The rivalries inside the SEC are almost insanely passionate. Some of the stories I've heard about SEC coaches trying to get an advantage in recruiting are just downright shocking.
It's a nasty, mass-conference rivalry among all of the programs that involves negative recruiting, nasty rumor-spreading, psychological warfare and a lot of money spent to get the best talent.
None of these programs like each other in the slightest way. It's a super-competitive conference, and it only increases on the recruiting trail. With it now being a 14-team conference, that will only add gas to the fire and make things even more crazy.
The clashes the SEC has with all of its programs pitted against each other easily makes for the most heated rivalry in college football and college football recruiting.
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 and 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.