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 OVC.
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 OVC 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.
- This is only high school prospects. We'll do something separate on transfers.
So take a look at the Top FCS OVC commitments so far. This is something we will follow through February 2019.
|1||TENN-MARTIN||WR||Jaden Gibbs||Knoxville, TN||Kentucky, South Carolina – 9 offers|
|2||TENN-MARTIN||WR||Rush Lansdell||Columbia, TN||Tulane, Murray State|
|3||AUSTIN PEAY||DB||Jaylen Haynes||Loganville, GA||Cincy, FAU, SEMO, Chatt.|
|4||SEMO||QB||Jalyn Williams||Atlanta, GA||6 FCS offers|
|5||JACKSONVILLE ST.||DL||Nathan Sapp||Hogansville, GA||4 FBS offers, 6 total|
|6||TENNESSEE TECH||DB||Edwin Summerour||Athens, GA||2 FBS, 7 total offers|
|7||TENN-MARTIN||DB||Donte Jones||Bentonville, AR||Ark-PB – 3-star two services|
|8||AUSTIN PEAY||QB||Bryce Robinson||Clarksville, TN||2-star prospect|
|9||TENN-MARTIN||RB||Isaiah Gibbs||Knoxville, TN||Ark-Pine Bluff|
|10||TENNESSEE STATE||DL||Michael Brooks||Ellenwood, GA||5 FCS offers|
|11||TENN-MARTIN||WR||Darian Oxendine||Jacksonville, FL||5 FCS offers|
|12||TENN-MARTIN||RB||Zac Wallace||Benton, AR||Army, SEMO|
|13||EASTERN ILLINOIS||DL||Grant Edwards||Springfield, IL||Morehead State, UT Martin, Drake, Ivys|
|14||EASTERN KENT.||LB||Kaleb Lundy||Winston-Salem, NC||4 FCS offers|
|15||TENN-MARTIN||DB||Vincent Guy||Memphis, TN||Tenn. St., Central Ark.|
|16||JACKSONVILLE ST.||DL||Tray Dunson||Franklin, GA||3 offers|
|17||EASTERN KENT.||DB||Tre Everett||Gibsonton, FL||CharSouth, AlabAM|
|18||EASTERN KENT.||DB||Nic Cheeley||Gibsonville, NC||Tennessee State|
|19||TENNESSEE TECH||ATH||Heath Price||Watertown, TN||Morehead State|
|20||TENN-MARTIN||TE||Pedro Rodriguez||Lake Mary, FL||FAMU|