As the early signing period rapidly approaches, a blend of commitments, flips and decommitments is shaking up the class rankings.
As the Florida State Seminoles make a run at the College Football Playoff, they are also demonstrating a resurgence on the recruiting trail. The reclassification of Armondo Blount has benefitted the Seminoles as he changed his commitment from the rival Miami Hurricanes and reclassified into the 2024 class, giving FSU one of the top DL prospects in the nation. A lengthy and explosive defender with excellent body control and agility, Blount could develop into an impact player in the trenches.
The Texas Longhorns continue to add talent as they move closer to joining the SEC and moved into the top 10 with several ESPN 300 additions, led by WR Ryan Wingo. The Longhorns were able to beat the Missouri Tigers for Wingo, giving Texas a dangerous offensive player who is sudden in his movements and can create separation and extend plays after the catch.
The Auburn Tigers' top three commits all were committed to SEC foes at one point, including their latest addition: five-star edge defender Jamonta Waller, who flipped from the Florida Gators to the Tigers. The ESPN 300 DE is a disruptive force off the edge with his blend of quickness, agility, body control and effort, and as a senior has tallied nine sacks and 20 TFLs.
The Kentucky Wildcats added another ESPN 300 commit to their class, but their first on the offensive side of the ball, in RB Jason Patterson. Patterson is a productive runner who has rushed for over 3,000 yards with 40 TDs over the past two seasons and can be a big-play threat, as he has been measured running at nearly 22 mph in game action.
Here are the top 40 college football recruiting classes for the Class of 2024 (updated Nov. 15):
ESPN 300 commits: 20 | Previous ranking: 1