By: Ryan Moreland (@ryanmorland)
This recruiting cycle has been a wild ride and has left many wondering how these recruits will be ranked. Well, thanks to the CFSL Recruiting Service, we have those rankings. Thanks to the guys in the Recruiting Service for their hard work.
The Top 75
The Top 50
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The Top 25
#25 WR Aloysius Jefferies
Jefferies is not your typical CFSL recruit. He has an Ivy League mind, is an excellent golfer, and grew up the son of a New York socialite. But don’t let the glitz fool you, this kid can play. He heads across the country to Washington and the Huskies couldn’t be happier.
#24 OLB Bear Brown
The second-best linebacker in the class is none other than Bear Brown. The favorite son of Pawnee, Indiana is a work-horse that excels in pass coverage. He is headed south to join the reigning champion Kentucky Wildcats.
#23 QB Sky Sanders
Sanders has been a household name around the state of Colorado for some time. He decided to stay home and committed to the newly formed Colorado in the CFSL. Odds are he will be a household name across the country very soon.
#22 FS Payson Parker
The Parker family has been well-known in the CFSL and now they have their third brother in the league. Payson is a ball-hawking safety that is dangerous once the ball is in his hands. Washington landed a game-changer right here.
#21 DT Anthony Grant
If you look up gap-swallower in the dictionary you will see a picture of Anthony Grant. While he is more than capable of making plays in the pass rush, it is against the run that Grant shines. The Longhorns got a real asset in Grant.
#20 TE Deshaun Booker
Tight ends don’t get as much love as other positions, but having a great one is a game-changer. Kentucky happened to land the best TE in the class. Booker is more of a pass catcher but is still an asset in the running game as well. And with his size and speed, he is nearly unguardable.
#19 FS Jeremy Schultz
The Schultz family wasn’t done making CFSL legends it seems. Jeremy, the younger brother of Ryan, is an all-around safety who is capable of making plays at every level. Given his pedigree, I think it is safe to say that he will be a great tackler at the next level.
#18 WR Kyle Claxon
Team: Penn State
Kentucky is known for its horse racing, but soon they will be known for the speed of a different animal. Claxon spent his high school career burning corners down the field for big plays. He is now heading to Penn State, where he hopes that speed will continue to help him dominate.
#17 WR Troy Tree
Alabama lands another future star in WR Troy Tree. Tree, who comes from Eugene, Oregon, can stretch the field. Given Alabama’s love of the deep ball, Tree was a great addition.
#16 DT Ivar Lund
Team: Florida State
The Alaskan-born Lund might not be a household name yet, but he will be soon. The second-best defensive lineman in the class is headed to Florida State. The Seminoles know something about getting the most out of fantastic defensive linemen.
#15 QB JK Matthews
The Orange are brand new to the CFSL and are looking for the QB to lead them in the future. Well, look no further. Matthews will be the first QB in Syracuse and he looks like the guy to give them a great start.
#14 SS Pierre Eldridge
Eldridge is a small-town kid who still has a lot of scouts showing up to see him. And for good reason. He has the talent to make big plays in the passing and running games. He is the highest-rated safety in the class and the Tigers are happy to have him.
#13 CB Bill Bass
Bass has been a highly sought-after recruit, but it will be Illinois that lands the excellent coverage corner. Bass is the fourth-best-rated corner in the class and should provide an immediate boost to the secondary.
#12 QB Jay Duke
Avery Ware is gone and the Longhorns need a new leader on offense. Enter Jay Duke. Texas had a strong class this offseason but landed no one better than Duke. Hopefully, he can keep the Wares at bay.
#11 QB Noir Royal
Noir Royal is one of the best QBs in the nation. He has a powerful, live arm and can make plays with his legs as well. He is headed to Illinois to take over where Dylan Shumate left off. Let’s see if Royal can lift the Illini to new heights.
#10 CB Teddy Legend
Living up to the last name Legend is not easy, but safe bet that Teddy can do it. Legend is a lockdown corner who excels in man coverage. Kentucky has gone through a lot of change this offseason, but their secondary appears to be in a great place.
#9 OLB/DE Jesse Stork
Team: Ohio State
The Buckeyes are looking to bounce back after a down season and landing a player like Jesse Stork should make the rebuild a quick one. Stork’s size and athleticism give him the versatility to play either OLB or DE. Wherever he lines up, expect big plays.
#8 WR Buck Stackhouse
Buck Stackhouse, the cousin of CFSL Legend Cece Range, is set to make his CFSL debut in Washington. The Huskies landed a real weapon in Stackhouse. His size, mixed with his athleticism, should make him a nightmare for opposing secondaries.
#7 CB Tyr Gunderson
Tyr Gunderson played both sides of the ball in high school and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him do the same at Clemson. The Gunderson family has another great player in the family and another Clemson Tiger.
#6 HB Bo Yost
Miami will have a new AD this season, so we aren’t quite sure how they plan to operate. What we do know is that they landed the best running back in the nation. Yost is a powerhouse with breakaway speed. You have to imagine they plan on using him.
#5 DT/DE Owen Moreland
Team: Oklahoma State
The Cowboys have been known for great defensive line play and it appears that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Moreland is the highest-rated defensive lineman and second-highest-rated defensive player in the class. QBs beware.
#4 WR Ahmad Williams
Team: Boise State
This WR class was deep and talented. And there are none better in this group than Ahmad Williams. This freakish athlete should give Boise State’s offense a big boost. McKade Alber is smiling from ear to ear right now.
#3 QB Kevin Price
Team: North Carolina
The Ayden Martinez era is over in North Carolina and it is time for the Tar Heels to get a new signal caller. They did that by landing one of the best players in the class. Price checks all the boxes and looks like the next great CFSL QB.
#2 QB Gunner Rice
Team: West Virginia
The Mountaineers just landed their best recruit in school history. That’s right, the best QB in the class is headed to Morgantown. WVU is coming off their best season to date and things just got a whole lot better.
#1 CB Elijah Pence
Team: Florida State
The top can only belong to one person and this year it is Elijah Pence. The Pence name is legendary in the CFSL and Elijah might be the best of the family. Florida State just cut the field in half for opposing offenses.