Looking back at the week in college football recruiting, we break down all the key commitments of the past week starting on February 13.
It’s a dead period right now for college football recruiting and we are kind of in-between 2023 signing day and when the 2024 class really starts to ramp up.
Recruits are going to start taking visits again, unofficially, and with official visits opening back up again, the college football recruiting news will start picking up again.
As far as the 2024 recruiting class, there weren’t any blue-chip commitments this week but a few top-500 prospects made their decisions. There weren’t any commitments in the 2025 college football recruiting class, and we look back at the three biggest pledges of the past week.
Top college football recruiting commitments from the past week
There were actually just four commitments this past week but the highest-ranked pledge was landed by Tennessee who picked up a verbal commitment on Saturday from three-star Marcus Goree. He’s a 6-foot, 170-pound athlete out of Cleveland, Tennessee.
Goree released a top five earlier this week. Michigan and Nebraska were among the others in the mix but the No. 461 overall recruit stayed home with the Vols.
That was one of just three ranked recruits to commit this week and another went to Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were on the list last week for landing a top-500 prospect and the addition of Will Smith, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound EDGE out of Choctaw, Oklahoma, is another solid pickup for Mike Gundy and company.
Smith is the top-ranked pledge for the Cowboys in the 2024 college football recruiting class. OSU is ranked 27th right now.
Another key commitment came outside the Power-5 as Toledo landed a three-star quarterback in Kalieb Osborne out of the state of Michigan. Osborne is out of Waterford, Michigan, and is the 14th-best prospect in that state, 44th among quarterbacks nationally, and No. 540 overall.
That’s a solid pickup for Toldeo and head coach Jason Candle. The Rockets might have to work to hold his commitment later in the cycle if Power-5 teams in need of a QB make a push, but you have to be impressed anytime a team outside the Power-5 lands a QB in the 500 range and of all the commitments, Toldeo probably is this week’s big winner.