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NCAAF 2020: College football coaches pick their new top 2020 recruits

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NCAAF 2020

NCAAF 2020 College football’s early signing date and accelerated recruiting cycle force coaches to always look forward, not backward. Most coaches are already examining the 2021 recruiting cycle, or even peeking ahead to 2022.

For this story, we asked coaches to reflect a little. The 2020 recruiting class is signed and sealed, and many top prospects have already spent time on campus, going through spring practice or at least being around their new college teammates. But who are the top newcomers? We asked coaches to identify the best players they saw in the 2020 cycle.

We polled head coaches, coordinators, position coaches and personnel directors from every Power 5 conference, as well as a handful from the Group of 5 ranks. Some coaches are in different jobs than they had for most of the 2020 recruiting cycle. Some evaluated specific position groups rather than the national landscape. Coaches were granted anonymity, which made many more comfortable picking players who ended up signing with other programs.

College football’s early signing date and accelerated recruiting cycle force coaches to always look forward, not backward. Most coaches are already examining the 2021 recruiting cycle, or even peeking ahead to 2022.

For this story, we asked coaches to reflect a little. The 2020 recruiting class is signed and sealed, and many top prospects have already spent time on campus, going through spring practice or at least being around their new college teammates. But who are the top newcomers? We asked coaches to identify the best players they saw in the 2020 cycle.

We polled head coaches, coordinators, position coaches and personnel directors from every Power 5 conference, as well as a handful from the Group of 5 ranks. Some coaches are in different jobs than they had for most of the 2020 recruiting cycle. Some evaluated specific position groups rather than the national landscape. Coaches were granted anonymity, which made many more comfortable picking players who ended up signing with other programs.