For years the top spots in the college football world have been dominated by the same few programs.
If you were hoping for some exciting changeups in the next few seasons, you can kiss those dreams goodbye. Just like every year, the 2021 recruiting cycle was taken in a landslide victory by some familiar faces.
According to college football reporter Ari Wasserman of The Athletic, 57 of this year’s top 100 recruits committed to play for one of six powerhouse programs: Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, LSU and Oklahoma.
With Brian Thomas’ commitment to LSU, 57 of the top 100 players nationally have signed with one of six schools — Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, LSU and Oklahoma.
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) February 9, 2021
If you add Oregon to this elite list, the percentage jumps up even further — 62 of the nation’s top 100 committed to just seven programs.
Saturday Tradition broke down the top 100 distribution here:
- Alabama: 16 players in Top 100
- Ohio State: 12 players in Top 100
- LSU: 9 players in Top 100
- Georgia: 8 players in Top 100
- Clemson: 7 players in Top 100
- Oregon: 5 players in Top 100
- Oklahoma: 5 players in Top 100
Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, Georgia and Clemson all occupy the top-5 ranked recruiting classes with multiple 5-star recruits each. Oregon clocks in at the No. 6 position and Oklahoma falls further down the list to No. 11.
If these rankings are any indication of what the College Football Playoff will look like moving forward, it looks like we’re in for more of the same.
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