SEC East Recruiting Strengths
The Gators not only got bulk, but it signed a whole lot of talent starting with S Corey Collier and CB Jason Marshall – they’re future All-SEC performers. It’s a deep group with size, next-level skill, and a whole bunch of options.
A few positions just got a major infusion of talent, but the linebackers are the stars with four coming in led by Xavian Sorey, a future all-around playmaker who could find a spot inside or out. There’s a good combination of thump, quickness, and talent for the near future.
It would be nice if there was a signature star among the four being brought in, but as is this is a good, strong class for the secondary with good size, versatility, and ready-made options to at least strengthen the depth chart.
Mizzou wants to get to the quarterback. A few defensive tackles are being brought in to see time right away, but the line is getting more help for the ends with five nice prospects signed on led by Kyran Montgomery and Travion Ford.
South Carolina Gamecocks
There’s not a whole lot for any one position in the small class, but Shane Beamer and the staff were able to sign JUCO LB Tavareon Martin-Scott to take over a spot on the outside and Kolbe Fields is a promising quick option for the near future.
There might not be any sure-thing five-star NFL level guys, but there’s enough for the new coaching staff to get the new O going. QB Kaidon Salter was a decent get, but the offense overall got more help from a whole slew of pass catchers to go along with three running back options to play around with.
The defense got the early attention with a good group of linebackers and a whole lot of parts for the secondary, but the defensive tackles are the key with four good-sized prospects who were all but locked in before the coaching change, and now should be the foundation for the future.
SEC West Recruiting Strengths
Alabama Crimson Tide
Take your pick of great position strengths – wide receiver and offensive line are both right there – but the defensive back haul is jaw-dropping. CB Ga’Quincy McKinstry and versatile option Kadarius Calloway are next-level talents, and it’s not a bad thing for Alabama to sign anyone named Devonta Smith – he’s a top corner prospect.
The Hogs only signed three receivers, but they’re big, they fit the team’s style, and they’re the future of the passing attack. The coaching staff will likely go through the transfer portal for their quarterback talents in the near future, but Lucas Coley and Landon Rodgers are prospects to build around.
It’s not a big class in a weird year, but the defensive front got a few new guys and the secondary is full of new parts with five coming in. S Ahmari Harvey is the best of the bunch, but there’s enough variety to play around with all of the options.
When you crank out a passing game like LSU has over the last few years, and when you send stars to the NFL, wide receivers will like you. The Tigers got three good ones and two tight ends who all have the talent and upside to play roles right out of the box.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
If you have Mike Leach as your head coach, you’re going to expect recruiting classes full of guys who do what he needs for the passing game. Four wide receivers and two quarterbacks were brought in, and they’ll all get their chances to shine with what the offense does.
Ole Miss Rebels
Apparently, Ole Miss would like to start stopping someone from marching up and down the field. The class is full of defensive backs and is loaded with linemen. The best of the bunch if DT Tywone Malone, but four ends are coming in to start being more disruptive.
Texas A&M Aggies
There’s a lot for several positions – the O line and secondary got a ton of help – but the fun is on the defensive front with a few tackles to go along with all of the ends. Tunmise Adeleye and Shemar Turner are great signings who’ll end up on the All-SEC team, and there’s a lot more talent along with them.