TOP 10 RECRUITING CLASSES
1. North Carolina: A consensus top- 10 player, 6- 7 Nassir Little, heads the class that features two in- state four- star guards — Coby White and Rechon Black. Tar Heels still in the mix for heralded Zion Williamson as well.
2. Kansas: Off to a great start with five- star point guard Devon Dotson. There is size in 6- 9 Silvio De Sousa and 6- 9 David McCormack, a pair of top- 50 recruits.
3. Michigan State: Tom Izzo restocks the cupboard with a five- player class, including four top- 100 prospects and four in- state players. The headliners are 6- 9 Marcus Bingham and 6- 7 Gabe Brown.
4. LSU: Rugged 6- 10, 230- pound Nazreon Reid, a top- 20 prospect in the country, and combo guard Ja’Vonte Smart, a local kid from Baton Rouge, heads a stellar class with three top- 100 players.
5. USC: A trio of four- star recruits all ranked in the top 100 — 6- 8 wing Taeshon Curry, 6- 4 point guard Elijah Weaver and 6- 5 shooting guard Kevin Porter — gives the Trojans a second straight impressive recruiting class.
6. Maryland: Homegrown Jalen Smith, a 6- 10 forward from Baltimore and top- 30 prospect, is the prize of the class. Combo guard Eric Ayala and 6- 6 Aaron Wiggins are both top- 100 recruits.
7. Michigan: There is strength in numbers in this five- man class, including four ranked in the top 150. The Wolverines landed a top- 50 forward in versatile Ignas Brazdeikis and stole 6- 8 Brandon Johns out of East Lansing.
8. Duke: No class has a better 1- 2 punch so far than what Coach K has secured. Cam Reddish is a 6- 7 do- it- all and the No. 3 ranked player in the country. Point guard Tre Jones is a top- 10 prospect. But this class could rise to the top with the addition of 6- 7 forward R. J. Barrett, the nation’s No. 1 player who will announce Friday if he plans to sign.
9. Wake Forest: Jaylen Hoard, a 6- 8 star, is a top- 25 prospect nationally, while 6- 8 Isaiah Mucius and point guard Jamie Lewis are a pair of four- star prospects.
10. Texas: Shaka Smart has lined up a strong recruiting class for the third straight year. The four- player class includes consensus top- 50 prospects in 6- 9 Kamaka Hepa and 6- 6 wing Gerald Liddell.