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Sport College football recruiting rankings after Clemson, Alabama, Penn State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame add big-time commits

18:33  19 july  2021
18:33  19 july  2021 Source:   fansided.com

Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 14 Kyle Hamilton, junior safety, preseason All-American, top 2022 draft prospect

  Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 14 Kyle Hamilton, junior safety, preseason All-American, top 2022 draft prospect There is no debate about who Notre Dame's best player is, and in his final season with the Irish, junior safety Kyle Hamilton should prove that every week.Despite that late recruiting rise, the Irish pursued Hamilton relatively early in the cycle, before that ratings bump, thanks to a tip from a friend of former safeties coach Terry Joseph when he was still coaching at North Carolina, closer to Hamilton’s home of Atlanta. Joseph arrived at Notre Dame in the winter of 2017 and began his pursuit of Hamilton in earnest halfway through Hamilton’s junior year. He had shined on the field, but that camp boost had not yet occurred.

There were some big wins on the recruiting trail over the last week that shuffles the top of the updated college football recruiting rankings.

Nick Saban et al. in uniform © Provided by Fansided

The race for the top spot in the college football recruiting class rankings is heating up after some big-time programs received commitments from some big-time recruits over the last week.

Ohio State still owns the top spot by a wide margin, highlighted by the commitment of No. 1 overall recruit, quarterback Quinn Ewers, but the race for the No. 2 spot is heating up.

The Penn State Nittany Lions vaulted Notre Dame to claim the silver medal after a pair of commitments over the weekend. Four-star running back Kaytron Allen out of IMG Academy and three-star safety Jordan Allen out of Louisiana has James Franklin's class up to 20 total commits. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Allen is ranked as the No. 132 overall recruit and No. 10 back and could be the next great Penn State running back.

Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 21 Lorenzo Styles, early-enrolled freshman receiver

  Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 21 Lorenzo Styles, early-enrolled freshman receiver The No. 6 receiver in the class of 2021, Lorenzo Styles will find a way onto the field for Notre Dame one way or another this season.NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS This was a month before Styles could genuinely benefit from this photo, but going back and getting some free tacos now would be only logical.

Notre Dame is holding steady at No. 3 after the commitment from four-star cornerback Benjamin Morrison out of Phoenix. He is the No. 315 recruit and No. 32 cornerback in his class.

Alabama, as always, can't be ruled out to chase down Ohio State for the top spot. The Crimson Tide moved up to the No. 6 class after getting the commitment from IMG Academy offensive tackle Tyler Booker, the No. 39 recruit and No. 5 player at his position.

Clemson pulled off two wins with the commitments from No. 37 recruit, cornerback Daylen Everette and four-star athlete Keon Sabb, the No. 60 recruit. Everette is the No. 7 cornerback and Sabb is expected to be a cornerback for the Tigers. Clemson moved up six spots to the No. 13 class. The duo is from IMG Academy and high school teammates of Allen and Booker, so it was a big weekend for IMG Academy.

Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 20 Justin Walters, early-enrolled freshman safety

  Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 20 Justin Walters, early-enrolled freshman safety Notre Dame will not have much of a safety rotation this season, but early-enrolled freshman Justin Walters is still pushing to be a part of it.NAME, IMAGE, LIKENESS Sure, aim big.

Oklahoma had the biggest win of the weekend with the commitment from five-star quarterback Malachi Nelson, but they also got a verbal from kicker Gavin Marshall and three-star tight end Kedon Helms to claim the No. 5 class.

Updated 247Sports college football recruiting class rankings

  1. Ohio State
  2. Penn State
  3. Notre Dame
  4. LSU
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Alabama
  7. Texas
  8. Oregon
  9. Florida State
  10. Georgia
  11. Michigan
  12. Rutgers
  13. Clemson
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. Boston College
  17. Missouri
  18. Arkansas
  19. South Carolina
  20. Baylor

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