As we enter the month of November. Here are the TheInsiders.com Top 25 Recruiting Classes.
Every Thursday for the next 14 weeks, TheInsiders.com will update the national team recruiting rankings. The total rank is based on two things - subjective opinion and player rankings by TheInsiders.com.
We have also added a few wrinkles to each team such as average star rankings, average prospect rank of commitment, the headliner commit thus far and the "big fish on the hook." The later represents the biggest name prospect out there that that team has a good chance of signing. For Alabama, TheInsiders think blue-chip receiver Chad Jackson is now seriously considering the Tide.
Obviously, with three months until Signing Day, the numbers and names will change. Junior College commitments will be included and so will some soft commitments.
The definition of a soft commitment is a prospect publicly committing to a school but openly considering others. If we feel secure that he will honor the commitment, despite taking trips, we will include them with that team's commitment list. This is part of the subjective rankings. There is a key of definitions below the Top 25 table.
A&M is off to a terrific start, especially on the defensive side of the ball.
The Tide has concentrated on garnering as many early commitments as possible. So far Alabama's class is highlighted by four star athletes Dominic Lee (DT), LeRon McClain (FB), Tim Castille (TB), Eric Gray (CB) and Chris Felder (CB).
Notre Dame is one of the great stories this season in college football. Head Coach Tyrone Willingham is doing a masterful job both on and off the field. The Fighting Irish are setting themselves up for a banner year and they are sitting pretty at number six.