Stanford has one of the more perplexing classes in the country. After three straight years of BCS games, recruits should be flocking to Palo Alto for a great education and great football. But, that is currently not the case. The Cardinal only have 12 recruits at this point in the 2013 class. Their top recruit is a 6’5” 218 lbs Pro-Style Quarterback from Ashburn, Virginia. His name is Ryan Burns. Burns is ranked as the 3rd best PS Quarterback in the nation.
The Cougars check in at #59 in the country. They have loaded up with 27 commitments. It is safe to say that the Cougars have loaded up on quantity rather than quality. The best recruit that the Cougars have is 4-star Offensive Linemen Brayden Kearsley. The majority of BYU’s recruits are 2-star recruits. But, as stated earlier, recruiting is only half of the battle. Developing them is the second half.
The coaching change has affected Purdue’s 2013 recruiting class. Currently, the Boilermakers only have 12 High School seniors committed to the program in West Lafayette. The best of which is Quarterback Danny Etling. He is a 4-star recruit out of Terre Haute, Indiana. The majority of the rest are 3-star recruits. The new Head Coach is probably looking to add more before National Signing Day.
The Owls have 16 commitments in their 2013 class. They do not have a single 4-star recruit in their class. This is to be expected. The Temple program is young and is going through a coaching change. The best recruit is Jared Alwan out of Camden Catholic High School in New Jersey. The majority of this group is made up of unranked and 2-star players.
11. Air Force
Recruiting for the service academies is extremely difficult due to weight restrictions, GPA requirements and a 5-year service requirement. All of these drawbacks are in addition to the fact that you will be attending a service academy that requires PT most mornings. Therefore, the fact that the Falcons are not last in the country with the rest of the service academies is miraculous. The Falcons hold the 98th position in the Rivals Team Rankings. Their best recruit is Tight End Pete Cender who is a 3-star recruit.
The United States Naval Academy faces the same challenges as the Air Force Academy. They are also ranked just as high as the Falcons, coming in at 98th. The best player who will be attending the Naval Academy next fall is Sean Spencer. He is a 6’4” 255 lbs Defensive End. According to Rivals.com, Spencer is a 3-star recruit.