College Football Recruiting Rankings – Jan. 22, 2017

    College football recruiting rankings update as of Jan. 22, 2017, Justin Fuente's Virginia Tech Hokies have come out of nowhere and now sit in the middle of the top 25.

    January 22, 2017

    College football recruiting rankings update as of Jan. 22, 2017, Justin Fuente’s Virginia Tech Hokies have come out of nowhere and now sit in the middle of the top 25.


    For the second time this month, the Crimson Tide has been unseated as the top team. The first occasion came when Clemson beat Alabama in the national title game, and the second came when Georgia overtook the Tide as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.

    Of course, Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs got some help when 4-star JUCO cornerback Jhavonte Dean decommitted from Alabama.

    Another SEC power has made its way up the board, and that’s Ed Orgeron’s Tigers. LSU nabbed 3-star wide receiver Racey McMath and moved up from No. 10 to No. 7, passing Florida State and Auburn in the process.

    However, the biggest jump in the rankings during the last week came via Blacksburg, where Justin Fuente’s Hokies soared up from being outside the top 25 and now sit at No. 17.

    Virginia Tech beat out Florida for 5-star safety Devon Hunter on Friday, but it followed that up by landing 3-star cornerback Bryce Watts. And on Sunday, the Hokies flipped 4-star outside linebacker Dylan Rivers from Penn State.

    Below are the current top 25 teams for the college football recruiting rankings.

    College Football Recruiting Rankings

    1. Georgia – 4,881 points – 23 commits (Last ranking: 2)
    2. Alabama – 4,803 – 24 commits (1)
    3. Michgian -4,548 – 26 commits (3)
    4. Ohio State – 4,416 – 19 commits (4)
    5. Oklahoma – 4,355 – 24 commits (5)
    6. Texas A&M – 3,605 – 27 commits (6)
    7. LSU – 3,625 – 20 commits (10)
    8. Florida State – 3,499 – 20 commits (7)
    9. Auburn – 3,374 – 19 commits (8)
    10 Tennessee – 3.156 – 26 commits (9)
    11. Maryland – 3,078 – 28 commits (T-11)
    12. Penn State -2,731 – 18 commits (T-11)
    13. Notre Dame – 2,712 – 15 commits (13)
    14. Louisville – 2,661 – 23 commits (20)
    15. USC – 2,630 – 17 commits (14)
    16. Washington – 2,611 – 16 commits (17)
    17. Virginia Tech – 2,590 – 24 commits (NR)
    18. South Carolina – 2,547 – 24 commits (19)
    19. Michigan State – 2,527 – 19 commits (18)
    20. Miami (Fla.) – 2,519 – 19 commits (16)
    21. UCLA – 2,492 – 17 commits (23)
    22. Nebraska – 2,387 – 17 commits (25)
    23. Clemson – 2,378 – 13 commits (15)
    24. Florida – 2,320 – 15 commits (22)
    25. Arkansas – 2,318 – 23 commits (NR)

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

    MORE: 4-Star S Kendarian Handy-Holly Announces Commitment

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