College football's 2023 recruiting class is loaded with talent. There are 18 five-star prospects in the 2023 ESPN 300, which is the second-most five-stars in a recruiting cycle since 2016.
In fact, there is so much talent in this recruiting class that recruiting experts Craig Haubert and Tom Luginbill went back and forth drafting two superteams of 2023 prospects.
They went 22 rounds, going position-by-position seeking to draft the best group of players who will sign their national letters of intent during either the early signing period (Dec. 21-23) or February's national signing day (Feb. 1, 2023).
Each roster will be made up of 11 starters on offense and 11 starters on defense. Haubert and Luginbill were able to draft positions in any order. Given there are four five-star quarterbacks -- USC commit Malachi Nelson (No. 1), Texas commit Arch Manning (No. 2), Oregon commit Dante Moore (No. 3) and Oklahoma commit Jackson Arnold (No. 8) -- ranked in the top 10 overall, two of them won't be drafted.
Which future college football stars were drafted? Who has the edge? What were the biggest surprises? At the end, you can vote on who has the better superteam.
No. 1 pick, Haubert: Jackson Arnold, QB
Oklahoma | 2023 ESPN 300 ranking: 8
Haubert: I'm going to draft a little heavier in terms of guys I've seen play in person this year, but he had the most impressive performance I saw. He has played against good competition at Guyer High School (Texas), he has excellent ability as a passer with a quick release, and he's dangerous as a runner. He's a true dual threat who, I think, as a high school kid, can be a plug-and-play QB at Oklahoma.
No. 2 pick, Luginbill: Keon Keeley, DE
Alabama | 2023 ESPN 300 ranking: 20
Luginbill: I love that pick, but figuring he would take a quarterback there is going to allow me to get a leg up at other premium positions. Keeley's an edge rusher with great initial quickness and huge developmental upside. He's 6-foot-5, 245 pounds, and I think he'll be in the 265-pound range when all is said and done. He's tall and long, and Nick Saban and Alabama know what they're doing.
Haubert: Notre Dame knew it first.