The schools that landed the standouts and sleepers at each
College football’s 2023 recruiting cycle has come and gone, with Alabama signing the No. 1 class for the 8th time in the Nick Saban era.The Crimson Tide locked up the No. 1-ranked possibility at 4 different positions, and while quarterback was not one of those, they might have brought in the most excellent group of quarterbacks this cycle.Here, Tom VanHaaren, Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert analyze the teams that stood out in the 2023 recruiting cycle, breaking down the schools that landed the highest-ranked possibility at each position, the schools that had the most excellent group at each position and a school with a sleeper haul.Jump to a position: QB|RB|WR|TE|OL
Group with the highest-ranked QB: USC (Malachi Nelson, No. 1 general). Nelson is such a naturally fluid thrower of the football. He can alter arm angles and make all the tosses. At 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, he has incredible physical upside to grow and more powerful, which will only enhance his innate talents.With the ruling Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams back in 2023, we expect Nelson to contend to be the backup, eventually play in four games and redshirt, which is the perfect scenario for any quarterback despite how gifted he is.– Luginbill Group with the most outstanding QB haul: Alabama. The Crimson Tide didn’t utilize the transfer portal for a quarterback to replace Bryce Young, so the training personnel made certain they added two high school prospects in the 2023 class. Alabama is one of a few teams to include 2 quarterbacks and the only group with 2 ESPN 300 devotes.