SEC College Football Recruiting: Team Rankings, Top Players, Biggest Strengths, What's Missing

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SEC College Football Recruiting: Team Rankings, Top Players, Biggest Strengths, What's Missing

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SEC College Football Recruiting: Team Rankings, Top Players, Biggest Strengths, What's Missing

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2021 SEC West Recruiting Rankings

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

COME ON. Really? Every year Alabama brings in a great class, and every year there’s talk that it might be Nick Saban’s best class ever. But yeah, this really might be Saban’s best class ever. It’s a joke how good this group is with superstar talent piled on superstar talent. The offensive linemen, defensive backs, and receivers are full of future NFL first round draft picks, and even the least promising prospects in this groups would be in the Star of the Class category for most programs.
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2. Texas A&M Aggies

It takes a lot to have a class that can at least be in the same zip code as Alabama’s and this one is that. Jimbo Fisher and his staff were outstanding at getting the guys needed to keep the success going with quality to go along with the quantity. The lines were boosted up with plenty of special talents for both sides, RB LJ Johnson was an outstanding get late in the game, and there are playmakers up and down the class.
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3. LSU Tigers

It’s not as good as Alabama’s – no one is there – and it might not be quite as strong as last year’s class, but whatever. If it’s not the second-best class in the SEC it’s awfully close with enough great defensive backs and receivers to keep the production going. More needs to be done for the lines next year, and there isn’t a ton for the offensive backfield, but QB Garrett Nussmeier and RB Corey Kiner are keepers.
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4. Ole Miss Rebels

And there’s Lane Kiffin doing Lane Kiffin things as a top recruiter for a team that plays a fun style of football. The Rebels went after a slew of defensive prospects to fix the side that didn’t work, but the offense got its share of stars the receivers coming in to make this all go, and a tight end in Hudson Wolfe who’ll play a key role.
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5. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Now is when this gets interesting. Mike Leach had a few okay recruiting classes at Texas Tech and Washington State, but he has never been able to get the prospects to do what he wants like he can at Mississippi State. The talent level at receiver is stronger, the defensive linemen coming in are solid, and now the parts overall should fit a little better.
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6. Arkansas Razorbacks

It’s a strong group for a program that occasionally comes up with good recruiting classes in years when it brings in a whole lot of bulk talent, but doesn’t always land the elite players. Sam Pittman’s first full class has a little bit of both with a large group with a little something for everywhere.
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7. Auburn Tigers

It’s a blip. The coaching uncertainty that turned into a change ruined the recruiting season, but it’s coming off a massive 2020 class that was among the best in the nation. There aren’t any star prospects outside of QB Dematrius Davis and DT Lee Hunter, and there aren’t a ton of players overall. Expect an instant turn up once new head man Bryan Harsin gets a year to work.
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