Each early signing period as well as National Signing Day serve as reminders of how hungry the top colleges in America’s football programs are to attract highly skilled players. Below are some Florida teams that have done a stellar job recruiting in 2023.

The Buckeyes performed a great job at attracting two of best receivers in the state in Plantation American Heritage’s Brandon Inniss and IMG’s Carnell Tate. They were also able to sign Noah Frier, a Columbia tight end and wide receiver.

Ohio State

The 2023 recruitment cycle, Ohio State is well-positioned to build the 12th best class of the past 13 years. The group this year is as the fifth best in the nation, and includes seven of the 100 best players.

Florida has long been a top destination when it comes to Ohio State on the recruiting route, and there’s no way to be the case this year. The Buckeyes have already become a big player on the Sunshine State, with coaches who have Florida connections and decades of experience on the field in the state.

The Buckeyes are among the top prospects in this class are Carnell Tate Brandon Inniss, Troy Bowles and Richard Young. While none of these players is placed in the top five positions of their respective positions but they’re all premium players, and have been an integral part of Ohio State’s recruitment from the very beginning.

Bryson Rodgers is an additional top candidate who will be joining the team in the recruitment season of 2023. He was an junior wide receiver and as a defensive back Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, Tennessee. He had a record-setting score of 117 yards, 10 deflections of passes as well as four interceptions throughout his final season of junior.

Others of the top prospects in this group are Cedrick Hawkins Kayden McDonald and Jayden Bonsu. If his performance continues to be strong McDonald could become an offensive lineman or a safety for Columbus. This latter player can also play defensive tackle and edge rusher.


In the meantime, the Alabama football team continues its historic run of success, it is also one of the top recruiting teams in the country. Nick Saban, Coach of the Alabama football program has used in-state talent as the catalyst for establishing one Tuscaloosa dynasty. His name is well-known at the national stage because he is able to sign elite recruits all over the nation.

Since the state provides state-funded Crimson Tide resources, the University is in a position to provide coaches with the required support. These resources include the state budget for recruiting an administrative alignment and support for fans that none of the other schools can compete with.

This is what allows this Crimson Tide to consistently attract many state high school players to enroll at colleges in Tuscaloosa every year. This is one of the main reasons that Nick Saban has been able to develop the most effective program ever in Alabama football.

Alabama’s 2023 class is likely to do well in the process of obtaining the state’s top recruits. However, it is crucial for Alabama to search at the world beyond Florida to locate talent-driven players. In the past, Alabama’s coaching staff has made this point clear.

The Crimson Tide plans to recruit two quarterbacks and defensive backs during the class of 2023. The additions are sure to give to the Crimson Tide a lot of opportunities for the coming year to be the best recruiting group that Alabama has ever had.


Florida is known for its long tradition of recruiting top-quality athletes. This season, the Gators took on some of the top athletes from Central as well as Northeast Florida.

The wide receiver at Ocoee, Asaad Wased, St. Thomas Aquinas receiver Isaiah Hardge, and Columbia’s slot receiver Taylor Frier make up this year’s class. They’re all highly versatile and athletic athletes that are able to be active indoors as in the outdoors.

Flager’s Ryan Hill is another name worth keeping an eye on. He’s a Power 5 recruit and will have a huge impact immediately. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder dominated the team with 125 tackles and had 14 tackles for loss with five sacks as well as an interception return that was 99 yards long for an interception touchdown in 2022. There are offers from Iowa State and UCF.

He also has offers for offers from Florida State and Georgia. A physical downhill runner, he had 130 runs for 940 yards in 2022 and eight touchdowns on the field.

Coastal Carolina did not have the most in-state players but it had Miami Norland runningback Ja’Vin Simpkins, and Cocoa player Blake Boda. They added Nikola Milovac (Florence International), Xavier Irvin, and Richard Dandridge (Homestead) as defensive end. The Chanticleers are likely to see big results from their team. The class is expected to have great conference.

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