Recruiting is by far one of the most competitive aspects in college athletics for all divisions. A quality recruiting class can be the difference in a program’s success and failure.
Nick Saban has described his experience in college recruiting by saying, “I don’t know if I’m different from everybody else, but there’s really only two things to me that are really, really important – recruiting good players in the program and developing those players once they get here.” College recruiting is about building a solid foundation, for athletes and coaches.
The NCAA recruiting class of 2018 is infused with talent eliciting fan excitement and anticipation. It is jam packed with new talent ready to take the stage on one of the nation’s biggest pastimes: football. Among the most anticipated in this new recruiting class was Micah Parsons. A 5-star defensive end out of Harrisburg High School Pennsylvania, Micah Parsons is the best defender in the 2018 class as well as one of the five Penn State commits to have been selected in the top 100 overall freshmen in this new recruiting class. Another notable commit to Penn State is four-star tight end Zach Kuntz, from Camp Hill High School Pennsylvania.
Among major sporting experts, there is no doubt of the singular best recruiting class in the nation. This title goes to the University of Miami. The University of Miami is a renowned for possessing a program that produced football legends such as Ed Reed, Sean Taylor, and Michael Irvin. This rich history is what has inspired athletes like four-star safety Joshua Jobe out of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami to verbally commit to the U. Joshua comes from a family of football tradition, as he is the youngest brother of the Oakland Raiders receiver Johnny Holton. Joshua Jobe is one of the best safety recruits in the nation, averaging an overall rating of the third best safety in the country.
The University of Miami’s recruiting class doesn’t stop there. Jobes will be surrounded by top athletes from around the country including four-star cornerback Gilbert Frierson from Coral Gables Senior High School. Frierson is an elite cornerback ranked in the top 10 of the nation. Gilbert measures in at 6’1, which makes him a valuable player for the Hurricanes to have on the field. Lastly, four-star wide receiver Daquris Wiggins from Miami Southridge High School, has been rated as the number two receiver in the 2018 recruiting class.
The 2018 football recruiting class’ future looks brighter than ever with each recruit looking to make his mark in college football history. College football continually shows us how spectacular young athletes can truly be. The 2018 recruiting class is sure not to disappoint.