With only one player from Indiana, Notre Dame may have one of the most diverse classes in the country.    


9. Oklahoma:  According to some college football experts Oklahoma may just be the perennial number 1 to win next years national championship.  With only 17 commits the 2011 class may seem small but with three 5 star and four 4 star prosepcts the Sooners may soon be trumpeting "quality not quantity."  The Sooners may have the most well-balanced class of 2011 with 8 defensive and 9 offensive prospects.  They added some weapons to their high powered offense with the additions of #3 RB Brandon Williams and #1 WR Trey Metoyer.  On defense they added the #5 DE Nathan Hughes and #6 DT Jordan Phillips.  The Texas Longhorns aren't the only team in the "Red River Rivalry" enjoying the fruits of Texas High School football. Over half of the 2011 class come from the Lone Star State.

10. Georgia:  Georgia's head coach is sitting on the hottest seat in 2011 but that isn't stopping him from securing some top-tier talent.  Georgia currently has 23 verbal commits.  They have secured up one 5 star and eleven 4 star prospects.  On defense some of Geogia's biggest prosepcts are: #6 DE Ray Drew, #7 CB Malcolm Mitchell and #6 S Corey Moore.  On offense they secured verbal commits from #8 QB Christian LeMay and #4 TE Jay Rome. 18 of Georgia's 22 commits come from within the State of Georgia.

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