Football recruiting rankings are what we live and die for here at GatorCountry.com, and today we’re proud to introduce the first official GatorCountry.com Composite Recruiting Rankings for 2012 football recruits.
What we’ve done is create a formula to combine the rankings of four major recruiting services (247Sports, ESPNU, Rivals and Scout) to create one composite score. Once we calculated the composite score for every recruit ranked in the Top 247, 150, 250 or 300 of each service, we ranked the recruits using their composite scores to create a “master list” of 2012 football recruits.
Follow this link to find the complete composite recruiting rankings, where you can sort our ranking by position, state, school committed to or ranking in any of the services.
Breaking down the composite recruiting rankings
What good are composite recruiting rankings if we don’t break them down for you?
Let’s dig a little deeper into the numbers of our GatorCountry.com composite ranking to see how the Gators stack up to some of their competition.
To the right you can find a table of the players Florida has committed who are ranked in the composite ranking.
Florida had nine players on the composite ranking out of 370 total players, which put the Gators behind just Texas (15), Michigan (11) and Texas A&M (10).
However, the Gators didn’t have as many in the Top 100 of the composite rankings as some other schools. Florida had just two, while Texas (7), Florida State (4) and Michigan (3) led the way.
Looking at the composite recruiting rankings by position, the Gators have the No. 3 tight end (Colin Thompson), No. 6 offensive lineman (Jessamen Dunker), No. 9 defensive back (Brian Poole, Jr.), No. 13 (Matt Jones) and No. 14 running backs (Mike Davis), No. 29 linebacker (Jeremi Powell), No. 34 wide receiver (Latroy Pittman), and No. 49 (Omari Phillips) and No. 58 defensive linemen (Quinteze Williams).
From a regional standpoint, the Gators have done a good job battling for the state of Florida.
Florida has commitments from six of the 42 football recruits from Florida on the composite ranking, more than their two biggest in-state rivals. Rivals Miami and Florida State trail the Gators with five and four, respectively. Of the 42 from Florida on the composite ranking, half (21) are already committed somewhere.
Florida’s nine commits on the composite ranking leads the SEC, with Alabama, Auburn and LSU trailing closely with eight.
Arkansas and Georgia have two each while Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee all have one.
You can find GatorCountry’s complete composite ranking below. You can also find it in the Football Recruiting menu above.
Note – In the near future, GatorCountry.com will be adding our composite rankings to each player’s profile in our recruiting database. We will also link each player’s name on our composite ranking table to his player profile in our recruiting database.