National Signing Day 2013: SEC-Bound Stars Who Will Dominate Next Season

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IFebruary 6, 2013

DE Robert Nkemdiche. Credit:
DE Robert Nkemdiche. Credit:

There's no arguing that the SEC is the top conference in college football.

From top to bottom, the conference is stacked with talent. And year after year its teams finish toward the top of the rankings, with one often bringing home the BCS crown.

On national signing day 2013, the SEC once again showed just how popular and dominant it truly is, landing a plethora of the nation's best high school football recruits—including No. 1-rated Robert Nkemdiche

Here, we'll showcase a trio of SEC-bound talents sure to dominate next fall.


Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss, DE

It goes without saying that No. 1 overall recruit Robert Nkemdiche, who signed with Ole Miss on Wednesday, is going to make his presence felt across the SEC in 2013.

The 6'4", 285-pound defensive end is more than just a bundle of raw talent and athleticism. He's an intense pass-rusher seemingly born for gridiron domination. The fact that Nkemdiche was a legitimate running back prospect coming out of high school speaks to his supreme athletic gifts. 

Although I don't expect the Rebels' newest star to dominate SEC offenses quite the way he did in high school, I believe Ole Miss fans can anticipate some jaw-dropping performances from Nkemdiche early on in his college career.


Alvin Kamara, Alabama, RB

The defending BCS national champions Alabama Crimson Tide landed one of the nation's top running backs on National Signing Day, inking Norcross High School's Alvin Kamara according to

Kamara is an extremely talented back, who boasts above-average hands, immense speed and the ability to turn direction and stop on a dime. At 5'10" and 195 pounds, Kamara will need to put on muscle over the summer and into next season. Assuming he does, he could see the field quite a bit in 2013.

Look for Alabama to line him up at a number of different spots on the field, as he can present a threat as both a back and a receiver. Don't count out special teams either. 


Montravius Adams, Auburn, DT

Future Auburn star Montravius Adams' size alone is enough to intimidate. But when you factor in his impressive skill set, you get one of the nation's most dominant defensive tackles. 

Obviously, Adams' 6'4", 310-pound frame is going to help him a lot in the SEC. But in addition to that bulk, his explosion off the ball and deceptive quickness at the point of attack will make him an immediate impact player for the Tigers next fall. 

He doesn't need a full season in the weight room to survive a few snaps in the SEC. He'll get better with time, but he already possesses a great deal of strength and enough to move around college lineman.

A 5-star recruit according to, Adams is too talented to sit on the sidelines and watch next season, especially after the sort of year Auburn had in 2012.


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