Programs from around the nation look to the junior college ranks to try to improve depth, find experienced starters and at times add impact ability. The 2017 class featured Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham, Alabama DL Isaiah Buggs and Wisconsin LB Andrew Van Ginkel, who all became valuable players. A new group has emerged with as always includes some familiar names from the past. With the release of the ESPN JC 50 rankings, here is a look at the top-five prospects, as well as key recruiting battles to know.
22hTisha Thompson and Kevin Shaw
20hDavid M. Hale
5hJonathan Smith, Manchester City correspondent
4hAnna Katherine Clemmons
20hMatt Pentz, U.S. soccer writer
1dBonnie D. Ford
2dTristan H. Cockcroft