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ESPN: These 5 Teams Are Off To Best Start In 2019 Recruiting

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The five best classes.

The 2018 recruiting cycle is almost over. National Signing Day is behind us, and most recruits have decided where they'll be playing their college football.

Georgia and Ohio State fought for the No. 1 class, with the Bulldogs winning the day. Kirby Smart and company landed seven 5-star recruits en route to the top class in the country for the 2018 recruiting cycle.

That sets the mark for most 5-star recruits in a class since the ratings began in 2000. A few other programs have had six, but never seven.

With the 2018 class in the rearview, ESPN decided to take a look at the upcoming 2019 class. A few programs are already off to fast starts.

No surprise, Georgia is at the top of the list one again. However, the Bulldogs aren't the only SEC team off to a good start for 2019.

Jimbo Fisher didn't have a ton of success during the 2018 cycle -- with just the No. 17 class in the country. However, he's already got the ball rolling for next year.

Here are the five teams ESPN thinks are off to the best start.

  • Georgia
  • Texas A&M
  • Miami
  • Alabama
  • Oklahoma

All five sit in the top eight of 247Sports' Team Rankings for the 2019 cycle. No doubt all five will be in contention for the No. 1 class in 2019, along with Urban Meyer and Ohio State, of course.

[ESPN]