The final 247Sports Composite recruiting rankings are out ahead of National Signing Day 2019, and while most major recruits have already signed with their school of choice, there are still some big names out there who haven’t signed yet and the updated rankings can help give a glimpse into what kind of player your favorite (or rival) school is getting.
The state of Alabama ended up with three composite 5-stars on the year, with a new #1. OL Clay Webb (Oxford) had been the top player in the state for a while, but in the final rankings he was passed by WR George Pickens (Hoover). Pickens is the overall #4 wide receiver in this year’s class and comes in at #24 overall in the country. Pickens is an Auburn commit, and even though he hasn’t signed, should still sign in February.
Clay Webb drops to #2 in the state, although he remains the #1 center in the country. Coming in at 6-3, 295 – Webb is rated #26 nationally in the composite rankings. Webb shocked some people by signing with Georgia, and it’s the second year in a row that the top player in the state has chosen an out-of-state school after WR Justyn Ross (Central-Phenix City) chose Clemson last year.
The final 5-star is Auburn QB signee Bo Nix (Pinson Valley). Nix moved up from #4 to #3 in the state ahead of OL Pierce Quick (Hewitt-Trussville) and remains the overall #1 DUAL QB in the nation. He is #33 overall in the rankings.
The state of Alabama finished with 11 more 4-stars in the final composite rankings and all but one of them has already signed:
4. OT Pierce Quick (Hewitt-Trussville) – Signed with Alabama
5. OT Amari Kight (Thompson) – Signed with Alabama
6. OLB Mohamoud Diabete (Auburn) – Signed with Florida
7. CB Christian Williams (Daphne) – Committed to Alabama
8. PRO Taulia Tagovailoa (Thompson) – Signed with Alabama
9. DT DJ Dale (Clay-Chalkville) – Signed with Alabama
10. ILB Vonta Bentley (Jackson-Olin) – Signed with Clemson
11. PRO Paul Tyson (Hewitt-Trussville) – Signed with Alabama
12. CB Jaydon Hill (Bob Jones) – Signed with Florida
13. DUAL Peter Parrish (Central-Phenix City) – Signed with LSU
14. ILB Ke’Shun Brown (Carver-Montgomery) – Signed with Texas A&M
Alabama signed five (with one commit) of the 4-stars while Auburn signed two 5-stars. The schools picked up the following in-state signees as well:
3-star WR Ja’Varrius Johnson (Hewitt-Trussville) – Signed with Auburn
3-star CB Nehemiah Pritchett (Jackson) – Signed with Auburn
3-star K Will Reichard (Hoover) – Signed with Alabama
Alabama did end up signing three of the overall composite 5-stars in SDE Antonio Alfano (Colonia, NJ), RB Trey Sanders (IMG Academy) and OT Eval Neal (IMG Academy). Auburn signed one more in OLB Owen Pappoe (Grayson, GA).
UAB has a number of big in-state players that landed on the final list as well:
3-star OT Jayme Simmons (Thompson) – Signed
3-star SDE Jammal Abrams (Jackson-Olin) – Signed
3-star ILB Will Connor (Thompson) – Signed
3-star S Damien Miller (Fairfield) – Signed
3-star WDE Jereme Robinson (Carver-Montgomery) – Committed
3-star SDE Alex Wright (Elba) – Signed
3-star DT Kevin Penn (Austin) – Signed
3-star CB Keondre Swoopes (Hartselle) – Signed
2-star S Damon Miller (Fairfield) – Committed
2-star K Matt Quinn (Spanish Fort) – Committed
2-star DUAL Terrell McDonald (Muscle Shoals) – Signed