Every recruiting season it seems as if every member of the Scout.com top 100 ends up going to a select few teams. The reason it seems that way is because for the most part it's true. Take this year's group of prospects for example. Out of the top 100, 90 of them have gone public. The remaining 10 are, Terrelle Pryor, Julio Jones, Jamie Harper, Josh Jenkins, Brandon Harris, Nicolas Perry, T.J. Bryant, Jerrell Harris, Marcel Dareus and Corey Liuget. Liuget is a soft verbal to Ron Zook and Illinois but since returning from South Florida admits that he is a bit confused. Two other top 100 members Joe Adams and Ramon Buchanan have been thinking about other schools as well - Arkansas for Adams and Miami for Buchanan.
To date, 10 schools have commitments from 57 of the Scout.com top 100 or a whopping 57 percent. Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners are atop the list with eight as is Ohio State. Southern Cal and Notre Dame are tied for the second spot with seven apiece. That's four teams that have 30 percent of the nation's elite players. Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators are tied with Miami and Texas with five top 100 players each. After that, Georgia, UCLA and Michigan have four each. Alabama, Florida State and Pittsburgh all have three while Colorado, Penn State, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Arizona State, Washington and LSU have two apiece. After that, only eight other teams in the nation have a Scout.com Top 100 player. Southern Miss, BYU, Maryland, Stanford, Arizona, Ole Miss, Nebraska and Illinois each have one. All in all, only 29 teams in the nation have verbal commitments from the top 100 players in the nation.
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