Each early signing period as well as National Signing Day serve as an opportunity to remind us of how eager the best college football programs are to attract talent-driven players. This is a list of Florida schools that did well at recruiting talent for the 2023 football season.

The Buckeyes performed a great job at attracting two of state’s top receivers in Plantation-American Heritage’s Brandon Inniss and IMG’s Carnell Tate. Also, they signed Columbia tight end and wide receiver Noah Frier.

Ohio State

In the 2023 cycle of recruiting, Ohio State is well-positioned to assemble its 12th top-10 class in the past 13 years. The current class ranks 5th in the nation and has seven of the best 100 players.

Florida has long been a top destination when it comes to Ohio State on the recruiting trail, and that’s no the case in this particular cycle. With coaches with years of Florida knowledge and experience in the state, Ohio State already plays a significant roles in Florida.

The Buckeyes are among the top prospects in this group are Carnell Tate Brandon Inniss, Troy Bowles and Richard Young. While none of them is within the top five at their positions, these high-end players have been part of Ohio State’s recruiting effort from the beginning.

Bryson Rodgers is a top prospect who will join the team in the 2023 recruitment cycle. He played as a junior wide receiver and as defensive back at Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, Tennessee. The player recorded a personal best of 117 tackles, 10 pass deflections and four interceptions during his final season of junior.

Some of the other top recruits in this class are Cedrick Hawkins Kayden McDonald, and Jayden Bonsu. If his strength continues McDonald could become a cornerback or safety for Columbus. They could also play defensive tackle and edge rusher.


As the Alabama football team continues to enjoy its historic run of success, it is also one of the top recruitment programs across the nation. Nick Saban, Coach of the Alabama football team has utilized talent from the state as a catalyst to create one Tuscaloosa family. The coach is well-known on the national level due to his ability to is able to sign elite recruits all over the nation.

Since the state provides the Crimson Tide resources, the college is able to provide coaches with the needed support. The resources available include the state budget for recruiting and a specific alignment of administrative functions and support for fans that no other school can beat.

This gives the Crimson Tide each year to attracted a number of high school players who are from the state they grew up in to Tuscaloosa to attend the college. This is an important reason that Nick Saban has been able to create the most successful program in the history of Alabama football.

The class for 2023 in Alabama will continue to do well in the process of obtaining players for the state. But, it’s crucial that Alabama to consider looking outside of Florida to locate promising players. Through the years, Alabama’s coaching staff has insist on this.

For the class of 2023, in 2023, the Crimson Tide will look to include a couple of defensive backs and quarterbacks on their team, in addition to a few more offensive linemen. The additions are sure to give their Crimson Tide a lot of potential for this coming class to be the best recruiting class Alabama has had in its history.


Florida has a rich history of attracting top players from across the state. In this year’s tournament it was no different. Gators went after several of the best players across Central as well as Northeast Florida.

Ocoee’s wide receiver Asaad Wased, St. Thomas Aquinas’ wide receiver Isaiah Hardge, and Columbia’s slot receiver Taylor Frier make up this year’s class. The three players are all flexible, active players who are adept at playing inside and outside.

Flager’s Ryan Hill is another name worth watching. He’s one of the Power 5 recruit and will create a significant impact. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder weighed in at pounds. He was the leader of the team with tackles, scoring the most with 125. He’s been approached by Iowa State, Tennessee and UCF.

Georgia and Florida State also offered him their assistance. An athletic downhill runner his runs totalled 130 for 940 yards in 2022 and eight touchdowns running.

Coastal Carolina did not have the most in-state players but the team did boast Miami Norland runningback Ja’Vin Simpkins, and Cocoa captain Blake Boda. They have also signed Nikola Milovac (Florence International), Xavier Irvin, and Richard Dandridge (Homestead) as defensive ends. They are expected to deliver big results to the Chanticleers. They could achieve a great run throughout the season in the conference.

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