Head of the class: DB Hasean Clinton-Dix, APB Demetrius Hart Buzz: Alabama held on to the top spot by turning linebacker Brent Calloway back to Alabama after he had decommitted to Auburn earlier in January. The Crimson Tide also added defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan on National Signing Day. Offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio remains in the picture as he has yet to officially sign, after pledging to Auburn on national television Wednesday. Nick Saban's class is very strong at the top with the nation's top safety (Clinton-Dix) and top all-purpose back (Hart) bound for Tuscaloosa. In total, Alabama landed 10 of the nation's top 250 prospects.
Big fish that got away: RB Isaiah Crowell
Head of the class: DB Karlos Williams, RB James Wilder Jr. Buzz: Florida State loaded up on both sides of the ball in the 2011 class. It added depth on the offensive line, signing eight linemen, and added a lot of talent at the skill positions. Florida State's commitment list includes 21 prospects from the Sunshine State, with six of Rivals Top 20 Florida prospects in the 2011 class. Safety Karlos Williams leads the defense and is a player who can make an immediate impact in Tallahassee. On offense, it is tough to find a better running back duo than James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman. The only bad news for Jimbo Fisher and company was that Tony Steward spurned them for Clemson on National Signing Day.
Big fish that got away: LB Tony Steward
Head of the class: RB Malcolm Brown, LB Steve Edmond Buzz: Texas didn't add a commitment after mid-August as Mack Brown and company continued the trend of loading up early and hanging on. Down the stretch, the only major loss was four-star offensive lineman Christian Westerman, who switched to Auburn. The top player in the class is Malcolm Brown, a talented running back who will likely see early playing time for the Longhorns. Others such as defensive back Quandre Diggs, linebacker Steve Edmond and offensive lineman Sedrick Flowers are important pieces. In total, 16 members of the Rivals250 are on their way to Austin.
Big fish that got away: OL Christian Westerman
Head of the class: RB Isaiah Crowell, DE Ray Drew Buzz: Despite a disappointing season in Athens, Mark Richt put together the Georgia "Dream Team" and secured one of the nation's top classes. Among the in-state prospects taking their talents to the Bulldogs is running back Isaiah Crowell, defensive end Ray Drew, defensive back Malcolm Mitchell, defensive back Damian Swann and tight end Jay Rome. Richt also stole linebacker Kent Turene, a native of the Sunshine State, from Southern Cal on National Signing Day. Georgia signed a total of 20 prospects from the Peach State.
Big fish that got away: DE Xzavier Dickson
Head of the class:Kris Frost, Christian Westerman Buzz: Auburn had a huge January landing 10 prospects considered four stars or better since the start of January. The top prospect among that group is offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, who pledged to Gene Chizik and company on national television during National Signing Day. At this point, the offensive lineman has yet to send his letter-of-intent to the Tigers. In total, Auburn landed 13 of the nation's top 250 prospects, including the top prospect in Arkansas, North Carolina and Arizona. The only bad news for Auburn on signing day was that linebacker Brent Calloway flipped back to Alabama, where he had previously been committed.
Big fish that got away: LB Brent Calloway
Head of the class: ATH Colt Lyerla, ATH De'Anthony Thomas Buzz: The Ducks will look to return to the BCS National Championship game after loading up once again in the 2011 class. Chip Kelly's class is led by in-state athlete Colt Lyerla, a five-star prospect. Oregon, which landed just three in-state prospects, did an excellent job searching the nation for some of the top talent. The Ducks went from Hawaii - defensive end Lake Koa-Ka'ai - to Florida - wide receiver Tacoi Sumler - for talent. In total, seven of the Rivals250 is bound for Eugene.
Big fish that got away: DE Delvon Simmons
Head of the class: LB Curtis Grant, QB Braxton Miller Buzz: The Buckeyes closed strong adding five-star linebacker Curtis Grant to an already star-studded class. Joining Grant in Columbus will be four-star defensive back Doran Grant, defensive tackle Michael Bennett and quarterback Braxton Miller. Ohio State was once again effective at closing the state's border, keeping seven of the top 10 home. Nine of the signees come from the Rivals250. The only bad news for Jim Tressel was when offensive lineman Aundrey Walker opted to leave Ohio for the Hollywood lights of Southern Cal.
Big fish that got away: OL Aundrey Walker
Head of the class: QB Jeff Driskel, DB Marcus Roberson Buzz: Florida survived a transition from Urban Meyer to Will Muschamp and still ended up signing a top 15 class consisting of 18 prospects. The top prospects in the class are quarterback Jeff Driskel, Rivals.com's No. 1 QB in the nation, running back Mike Blakely and defensive back Marcus Roberson, who committed and signed with the Gators on National Signing Day. Florida's class lost steam during the transition from the old to the new staff, and it resulted in the Gators falling short for prospects such as five-star linebackers Stephone Anthony and Curtis Grant.
Big fish that got away: LB Curtis Grant
Head of the class: TE Jace Amaro, RB Kenny Williams Buzz: The Red Raiders class was topped by a strong group of offensive weapons led by Rivals250 tight end Jace Amaro and running back Kenny Williams. Joining the duo at the top of the class on the offensive side of the ball is wide receivers Derek Edwards and Marcus Kennard. The top defensive prospect in the class is junior college defensive end Leon Mackey. The deep class did suffer one tough loss down the stretch when defensive back Marcus Roberson defected for Auburn before eventually signing with Florida.
Big fish that got away: DB Marcus Roberson
Head of the class: RB Justice Hayes, DB Blake Countess Buzz:Brady Hoke landed half of his 20-man class after his hiring, highlighted by four-star athlete Raymon Taylor and four-star tight end Chris Barnett. Those two joined defensive back Blake Countess, running back Justice Hayes and defensive end Brennen Beyer to give the Wolverines a strong finish on National Signing Day. Hoke also did a good job of retaining a number of commitments after a tumultuous separation by the Wolverines from Rich Rodriguez.
Big fish that got away: DE Anthony Zettel
Head of the class: LB James Vaughters, DB Wayne Lyons Buzz: Despite a coaching change in Palo Alto, the Cardinal closed with a Top 25 recruiting class. The class is led by a pair of talented defenders from the Southeast in linebacker James Vaughters from Georgia and defensive back Wayne Lyons from Florida. Stanford once again flashed its national appeal, landing the top-ranked prospect from Indiana, running back Remound Wright, and the top-ranked prospect from Colorado, offensive tackle Brendon Austin. The class was dinged a bit down the stretch by defections after Jim Harbaugh's departure.
Big fish that got away: APB Amir Carlisle