The early signing is underway, and while it will not end until Friday, Clemson entered and is projected to leave the first day holding the No. 1 spot in the 247Sports Composite 2020 team rankings. The Tigers operated mostly on an "as expected" basis, getting a chance to see pen to paper for the No. 1, No. 3, No. 13 and No. 16 overall players in the Class of 2020. Dabo Swinney and his staff didn't have much concern regarding defensive tackle Bryan Bresee, the top prospect in the country, or DJ Uiagalelei, the top-rated pro-style quarterback in the country.
But the six five-star prospect class was one short of the best possible finish for the reigning national champions on the field with five-star defensive lineman Jordan Burch choosing South Carolina over Clemson, LSU, Georgia and others. While Clemson did lose Burch, the day did also feature a pleasant surprise with the flip of four-star defensive back Malcolm Green from LSU, one of 11 four-star prospects in the Tigers' No. 1 class.
Alabama finished Wednesday at No. 2, followed by Ohio State at No. 3, LSU at No. 4 and Georgia at No. 5. On a day where we were watching to see if Texas A&M, Florida or even Texas could make a run to the top, we are left with the top recruiting powers holding their position. Clemson's ascension not only into the realm of Alabama, LSU, Ohio State and Georgia but to the very top of the rankings has been the only breakthrough of this cycle, and there's nothing to suggest that the other blue bloods can expect much of a regression moving forward.
Check out the top 10 classes below, and be sure to stay with us throughout the rest of the early signing period (it closes Friday) as these rankings could change. Click the link at the end of the table to see where your team ranks if it is not inside the top 10.
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