Recruiting Ratings: Florida State Men No. 1
The just-published January edition of T&FN, which highlights collegiate recruiting, includes our annual ordering of the schools with the best new classes. The Seminoles top the men's side.

The top 10 rated schools:

1. Florida State
The Seminoles seemed to have a dynasty in the making with national titles in ’06, ’07 & ’08.

After a 4-year drought Bob Braman appears to have another powerhouse in the making. The key was picking up blue-chippers who have scoring potential at the national level in more than one event.

There’s only one ’12 All-America in the group, Marvin Bracy (6.08i High School Record, 10.25/10.05w), but he has plenty of other company, including ’11 A-A Ronald Darby (10.41/21.05).

The Bahamas provided half of a good 4x4 with Alonzo Russell (46.56) and Andre Wells (46.87) and Britain kicked in with 8:38.07 steepler Zak Seddon.

But it’s transfers the quality of Dentarius Locke (10.18/20.58), James Harris (45.58, 7-5¼) and Owen Cain (51-1) who push the panhandle bunch over the top.

This is Florida State’s first appearance in the top 5 since ’07.

The rest of the top 10:

2. Ohio State

3. Alabama

4. Texas A&M

5. Penn State

6. Arkansas

7. Florida

8. Stanford


10. Baylor

Click here to see the women's top 10.