National Signing Day 2017: SEC
The SEC dominates National Signing Day seemingly every year. This page will be updated throughout the day. Here are how the teams look right now:
1. Alabama Crimson Tide
Commitments: 24, 5*: 3, 4*: 19, 3*: 1, Other: 1
Nick Saban has assembled another great class. Athlete Dylan Moses (who will most likely play linebacker), offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood and running back Najee Harris are some of the best players for the Tide. Harris is supremely talented, but it is a loaded backfield that may not offer much playing time. Alabama recruited a lot of offensive play-makers this season. There a lot of good recruits still considering Alabama.
Top Prospects Signed: ATH Dylan Moses (5*), RB Najee Harris (5*)
2. Georgia Bulldogs
Committed: 26, 5*: 4, 4*: 17, 3*: 5, Other: 0
Kirby Smart has put together a great first full class for the Bulldogs. Offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson and Safety Richard LeCounte are among the best players in the class. In the next few years, Georgia should be dominant in the trenches and well on their way to SEC East superiority.
Top Prospects Signed: OT Isaiah Wilson (5*), S Richard LeCounte (5*)
3. LSU Tigers
Committed: 23, 5*: 0, 4*: 16, 3*: 7, Other: 0
In Ed Oregeron’s first class, he has helped LSU stay prominent in recruiting. He has a lot of secondary and quarterback help on the way. Corner Kary Vincent is one the best players in the class for the Tigers. Quarterbacks Lowell Narcisse and Myles Brennan have different styles, but should help out with LSU’s offensive struggles.
Top Prospects Signed: OT Austin Deculus (4*), CB Kary Vincent (4*)
4. Texas A&M Aggies
Committed: 24, 5*: 0, 4*: 9, 3*: 15, Other: 0
The Aggies have a lot of players coming in this class. Quarterback Kellen Mond is a highly touted player and may get a chance to get on the field, with all of the transfers out of College Station. He leads a class with a lot of wide receivers. Linebacker Anthony Hines is going to be a difference-maker for the Aggie defense.
Top Prospects Signed: QB Kellen Mond (4*), LB Anthony Hinds (4*)
5. Auburn Tigers
Committed: 21, 5*: 0, 4*: 11, 3: 7, Other: 3
The Tigers have a good recruiting class, which they will be expecting to help win the SEC West with. Former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham will be joining the Tigers from JuCo and will hopefully solve the issues at the position. Their best offensive line recruit Calvin Ashley is a tackle who will be looking to get on the field from day one.
Top Prospects Signed: OT Calvin Ashley (4*), QB Jarrett Stidham (4*)
6. Tennessee Volunteers
Committed: 27, 5*: 1, 4*: 6, 3*: 20, Other: 0
Butch Jones has put together yet another impressive recruiting class. Five-star offensive tackle Trey Smith is one of the best in the class and will likely start the season as a starter. Linebacker Maleik Gray will help out with some of the losses they suffer on defense.
Top Prospects Signed: OT Trey Smith (5*), LB Maleik Gray (4*)
7. Florida Gators
Committed: 20, 5*: 0, 4*: 13, 3*: 6, Other: 1
Florida has struggled to find good offense, but they don’t have too many skill position players in this class. They need to hit on the ones they did sign. Their best recruit is offensive tackle Tedarrell Slaton, which should help the offense out. Wide receiver Daquon Green is going to have to step up and be the play-maker Florida so desperately needs.
Top Prospects Signed: OT Tedarrell Slaton (4*), WR James Robinson IV (4*)
8. South Carolina Gamecocks
Committed: 21, 5*:0, 4*: 9, 3*: 11, Other: 1
Will Muschamp is doing a great job of recruiting for South Carolina. Corner Jameyst Williams is committed, but may be flipped. He will help out a secondary that isn’t near the top in the SEC. Shi Smith will give the Gamecocks a weapon at the wide receiver position.
Top Prospects Signed: CB Jamyest Winston (4*), WR Shi Smith (4*)
9. Kentucky Wildcats
Committed: 24, 5*: 0, 4*: 5, 3*: 18, Other: 1
Mark Stoops helped the Wildcats be one of the most improved teams in the country. The defense wasn’t great, so Kentucky emphasized that in this recruiting class. Secondary players Yusuf Corker and Tyrell Ajian will both be expected to produce in the coming years.
Top Prospects Signed: CB Yusuf Corker (4*), S Tyrell Ajian (4*)
10. Mississippi State Bulldogs
Committed: 23, 5*: 0, 4*: 10, 3*: 13, Other: 0
The Bulldogs got a bowl win, but it was a lackluster season otherwise. Coming into the fold will be a lot of defensive players. Brian Cole and Montez Sweat are both JuCo players who will likely help the Bulldogs immediately.
Top Prospects Signed: S Brian Cole (4*), DE Montez Sweat (4*)
11. Arkansas Razorbacks
Committed: 26, 5*: 0, 4*: 8, 3*: 15, Other: 3
Arkansas doesn’t have the best class, but they targeted a lot of offensive players in the class. Brandon Martin is a great JuCo wide receiver that will catch passes from Austin Allen next season. Quarterback Daulton Hyatt is expected to be the future leader of the team.
Top Prospects Signed: WR Brandon Martin (4*), Daulton Hyatt (4*)
12. Missouri Tigers
Committed: 23, 5*: 0, 4*: 0, 3*: 20, Other: 3
Missouri doesn’t look like they will be in an SEC Championship Game any time soon. Defensive line has been a huge target for this class. Defensive tackles Walter Palmore and Rashad Brandon both are great hauls for the Tigers.
Top Prospects Signed: QB Taylor Powell (3*), Rashad Brandon (3*)
13. Ole Miss
Committed: 21, 5*: 0, 4*: 8, 3*: 11, Other: 2
Ole miss is usually a lot higher in these rankings as of late, but this year was a down year for recruiting. Wide receiver D.D. Bowie and Linebacker Breon Dixon are both great finds for Ole Miss.
Top Prospects Signed: OLB Breon Dixon (4*), WR D.D. Bowie (4*)
14. Vanderbilt Commodores
Committed: 20, 5*: 0, 4*: 1, 3*: 13, Other: 6
The Commodores find themselves in a familiar position at the bottom of this list. Defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo and linebacker Colin Anderson will need to help make the Vanderbilt defense elite to win football games.
Top Prospects Signed: LB Colin Anderson (3*), DE Dayo Odeyingbo (4*)
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