Recruiting is the name of the game in college football. No matter a coach’s knowledge and talent, if he doesn’t have top talent to execute his gameplan, there’s little chance at winning a national championship. The 2020 class is full of players who can make an impact on day one. Today we look at the biggest 2020 college football player commitments.
Bryan Bresee, defensive tackle, Clemson
The Damascus, Maryland product is the No. 2 overall player in Rivals prospect rankings. With Bryan Bresee’s commitment, Clemson gets another highly touted prospect for its defensive line. This is huge as the Tigers landed the top prospect of the 2018 class, Xavier Thomas, who is already considered one of the top players in college football. Expect Bresee to wreak havoc on the interior of the defensive line.
Justin Rogers, defensive tackle, Kentucky
It’s rare to see a player of Justin Rogers’ caliber sign up with an SEC school, but the Wildcats landed him regardless. The Oak Park, Michigan native is the No. 14 ranked prospect and nearly guaranteed to be a day-one starter on Kentucky’s defensive line. The Wildcats are quietly building a top-25 class. If they can retain Rogers’ commitment, he will be a major haul.
Rakim Jarrett, wide receiver, LSU
The Tigers offense looks amazing in the early parts of the season. Adding an explosive receiver like Rakim Jarrett should have a major impact on LSU’s offense next season. The 6-foot, 195-pound D.C. product improves a recruiting class that should finish in the top 10 if recent patterns hold.
Myles Hinton, offensive tackle, Stanford
The Cardinal offense is predicated around running the ball under David Shaw (and John Harbaugh before him). But seeing them land a five-star offensive lineman is still surprising. One knock on Stanford has always been the rigorous academics holding back players, but they were able to land Myles Hinton out of Georgia.
A top-5 prospect in the state, Hinton is the No. 3-ranked tackle in this recruiting class. Stanford’s offensive line will improve greatly with Hinton playing either tackle position.
Harrison Bailey, quarterback, Tennessee
With Tennessee’s struggles on both sides of the ball, Harrison Bailey will fight for the starting QB spot in the spring. The pro-style quarterback fits into head coach Jeremy Pruitt’s model for the offense. If the Volunteers can pick up a few more offensive weapons, they’ll see vast advances in the SEC East next season.
Derek Wingo, inside linebacker, Florida
The Florida defense has some things to work out after the stunning loss in Week 3. Wingo will fill an immediate need at inside linebacker. He has the range to go sideline-to-sideline, and can come up and stuff the run. The No. 5-ranked prospect in the state of Florida plays for a national powerhouse, so Dan Mullen starting him in Week 1 shouldn’t surprise Gators fans.
Chris Tyree, running back, Notre Dame
Notre Dame’s offense looks unstoppable with Ian Book this season. Next year, the Fighting Irish will add multipurpose back Chris Tyree to give the offense extra juice. Is Notre Dame back in the championship picture? Its showdown with Georgia will be the biggest measuring stick for the team this season. If they can pull off an upset, it’ll do wonders for recruiting.
Which commitment is the biggest of the 2020 class?
Going through our list of the biggest 2020 college football commitments, who will have the quickest impact? Our money is on Justin Rogers heading to Kentucky. If you want more news from around the college football world, check out our NCAA section.