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College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2019

An early ranking of college football's top 50 returning players for 2019
College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2019

The 2019 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. Quarterbacks take the top spot in the rankings for '19. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa narrowly edges Clemson's Trevor Lawrence in the early top 50, with Texas' Sam Ehlinger, Oregon's Justin Herbert and Georgia's Jake Fromm all ranked in the top seven.

Alabama Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Crimson Tide

After a one-year absence, Nick Saban's Crimson Tide are back atop the recruiting rankings
Alabama Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Crimson Tide

Alabama head coach Nick Saban doesn't rebuild, he reloads. His 2019 recruiting class is a testament to that notion and a sign that Alabama isn't slowing down anytime soon. The Crimson Tide have secured the No. 1 recruiting class for the eighth time in the last nine years. Here is a look at the top five newcomers to watch in 2019 for the juggernaut that calls Tuscaloosa home.

 

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

Examining which freshmen could have the biggest impact this fall
College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

College football’s 2019 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer portal could be in order.

National Signing Day 2019 Winners and Losers

Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee made the most of National Signing Day to put the finishing touches on a strong class
National Signing Day 2019 Winners and Losers

National Signing Day is Christmas in February for some college football teams and heartbreak city just ahead of Valentine's Day for many of the others. Recruiting rankings are not always the most accurate of measuring sticks, but they do give a pretty good idea of the amount of talent each program secured in a given year that could mean the difference between wins or loses in the years to come.

 

Ranking the 10 Best College Football Recruiting Classes Since 2005

Dabo Swinney's 2015 class was the foundation for two national titles
Ranking the 10 Best College Football Recruiting Classes Since 2005

As the ink dries on letters of intent on National Signing Day, college football recruiting gurus are naming winners and losers. Most have already moved on to the next crop of high school studs.

 

Who needs all that speculation when you can look back in hindsight at how the classes performed, though?

 

Here are the top 10 college football recruiting classes from 2005-18.

 

How Have the Top Five 5-Star College Football Recruits from 2012-16 Performed

Shea Patterson has one more season to live up to his 5-star billing
How Have the Top Five 5-Star College Football Recruits from 2012-16 Performed

Every season college football fans are on pins and needles in anticipation of the new recruiting class and what that may mean to their beloved team’s future success. Even mentioning the possibility of landing a top-of-the-line, game-changing 5-star recruit and then landing said player... forget about it. The diehards go crazy imagining what this means in terms of conference titles and national championships.

 

National Signing Day 2019 Predictions: Where Will the Top Recruits Sign?

Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt is hoping to reel in one of the remaining 5-star recruits on Wednesday
National Signing Day 2019 Predictions: Where Will the Top Recruits Sign?

With the introduction of the early signing period for college football, much of the anticipation of National Signing Day has subsided with high-profile programs now locking in top recruits as early as December. Yet, not every team fanatic and college football staff member needs to start praying to Saint Jude for help.

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

Sam Ehlinger leads Texas' contingent of 10 starting signal-callers with four of them staying in the Lone Star State
Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC) along will be new compared to this time last year.

 

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