Houston: 18 commits
Top-rated player: Plano West (Texas) four-star ILB Mohamed Sanogo, Scout’s 11th-ranked ILB and second-ranked in Texas
Commits by position: QB (0) RB (2) WR (1) TE (2) OL (3) DL (2) LB (2) DB (3) ATH (1) specialists (0)
Commits by rating: one four-star 12 three-star, five two-star
Houston Langham Creek two-star DE Chidi Ogbonnaya
New Orleans Brother Martin three-star WR Jeremy Singleton
College Station (Texas) three-star CB Timarcus Davis
San Antonio (Texas) Jay three-star OT Matthew Huhn
Humble (Texas) Atascocita two-star OT Samuel Cosmi
Huffman (Texas) Hargrave three-star OG Dennis Bardwell
Boling (Texas) two-star RB Elijah Gooden
With its eight-commit June, Houston now has the 27th-ranked class in the nation, 32 spots ahead of the next closest AAC team (SMU). Sanogo is the first four-star prospect to commit to an AAC school this cycle. His only Power Five offer is from Indiana, but he was considered one of the more under-recruited players in the state. The Cougars entered June with no offensive line commits, but added three in two days. Cosmi attended a Houston camp, was offered after and committed less than two weeks later. The 6-foot-7 Huhn’s offer list included Baylor, California, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma State and SMU. Among Bardwell’s offers were Bowling Green, Colorado and Texas Tech. Davis’ is Houston’s third cornerback commit ranked in the top 60, joining Javelin Guidry and Terry Petry. Davis had the top vertical jump (45.8 inches) among any tester at any Nike Opening Regional, while Guidry had the fastest 40-yard dash (4.35). Singleton is ranked as a corner, but will play receiver.
Memphis: 17 commits
Top-rated player: Oklahoma City Putnam West three-star ATH Nick Robinson, Scout’s 36th-ranked ATH and first-ranked in Oklahoma.
Commits by position: QB (2) RB (1) WR (1) TE (2) OL (1) DL (3) LB (0) DB (6) ATH (1) specialists (0)
Commits by rating: four three-star, 11 two-star, two unrated
Harvey (La.) West Jefferson two-star TE Damien Degruy
NE Okalahoma A&M three-star CB Marcus Green
Jackson (Tenn.) Liberty Tech DE two-star Elijah Harris
La Porte (Texas) two-star QB Austin Upshaw
League City (Texas) two-star QB Will McBride
Tulsa (Okla.) Edison Prep two-star S Marcus Mays
Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines WR Willie Wright
Moore (Okla.) Southmoore three-star CB Quindon Lewis
Memphis entered June with five players, none whom were rated yet. After a 12-commit June, the Tigers have the AAC’s second-largest class. Robinson is the biggest land, and one of three Oklahoma high school players to commit to Memphis in the month. He has offers from Arizona, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M and others.
Memphis also landed two quarterbacks. McBride, a former SMU commit, has offers from Boise State, Purdue and Utah, among others. Upshaw, the other QB, is a former Nebraska baseball commit. Mays held Power Five offers from Illinois and Kansas State. Among Lewis’ nine offers are Ohio, Cincinnati and Toledo. DeGruy’s list of nearly 15 FBS offers includes Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, SMU and Troy. Wright, Memphis’ only commit from Florida, held an Iowa State offer.
Temple: 15 commits
Top-rated player: Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny three-star tight end Griffin Sestili, Scout’s 49th-ranked tight end and top-ranked in Pennsylvania.
Commits by position: QB (1) RB (2) WR (2) TE (2) OL (1) DL (1) LB (1) DB (3) ATH (2) specialists (0)
Commits by rating: three three-star, three two-star, nine unrated
Middletown (Del.) St. George’s ATH Gary Brightwell
Exton (Pa.) Dowington East two-star CB Jeremy Jennings
Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard two-star RB Marvin Beander
Ablington (Pa.) WR George Reid
Brick Township (N.J.) ATH Ja'Sir Taylor
Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood WR Raheem Blackshear
Philadelphia Father Judge S Robert King
Silver Spring (Md.) Blake CB Ty Mason
Temple’s eight-commit June gives the Owls the third-largest class in the AAC. Temple entered June with zero receivers or defensive backs, but added five combined in June. Beander held offers from Iowa State, Maryland and N.C. State. Blackshear’s other FBS offers were from Army and Buffalo. King held FBS offers from Army, Buffalo, UConn, and Kent State. Jennings is the other of the eight June commits to hold a Power Five offer, from Syracuse. Taylor, Mason, Brightwell and Reid each had one FBS offer, from Temple.
East Carolina: 13 commits
Top-rated player: Cameron (N.C.) Union Pines three-star defensive end Taijh Alston, Scout’s 99th-ranked defensive end and third-ranked in North Carolina.
Commits by position: QB (2) RB (1) WR (3) TE (0) OL (2) DL (1) LB (1) DB (2) ATH (0) specialists (0)
Commits by rating: one three-star, 11 two-star, one unrated
Buford (Ga.) two-star OG Connor Mills
Wendell (N.C.) Holder two-star OT Matt Morgan
Greenville (N.C). two-star WR Mydreon Vines
Rock Hill (S.C.) Northwestern two-star RB Jerry Howard
Charlotte (N.C.) Providence two-star WR Blake Proehl
Shelby (N.C.) two-star WR Jayden Borders
Georgia Military College CB Marcus Holton
Every one of the seven June pledges held at least one other FBS offer when he committed, but none held a Power Five offer. Howard was ECU’s top RB target. He had offers from Army, Appalachian State and Old Dominion. Mills, who joins teammate Mic Roof in ECU’s class, held offers from Charlotte, Marshall, Troy, Tulane and Western Kentucky. Borders’ list included Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Marshall and Miami (Ohio). Holton, a JUCO prospect, held offers from Marshall and WKU.
Central Florida: 12 commits
Top-rated player: Sanford (Fla.) Seminole three-star DE Demarco Artis, Scout’s 71st-ranked DE and 13th-ranked in Florida.
Commits by position: QB (2) RB (1) WR (2) TE (0) OL (3) DL (3) LB (1) DB (1) ATH (0) specialists (0)
Commits by rating: three three-star, nine two-star
Mayo Lafayette (Fla.) two-star OL Julio Castillo
Williston (Fla.) two-star DE T.J. Pitts
IMG Academy (Fla.) three-star WR Emmanuel Greene
Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby two-star DE Antwan Owens
Fort Myers (Fla.) Bishop Verot two-star OT Viktor Beach
Sanford (Fla.) Seminole two-star WR Gabriel Davis
Pensacola (Fla.) West Florida Technical two-star ILB Kalia Davis
Wahoo (Neb.) Bishop Neumann QB Noah Vedral
Miramar (Fla.) two-star OG Sebastien Dolcine
The slow start seems distant for the Knights after a nine-commit June. Artis picked UCF from a list that included Cincinnati, Colorado, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, N.C. State, Pitt, Rutgers and Virginia Tech. Greene, a former Scout 300 member who got a lot of early attention, held offers from Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and UCLA. Owens held seven Power Five offers, and Beach had three. Davis did not have a Power Five offer, but held 15 FBS offers that included Cincinnati, East Carolina, Louisisan-Lafayette, Utah State and Western Kentucky. Vedral held offers from Air Force, Navy and Ohio. Like UCF head coach Scott Frost, he is a Nebraska native.
SMU: 12 commits
Top-rated player: Lake Travis (Texas) three-star QB Charlie Brewer, Scout’s 46th-ranked QB and eight-ranked in Texas.
Commits by position: QB (1) RB (0) WR (0) TE (1) OL (1) DL (4) LB (2) DB (3) ATH (0) specialists (0)
Commits by rating: five three-star, seven two-star
Lancaster (Texas) three-star DE Noah Jones committed on June 2, but was included in May’s recap. SMU had not added a commitment since, but still has the AAC’s second-highest ranked class.
Cincinnati: 10 commits
Top-rated player: Indianapolis Franklin Central three-star TE Wilson Huber, Scout’s 57th-ranked TE and third-ranked in Indiana.
Commits by position: QB (1) RB (1) WR (2) TE (1) OL (3) DL (1) LB (0) DB (0) ATH (0) specialists (1)
Commits by rating: five three-star, five two-star
Cincinnati Princeton two-star DE Jamal Hines
Miamisburg (Ohio) three-star OT Cody Lamb
Middletown (Ohio) K Cole Smith
Lyndhurst (Ohio) Burst OG Tyrone Chambers
The Bearcats continue to stock up on offensive players. The only defender in the class is Hines, who had offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion. Lamb’s offer list included Akron, Bowling Green, Ball State, Marshall and Toledo. Huber’s other FBS offers came from Ball State and Navy. Chambers’ list is the most impressive, boasting offers from Iowa State, Purdue, Toledo and Western Michigan, among others.
Navy: Nine known commits
Top-rated player: Lake Orion (Mich.) three-star offensive guard Nick Novak, Scout’s 75th-ranked guard and second-ranked in Michigan.
Commits by position: QB (0) RB (1) WR (2) TE (0) OL (2) DL (1) LB (1) DB (2) ATH (0) specialists (0)
Commits by rating: two three-star, six two-star, one unrated
Havelock (N.C.) two-star CB Montrece Gatling
Miami Westminster Christian two-star OLB Darian Stephenson
Havelock (N.C.) wide receiver Quinzel Lockhart
Naperville (Ill.) Nequa Valley three-star WR Owen Piche
(Note: Navy doesn’t use the NLI system and doesn’t have a limit on its class size. Its commitments are also not as publicized).
With Piche, Navy reeled in another three-star recruit who spurned several non-service academies, including Bowling Green, Cincinnati and New Mexico. Stephenson had offers from FIU, UAB and Western Kentucky.
Tulane: Eight commitments
Top-rated player: Argyle (Texas) two-star QB Dane Ledford
Commits by position: QB (1) RB (1) WR (1) TE (0) OL (2) DL (1) LB (1) DB (1) ATH (0) specialists (0)
Commits by rating: four two-star, four unrated
Hoover (Ala.) two-star RB C.J. Sturdivant
Covington (La.) Northlake Christian two-star DT Caleb Sampson
Denton (Texas) Guyer two-star C Gage Mallory
Savannah (Ga.) Christian ILB Evan Reese
Houston Stratford WR Jaetavian Toles
Tulane had been offering a lot in Texas under Willie Fritz, and it has three players to show for it so far. Toles had FBS offers from New Mexico and UTSA. Mallory and Ledford each had one FBS offer, from Tulane.
Tulsa: Seven commits
Top-rated player: Klein (Texas) Collins two-star OG Dante Bivens, Scout’s 52nd-ranked OG and ninth-ranked in Texas.
Commits by position: QB (1) RB (2) WR (1) TE (0) OL (1) DL (1) LB (1) DB (0) ATH (0) specialists (0)
Commits by rating: two three-star, five two-star
Taylor (Texas) two-star WR Malik Jackson
Tulsa addressed some offensive needs in the class, getting a lineman and a receiver who both hail from Texas. Bivens held offers from Bowling Green, New Mexico, North Texas, Tulane and UNLV. Tulsa was his first. Jackson’s only FBS offer came from Tulsa.
Connecticut Connecticut Huskies: Five commits
Top-rated player: Everett (Mass.) two-star QB Jordan McAfee
Commits by position: QB (1) RB (1) WR (0) TE (1) OL (0) DL (1) LB (0) DB (1) ATH (0)
Commits by rating: two two-star, three unrated
Woodbury Forest (Va.) two-star CB Bebe Olaniyan
Hazlet (N.J.) FB Ryan Dickens
Westport (Conn.) TE Ryan Fitton
It’s still a small class, but the Huskies have their quarterback in McAfee. The three players who committed in June had UConn as their sole FBS offer.
South Florida Bulls: One commit
Top-rated player: Miami Central two-star wide receiver Jernard Phillips
Commits by position: QB (0) RB (0) WR (1) TE (0) OL (0) DL (0) LB (0) DB (0) ATH (0)
Commits by rating: one two-star
June additions: None