As opposed to ESPNU’s marathon coverage during NSD updating class rankings every hour it seemed, I’m here to give you a look at my top 10 classes after all the dust has settled. Of course you can assume most of the programs in the top 10, but there were a few surprises in the rest of the 25, which have been analyzed ad nauseam in the past week. This will be the last of my articles covering National Signing Day.

Just Missed The Cut

Oklahoma – They needed receivers and got a few talented ones including Durron Neal while also getting a number of O-line guys. While not filled with 5 star studs, coach Stoops nonetheless has assembled a solid class.

Miami – They have a talented class led by elite players like CB Tracy Howard and RB Randy Johnson, with Al Golden doing a fantastic job, so the future looks bright on the field despite possible NCAA sanctions looming.

Top 10 Classes

#10 Stanford – One of the biggest surprises of NSD was the haul that David Shaw brought to The Farm. He wanted to beef up the O-line and easily got the top class at that position group. OTs Andrus Peat and Kyle Murphy as well as OG Jason Garnett lead that group. The D-line didn’t do too bad, with DTs Aziz Shittu and Jordan Watkins signing. They got one of the top RBs in Barry Sanders Jr as well as several other talents on defense including OL Noor Davis and S Alex Carter.

#9 Notre Dame – Irish eyes were definitely smiling when Brian Kelly snagged 5 star QB Gunner Kiel. He’ll be throwing to talented WR Justin Ferguson and be joined in the backfield by all-purpose RB William Mahone. The Irish got a few solid O-line commits to protect him. They bolstered their secondary with CB Tee Sheapard and S Elijah Shumate as well as landing two disruptive DTs in Sheldon Day and Jarron Jones.

#8 Clemson – Coach Dabo Sweeney is starting to put together big recruiting classes and this one is a prime example. There is talent on both sides of the ball.Travis Blanks is one of the best safeties in the nation and DT Carlos Watkins will lodge himself in the middle of the trench. Their biggest haul came on offense, highlighted by a top 5 QB in the versatile Chad Kelly and he’ll have the speedy Germone Hopper to throw to at wideout. Top center recruit Jay Guillermo will be an anchor on the O-line.

#7 Michigan – After their big season, Brady Hoke brought in a very talented recruiting class. Joe Bolden, Royce Jenkins-Stone and James Ross will be a boost to the LB corps. Kyle Kalis, Blake Bars and Eric Magnuson will do the same for the O-line. Ondre Pipkins is a Top 3 DT while Hoke was able to flip RB Dennis Norfleet on NSD from Cincinnati. WR Amara Darboh and TE Devin Funchess will be weapons on offense for Denard.

#6 Ohio State – Urban Meyer certainly saved this class and look what he ended up with. DE Noah Spence is one of the best recruits in the nation and he’ll be joined on the D-line by DEs Adolphus Washington Se’Von Pittman as well as DT Tommy Schutt. Warren Ball and Bri’onte Dunn are a one-two punch at tailback and Joey O’Connor, Taylor Decker and Kyle Dodson will add bulk to the O-line. Perhaps the biggest story for this class is Meyer keeping in state talent from going elsewhere.

#5 Georgia – Mark Richt already had a strong class headed to Athens. RB Keith Marshall, OT John Theus and DE Jordan Jenkins are some of the top talent at their positions. That is nothing to say of massive DTs Jonathan Taylor and John Atkins as well as versatile athlete Todd Gurley. However, the biggest signing was that of top OLB Josh Harvey-Clemons, an in state star.

#4 Florida – While the Gators didn’t have many surprises on NSD, the big was DE Dante Fowler Jr flipping to them from rival Florida State. He adds to an already impressive class on the D-line with DE Jonathan Bullard and DT Damien Jacobs. OTs DJ Humphries and Jessamen Dunker will be rocks on the O-line, while RB Matt Jones and TEs Kent Taylor and Colin Thompson will be active in the offense.

#3 Texas – Despite some less then stellar performances the last few years, Mack Brown is still able to bring in talented recruits. It all starts with top RB Jonathan Gray and DT Malcolm Brown, OLB Peter Jinkens, ILB Dalton Santos, QB Connor Brewer and OT Kennedy Estelle are at the top of their respective positions. Brown was able to bring in talent on both sides of the ball and should have the Longhorns on the upswing.

#2 Florida State – Jimbo Fisher cannot help but be happy with this class. He landed mammoth 5 star DLs Eddie Goldman and Mario Edwards as well as keeping 5 star QB Jameis Winston from flipping to Stanford. RB Mario Pender, DE Chris Casher, CB Ronald Darby and WR Marvin Bracy are just a few examples of the talent that will be playing in Tallashassee this fall.

#1 Alabama – The rich keep getting richer thanks to Nick Saban. The Landon Collins saga got headlines, but he’s not the only one in this stacked class. RB TJ Yeldon and WRs Chris Black and Amari Cooper are dangerous offensive weapons. LBs Ryan Anderson and Dillon Lee, as well as DT Korren Kirven, ILB Reggie Ragland and CB Geno Smith add to an already dominant defense. There are even ATHs Eddie Williams and Cyrus Jones, who are talented enough to play on both sides of the ball.