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Positioning yourself so that the nation's top recruits would be enticed to join your team is no easy task. From the moment you offer a scholarship and until the athlete steps foot on campus, you have to wage a campaign for why your program is better than the next one. The experts at RecruitingNation listed their top 10 recruiting battles for elite football recruits via the #BlueChipBattles project. Which players are most worth the battle? Click the photos below to set your rankings, then head to Twitter (@RecruitingESPN) to voice your opinion!

Here's how the fans ranked last week's top 10

Top 10 recruiting battles

Kendell Beckwith

Kendell Beckwith

Position: Athlete
ESPN150 rank: 19
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
LSU

Reuben Foster

Reuben Foster

Position: Inside linebacker
ESPN150 rank: 24
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Auburn
Georgia
South Carolina

Trey Johnson

Trey Johnson

Position: Inside linebacker
ESPN150 rank: 96
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Florida
Ohio State
Tennessee

Carl Lawson

Carl Lawson

Position: Defensive end
ESPN150 rank: 2
Status: Committed to Auburn
Considering:
Auburn
Clemson
Ole Miss
Tennessee
USC

Dee Liner

Dee Liner

Position: Defensive tackle
ESPN150 rank: 12
Status: Committed to Auburn
Considering:
Alabama
Auburn
Miami

Leon McQuay III

Leon McQuay III

Position: Saftey
ESPN150 rank: 32
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Florida State
Michigan
Oregon
USC
Vanderbilt

Robert Nkemdiche

Robert Nkemdiche

Position: Defensive end
ESPN150 rank: 1
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Florida
LSU
Ole Miss

Max Redfield

Max Redfield

Position: Athlete
ESPN150 rank: 36
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Notre Dame
Ohio State
USC

Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

Position: OLB
ESPN150 rank: 8
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Miami
Florida State
Alabama
USC
Georgia

Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell

Position: Wide receiver
ESPN150 rank: 20
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Florida
Miami
Ole Miss
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State

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Positioning yourself so that the nation's top recruits would be enticed to join your team is no easy task. From the moment you offer a scholarship and until the athlete steps foot on campus, you have to wage a campaign for why your program is better than the next one. The experts at RecruitingNation listed their top 10 recruiting battles for elite football recruits via the #BlueChipBattles project. Which players are most worth the battle? Click the photos below to set your rankings, then head to Twitter (@RecruitingESPN) to voice your opinion!

Here's how the fans ranked last week's top 10

Top 10 recruiting battles

Maquedius Bain

Maquedius Bain

Position: Defensive tackle
ESPN150 rank: 43
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
LSU
Marshall
Oklahoma

Vonn Bell

Vonn Bell

Position: Safety
ESPN150 rank: 61
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Ohio State
Tennessee

Reuben Foster

Reuben Foster

Position: Outside Linebacker
ESPN150 rank: 24
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Auburn
Georgia
LSU
Washington

Carl Lawson

Carl Lawson

Position: Defensive end
ESPN150 rank: 2
Status: Committed to Auburn
Considering:
Auburn
Clemson
Ole Miss
USC

Dee Liner

Dee Liner

Position: Defensive tackle
ESPN150 rank: 12
Status: Committed to Auburn
Considering:
Alabama
Auburn

Trey Johnson

Trey Johnson

Position: Inside linebacker
ESPN150 rank: 96
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Florida State
Ohio State
USC

Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell

Position: Outside linebacker
ESPN150 rank: 121
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
FSU
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oregon
Texas A&M

Robert Nkemdiche

Robert Nkemdiche

Position: Defensive end
ESPN150 rank: 1
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
LSU
Ole Miss
Oregon

Max Redfield

Max Redfield

Position: Athlete
ESPN150 rank: 36
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Washington
USC

Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell

Position: Wide receiver
ESPN150 rank: 20
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Michigan
Michigan State
Ole Miss
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State

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Positioning yourself so that the nation's top recruits would be enticed to join your team is no easy task. From the moment you offer a scholarship and until the athlete steps foot on campus, you have to wage a campaign for why your program is better than the next one. The experts at RecruitingNation listed their top 10 recruiting battles for elite football recruits via the #BlueChipBattles project. Which players are most worth the battle? Click the photos below to set your rankings, then head to Twitter (@RecruitingESPN) to voice your opinion!

Here's how the fans ranked last week's top 10

Top 10 recruiting battles

Vonn Bell

Vonn Bell

Position: Safety
ESPN150 rank: 61
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Ohio State
Tennessee

Reuben Foster

Reuben Foster

Position: Outside Linebacker
ESPN150 rank: 24
Status: Committed to Auburn
Considering:
Alabama
Auburn
Georgia
LSU
Washington

Robert Foster

Robert Foster

Position: Wide receiver
ESPN150 rank: 28
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Pittsburgh

Carl Lawson

Carl Lawson

Position: Defensive end
ESPN150 rank: 2
Status: Committed to Auburn
Considering:
Auburn
Clemson
Ole Miss
USC

Dee Liner

Dee Liner

Position: Defensive tackle
ESPN150 rank: 12
Status: Committed to Auburn
Considering:
Alabama
Auburn

Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell

Position: Outside linebacker
ESPN150 rank: 121
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
FSU
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oregon
Texas A&M

Robert Nkemdiche

Robert Nkemdiche

Position: Defensive end
ESPN150 rank: 1
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
LSU
Ole Miss
Oregon

Max Redfield

Max Redfield

Position: Athlete
ESPN150 rank: 36
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Washington
USC

Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell

Position: Wide receiver
ESPN150 rank: 20
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Michigan
Michigan State
Ole Miss
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State

Laremy Tunsil

Laremy Tunsil

Position: Offensive tackle
ESPN150 rank: 4
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Florida
Florida State
Georgia
Ole Miss

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Positioning yourself so that the nation's top recruits would be enticed to join your team is no easy task. From the moment you offer a scholarship and until the athlete steps foot on campus, you have to wage a campaign for why your program is better than the next one. The experts at RecruitingNation listed their top 10 recruiting battles for elite football recruits via the #BlueChipBattles project. Which players are most worth the battle? Click the photos below to set your rankings, then head to Twitter (@RecruitingESPN) to voice your opinion!

Here's how the fans ranked last week's top 10

Top 10 recruiting battles

Gareon Conley

Gareon Conley

Position: Defensive back
ESPN150 rank: 62
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Ohio State
Cincinnati
Michigan

David Dawson

David Dawson

Position: Offensive guard
ESPN150 rank: 87
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Ohio State
Michigan State
Michigan

Reuben Foster

Reuben Foster

Position: Outside Linebacker
ESPN150 rank: 24
Status: Committed to Auburn
Considering:
Auburn
Georgia
Washington

Robert Foster

Robert Foster

Position: Wide receiver
ESPN150 rank: 24
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Alabama
Ohio State
Pittsburgh

Carl Lawson

Carl Lawson

Position: Defensive end
ESPN150 rank: 2
Status: Committed to Auburn
Considering:
Auburn
Clemson
Ole Miss
USC

Leon McQuay III

Leon McQuay III

Position: Saftey
ESPN150 rank: 32
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Oregon
Michigan
USC
Vanderbilt
Florida State

Robert Nkemdiche

Robert Nkemdiche

Position: Defensive end
ESPN150 rank: 1
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
LSU
Oregon
Ole Miss

Ricky Seals-Jones

Ricky Seals-Jones

Position: Wide receiver
ESPN150 rank: 13
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
LSU
Texas A&M

LaQuon Treadwell

LaQuon Treadwell

Position: Wide receiver
ESPN150 rank: 20
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Michigan
Michigan State
Ole Miss
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Notre Dame

Laremy Tunsil

Laremy Tunsil

Position: Offensive tackle
ESPN150 rank: 4
Status: Undeclared
Considering:
Georgia
Alabama
Florida
Florida State

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With four ESPN 100 recruits having signed a national letter of intent to attend Kentucky next fall, John Calipari and the Wildcats have landed in the top spot of RecruitingNation's Class of 2013 rankings. Kansas and Memphis round out the top three after inking three ESPN 100 recruits each. As college basketball's early signing period winds down, which does SportsNation see as the nation's top recruiting class? Set your rankings below!

Top 2013 recruiting class

Florida

Florida

ESPN 100 signees: 2
Overall commits: 2

Indiana

Indiana

ESPN 100 signees: 3
Overall commits: 6

Kansas

Kansas

ESPN 100 signees: 3
Overall commits: 5

Kentucky

Kentucky

ESPN 100 signees: 4
Overall commits: 5

Louisville

Louisville

ESPN 100 signees: 2
Overall commits: 4

LSU

LSU

ESPN 100 signees: 3
Overall commits: 4

Memphis

Memphis

ESPN 100 signees: 4
Overall commits: 5

North Carolina

North Carolina

ESPN 100 signees: 3
Overall commits: 3

North Carolina State

North Carolina State

ESPN 100 signees: 3
Overall commits: 3

Syracuse

Syracuse

ESPN 100 signees: 2
Overall commits: 5

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