Top 10 Players in the 2025 College Football Recruiting Class: LSU Commit Bryce Underwood Is the Standard Bearer

    Now the 2024 class in the books, it's time to turn the page with a look at the very best players in the 2025 college football recruiting class.

    National Signing Day 2024 is wrapped up at this point, with most of the top high school seniors across the country faxing their letters of intent to their respective schools. Now that it’s over, there is no better time to take a look at the future. Here’s a look at the top 10 players in the 2025 college football recruiting class

    2025 College Football Recruiting Class Player Rankings

    10) Zayden Walker, LB, Schley County

    • College Committed to: N/A
    • Hometown: Ellaville, Georgia
    • Height: 6’3″
    • Weight: 220 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 7
    • On3 Rank: 10
    • ESPN Rank: 13
    • Rivals Rank: 22
    • Consensus Rank: 13

    Walker hasn’t picked a school yet, but he has plenty of big-time suitors with a posted top six of Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, Miami, Penn State, and South Carolina. He visited South Carolina last weekend and has a brother, Zykevious, who plays at Auburn. He is currently the top-rated linebacker on 247 Sports and On3.

    9) Justus Terry, DL, Manchester

    • College Committed to: Georgia
    • Hometown: Manchester, Georgia
    • Height: 6’5″
    • Weight: 275 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 19
    • On3 Rank: 8
    • ESPN Rank: 7
    • Rivals Rank: 11
    • Consensus Rank: 11.75

    Terry has been primed for the big time since his youth, even going viral for a post of his spectacular physique as a 6’5″, 240-point eighth grader. Now, as a high school junior, he’s ranked as the second-best defensive line prospect on On3 and third-best on 247. He’ll stay close to home to man the trenches for Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs.

    8) D.J. Pickett, DB, Zephyrhills

    • College Committed to: N/A
    • Hometown: Tampa, Florida
    • Height: 6’2″
    • Weight: 170 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 8
    • On3 Rank: 7
    • ESPN Rank: 12
    • Rivals Rank: 8
    • Consensus Rank: 8.75

    A four-sport athlete who also played basketball, baseball, and ran track in high school, Pickett is also a two-way athlete on the football field, playing safety and receiver. During his sophomore and junior seasons, he caught 95 passes for 1,919 yards and 27 touchdowns on offense while making 70 tackles with five interceptions on defense.

    He hasn’t committed anywhere yet but did post visits to LSU and Oregon this week.

    7) Na’eem Offord, CB, Parker

    • College Committed to: Ohio State
    • Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
    • Height: 6’1″
    • Weight: 185 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 6
    • On3 Rank: 5
    • ESPN Rank: 6
    • Rivals: 10
    • Consensus: 6.75

    A speedster who runs track in high school and has a confirmed 4.5 forty by 247 Sports, Offord is the top-ranked corner on On3 and second on 247 Sports. A two-way player, he had five interceptions and four defended passes to go along with 17 tackles in his junior season. He also posted 310 rushing yards and 208 yards receiving, with three offensive touchdowns.

    6) Devin Sanchez, CB, North Shore

    • College Committed to: Ohio State
    • Hometown: Houston, Texas
    • Height: 6’2″
    • Weight: 170 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 4
    • On3 Rank: 6
    • ESPN Rank: 11
    • Rivals Rank: 6
    • Consensus Rank: 6.75

    Ohio State is getting both top-ranked corners in the nation with commitments from Offord and Sanchez, with Sanchez the top-ranked on 247 Sports, and second on On3. He didn’t register any interceptions his junior season, but he did post 69 tackles and a sack. He also passed for two touchdowns and rushed in another nine on offense as a two-way threat for North Shore.

    5) Julian Lewis, QB, Carrollton

    • College Committed to: USC
    • Hometown: Carrolton, Georgia
    • Height: 6’1″
    • Weight: 185 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 14
    • On3 Rank: 9
    • ESPN Rank: 1
    • Rivals Rank: 2
    • Consensus Rank: 6.5

    The top-ranked player on the ESPN 300 Rankings, Lewis has been committed to the Trojans since before his junior season, turning down offers from Alabama, Michigan, LSU, and his home state program, Georgia.

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    After committing in August, Lewis had a stellar junior season with 3,094 passing yards, 77 touchdowns, and just two interceptions in 13 games.

    4) Dakorien Moore, WR, Duncanville

    • College Committed to: LSU
    • Hometown: Duncanville, Texas
    • Height: 5’11”
    • Weight: 175 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 5
    • On3 Rank: 4
    • ESPN Rank: 5
    • Rivals Rank: 5
    • Consensus Rank: 4.75

    Moore is ranked fifth on the ESPN 300 Rankings, but the LSU commit is fourth on our list after a remarkable junior season. Averaging 20 yards per catch, Moore hauled in 65 passes for 1,303 yards and 15 touchdowns this past season. He chose LSU in August before his junior season, turning down heavy pursuits from Oregon and Texas.

    3) Elijah Griffin, DL, Savannah Christian Prep

    • College Committed to: N/A
    • Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
    • Height: 6’5″
    • Weight: 285 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 3
    • On3 Rank: 3
    • ESPN Rank: 4
    • Rivals Rank: 4
    • Consensus Rank: 3.5

    The top-ranked 2025 defensive lineman on 247 Sports and On3; Griffin is a bona fide game-wrecker off the line of scrimmage with offers from every major program. He has amassed 248 career tackles, 69.5 for a loss, and 19 sacks in 37 games in his first three seasons in high school. He hasn’t committed but posted that he was visiting Florida on Jan. 18 and LSU on Jan 26.

    2) David Sanders Jr., OL, Providence Day School

    • College Committed to: N/A
    • Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Height: 6’6″
    • Weight: 270 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 2
    • On3 Rank: 2
    • ESPN Rank: 3
    • Rivals Rank: 1
    • Consensus Rank: 2

    The No. 1 player on Rivals and the top offensive lineman on every other site, Sanders doesn’t just play on both sides of the ball; he also plays multiple sports, participating in track and basketball.

    The nimble big man hasn’t picked a home yet, but he did post a visit to Clemson on Jan. 28. Dabo Swinney and the Tigers will have plenty of competition for his services with just about every other program also on his tail.

    1) Bryce Underwood, QB, Belleville

    • College Committed to: LSU
    • Hometown: Bellville, Michigan
    • Height: 6’3 1/2″
    • Weight: 205 pounds
    • 247 Rank: 1
    • On3 Rank: 1
    • ESPN Rank: 2
    • Rivals Rank: 3
    • Consensus Rank: 1.75

    LSU is losing Heisman winner Jayden Daniels to the NFL, but the Tigers have the top 2025 recruit on 247 Sports and On3 commit with Bryce Underwood. He passed for 3,329 yards, 44 touchdowns, and just three interceptions while leading Belleville to a 13-1 record and a state championship appearance as a junior.

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    He was also named Gatorade Michigan Player of the Year after the season.

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