ESPN’s College Football recruiting rankings are now up and running.
We’ve broken down the top prospects in each of the four key categories, ranked by their potential as well as their current status.
We’re pleased to have completed the process, as it provides an important insight into the college football landscape heading into the 2017 season.
This is not a comprehensive list, as we have yet to see a player or a class of players make their way into our top-25.
However, it is the best indicator we have of where these players are at today and a useful guide to the future.
The most important thing to understand here is that these are only the top-50 prospects ranked.
We have also included other factors such as whether the prospects have a strong academic record and whether the school offers a strong degree of financial aid.
It is not possible to know the future success of a player, especially if they have yet received an offer.
But this is a great way to help you understand what is happening on the field and the outlook for these players as they head into their first year of eligibility.
We’ve also included the top schools in each state, so you can see how each school compares with the rest of the nation in terms of the quality of education offered, how the prospects stack up to the rest, and what they’re doing in terms in terms on the recruiting trail.
Here’s a look at each of these categories.
Our final rankings were done by examining each school’s recruiting history, the amount of money it has committed to recruiting each prospect, the average academic performance of the schools, and the overall prospects profile.
We also included our own methodology that analyzes the top 25 prospects and gives them an average ranking for their potential.
We’re excited to see how these rankings play out and what other schools will be joining us next season.
This list is in alphabetical order, but the ranking will change based on which player you select.
There are five criteria we looked at:1.
The school’s overall record in recruiting2.
The overall level of academics3.
The financial aid available4.
The commitment to recruiting5.
The quality of recruiting5-10.
The overall record is a big one, as you’ll notice.
The average grade point average (GPA) of every prospect is 7.9, which is not bad.
That’s up from the 7.4 that we saw last season, when every prospect had an average GPA of 7.7.
It also is the highest of any of the Top 25 prospects in the country.
The highest average GPA we saw was a 9.6 by Alabama cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is expected to sign with the Crimson Tide.
That was the only prospect we ranked below 6.0.
However, it’s important to note that a lot of the prospects in this class are also ranked higher than their grade point averages indicate.
That is, most of the top five prospects are ranked higher in our rankings than their GPA suggests.
The only two prospects with an average score below 6 were defensive end Jonathan Jones (6.5) and defensive tackle Andrew Miller (7.1).
We also note that three of the five are ranked below the national average.
We did not include the four prospects from this class in our top 25.
That means that all of these prospects will be entering the 2017 draft as high as No. 13 overall in our projections.
In terms of academics, it should come as no surprise that the best prospects in our Top 25 are all in the top 10 of the AP Top 25.
Only Alabama cornerback Jabrill Peppers (No. 5) and Florida linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (No 5) have lower grades than their AP grades.
Those two prospects are also the only three in our list that have been rated lower than their peers.
Only three prospects in that group have grades lower than 5.0, which means that if you were going to choose a single prospect, you would pick him.
In our first edition of this series, we ranked prospects based on their overall grades and then the grade of their coach.
It was important to us that we also keep in mind that each of those coaches have different philosophies about what they want to see out of their players.
In fact, this year’s class features two very different styles of coaches.
Both Alabama and Florida have very aggressive recruiting staffs, which may have affected the quality and depth of their recruiting.
They also tend to do their homework on prospects in terms the type of athletes they want, as well.
This year’s top-five prospects also have very different backgrounds.
Alabama has three players who were drafted in the first round or later and three players that were drafted after the first two rounds, which makes it difficult to say what the best talent is going to be.
And while Peppers and Miller were both ranked in the Top 5 in our AP rankings, it seems likely that their experience will carry over to the next class.For