College football players have done an excellent job of taking advantage of being able to transfer once without penalty to play right away.
If a player goes to a non-Power 5 school and has a strong season, there are opportunities to go and play at other schools.
Schools also have a chance to grab the top high school players and try to get them to grow within their program. How do you figure out which college football teams have been recruiting the best on offense?
NCAAF Teams Recruiting Stats
With how college football teams score these days, NCAAF team stats reflect which programs have the most success bringing in the right players to fit their systems.
Here’s a look at which schools have been doing a good job bringing in players on offense for 2023 and adding offense through the portal in 2022.
Trojans Ready for War
USC Trojans bringing in Lincoln Reilly as head coach may end up being one of the better fits in recent memory. The Trojans are looking for a coach who can now help USC get prepared for playing in the Big Ten and getting back into the picture for the College Football Playoff.
For his first season, Reilly hit the transfer market bringing in Jordan Addison from Pitt, Mario Williams from Oklahoma, Terrell Bynum from Washington, and Brenden Rice from Colorado.
High School Market
On the high school market, Reilly helped bring in the No. 1 and No. 3 receivers in the 2023 class, securing commitments from Zachariah Branch and Makai Lemon.
Texas Grabbing Players From All Over
NCAAF odds wouldn’t have likely seen the Longhorns being able to lure Arch Manning out of traditionally SEC territory. However, Manning was convinced by Steve Sarkisian to join Texas’ 2023 recruiting class.
For the 2022 season, Sarkisian was able to reload around freshman wide receiver Xavier Worth, who led the team in receiving last year.
- Isaiah Neyor from Wyoming
- Tarique Milton from Iowa State
- Agiye Hall from Alabama
The Longhorns should have enough firepower on offense to bounce back from a losing record in 2021.
The Miami Hurricanes prying Mario Cristobal away from Oregon was a major coaching coup. Anyone making NCAAF picks can see that Cristobal’s impact on recruiting came almost immediately after he took the job. Already Miami has gotten two quarterback commitments for the class of 2023.
Hurricanes Hitting the Offense
The Hurricanes have also been hitting the offensive line recruits hard. Miami grabbed a commitment from Francis Mauigoa, who is the No. 1 ranked tackle. The Hurricanes have also received a commitment from interior lineman Antonio Tripp.
Buckeyes Best in Big Ten, for Now
Ohio State coach Ryan Day isn’t worrying about the impending arrivals of USC and UCLA to the Big Ten. The way the Buckeyes have been recruiting talented players on offense, the West Coast newcomers will have to worry about keeping up with Ohio State.
Three-star Offensive Linemen
In addition to a pair of three-star offensive linemen, the Buckeyes have received a commitment from tackle Luke Montgomery, who is a top-five prospect at his position, and Joshua Padilla, who is highly ranked by many scouting services.
Ohio State will also get a large amount of the top wide receivers in 2023. Brandon Inniss, who is ranked among the top five receivers, will join the Buckeyes. Ohio State will also bring in two other receivers ranked in the top 20, Noah Rogers and Carnell Tate.
Saban’s Machine Keeps Rolling
The SEC was once renowned for its tough defenses, but as college football has changed, so has the conference.
Alabama coach Nick Saban is always on the look for the next quarterback who can be successful in his system. The Crimson Tide has Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, but he will likely leave after the 2022 season.
To replace Young, Saban has received commitments from Eli Holstein and Dylan Lonergan, who are both highly ranked.
Alabama, being Alabama, has several players already waiting in the wings behind Young, but bringing in other top players to compete will serve the Crimson Tide well.
To help out the quarterbacks, the Crimson Tide also targeted some talented players to join them in the backfield. Justice Haynes, who is one of the top running backs in the 2023 class, has committed to joining Alabama.