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 Southern Conference.
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 SoCon 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 SoCon commitments so far. This is something we will follow through February 2019.
|RK||FCS SCHOOL||POS||RECRUIT||HOMETOWN||OTHER OPTIONS|
|1||CHATTANOOGA||WR||Giovanni Dyer||Johns Creek, GA||Kansas State|
|2||MERCER||QB||Dylan Fromm||Warner Robins, GA||South Alabama, Penn, SEMO, Chatt.|
|3||FURMAN||OL||Evan Jumper||Myrtle Beach, SC||Rutgers, 13 FBS – 20+ total|
|4||FURMAN||DL||Jack Barton||Roswell, GA||8 FBS offers, 20+ offers|
|5||CHATTANOOGA||QB||Zach Gibson||Alpharetta, GA||Ga. State, Morehead St.|
|6||FURMAN||LB||Bryce McCormick||Nashville, TN||12 FCS offers|
|7||MERCER||OL||John Thomas||Marietta, GA||3 FBS, 10 total|
|8||WOFFORD||LB||Jack Scroggs||Buford, GA||5 FCS offers|
|9||MERCER||DB||Lance Wise||Powder Springs, GA||3 FBS, 5 total|
|10||WOFFORD||OL||Jysaiah Cromer||Spartanburg, SC||Liberty, Campbell, Citadel|
|11||WOFFORD||WR||Calvin Jackson||Chattanooga, TN||App State – 12 total offers|
|12||WEST. CAROLINA||DB||Jalin Virgo||High Point, NC||Liberty|
|13||FURMAN||DB||Austin Jones||Tiger, GA||2 FBS offers, 11 total offers|
|14||WOFFORD||DB||Joel Girtman||Atlanta, GA||FAU, 4 total offers|
|15||WOFFORD||LB||Irvin Mulligan||Beaufort, SC||Navy, Coastal Car., GWU|
|16||FURMAN||LB||Jalen Miller||Duncan, SC||7 FCS offers|
|17||MERCER||LB||Justin Bray||Collierville, TN||Ga. Southern, Ga. State, Princeton,|
|18||WOFFORD||RB||Anthony Wilson||Spring Valley, SC||2 FBS offers, Charleston Southern|
|19||WOFFORD||RB||Jacquez Allen||Montgomery, AL||6 other FCS offers|
|20||CHATTANOOGA||WR||Michael Mathison||Covington, GA||Alab. A&M, Morgan St., SIU|
|21||MERCER||LB||Gavin Hughes||Rome, GA||Liberty|