The 2019 recruiting class is moving along at pace with 99 recruits committed over the last 13 months. While this is more than the 68 committed by this time in 2017 it is well down from the 138 commits that were reported in mud November in 2018. I am not sure why there is such an apparent shift in commitment numbers as this figure had been steadily growing for the last 5 years. Will 2018 prove the high watermark? In the 2019 class, most all of the very top players are long since committed, and there are many other upper and mid level players committed as well. Penn State is at the top of the heap with verbal commitments from three top players from the USYNT U17 Team USA that played in the U17 world cup this year -Kate Weisner (California), Coriana Dyke (Colorado), and Leah Scarpelli (New Jersey) plus another strong prospect in Payton Linnehan (Massachusetts) who is a regular on the U15 team. UNC has 2 top 2019 commitments, but after PSU and UNC, a number of well known soccer schools have one each from the top echelon of this class. (That would be Stanford, UCLA, Duke, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and Tennessee.) There are also additional solid commitments further down the line with no national team exposure, BUT there are still about 15 more excellent blue chippers in this 2019 class that have not yet committed and surely the schools listed above -and more- are eagerly talking to these players. As per my practice, I will not get a comprehensive first ranking out until there are 200 or more players committed in this class. Cheers!