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 CAA.
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 CAA 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 CAA commitments so far. This is something we will follow through February 2019.
|RK||FCS CHOICE||POS||RECRUIT||HOMETOWN||OTHER OPTIONS|
|1||JAMES MADISON||LB||Julio Ayamel||Olney, MD||Kentucky – 15 total offers|
|2||JAMES MADISON||LB||Jalen Green||Olney, MD||Virginia – 6 total offers|
|3||RICHMOND||TE||Ben Castellano||Purcellville, VA||Indiana, Syracuse, 10 FBS, 18 total|
|4||JAMES MADISON||DL||Rick D'Abreu||Chester, VA||7 FBS offers, 15 total|
|5||ALBANY||WR||Jordan Irizarry||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Boston College, 5 FCS offers|
|6||JAMES MADISON||RB||C.J. Jackson||Richmond, VA||Purdue, 8 FBS offers|
|7||ELON||DB||Bo Sanders||Indianapolis, IN||2 MAC offers; 9 total|
|8||RICHMOND||LB||Tristan Wheeler||Bethlehem, PA||2 FBS offers, 17 total|
|9||DELAWARE||TE||Will Bowen||Hummelstown, PA||3 FBS offers, 13 total offers|
|10||ELON||DB||Omar Rogers||Burlington, NJ||Virginia, 4 FBS, 9 total|
|11||JAMES MADISON||DB||Jordan White||West Orange, NJ||Kentucky, Cincy, 8 offers|
|12||JAMES MADISON||DL||Sean Johns||Washington, DC||4 FBS, 12 total|
|13||JAMES MADISON||OL||Tanner Morris||Fayetteville, NC||3 FBS, GWU, NCA&T, Elon|
|14||DELAWARE||DL||Akie Nance||Newark, NJ||Kentucky, Temple, 7 Total|
|15||VILLANOVA||OL||Billy Hambrook||Charlotte, NC||2 FBS offers, 7 total|
|16||RICHMOND||OL||Ryan Coll||Haymarket, VA||Temple, Villanova, Towson|
|17||RICHMOND||QB||Jackson Walker||Memphis, TN||3 FBS, 7 total|
|18||DELAWARE||DB||Aaron Green||Hyattsville, MD||Buffalo, 7 total offers|
|19||ELON||OL||Jack Cutler||Statesville, NC||Temple, Campbell|
|20||RICHMOND||RB||Cameron Cloud||Greensboro, NC||Virginia – 2 FBS, 5 total|
|21||VILLANOVA||RB||Jonathan Mulatu||Springfield, VA||11 FCS offers|
|22||NEW HAMPSHIRE||WR||Griffin Helm||St. Johns, FL||Stetson, Jacksonville U.|
|23||ALBANY||DB||Christian Lewis||Farrell, PA||Miami (Ohio)|
|24||DELAWARE||P||Ryan Coe||McDonald, PA||Temple|
|25||JAMES MADISON||TE||Hunter Bullock||Gaffney, SC||4 FBS offers, 10 total|