Version 2.0 of the 2017 NUC Sports New York State Rankings eyes expansion from a Top 14 to a Top 19 with eight new names. Each new name is designated with a hashtag.
Over the last nine recruiting cycles the Empire State has produced and average of 21.3 DI players a year. Last year the state produced 20 FBS players. As of September 29 there were nine players committed to DI colleges.
The highest new entry at #5 is linebacker Olakunle Fatukasi of Grand Street Campus. Last year as a junior he helped lead his squad to their first ever PSAL City Conference Championship as the Wolves finished the season (12-0). Fatukasi has verbally committed to Rutgers.
Coming in at #9 is two-way standout Timothy Barrow of Tottenville. Last year for the Pirates he caught 18 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns while also being a lock down corner. Barrow is also committed to the Scarlet Knights.
This is the final version of the New York State Player Rankings for the class of 2017.