TCU tops in recruiting among non-AQs

TCU is tops among non-AQ schools in recruiting for the Class of 2011, according to the latest ESPN Recruiting rankings.

Billy Tucker says OLB Deryck Gildon and QB Dominic Merka headline the class. Of Gildon, Tucker writes, "He's a four-star, top-10 linebacker who should help TCU's future defense stay stingy."

Utah is ranked No. 2, followed by Houston, UCF and BYU. For Utah, it seems the move to the Pac-10 is paying off. Tucker writes, "The Utes are putting together one of their better classes under coach Kyle Whittingham, and selling future Pac-10 play to recruits appears to be paying dividends. Utah already has 17 commits in its well-balanced class."

You can find the rest of the top 8 here.