2009 Football Rivals Recruiting Rankings
It is still relatively early in the recruiting process for the Class of 2009, but several schools are already beginning to fill up their recruiting classes with commitments from some of the nation’s top prospects.
Rivals.com national recruiting editor Jeremy Crabtree takes a look at how the top 25 currently stands and gives us his take on those teams’ efforts.
This first sampling of the team rankings is based strictly on rated high school players – neither junior college nor prep school prospects have been ranked at this time.

1. Ohio State
2009 total commits: 23
Headliner: Dorian Bell
2008 class rank: 4 The Buckeyes have assembled the nation’s best class with one five-star commitment and 16 four-star pledges. They also have a whopping 23 commitments, the most in the nation. But the class isn’t just about quantity. It’s about quality. Five-star linebacker Dorian Bell is a major catch, as are Jamie Wood, Justin Green and C.J. Barnett.