USA TODAY HSS Early Top 50

USA TODAY HSS Early Top 50

The 2023 recruiting cycle is in full swing, and we’re keeping an eye on the top prospects in the class with the USA TODAY High School Sports Composite Player Rankings, which averages the grades from the three biggest recruiting services: 247SportsESPN and Rivals

Some athletes have already made verbal commitments, with the top-rated prospect in the class, Arch Manning, leading the way. The Isidore Newman (La.) QB created a major buzz this past week when he announced he’ll be headed to Texas to play for coach Steve Sarkisian.

There are still many of the elite players in the class yet to make a decision, though, so while the recruiting cycle continues to surge ahead, let’s take an updated look at the Recruiting Rankings.

(Note: the recruit’s measurements and position are courtesy of 247Sports.)

1. Arch Manning – Isidore Newman (La.)

Syndication: The Daily Advertiser

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 215 pounds

Average: 1

College Commitment: Texas

2. Malachi Nelson – Los Alamitos (Calif.)

Photo: Shotgun Spratling, 247Sports

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 180 pounds

Average: 2.33

College Commitment: USC

3. Cormani McClain – Lake Gibson (Fla.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Cornerback

Height: 6-foot-1.5

Weight: 165 pounds

Average: 3.33

College Commitment: Undecided

4. Dante Moore – Martin Luther King (Mich.)

Syndication: Detroit Free Press

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 195 pounds

Average: 6.33

College Commitment: Undecided

5. David Hicks Jr. – Paetow (Texas)

Photo: Parker Thune, 247Sports

Position: Defensive Line

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 250 pounds

Average: 7

College Commitment: Undecided

6. Kadyn Proctor – Southeast Polk (Iowa)

Syndication: The Des Moines Register

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-7

Weight: 330 pounds

Average: 8.33

College Commitment: Iowa

7. Nicholaus Iamaleava, Long Beach Poly (Calif.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 195 pounds

Average: 9.33

College Commitment: Tennessee

8. Francis Mauigoa, IMG Academy (Fla.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 330 pounds

Average: 10.67

College Commitment: Undecided

9. Anthony Hill, Ryan (Texas)

Photo: Collin Kennedy, 247Sports

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 225 pounds

Average: 11

College Commitment: Undecided

10. Brandon Inniss, American Heritage (Fla.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 190 pounds

Average: 13.33

College Commitment: Ohio State

11. Keon Keeley, Berkeley Prep (Fla.)

Photo: 247Sports

Position: EDGE

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 240 pounds

Average: 15.33

College Commitment: Notre Dame

12. Caleb Downs, Mill Creek (Ga.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Safety

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 185 pounds

Average: 16.33

College Commitment: Undecided

T-13. Nyckoles Harbor, Archbishop Carroll (Washington D.C.)

Photo: Sam Webb, 247Sports

Position: Athlete

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 225 pounds

Average: 17

College Commitment: Undecided

T-13: Samuel M’Pemba, IMG Academy (Fla.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Athlete

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 230 pounds

Average: 17

College Commitment: Undecided

15. Zachariah Branch, Bishop Gorman (Nev.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 172 pounds

Average: 19

College Commitment: USC

College Commitment: USC

16. Richard Young, Lehigh Senior (Fla.)

Syndication: The News-Press

Position: Running Back

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 200 pounds

Average: 19.33

College Commitment: Undecided

T-17. James Smith, Carver (Ala.)

Photo: Jason Caldwell, 247Sports

Position: Defensive Line

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 310 pounds

Average: 20

College Commitment: Undecided

T-17. AJ Harris, Central (Ala.)

Photo: Rusty Mansell, 247Sports

Position: Cornerback

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 180 pounds

Average: 20

College Commitment: Georgia

19. Tony Mitchell, Thompson (Ala.)

Photo: Jason Caldwell, 247Sports

Position: Cornerback

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 180 pounds

Average: 22

College Commitment: Alabama

20. Rueben Owens, El Campo (Texas)

Photo: 247Sports

Position: Running Back

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 190 pounds

Average: 24

College Commitment: Louisville

T-21. Jahlil Hurley, Florence (Ala.)

Photo: Gaby Urrutia, 247Sports

Position: Cornerback

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 170 pounds

Average: 24.33

College Commitment: Alabama

T-21. Shelton Sampson Jr., Catholic (La.)

Photo: Shea Dixon, 247Sports

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 181 pounds

Average: 24.33

College Commitment: Undecided

23. Peter Woods, Thompson (Ala.)

Photo: Jason Caldwell, 247Sports

Position: Defensive Line

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 259 pounds

Average: 27.33

College Commitment: Undecided

24. Javien Toviano, Martin (Texas)

Photo: 247Sports

Position: Cornerback

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 185 pounds

Average: 28.33

College Commitment: Undecided

25. Duce Robinson, Pinnacle (Ariz.)

Photo: Brandon Huffman, 247Sports

Position: Tight End

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 225 pounds

Average: 29

College Commitment: Undecided

26. Matayo Uiagalelei, St. John Bosco (Calif.)

Photo: Greg Biggins, 247Sports

Position: EDGE

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 255 pounds

Average: 32.67

College Commitment: Undecided

27. Makai Lemon, Los Alamitos (Calif.)

Photo: Shotgun Spratling, 247Sports

Position: Athlete

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 180 pounds

Average: 33.67

College Commitment: USC

T-28. Chandavian Bradley, Platte County (Mo.)

Photo: Parker Thune, 247Sports

Position: EDGE

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 210 pounds

Average: 34

College Commitment: Undecided

T-28. Hykeem Williams, Stranahan (Fla.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 195 pounds

Average: 34

College Commitment: Undecided

30. Jaquavious Russaw, Carver (Ala.)

Photo: Jason Caldwell, 247Sports

Position: EDGE

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 230 pounds

Average: 35.33

College Commitment: Undecided

T- 31. Jayden Wayne, Lincoln (Wash.)

Photo: Brandon Huffman, 247Sports

Position: EDGE

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 245 pounds

Average: 37

College Commitment: Undecided

T-31. Justice Haynes, Blessed Trinity Catholic (Ga.)

Photo: 247Sports

Position: Running Back

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 200 pounds

Average: 37

College Commitment: Undecided

33. Malik Bryant, Jones (Fla.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 235 pounds

Average: 37.66

College Commitment: Undecided

34. Jaden Rashada, Pittsburg (Calif.)

Photo: 247Sports

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 185 pounds

Average: 38

College Commitment: Miami (Fla.)

35. Jaiden Ausberry, University Lab (La.)

Photo: Shotgun Spratling, 247Sports

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 205 pounds

Average: 39.33

College Commitment: Undecided

36. Jalen Hale, Longview (Texas)

Photo: Collin Kennedy, 247Sports

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 175 pounds

Average: 40.66

College Commitment: Undecided

T-37. Samson Okunlola, Thayer Academy (Mass.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 295 pounds

Average: 43.33

College Commitment: Undecided

T-37. Jalen Brown, Gulliver Prep (Fla.)

Photo: Gaby Urrutia, 247Sports

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 170 pounds

Average: 43.33

College Commitment: Undecided

39. Jason Moore, DeMatha Catholic (Md.)

Photo: Brian Dohn, 247Sports

Position: Defensive Line

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 255 pounds

Average: 45

College Commitment: Undecided

T-40. Alex Birchmeier, Broad Run (Va.)

Photo: Don Callahan, 247Sports

Position: Interior Offensive Line

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 275 pounds

Average: 47

College Commitment: Penn State

T-40. Jackson Arnold, Guyer (Texas)

Photo: Collin Kennedy, 247Sports

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 198 pounds

Average: 47

College Commitment: Oklahoma

T-42. Vic Burley, Warner Robins (Ga.)

Photo: Zach Blostein, 247Sports

Position: Defensive Line

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 275 pounds

Average: 48

College Commitment: Clemson

T-42. Johntay Cook II, DeSoto (Texas)

Photo: Andrew Hattersley, 247Sports

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 175 pounds

Average: 48

College Commitment: Texas

44. Luke Montgomery, Findlay (Ohio)

Photo: Mark Brennan, 247Sports

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 280 pounds

Average: 49.66

College Commitment: Ohio State

45. Malik Muhammad, South Oak Cliff (Texas)

Photo: Collin Kennedy, 247Sports

Position: Cornerback

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 170 pounds

Average: 50

College Commitment: Undecided

46. Chase Bisontis, Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)

Photo: Brian Dohn, 247Sports

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 290 pounds

Average: 50.66

College Commitment: Undecided

47. Eli Holstein, Zachary (La.)

Photo: Brian Perroni, 247Sports

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-3.5

Weight: 226 pounds

Average: 54.66

College Commitment: Alabama

48. Tackett Curtis, Many (La.)

Photo via Twitter/@curtis_tackett

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 218 pounds

Average: 55.33

College Commitment: Undecided

49. Troy Bowles, Jesuit (Fla.)

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 205 pounds

Average: 55.66

College Commitment: Undecided

50. Drayk Bowen, Andrean (Ind.)

Photo: Tom Loy, 247Sports

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 225 pounds

Average: 57.66

College Commitment: Notre Dame