Too-Early Top 25 recruiting primer

It's time to take another look at the teams we're expecting to compete for the national championship in 2016.

So, with signing day a mere weeks away, here's how the teams in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 are looking on the recruiting trail:

1. Clemson Tigers
Who they have: Clemson currently sits at No. 10 in the RecruitingNation class rankings as the Tigers continue to stockpile talent. With a continued focus on the front seven, the class is headlined by five-star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence along with ESPN 300 linebackers Rahshaun Smith and Tre Lamar with a continued focus on loading up in the defensive front seven. In the 2015 class, Clemson inked seven four-star defensive lineman including a trio of ends. This year, ESPN 300 Xavier Kelly is the DE in the fold, and will bring big-time athleticism, as will ESPN 300 tackle Nyles Pinckney. On offense, No. 2-ranked running back Tavien Feaster will add 10.4 100-meter speed and terrific hands to an already talented backfield. ESPN 300 quarterback Zerrick Cooper is expected to compete for the job after Deshaun Watson goes pro. Four-star receiver Diondre Overton and T.J. Chase are two more playmakers headed to the ACC champs.

Who they want: Adding quality and depth to the offensive line continues to be a goal for the Clemson staff, and the top target remaining is in-state, four-star guard John Simpson. Cornerback is also a position of need, and the Tigers will get No. 2-ranked cover guy Trayvon Mullen in this month for an official visit. ESPN 300 Lavert Hill is another that is expected on campus this month. ESPN 300 defensive tackle Michail Carter is on the visitor list this weekend as well.

Storyline to watch: Can the Tigers get No. 1 player Rashan Gary on campus for an official visit? The Under Armour All-America Game MVP has Michigan, Ole Miss and Auburn official visits behind him with a trip scheduled to USC this weekend. That leaves one visit left, and Clemson is in contention. -- Gerry Hamilton