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The 5 Most-Disappointing 2018 Recruiting Classes

A pylon at the CFP National Championship game.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Here are the five most-disappointing recruiting classes in 2018.

The 2018 recruiting cycle is wrapping up today. It's National Signing Day.

History is being made today. For the first time in almost a decade, Alabama will not have the country's No. 1 recruiting class.

Another SEC program, Georgia, has taken that honor. Ohio State was close, but the Buckeyes will finish No. 2.

Not every program has reason to be excited, though. There are some disappointing classes.

Here are the five most-disappointing recruiting classes for 2018:

1. Michigan

247sports team ranking: No. 19

A top 20 class isn't bad, but for the Wolverines, it's a step backward. Michigan is trying to compete against Ohio State and Penn State at the top of the Big Ten. Both of those programs have top-five classes.

2. Alabama

247Sports team ranking: No. 9

Putting a top 10 class on the "most disappointing" list is probably crazy, but this is Alabama we're talking about. If the Crimson Tide don't get the No. 1 overall class, that's a disappointment. And that's what's happened for the first time in eight years.

3. LSU

247Sports team ranking: No. 14

The Tigers have missed out on some top targets, including five-star Patrick Surtain, who was seen by some as an LSU lock. He committed to Alabama instead.

4. Texas A&M

247Sports team ranking: No. 17

This is Jimbo Fisher's first class at Texas A&M and he didn't have much time to put it together. So putting the Aggies on this list is probably a little unfair. But Fisher did lose commitments from several of Texas A&M's top prospects and had a disappointing finish to the 2018 cycle.

Just wait for 2019, though, Aggies' fans. Texas A&M is on pace for an awesome class next year.

5. Arizona State

247Sports team ranking: No. 76

Herm Edwards is going to find this whole recruiting thing kind of difficult. The Sun Devils' 2018 class is the worst Power 5 class in the country. Schools like Tulane, Western Michigan and Louisiana Tech have better classes.


You can view the full team rankings for 2018 classes here.