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 running back.
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How do we come to the RB 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 RB commitments so far. This is something we will follow through February 2019.
|RK||FCS SCHOOL||RECRUIT||HOMETOWN||OTHER OPTIONS|
|1||YALE||Josh McKenzie||Oradell, NJ||8 P5 offers, 13 total|
|2||JAMES MADISON||C.J. Jackson||Richmond, VA||Purdue, 8 FBS offers|
|3||RICHMOND||Cameron Cloud||Greensboro, NC||Virginia – 2 FBS, 5 total|
|4||VILLANOVA||Jonathan Mulatu||Springfield, VA||11 FCS offers|
|5||DARTMOUTH||Nate Hope||Johns Creek, GA||4 FBS offers, 13 total offers|
|6||NDSU||Jalen Bussey||Tampa, FL||Southern Miss, 4 offers|
|7||HARVARD||Sone Ntoh||Emmaus, PA||Army offer, 15 total offers|
|8||TENN-MARTIN||Isaiah Gibbs||Knoxville, TN||Ark-Pine Bluff|
|9||BUCKNELL||Alex Barnard||Cincinnati, OH||8 FCS offers|
|10||HOWARD||Tank Smith||Pittsburgh, PA||UNLV, Columbia, Robert Morris|
|11||WOFFORD||Anthony Wilson||Spring Valley, SC||2 FBS offers, Charleston Southern|
|12||KENNESAW STATE||De'Angelo Jones (**)||Wetumpka, AL||Army, Air Force, Chattanooga|
|13||HARVARD||Aidan Borguet||Franklinville, NJ||4 FCS offers|
|14||MCNEESE||Anthony Johnson||Lake Charles, LA||6 FCS offers|
|15||WEST. ILLINOIS||Luke Skokna||Hinsdale, IL||7 FCS offers|
|16||WOFFORD||Jacquez Allen||Montgomery, AL||6 other FCS offers|
|17||VILLANOVA||DeeWil Barlee||Newtown Sq, PA||Army, Rhode Island|
|18||ILLINOIS STATE||Xavier Myers||Nashville, TN||SEMO, UT Martin, Wofford|
|19||MONTANA STATE||DaMareus Hosey||Fort Worth, TX||Howard, Incarnate Word|
|20||TENN-MARTIN||Zac Wallace||Benton, AR||Army, SEMO|
(**) — Has since decommitted
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