FCS fans may think it's too early to talk about recruiting, but with the early signing period that the NCAA instituted (for December), the world of FCS recruiting has accelerated and there are several programs that are already in double digits as far as class size. Today, we rank this year's list of FCS commitments who are projected to play in the Big Sky.
SCHEDULE: DL (Thursday, Oct. 4); DBs (Friday, Oct. 5); LBs (Monday, Oct. 8), OL (Tuesday, Oct. 9), RBs (Wednesday, Oct. 10), WR/TEs (Thursday, Oct. 11), QBs (Friday, Oct. 12), This week (Conference by Conference); OVERALL TOP 150 (Monday, Oct. 22); Top 25 Classes (Tuesday, Oct. 23)
How do we come to the Big Sky rankings below? It's a mixture of a couple of things:
- How do the ratings services see them at the time of the commitment? (because many FCS commitments lose their higher ranking status after they commit to this level)
- How many offers does this recruit possess? If a large quantity of college coaches are offering this individual, that holds clout — even over the star rankings.
- Who is offering? If a young man has Power Five Conference offers or multiple FBS offers, that's another key factor in what you see below.
So take a look at the Top FCS Big Sky commitments so far. This is something we will follow through February 2019.
|1||UC DAVIS||WR||Blake Thorpe||Walnut Creek, CA||Oregon St., 5 FBS offers|
|2||MONTANA STATE||WR||Jaden Smith||Kennedale, TX||Navy, Howard|
|3||UC DAVIS||DB||Sequoia Magdalena||Sherman Oaks, CA||2 FBS, 7 total offers|
|4||EASTERN WASH.||DL||Warren Hardin||Riverside, CA||1 FBS, 5 Total|
|5||MONTANA||LB||Alex Hurlburt||Salem, OR||PWO Oregon & Oregon St., PSU|
|6||UC DAVIS||TE||Duncan Smith||Burbank, CA||4 FBS offers, 6 total|
|7||IDAHO STATE||DB||Ja'Maree Boone||Harbor City, CA||San Jose State|
|8||MONTANA||TE||Joey Elwell||Meridian, ID||9 FCS offers|
|9||UC DAVIS||QB||Miles Hastings||San Marcos, CA||Montana St.|
|10||IDAHO||ATH||Kevin McGuire||Henderson, NV||2-star ATH|
|11||NORTH DAKOTA||TE||Billy Riviere||Plymouth, MN||Air Force, Eastern Mich.|
|12||UC DAVIS||WR||Orlando Ornelas||Temecula, CA||Air Force|
|13||EASTERN WASH.||QB||Trey Turner||Pittsburg, CA||Army|
|14||MONTANA STATE||TE||Ryan Lonergan||Bozeman, MT||2 star TE prospect|
|15||MONTANA STATE||DL||Hayden Isenhart||Aurora, CO||7 Offers|
|16||CAL POLY||OL||Payson Campisano||Encinitas, CA||Mont. St., San Diego|
|17||SACRAMENTO ST.||DB||Xavier Mason||Tacoma, WA||3 star WR|
|18||MONTANA STATE||RB||DaMareus Hosey||Fort Worth, TX||Howard, Incarnate Word|
|19||MONTANA||DB||Trevin Gradney||Billings, MT||Montana St.|
|20||MONTANA||DL||Jacob McGourin||Cheney, WA||East. Washington|
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