Ohio State Overtakes Georgia for Top Spot in 247Sports Composite Recruiting Rankings

By Andrew Lind on January 23, 2018 at 2:27 pm
247Sports Composite Rankings

With the end of the recruiting cycle in sight, scouting outlets 247Sports and Rivals have unveiled their final rankings for the Class of 2018. The player movement within their respective sites has pushed Ohio State's haul into the top spot in the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings, which combines scores from the two aforementioned sites with ESPN's recruiting rankings to reach a final score.

The Buckeyes held the top spot heading into college football's first Early Signing Period last month, but a string of commitments from several five-star prospects — including former Ohio State defensive end pledge Brenton Cox — pushed the Bulldogs ahead. The rankings have remained as such until this week's updates.

Ohio State holds commitments from 23 prospects, with all but one having faxed in their National Letter of Intent last month. The Buckeyes are hoping to land at least one more offensive tackle and one more defensive end, with the potential to fit as many as 27 players into the class. 

Georgia, meanwhile, has landed commitments from 22 players — including a nation-high four composite five-star prospects. The Bulldogs remain in the hunt for several others, including cornerback Tyson Campbell, which would essentially lock down the top-ranked class for the national runners-up.

ESPN is expected to announce its final rankings in the coming week, which means another update will be in order soon. Either way, it'll be quite the battle over these next two weeks as we head toward National Signing Day on Feb. 7.

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