Check Out The Insiders Top 25 Recruits


Posted Dec 24, 2002



Recruiting Rankings - 12/18/2002 By Jamie Newberg National Recruiting Editor Date: Dec 20, 2002

Here are the latest Top 25 Team Recruiting Rankings for TheInsiders.com as of Wednesday.

Here are TheInsiders.com Top 25 Recruiting Classes as of Wednesday, December 18th (noon eastern). As recruiting season kicks into high gear, there will be some major movement by lots of college football teams in the coming weeks. Please click on the link below. The next updated rankings will come out next Tuesday.

TheInsiders.com Top 25 Recruiting Classes

Note - We have also added a few wrinkles to each team such as average star rankings, average prospect rank of commitment, the headliner commit thus far and the "big fish on the hook." The later represents the biggest name prospect out there that that team has a good chance of signing. Obviously, with three months until Signing Day, the numbers and names will change.

Junior College commitments will be included and so will some soft commitments. The definition of a soft commitment is a prospect publicly committing to a school but openly considering others. If we feel secure that he will honor the commitment, despite taking trips, we will include them with that team's commitment list. This is part of the subjective rankings.

There is a key of definitions below the Top 25 table. Rk Team Commits Total Avg * Avg Rank * Big Fish on the Hook TI 101 LW

1 Oklahoma Headliner: Tony Cade 13 51 3.92 16.24 Jarvis Moss 3 1

2 LSU Headliner: Robert Lane 14 49 3.5 22.44 Anthony Hill 2 2

3 Texas Headliner: Tarell Brown 16 53 3.31 27.62 Ofa Mohetau 3 4

4 Texas A&M Headliner: Justin Warren 18 56 3.11 34.47 Xavier Lawson-Kennedy 1 3

5 Notre Dame Headliner: Brady Quinn 13 45 3.46 24.68 Reggie Bush 2 5

6 Georgia Headliner: Kregg Lumpkin 18 54 3 50.44 Sean Bailey 3 6

7 South Carolina Headliner: Blake Mitchell 16 51 3.19 38.75 Demetris Summers 7

8 USC Headliner: Lawrence Jackson 18 54 3 37.11 Sam Baker 3 8

9 Michigan Headliner: Will Paul 11 42 3.82 23 Lamarr Woodley 3 12

10 Miami Headliner: Kyle Wright 11 41 3.73 22.26 Nate Robinson 3 9

11 Auburn Headliner: Brandon Jacobs 13 41 3.15 44.69 Tez Doolittle 10

12 Florida Headliner: Justin Midgett 12 41 3.41 33.08 Earl Everett 1 21

13 Arizona State Headliner: Justin Burks 10 35 3.5 29.2 Kyle Caldwell NR

14 Alabama Headliner: Tim Castille 12 36 3 47.8 Chad Jackson 1 11

15 Colorado Headliner: Brian Daniels 21 62 2.95 50.41 Richard Kovalcheck 13

16 Virginia Headliner: Jordy Lipsey 17 50 2.94 57.5 Phillip Brown 1 16

17 NC State Headliner: Mario Williams 13 38 2.92 48.85 Stanley McClover 1 14

18 North Carolina Headliner: Adarius Bowman 12 34 2.83 44.41 Isaiah Thomas 15

19 Virginia Tech Headliner: Tripp Carroll 15 38 2.53 57.8 Bill Foran 17

20 Ohio State Headliner: David Patterson 9 28 3.11 38.89 Prescott Burgess 3 19

21 FSU Headliner: Marcus Thomas 6 24 4 14.67 Ernie Sims 1 18

22 Washington Headliner: Craig Chambers 15 43 2.87 61.53 Reggie Bush 25

23 Penn State Headliner: Austin Scott 5 18 3.6 32.2 Vince Hall 20

24 Ole Miss Headliner: Brandon Jenkins 8 25 3.13 40.25 Quinton Culberson 22

25 Arkansas Headliner: Chris Baker 11 31 2.82 51.09 Brett Smith 23 Key: Rank: Current ranking of recruiting classes Team: Team name in ranking Headliner: Top Verbal Commitment Commits: Total # of commitments to date Total *: Total number of stars for verbal commitments, Non-Ranked Players were estimated Avg *: Average stars per player committed Avg. Rank: Average player rank for each player at each position. Non Ranked players were estimated. Kickers and Punters were not included because the small number of players at the positions skews the rankings. Big Fish on the Hook: Player that said school has a good shot at that could have a drastic change on the rankings. TI 101: Total number of commitments on TheInsiders.com Hot 101 Team


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