Two months ago, Miami debuted atop ESPN’s recruiting rankings for the upcoming 2018 class, and the Hurricanes had been able to hold on to that No. 1 spot… until now.
ESPN’s updated recruiting rankings from Wednesday show Ohio State — not Miami — as the No. 1 team for the 2018 class. Ohio State’s class was boosted into the position after the commitment of No. 2 inside linebacker Teradja Mitchell (6-foot-2, 243 pounds, Virginia Beach, Va.) last week.
Miami fell to No. 2 in the rankings behind Ohio State, with LSU holding position at No. 3. Texas shot into the Top 10 after a big week, rising to No. 4 in ESPN’s rankings following the commitments from five-stard defensive back B.J. Foster, four-star defensive back DeMarvion Overshown and four-star linebacker Ayodele Adeoye.
Penn State rounds out the Top 5, with Clemson and Florida State lurking just behind them.
Ohio State had the No. 2 class last year, trailing only Alabama. Urban Meyer has yet to topple Alabama in the recruiting rankings in his tenure at Ohio State, but that could finally change this year; ss of now, Alabama doesn’t even make ESPN’s Top 25, as the Crimson Tide only have two commitments for the 2018 class so far.
ESPN’s full rankings for the 2018 class can be seen here.