With less then 48 hours until National Signing Day, we run down the current state of recruiting in the 2013 class in every major conference. NOTE: Classes ranked according to Rivals.com Team Recruiting Rankings as of the morning of 2/4/13. Actual rankings can and will change often.
1. Virginia Tech The Hokies pulled in a commitment from the fourth Fuller brother and some of the best in-state talent. Biggest catch:Kendall Fuller, DB, Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel Could steal: No one, they are done.
2. Florida State Coaching changes have made some of the Seminoles commits uneasy. Biggest catch:Ira Denson, OL, Madison (Fla.) Could steal:Denver Kirkland, OL, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington
3. Clemson Losing Robert Nkemdiche early in the process hurt, but the Tigers have rebounded nicely, filling key holes on the defense. Biggest catch:Shaq Lawson, DE, Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy Could steal:Carl Lawson, DE, Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton
5. North Carolina In Larry Fedora's first full recruiting cycle in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels put together a class with a lot of potential. Biggest catch:T.J. Logan, RB, Greensboro (N.C.) Northern Guilford Could steal:Jarran Reed, DT, Scooba (Miss.) East Mississippi C. C.
6. Maryland The Stefon Diggs effect has made recruits think of their hometown school as a viable option. Biggest catch:Deon Long, WR, Council Bluffs (Iowa) Iowa Western C.C. Could steal:Yannick Ngakoue, LB, Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy
7. N.C. State After a slow start, the new staff at N.C. State is hoping to salvage this year's class with quality players who will fit into the new Wolfpack scheme. Biggest catch:Matt Dayes, RB, Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay Could steal: JuMichael Ramos, WR, Hampton (Ga.) Lovejoy
8. Wake Forest The Demon Deacons had a rough year on the field but have managed to build a solid class. Biggest catch: James Looney, DE, Lake Worth (Fla.) Could steal:Blake McClain, DB, Winter Park (Fla.)
9. Miami It's going to be a pretty small class for the Hurricanes, but there is serious talent. Biggest catch:Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE, Ramsey (N.J. Don Bosco Prep Could steal:Matthew Thomas, LB, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington
10. Duke David Cutcliffe is continuing to build a quality program in Durham. Biggest catch:Johnell Barnes, WR, Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar Could steal: No one; they are done.
11. Georgia Tech The Yellow Jackets don't have a huge class, but coach Paul Johnson got commitments at key positions. Biggest catch:Shamire Devine, OL, East Point (Ga.) Tri Cities Could steal: Cornelius Elder, ATH, Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth
12. Boston College A coaching change made it difficult for the Golden Eagles to bring in a bigger, better recruiting class. Biggest catch:Tevin Montgomery, DT, Marion (Mass.) Tabor Academy Could steal: No one, they are done.
The Wolverines get stronger on the offensive line and defensive back with this 2013 group. Biggest catch:Derrick Green, RB, Richmond (Va.) Hermitage Could steal: None. They have closed out their class.
Nebraska's class came together with prospects from 13 different states plus Canada. Biggest catch:Terrell Newby, RB, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade Could steal:Devin Scott, DE, Harvey (La.) West Jefferson
4. Michigan State Linebacker, running back and defensive back are positions strengthened by the Spartans' 2013 class. Biggest catch:Jon Reschke, LB, Birmingham (Mich.) Brother Rice Could steal: None. They have closed out their class.
The Illini have their heir apparent at the quarterback position in place, and surrounded him with nice skill position players. Biggest catch:Aaron Bailey, QB, Bolingbrook, Ill. Could steal:Ryan Timmons, WR, Frankfort (Ill.) Franklin County
6. Penn State The sanctions levied against Penn State's program were unprecedented; so was the job Bill O'Brien did keeping the faith of recruits. Biggest catch:Christian Hackenberg, QB, Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy Could steal: None. They have closed out their class.
8. Northwestern The theme of Northwestern's class is versatility. An unusually high number of their commits could project to multiple positions. Biggest catch:Matt Alviti, QB, Park Ridge (Ill.) Maine South Could steal:James Clark, WR, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
This will go down as the best recruiting class the Hoosiers have signed in the last decade-plus. Biggest catch:Antonio Allen, DB, Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis Could steal:Laray Smith, RB, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Xaverian
The Hawkeyes did a good job adding depth to several positions, but are short on impact players. Biggest catch:Malik Rucker, DB, New Hope (Minn.) Cooper Could steal:Reggie Spearman, LB, Chicago Simeon
This class may not be as star-studded as some in the past, but it is solid from top to bottom. Biggest catch:Keith Ford, RB, Cypress (Texas) Cypress Ranch Could steal:Adrian Baker, CB, Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna
Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns are looking to sign a small class, but there is a lot of talent on board. Biggest catch:Kent Perkins, OT, Dallas (Texas) Lake Highlands Could steal:Dontre Wilson, RB, DeSoto (Texas)
3. West Virginia
Dana Holgerson and the Mountaineers beefed up the offensive side but also have a strong defensive group with the linebackers leading the way. Biggest catch:Shelton Gibson, WR, Cleveland Heights (Ohio) Could steal:Tyler Boyd, WR, Clairton (Pa.)
4. Oklahoma State
The Pokes continued to strike big in Texas with a trio of four-star receivers leading the way. Biggest catch:Fred Ross, WR, Tyler (Texas) John Tyler Could steal:Dontre Wilson, RB, DeSoto (Texas)
In their first year of Big 12 play, the Horned Frogs have stuck close to home with the 2013 class and have quietly built another strong group. Biggest catch:Kyle Hicks, RB, Arlington (Texas) Martin Could steal:Andrew Billings, DT, Waco (Texas)
The Bears have a solid class all the way through, with some potential game breakers on offense and a heavy dose of defense. Biggest catch:Robbie Rhodes, WR, Fort Worth (Texas) Southwest Could steal:Kenny Hill, DQB, Southlake (Texas) Carroll
Charlie Weis stole a page from Kansas State. The Jayhawks went heavy on the junior college talent. Biggest catch:Marquel Combs, DT, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Pierce C.C. Could steal:Dionte Savage, OG, Yuma (Ariz.) Arizona Western
8. Kansas State
Coach Bill Snyder continues to work his plan at Kansas State, hitting the JUCOs hard and finding under-the-radar talent. Biggest catch:Tanner Wood, WDE, Conway Springs (Kan.) Could steal:Kenny Hill, DQB, Southlake (Texas) Carroll
9. Iowa State
The Cyclones' is not a star-studded group, but there are some players and they have a very impressive haul of offensive linemen. Biggest catch:Jake Campos, OT, West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley Could steal:Robert Garcia, SDE, Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit
10. Texas Tech
Kliff Kingsbury and the Texas Tech staff have been playing catch-up on the recruiting front since arriving in Lubbock, but they have picked up the pace as signing day nears. Biggest catch:Devin Lauderdale, WR, Houston (Texas) Bellaire Could steal:Zelt Minor, DE, Houston (Texas) Lamar
1. Pittsburgh The Panthers landed a quality recruiting class loaded with in-state talent. Biggest catch:Dorian Johnson, OL, Belle Vernon (Pa.) Belle Vernon Area Could steal: No one, they are done.
Despite not landing most of the top in-state talent, the Scarlet Knights put together a solid class. Biggest catch:Nadir Barnwell, ATH, Piscataway (N.J.) Could steal:Mackensie Alexander, DB, Immokalee (Fla.)
3. USF Taking into consideration Willie Taggart was hired in December, the Bulls have put together an impressive class. Biggest catch:Derrick Calloway, DT, Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee Could steal:Stacy Coley, WR, Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast
4. Louisville The Cardinals have a small class that includes some great talent. Biggest catch:James Quick, WR, Louisville (Ky.) Trinity Could steal:Jermaine Grace, LB, Miramar (Fla.)
5. Connecticut The Huskies added depth at wide receiver, bringing in three three-star. Biggest catch:Dhameer Bradley, WR, Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy Could steal:Tim Boyle, QB, Middletown (Conn.) Xavier
6. Syracuse Despite a coaching change, the Orangemen added quality depth on the defensive side of the ball. Biggest catch:Luke Arciniega, LB, Roseville (Calif.) Sierra C.C. Could steal:Reggie Spearman, LB, Chicago (Ill.) Simeon
7. Temple The Owls pulled in a lot of local talent, especially in the defensive front seven. Biggest catch:Zaire Williams, RB, Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek Could steal:Leon Johnson, OL, Bound Brook (N.J.)
8. Cincinnati Tommy Tuberville came in and shook up the Bearcats' 2013 class, dropping several commits and bringing in others he targeted at Texas Tech. Biggest catch:Tyler Cogswell, QB, Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage Could steal:Lorenzo Woodley, RB, Miami (Fla.) Columbus
The Trojans have taken a few hits in recent weeks. Lane Kiffin's class is still a juggernaut, just not at the same level of one it was a few months back. It still includes an impressive six five-star prospects. Biggest catch:Kenny Bigelow, DT, Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy Could steal:Matthew Thomas, LB, Miami Booker T. Washington
2. UCLA Jim Mora's class is as deep as any. There are no five-stars as of now, but there are a whopping 16 four-stars in the fold. UCLA is a threat to add more significant pieces on signing day and the Bruins' recruiting effort has to be commended and looked at as a possible turning point for a program on the rise. Biggest catch:Priest Willis, DB, Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos de Niza Could steal:Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, Placer (Calif.)
The hyper-intense Huskies' coaching staff has proven it can recruit with any team in the conference. Washington loaded up across the defensive line and did an outstanding job at wide receiver as well getting Damore'ea Stringfellow and others. Quarterback Troy Williams could be a star in the making. Southern California was a big focus for this staff and the Huskies scored big there. Biggest catch: Troy Williams, QB, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne Could steal: Tyrell and Tyree Robinson, ATH, San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln
The Ducks weathered the storm of coach Chip Kelly leaving for the NFL. It was important that Mark Helfrich was promoted from within to keep the continuity of Oregon's offense and overall system intact. In the days leading up to signing day, the Ducks have to watch out for some last-minute defections that could put a crimp in this recruiting class. Biggest catch: Thomas Tyner, RB, Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha Could steal: Cameron Hunt, OL, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Coach Sonny Dykes came to Berkeley with an aggressive recruiting approach and has done an admirable job keeping the Golden Bears' class intact. It was especially important to lock up four-star cornerback Darius Allensworth two weekends ago and quarterback is strong, too. The job isn't done yet though as some recruits are still considering other schools. Biggest catch: Jared Goff, QB, Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic Could steal: Patrick Enewally, DB, Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr
The Wildcats again struggled to lock up high-level players from Arizona. Instead they went elsewhere for their haul. The very top of Arizona's class is strong and includes what could end up being a game-changing quarterback, but there's something to be desired when it comes to depth. Biggest catch:Anu Solomon, QB, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman Could steal: Nobody. Arizona is likely finished.
7. Arizona State
The Sun Devils signed one of Arizona's top prospects in linebacker Chans Cox, who also listed a Notre Dame offer. That, in itself, is a huge win. The class also includes some solid junior college talent. Todd Graham seems to be changing the image of his program in his first full year as head coach. Biggest catch:Chans Cox, LB, Lakeside (Ariz.) Blue Ridge Could steal:L.J. Moore, DB, Fresno (Calif.) Central East
Defensive backs and running backs make up a large chunk of Utah's class. There's some solid depth throughout, including six junior college prospects. Most of the transfers are capable of contributing on the Pac-12 level immediately. Biggest catch:Andre Lewis, WR, Diablo Valley (Calif.) Community College Could steal:Micah Thomas, ATH, Galens Park (Texas) North Shore
9. Oregon State
Oregon State's coaching staff did a fantastic job recruiting the Inland Empire of Southern California and it paid big dividends. Numerous prospects from that talent-rich area committed to the Beavers and it could open new avenues for recruits in the future. There is still some unfinished business with top recruits leading up to signing day though which could affect Oregon State's class. Biggest catch: Dashon Hunt, CB, Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake Could steal: L.J. Moore, DB, Fresno (Calif.) Central East
10. Washington State
Coach Mike Leach and his staff did an impressive job getting early signees from the junior college ranks and then some international players who they believe could be special for the Cougars. Washington State didn't have as much success reaching into Southern California as last recruiting cycle but it still landed Gerard Wicks, who could develop into a top-notch Pac-12 running back. Biggest catch: Tyler Bruggman, QB, Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep Could steal: Tatum Taylor, CB, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea
The perception is that Stanford had a disappointing year recruiting and the numbers could play a major factor in that since the Cardinal only have 12 commits. Digging deeper finds many talented prospects in this class at key positions, so coach David Shaw's club should be fine in the coming years. Biggest catch: Peter Kalambayi, LB, Matthews (N.C.) Butler Could steal: Jordan Cunningham, WR, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School
The Buffs' class wasn't stellar at any point during the cycle, but the coaching change really made a debacle of it. There are a few solid pieces in play, but it's hard to blame anyone for the lack of top-flight players or much discernable depth. The bright spot is the fact that 10 of the program's 17 commits hail from California. That could be a sign of the school's move to the Pac-12 preparing to pay off. Biggest catch:Sefo Liufau, QB, Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep Could steal:Chidobe Awuzie, DB, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove.
The Tide repeated as BCS national champions and now they are poised to finish in the top five of the Rivals Team Rankings thanks to an impressive out-of-state haul. Biggest catch: Jonathan Allen Could steal: Alvin Kamara
3. LSU Les Miles and the Bayou Bengals have strung together yet another salty class top to bottom. The defensive line and defensive backfield are particularly strong and the wide receivers and offensive line pack a powerful punch. Biggest catch:Tre'Davious White, CB, Shreveport (La.) Green Oaks Could steal:Robert Nkemdiche, SDE, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson
4. Texas A&M The Aggies are one of the hottest teams in the country right now, and while sticking to their Texas roots they have added some national flavor to this standout class. Biggest catch:Ricky Seals-Jones, ATH, Sealy (Texas) Could steal:Torrodney Prevot, WDE, Houston (Texas) Alief Taylor
Thanks to some creative math, the Bulldogs are taking a massive class, with plenty of big-time names poised to contribute early. Biggest catch: Tray Matthews Could steal: Montravius Adams
8. South Carolina
The Gamecocks were able to build a solid class early and hang on to it without any major defectors. Identifying and targeting under-the-radar talent helped the cause. Biggest catch:Larenz Bryant Could steal: Yannick Ngakoue
New head coach Butch Jones has rejuvenated recruiting efforts for the Vols, paying off with big-time commits and leaving Tennessee in the discussion for several stars as signing day nears. Biggest catch: Marquez North Could steal: Trey Bell
12. Missouri The Tigers had a tough transition to the SEC in 2012 and while their 2013 class is solid, it is going to take a few more steps to meet the high recruiting standards set by their SEC brethren. Biggest catch: Chase Abbington, ATH, St. Peters (Mo.) Fort Zumwalt South Could steal: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, St. Louis (Mo.)
By reaching into Ohio rather than battle it out late in the game for prospects in the Southeast, the Wildcats have filled out a very nice class. Biggest catch: Marcus McWilson Could steal: Janarion Grant
14. Arkansas With everything that has happened in Fayetteville over the past year, it's no surprise the Razorbacks have been scrambling a bit as signing day approaches. The new staff has added some nice pieces and will go down to the wire for a few others. Biggest catch: Hunter Henry, TE, Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Academy Could steal: Altee Tenpenny, RB, North Little Rock (Ark.)