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2024 College Football Recruiting Player Rankings

CFB-HQ on FanNation 2/24/2023 James Parks

Whatever the year and whatever part of the offseason it is, it's always recruiting season in college football, and the 2024 cycle is already well under way.

Some of the top pieces in the '24 class have already made their commitments public, including wide receiver Jeremiah Smith, a consensus top-five player who has announced his pledge to Ohio State.

Ellis Robinson IV, another top 10 player nationally and the No. 1 cornerback in the class, is headed to Georgia, and SEC contender Alabama has secured the commitment of athlete Jaylen Mbakwe, the No. 1 player from in the state.

Where things stand: College football recruiting rankings for 2024 cycle

But most of the recruits entering their senior year of high school are yet to announce their finalists, much less make a decision with a full calendar year to go until the next National Signing Day.

Here's your look at the top 10 players in the 2024 football recruiting class.

2024 College Football Recruiting Player Rankings

Getting a look at the 2024 college football recruiting rankings © Provided by CFB-HQ on FanNation Getting a look at the 2024 college football recruiting rankings

10) 5-★ QB Jadyn Davis: Whatever he may lack in prototypical size, the 6-foot, 192-pound quarterback makes up for with a catalog of intriguing skills, especially when able to get into a rhythm and show off his creativity by making plays outside the pocket and improvises. Michigan is the current favorite to land Davis, but watch for USC and Ohio State who are in pursuit, too.

9) 5-RB Jerrick Gibson: The top-rated running back in the 2024 class boasts an appealing combination of initial burst, a powerful frame that helps him ward off contact and get extra yardage, plus the instinct to feel where the tacklers are coming from and the agility to skirt out of traffic. Speed, power, and field vision define Gibson's game. Georgia is interested in the 5-10, 200-pound IMG Academy product, as are Tennessee and Texas.

8) 5-DL David Stone. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman boasts speed and power and is one of the most physically gifted prospects in the 2024 class on either side of the line of scrimmage. Now at IMG, Stone is originally from Oklahoma and the Sooners are hoping to secure his pledge, but Michigan State is also in pursuit, and he has offers from Alabama, Ohio State, and others.

7) 5-LB Sammy Brown. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder out of Georgia is a prototypical backer with ideal size and explosion, especially when playing in close range against the run, but has the requisite equipment to develop into an every-down coverage option against the pass with good acceleration and top-end speed.

6) 5-WR Mike Matthews. A natural athlete with fluid motion who forecasts as a wide receiver or safety and has experience at basketball. The 6-foot, 180-pounder has the juice to move across the field whether to get open and make big plays on offense or in pursuit of opposing pass catchers. Matthews has the pace and instinct to live on the perimeter, whichever side of the ball he's on.

5) 5-★ DB KJ Bolden. The defensive back from Buford, Georgia, brings bonafide track speed to the secondary, setting a state record in the 4x100 team and has experience at wide receiver, too. Bolden — at 6 feet and 185 pounds — will build more mass once he gets to college but until then has the natural agility and instinct to match with receivers in coverage and isn't afraid to initiate contact to limit gains.

4) 5-CB Ellis Robinson. A vital early commitment for national champion Georgia in 2024, the IMG Academy cornerback is the kind of dominant, elite shutdown player who can cut off half the field for opposing quarterbacks and remove the top receiver from the game if targeted. Tall with long arms, Robinson fits in with almost any scheme, has clean footwork, with the instinct to project where targets are going and disrupt plays in any part of the field.

3) 5-WR Jeremiah Smith. The 6-3, 185-pound wide receiver is an early pledge to Ohio State, one in a steady stream of elite receiving skill for the Buckeyes. Out of one of South Florida's premier high school programs, Smith has some more room to build on his frame while he develops what are already some impressive route-running skills, body control, and the ability to consistently beat out defenders with decisive footwork.

2) 5-DL Williams Nwaneri. The first thing that stands out about the defensive lineman is his size: standing at 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, Nwaneri has the chance to bulk up even more, with the potential to add up to 10 pounds before going to college. But with that frame comes some impressive agility and change of direction potential at the end position in a 3-4 alignment with the punch to create havoc on the inside, too.

1) 5-QB Dylan Raiola. The consensus No. 1 player in the 2024 recruiting rankings is a quarterback of considerable skill and arm strength with an impressive frame at 6-3, 220 pounds, emerging as arguably the only college-ready player in this cycle right now. Raiola gets the ball out quickly with a variety of throws who moves well and can put the ball anywhere on the field.

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