Top 15 recruiting classes as early signing day approaches

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The clock is ticking on the 2022 recruiting class for the LSU Tigers. Now that a head coach is in place, he must re-recruit the guys already committed to the class. Brian Kelly will also be tasked with filling out his staff on top of closing out a few recruiting deals.

The two biggest names of the class are Will Campbell and Walker Howard, following the announcement of Kelly being hired, they seemed locked in. Howard was more vocal about it than their five-star offensive tackle pledge.

Class Breakdown

  • Quarterbacks: 1

  • Wide Receivers: 1

  • Tight Ends: 2

  • Offensive Line: 3

  • Defensive Line: 2

  • Linebacker: 1

  • Defensive Backs: 2

  • Special Teams: 1

The team has no running back commit at this moment but they were among the top three listed for Trevor Etienne recently. It remains to be seen if the hiring of Kelly would impact Etienne’s decision. He is also looking at Clemson, where his brother became a household name and Florida.

The commitments of both tight ends in Jake Johnson and Mason Taylor could be greatly impacted by who the offensive coordinator will be. With just two weeks until the early signing period, we look at the top 15 classes according to 247Sports team composite rankings.

Georgia Bulldogs, 24 commits

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  • 5-stars: 3

  • 4-stars: 14

  • 3-stars: 7

Alabama Crimson Tide, 20 commits

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  • 5-stars: 3

  • 4-stars: 15

  • 3-stars: 2

Texas A&M Aggies, 19 commits

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  • 5-stars: 3

  • 4-stars: 13

  • 3-stars: 3

Ohio State Buckeyes, 17 commits

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  • 5-stars: 1

  • 4-stars: 14

  • 3-stars: 2

Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 22 commits

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  • 5-stars: 1

  • 4-stars: 16

  • 3-stars: 4

Penn State Nittany Lions, 25 commits

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  • 5-stars: 0

  • 4-stars: 14

  • 3-stars: 11

Texas Longhorns, 20 commits

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  • 5-stars: 0

  • 4-stars: 14

  • 3-stars: 5

North Carolina Tar Heels, 16 commits

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  • 5-stars: 2

  • 4-stars: 9

  • 3-stars: 5

Oregon Ducks, 19 commits

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  • 5-stars: 1

  • 4-stars: 9

  • 3-stars: 9

Clemson Tigers, 14 commits

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  • 5-stars: 1

  • 4-stars: 10

  • 3-stars: 3

Florida State Seminoles, 16 commits

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  • 5-stars: 2

  • 4-stars: 4

  • 3-stars: 10

Kentucky Wildcats, 18 commits

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  • 5-stars: 1

  • 4-stars: 7

  • 3-stars: 9

Missouri Tigers, 16 commits

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  • 5-stars: 1

  • 4-stars: 6

  • 3-stars: 8

LSU Tigers, 13 commits

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  • 5-stars: 2

  • 4-stars: 5

  • 3-stars: 6

Stanford Cardinal, 21 commits

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  • 5-stars: 0

  • 4-stars: 7

  • 3-stars: 14

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