Top 25 Recruiting Classes: Who’s No. 1?

Slide 1 of 25: It only took Kirby Smart two seasons to meet up with his mentor, Alabama coach Nick Saban, in a national title game. Now he's supplanted him atop the composite recruiting rankings. Georgia finished ranked as the No. 1 class by both ESPN and Rivals.com, with only 247 Sports giving a slight edge to Ohio State. The reason for the Bulldogs' ascension to the top has a lot to do with their ability to keep top talent in state. Georgia has six five-star recruits, four from the state of Georgia in dual-threat quarterback Justin Fields -- the No. 2 overall recruit in the class -- defensive end Brenton Cox, guard Jamaree Salyer and linebacker Adam Anderson. Add all-everything running back Zamir White (once considered a strong Ohio State lean) and offensive tackle Cade Mays to that group and the Bulldogs have enough five-star talent alone to carry a top rated class ... and that's before you add in another 10 four-star prospects. It's a dizzying array of stars, and a sure sign that the Bulldogs won't be far from the top of the rankings anytime soon. Photo: Intersport

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1. Georgia

Georgia holds on to the No. 1 class. The reason for the Bulldogs’ ascension to the top has a lot to do with their ability to keep top talent in state. Georgia entered National Signing Day with six five-star recruits, four from the state of Georgia in dual-threat quarterback Justin Fields (pictured)— the No. 2 overall recruit in the class — defensive end Brenton Cox, guard Jamaree Salyer and linebacker Adam Anderson. Then they added a seventh just for good measure with the signing of American Heritage (Fla.) cornerback Tyson Campbell.

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