College Football Recruiting 2013: Recruiting Capsules for Each SEC School
Everyone in college football keeps an eye on the SEC. Whether you are a fan of a school in the conference, the conference as a whole or even if you think the SEC is overrated, you still keep an eye on the conference.
For this read, I'm just going to run give you a recruiting capsule for each program in the conference. It will give you a quick update on a school's 2013 recruiting class and what they have in-store right now.
Here we go!
Total Commitments: 9
Class Headliner: QB, Johnathon McCrary
James Franklin is fresh off a solid 2012 class and has a QB of the future in McCrary. Three-star QB Chad Kanoff gives Vandy insurance on McCrary and TE Nathan Marcus should grow into a solid player.
Total Commitments: 17
Class Headliner: WR, Derrick Griffin
A&M is off to its second-consecutive fast start. Griffin is pledged, but he will take some trips. DT Isaiah Golden has a chance to be great in College Station, yet there is great depth all around this class.
Total Commitments: 9
Class Headliner: S, Kameron Miles
Derek Dooley's seat is hot and he needs to win this year. Yet the coach is going hard on the trail and the Vols' class theme this year seems to be about size. Each of the nine committed player is over 6'0" tall.
Total Commitments: 15
Class Headliner: LB, Matt Rolin
The Gamecocks have a solid class in the works. It is not star studded, but it is made up of good football players. While Rolin is the headliner of the class right now, OL D.J. Park is a solid OL prospect that can play OT and OG.
Total Commitments: 13
Class Headliner: LB, Nick Ramirez
The Tigers will not likely land a Dorial Green-Beckham-type of player this year, but their class will be fine by any means. Ramirez will be a solid LB, as will OLB Chase Abbington.
QB Trent Hosick will add depth to the QB spot and if 6'7", OT Jake Campos can fill out, he could have LT potential.
Total Commitments: 2
Class Headliner: WR, Brandon Wells
The Bulldogs are not on a good pace right now, especially after landing a solid class last year. I think eventually they will land 4-star RB Kailo Moore, but Dan Mullen needs to get going because their rivals are doing quite well right now.
Total Commitments: 12
Class Headliner: S, Antonio Allen
Hugh Freeze is showing that he can lure good talent to Oxford. Allen is a talented pure SS prospect and a great box defender. QB Ryan Buchanan is the top field general in the state and 5-star S Antonio Conner is a near lock to commit eventually.
Can Freeze do the unthinkable a land DE Robert Nkemdiche?
Total Commitments: 14
Class Headliner: OL, Ethan Pocic
Pocic shocked some as staying in the Midwest was thought to be a theme in his recruitment. However, the 6'6", 280-pounder fits in well in the SEC a she is not afraid to get nasty at all.
Jeryl Brazil is the fastest player in the class as he can play CB or WR and John Diarse and Jeremy Curtrer are two talented safety prospects.
Kentucky has no commitments for 2013 at this time.
Total Commitments: 19
Class Headliner: QB, Brice Ramsey
Yes, technically RB Derrick Henry is a 5-star committed player, but I think he could very well end up at Alabama. Ramsey is a stud with a great arm and accuracy that can be excellent in stretches.
The most intriguing player in the class is ATH Tramel Terry, as his speed could be great as a WR, but CB may be where his future lies.
Total Commitments: 16
Class Headliner: LB, Daniel McMillan
This class full of future starters for the Gators. McMillan is a great LB that can play Mike or on the flanks, while RB Kelvin Taylor will be bell-cow back. DB Nick Washington can play S or CB and WR Ahmad Fulwood has No. 1 WR tools.
Total Commitments: 11
Class Headliner: DE, Carl Lawson
Auburn's class is lead by stud DL's in DE Carl Lawson and DT/DE Dee Liner. LB Trey Johnson is a solid 'backer and WR Earnest Robinson may not run by a ton of people, but he has good size, attacks the ball with his hands and will go across the middle.
Total Commitments: 6
Class Headliner: QB, Austin Allen
The Hogs' recruiting efforts will be handicapped by the uncertainty surrounding the direction of the program. Until Arkansas names a permanent long-term head coach, recruiting will be tough. Allen is a solid QB that could start in a few seasons.
Total Commitments: 14
Class Headliner: LB, Reuben Foster
The Crimson Tide are on pace for a top-five class yet again and are led by the uber-recruit Foster. College ready right now, Foster is joined by strong armed QB Cooper Bateman.
TE O.J. Howard, RB's Altee Tenpenny and Tyren Jones, WR Ardarius Stewart, OL Grant Hill and LB/DE Johnathan Allen round out the 4-star recruits.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects & writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.