(Updated) Where Will the Nine Top 50 Uncommitted Players Sign? With Other 4-Star Signings

Written by Ryan Wright

Twitter: @RyanWrightRNG

With the NCAA rolling out a new early signing period in December, some of the overall thrill of National Signing Day maybe lost for some, but there is still a lot of intrigue left to be had. Of the Top 50 players ranked by 247Sports, nine are left uncommitted and unsigned heading into Wednesday. Each player could prove to be of immense value as a first-year starter, future All-Conference performer, or even an All-American before their career is finished. Let’s not forget that there are always players that flip their verbal commitment before putting pen to paper closing out their recruiting process adding even more drama to the day.

Heading into NSD, a new king sits atop the recruiting rankings throne – Ohio State. The Buckeyes, for now, are in position to have unseated Alabama’s long run as recruiting kings. But, the Crimson Tide, at 18 commits, has room to add as many as seven players to the class and could make a last-minute push to the top with several high-profile players still mulling over their decision. Another team that could make a big leap forward on Wednesday is USC. The Trojans have just 14 players to the 2018 roster, with three 5-star recruits and 10 4-star talents. The Clemson Tigers are another team with some wiggle room. The reigning ACC champs have just 15 commits, five 5-stars and five 4-star prospects.

What to do about the Georgia Bulldogs? Georgia has capitalized on their playoff run to the title game sitting at No. 2 overall with six 5-star commits and 12 4-star players. If the Bulldogs add just one 5-star recruit, they could be the new recruiting champs of the SEC and the nation.

As National Signing Day unfolds, RNG will be here to update the latest signings to see which team moves up the recruiting rankings and where all the top players land.

2018 Top National Signing Day Commits

CB Patrick Surtain (6-1, 199) – 5-Star – American Heritage – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Key Offers (32): LSU, Alabama, Clemson, Miami, and Florida State

Commitment: Alabama

OL Nicholas Petit-Frere (6-6, 272) – 5-star – Berkeley Prep – Tampa, FL

Key Offers (29): Notre Dame, Michigan, Alabama, Florida, and Ohio State

Commitment: Ohio State

CB Tyson Campbell (6-2, 180) – 5-star American Heritage – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Key Offers (22): Miami, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee

Commitment: Georgia

CB Olaijah Griffin (6-0, 170) – 5-star – Mission Viejo – Mission Viejo, CA

Key Offers (19): Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, UCLA, and Florida State

Commitment: USC

DB Isaac Taylor-Stuart (6-2, 187) – 4-star – Helix – San Diego, CA

Key Offers (51): USC, Georgia, Texas A&M, and Alabama

Commitment: USC

QB Tanner McKee (6-6, 220) – 4-star – Centennial – Corona, CA

Key Offers (25): BYU, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, and Washington

Commitment: Stanford

WR Jaylen Waddle (5.9.5, 175) – 4-star – Episcopal – Bellaire, TX

Key Offers (25): Texas and Texas A&M

Commitment: Alabama

WR Devon Williams (6-4, 200) – 4-Star – Antelope Valley – Lancaster, CA

Key Offers (15): USC, Oregon, Alabama, UCLA, Arizona, and Utah

Commitment: USC

WR Justyn Ross (6-4, 201) – 4-Star – Central – Phenix City, AL

Key Offers (22): Alabama, Auburn, and Clemson

Commitment: Clemson

OT William Barnes (6-4, 325) – 4-Star – Apopka – Apopka, FL

Key Offers (20): North Carolina, Alabama, Ole Miss, Auburn, and Clemson

Commitment: North Carolina

OL Rasheed Walker (6-6, 300) – 4-Star – North Point – Waldorf, MD

Key Offers (27): Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and Penn State

Commitment: Penn State

WR Jacob Copeland (6-0, 192) – 4-Star – Escambia – Pensacola, FL

Key Offers (33): Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M, and Florida State

Commitment: Florida

DT Michael Thompson (6-3, 291) – 4-Star – Parkway North – St. Louis, MO

Key Offers (25): Missouri, USC, Oregon, and Oklahoma

Commitment: Oklahoma

OG Penei Sewell (6-5, 349) – 4-Star – Desert Hills – Saint George, UT

Key Offers (26): Oregon, Alabama, Utah, and USC

Commitment: Oregon

WR JaMarr Chase (6-1, 195) – 4-Star – Archbishop Rummel – Metairie, LA

Key Offers (31): LSU, Florida, Michigan, TCU, and Auburn

Commitment: LSU

LB Solomon Tuliaupup (6-2, 220) – 4-Star – Mater Dei – Santa Ana, CA

Key Offers (31): USC and UCLA

Commitment: USC

 

National Signing Day 4-Star Commitments

CB Mario Goodrich (6-2, 180) – 4-Star – Lee’s Summit West – Missouri

Key Offers: Nebraska, Missouri, LSU, Georgia, and Clemson

Commitment: Clemson

DE Malcom Lamar (6-5, 250) – 4-Star – Armwood – Seffner, FL

Commitment: Florida State

DT Bobby Brown (6-4, 282) – 4-Star – Lamar – Arlington, TX

Commitment: Texas A&M

LB Christopher Oats – 4-Star – Winton Woods – Cincinnati, OH

Commitment: Kentucky

OT Jarrett Patterson – 4-Star – Mission Viejo – Mission Viejo, CA

Commitment: Notre Dame

CB Ken Montgomery Jr. – 4-Star – Hillsborough – Tampa, FL

Commitment: Maryland

DE Andrew Chatfield – 4-Star – American Heritage – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Commitment: Florida

OG Tank Jenkins (6-3, 325) – 4-Star – Park Crossing – Montgomery, AL

Commitment: Texas A&M

LB Otis Reese (6-4, 206) – 4-Star – Lee County – Leesburg, GA

Commitment: Georgia

LB Dax Hollifeld (6-2, 236) – 4-Star – Shelby – Shelby, NC

Commitment: Virginia Tech

ATH Tre’Shaun Harrison (6-2, 190) – 4-Star – Garfield – Seattle, WA

Commitment: Florida State

DE Jospeh Ossai (6-4, 220) – 4-Star – Oak Ridge – Conroe, TX

Commitment: Texas

LB Quay Walker (6-4, 236) – 4-Star- Crisp County – Cordele, GA

Commitment: Georgia

LB Javontae Jean-Baptise (6-5, 215) – 4-Star – Lowndes – Valdosta, GA

Commitment: Ohio State

WR Lawrence Keys III (5-10.5, 160) – 4-Star – McDonogh 35 – New Orleans, LA

Commitment: Notre Dame

CB Noah Boykin (6-2, 170) – 4-Star – Woodson H.D. – Washington, D.C.

Commitment: Notre Dame

WR Tommy Bush (6-5, 190) – 4-Star – Samuel Clemens – Schertz, TX

Commitment: Georgia

DE Jeremiah Martin (6-5, 240) – 4-Star – Cajon – San Bernardino, CA

Commitment: Texas A&M

WR Solomon Enis (6-4, 190) – 4-Star – North Canyon – Phoenix, AZ

Commitment: Utah

Rick Sandidge (6-5, 288) – 4-Star – Concord – Concord, NC

Commitment: South Carolina

Merlin Robertson (6-3, 241) – 4-Star – Junipero Serra – Gardena, CA

Commitment: Arizona State

 

 

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