National Signing Day was two days ago, and now recruiting classes are set and ranked. A lot of the normal power houses dominated the day, such as Alabama and LSU, but there are a few teams which managed to pull off major upsets that should make them happy looking towards the future.
Alabama had the top class in the country, which has become the expected norm, but I’m here to look at surprise teams that managed to make major moves on Signing Day and have created great recruiting classes that exceeded expectations.
The first team is Michigan, who has the fifth ranked class this year. On National Signing Day, they managed to get the top recruit Rashan Gary to commit to them over Clemson and Alabama. This ended an 8-year streak where the top high school player in the country committed to an SEC school. In total, Michigan signed one 5-star and thirteen 4-stars, giving them a very young and extremely impressive base for Coach Jim Harbaugh to build on.
The second team that managed to leave signing day happy was the Texas Longhorns. Charlie Strong and the Longhorns got a major addition when the top-ranked safety, Brandon Jones committed there. Jones is a great defender that will be able to make an instant impact based off of his physicality in the secondary. Texas added twelve other 4-star recruits alongside him. This could really help out Strong, who is known for his recruiting prowess. He had the 11th-ranked class this year, and could seriously build momentum at a big name school like UT based off of it.
Lastly, another team that had one of the best recruiting seasons this year is Georgia. The Bulldogs had two 5-stars, Jacob Eason and Isaac Nauta, already committed, and on National Signing Day, they also added the top-ranked athlete and a third 5-star, Mecole Hardman Jr. This is the future of Georgia football. Eason will become the starting quarterback for the Bulldogs, while Nauta and Hardman Jr. will serve as his deadliest weapons as they go through college.