The Early Singing Period came and went with the SEC swallowing up the rest of the nation on the recruiting trail. Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, and LSU have the top four recruiting classes respectively with Clemson sliding into the fifth spot on Thursday, supplanting Oregon, for now. Most of the teams currently ranked in the top 10 have very little wiggle room to move up the rankings with classes near completion, but if there is a chance to land any of the uncommitted 5- and 4-star talents left on the board, any and every team will make it happen.
Here is a list of the top five uncommitted players all Power 5 programs will be fighting over between now and National Signing Day on Feb. 6, 2019.
Top Uncommitted Recruits
5-Star WR Jadon Haselwood (6-2.5, 196)
Cedar Grove (Ga.) High School
Of the five 5-star recruits still tantalizing college football coaches, Haselwood is the highest rated per 247Sports. The Cedar Grove High School talent helped lead the Saints to a 14-1 record that included hoisting the Georgia AAA trophy after a 14-13 win over Peach County during his senior season. Haselwood has 17 reported offers from the likes of Auburn, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, and Florida but a big push is coming from Oklahoma, Miami, Tennessee, Florida State, and in-state power Georgia. Fans ready to find out if the Ellenwood area product can make a difference for their team will not have to wait until NSD, as Haselwood is planning on announcing his decision on Jan. 4.
5-Star WR Bru McCoy (6-2.5, 212)
Mater Dei (Calif.) High School
McCoy has been a big part of back-to-back national championships with Mater Dei High School as an unstoppable force on offense while lending his services on defense as an end/outside linebacker when needed. McCoy used his athleticism to haul in 78 passes for 1,428 with 18 trips into the end zone on the Monarchs trip to a California Division I state title. McCoy caught passes in 2017 from former 5-star and current USC quarterback JT Daniels and was the target of Class of 2020 USC commit Bryce Young throughout his senior season. With 25 offers on the table from teams like Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, and Notre Dame, the four schools that hosted McCoy on official visits have been Texas, Washington, UCLA, and USC. It's hard to imagine him not picking USC on Jan. 4 at the U.S. Army All-American Game.
5-Star DL Ishmael Sopsher (6-3.5, 334)
Amite (La.) High School
Amite High School dominated Louisiana 2A competition during the 2018 season allowing just 114 points in 16 games winning top division honors with an overwhelming 47-20 takedown of Welsh High School. The work on the field for the tackle/nose guard has resulted in 22 offers to date. While the consensus may be that Sopsher will end up with LSU, Ole Miss, Alabama, and Texas A&M are fighting for his signature as well.
5-Star OT Darnell Wright (6-6, 320)
Huntington (W.Va.) High School
ACC and SEC schools are recruiting hard for the right to have Wright be their bookend left tackle of the future. A total of 23 offers have been extended to the Under Armour All-American. Multiple visits have been taken to Tennessee with Georgia and Alabama also seeing him on campus. Look for Clemson, Florida State, Miami, and North Carolina to give their best pitches in hopes of wooing him when it comes time to put ink to paper.
5-Star WR Kyle Ford (6-3, 212)
Orange Lutheran (Calif.) High School
An amazing senior season for Ford was cut short to five games following a knee injury. Ford is a difference-maker on offense as a big target who can plant a foot in the ground and find the end zone from anywhere on the field. Taking in passes from 4-star 2019 South Carolina signee Ryan Hilinski, Ford secured 29 passes for 456 yards with seven touchdowns posted this season. Twenty-seven offers have come in for Ford with official visits made to Washington and Oregon and one set for Dec. 22 to USC. Fans will get to see Ford make his announcement during the U.S. Army All-American Game.
— Written by Ryan Wright, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and an established media professional with more than two decades' worth of experience and is a member of the FWAA. Over the years, Wright has written for numerous sites and publications and has his own recruiting site, www.recruitingnewsguru.com. Follow him on Twitter @RyanWrightRNG.
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