Signing Day

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California landed its next quarterback, Austin Hinder from Colorado, and ESPN called him a "Jeff Tedford guy" so for what that's worth these days.
Were guys like Hinder enough to climb Cal into the top 15 classes in the country?
One thing we know for sure is that Florida made a killing. Some people are calling this one of the greatest recruiting classes of all time. It is loaded with athletes from both sides of the ball, and Urban Meyer landed 17 players in the ESPN top 150, which includes the top recruit in the country, athlete Ronald Powell.
Texas, USC and Florida State each landed two five-star recruits (Florida had four). Texas got stud DE Jackson Jeffcoat and OLB Jordan Hicks, while got the best WR (Robert Woods) and the best OT (Seantrel Henderson).
The Seminoles, behind Jimbo Fisher, landed CB Lamarcus Joyner and ILB Jeff Luc.
The two five-star recruits give Lane Kiffin a class that is looking better and better, and answering a lot of questions. Tennessee answers a lot of questions as Derek Dooley was not only able to keep a lot of Kiffin's kids, but he snagged a couple of very good WR's (Justin Hunter and Da'Rick Rogers).
The Pac-10 looked very good with both UCLA and Stanford landing deep classes and Cal landing a small, but very talented class that includes former Bishop O'Dowd standout Chris Martin and athlete Keenan Allen.
Oregon and Washington were both in the top 25, according to ESPN.
Auburn landed the best RB in the nation, Michael Dyer and the only other five-star recruit went to Michigan. Demar Dorsey spurned USC and Florida State to go and try and save Rich Rodriguez' job.
The defending national champs, Alabama, landed the top QB in Phillip Sims, and got a whole bunch of studs on defense, which is no surprise.
Some notable schools not in the top 25 for recruiting are Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin. 
Below you will find a score sheet I put together. It is based on total number or recruits, so just because one team has a higher score than another doesn't make it a better class. Some schools could sign less players just based on need.
This is simply to show you what each team signed. Obviously a high score means it was a deep class with at least a good amount of four-star recruits.

Team Five Star Four Star Three Star Score Stud
Florida 4 15 7 101 Ronald Powell/ATH
Oklahoma 0 16 12 100 Tony Jefferson/ATH
Texas 2 17 6 96 Jackson Jeffcoat/DE
LSU 0 12 15 93 Travis Dickson/TE
UCLA 0 9 13 85 Owamagbe Odighizuwa/DE
Alabama 0 12 12 84 DeMarcus Milliner/CB
Auburn 1 10 13 84 Michael Dyer/RB
Michigan 1 6 18 83 Demar Dorsey/S
Miami 0 6 17 75 Storm Johnson/RB
Washington 0 6 17 75 Sean Parker/S
Florida State 2 9 9 73 Lamarcus Joyner/CB
USC 2 11 4 66 Robert Woods/WR
Penn State 0 9 10 66 Khairi Fortt/ILB
Clemson 0 6 13 63 Martavis Bryant/WR
California 0 9 8 60 Keenan Allen/ATH
Stanford 0 5 13 59 Blake Lueders/DE
Tennessee 0 10 6 58 Ja'Waun James/OT
Texas A&M 0 3 15 57 Luke Joeckel/OT
BYU 0 3 15 57 Jake Heaps/QB
Georgia 0 9 6 54 Alec Ogletree/S
Oregon 0 5 11 53 Lache Seastrunk/RB
North Carolina 0 5 11 53 James Hurst/OG
Ohio State 0 7 8 52 Roderick Smith/RB
Notre Dame 0 4 15 51 Louis Nix/DT
South Carolina 0 4 10 46 Marcus Lattimore/RB

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Savage Fred said:

I thought Cal landed two 5-star recruits on defense, the safety and the linebacker.

steve-O said:

Pretty nicely done here. Gotta just chime in and say that the SEC and Pac-10 both did very good job of recruiting. I think the Pac-10 will be even more competitive next year.

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