USA TODAY Sports’ 2017 Composite Team Football Recruiting Rankings

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We are a long way from National Signing Day next February — and no commitment is official until a player signs — but a number of programs well on their way in the Class of 2017.

USA TODAY High School Sports’ first Composite Team Recruiting Rankings for 2017 represent an average of the rankings by the four major recruiting services: 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout. ESPN’s current rankings include the Top 15 so schools not listed were awarded a 16 for average purposes.

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Ohio State is a unanimous No. 1 with 13 commitments, including two five-star prospects and 10 four-star prospects. Oklahoma is ranked No. 2 with No. 2 rankings by three of the four sites.

Here are the top 30 teams:

Rank School 247 ESPN Rivals Scout Avg.
1 Ohio State 1 1 1 1 1
2 Oklahoma 2 3 2 2 2.25
3 Alabama 3 2 3 4 3
T4 Miami (Fla.) 4 5 4 7 5
T4 Clemson 5 6 6 3 5
6 Georgia 6 4 5 6 5.25
7 Notre Dame 7 7 7 5 6.5
8 Michigan 8 8 8 8 8
T9 North Carolina 12 11 10 10 10.75
T9 Florida State 13 10 9 11 10.75
T11 Miss. State 9 16 19 9 13.25
T11 Northwestern 11 16 13 13 13.25
T11 Kentucky 14 12 11 16 13.25
14 Maryland 15 16 12 14 14.25
15 Nebraska 16 16 14 12 14.5
16 Iowa 10 16 15 21 15.5
17 LSU 19 9 18 17 15.75
T18 Wisconsin 17 16 16 24 18.25
T18 Penn State 21 14 20 18 18.25
20 Arizona 22 16 17 22 19.25
21 Washington 23 16 26 15 20
22 Texas 27 13 22 19 20.25
23 Oklahoma State 18 16 28 26 22
24 Western Michigan 20 16 30 27 23.25
25 Michigan State 30 16 24 25 23.75
26 Iowa State 26 16 21 35 24.5
27 Tennessee 33 16 34 23 26.5
28 Baylor 34 16 29 28 26.75
29 Rutgers 25 16 37 31 27.25
T30 Duke 24 16 36 37 28.25
T30 Virginia Tech 28 16 35 34 28.25

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.