2014 SEC Football Recruiting Rankings Post Cameron Robinson to Alabama

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst ISeptember 4, 2013

2014 SEC Football Recruiting Rankings Post Cameron Robinson to Alabama

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    Cameron Robinson, a 5-star left tackle prospect from West Monroe High School in Louisiana, announced he will attend Alabama today, according to 247Sports. This is huge news for the Crimson Tide, as Robinson's commitment is a huge boost to an already strong recruiting class.

    Robinson, who is 6'5" and 330 pounds, should become an All-SEC left tackle for the Tide. He bends naturally at his knees, is quick out of his stance and displays outstanding agility for a big man. Offensive linemen are rarely ready for SEC football as true freshmen, but Robinson appears to be an exception.

    With Robinson pledging to play in Tuscaloosa, his commitment impacts the entire SEC recruiting rankings. 

    Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals247Sports and ESPNU.

14. Missouri

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    Total commitments: 20

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Zero

    Class headliner: Logan Cheadle, CB

    The Tigers now have a year of SEC football under their belts, so their coaching staff knows what type of players the program needs to compete in the conference.

    Although head coach Gary Pinkel does not boast a 4-star prospect, he has assembled a class of players who have huge upside. Cheadle, a 3-star cornerback, leads the class as the 5'11", 165-pounder has solid speed and quickness.

    Kendall Blanton is a sleeper 3-star tight end prospect who stands 6'6" and 227 pounds. Lawrence Lee, a 3-star receiver, is one of five commitments Missouri has from Florida.

13. Mississippi State

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    Total commitments: 16

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Two

    Class headliner: Jamoral Graham, ATH

    The Bulldogs' 16-man class may not have much star power, but head coach Dan Mullen has built a solid class. Each commitment is either from Mississippi or Georgia.

    Graham, a 4-star athlete, is 5'11" and 180 pounds. He can play running back, receiver, cornerback or safety. Aeris Williams is a 3-star running back who can run with deceptive speed and packs a punch at 6'1" and 205 pounds.

    Jordan Harris is a 6'5", 292-pound 3-star offensive lineman who leads a group of four commitments at the position. Elijah Staley is a 6'6", 231-pound dual-threat quarterback who will be joined by fellow 3-star passer Nick Fitzgerald, who also has good size at 6'5" and 205 pounds.


12. South Carolina

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    Total commitments: 13

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Four

    Class headliner: Shaq Davidson, WR

    The Gamecocks are not recruiting as well as they have in the past under head coach Steve Spurrier, but there still is good talent in this class.

    It starts with Davidson, a 4-star receiver with good speed who stands 6'0" and 170 pounds. Defensive end/outside linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams, a 4-star defender, is one of the quickest players in the nation off the edge.

    An underrated prospect in this class is 3-star linebacker Joe Blue. He is a stout defender versus running plays, is tough at the point of attack and could make a big impact in Columbia down the line. 

11. Arkansas

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    Total commitments: 16

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Four

    Class headliner: Bijhon Jackson, DT

    Head coach Bret Bielema has done a solid job recruiting for the Hogs, as he is flirting with a top-25 class. Arkansas has gone to states such as Louisiana, Texas, California, Georgia and Pennsylvania, among others, for prospects during this cycle.

    Jackson is a physical presence in the trenches. The 4-star defensive tackle is nearly 6'2" and weighs more than 330 pounds. JUCO offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor is expected to make an immediate contribution in Fayetteville, as he is 6'6" and 300 pounds.

    Perhaps the most important player in the class is 4-star quarterback Rafe Peavey. At 6'2" and 215 pounds, Peavey is a clutch player who has an underrated skill set.

10. Vanderbilt

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    Total commitments: 18

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Two

    Class headliner: K.J. Carta-Samuels, QB 

    The Commodores have become a respected recruiting program in the SEC under head coach James Franklin. Their 18-man class has to be considered one of the better groups both in the conference, and nationally.

    The focus of Franklin's efforts have been on defensive backs and offensive linemen.

    Carta-Samuels, a 4-star quarterback from northern California, has good arm strength and solid mobility on a 6'2", 210-pound frame. He will be joined in the backfield by underrated running back Mikale Wilbon, a 4-star prospect from Illinois. 

9. Kentucky

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    Total commitments: 24

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Six

    Class headliner: Drew Barker, QB

    With new head coach Mark Stoops being from Ohio, it not surprising to see Kentucky with nine commitments from the state.

    Stoops has also picked up pledges from Texas, Georgia, Florida and New York. However, his top pledge is from Kentucky, as 4-star quarterback Drew Barker is a solid prospect. 

    Thaddeus Snodgrass will quickly become Barker's favorite target, as the 4-star receiver is a 6'1", 170-pound speedster who can make big plays. Defensive end/outside linebacker Denzel Ware, safety Darius West and JUCO defensive tackle Cory Johnson are 4-star recruits who lead the Wildcats' defensive class. 

8. Auburn

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    Total commitments: 14

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Seven

    Class headliner: D'haquille Williams, WR

    Auburn may have a small class, but it boasts good quality, as half of the group are 4-star prospects. Williams is a 4-star JUCO receiver with imposing size at 6'3" and 213 pounds. He shows good speed, can avoid traffic at the bottom of his routes and will make some plays on The Plains.

    Running back Racean Thomas is a 5-star prospect who has the ability to be a weapon as a runner and receiver. Tre' Williams, a 4-star linebacker, is a 6'2", 230-pounder who hits like a truck. Safety Derrick Moncrief is a 4-star JUCO commitment who should make an instant impact.

    Also, 4-star quarterback Sean White has enjoyed a steady rise since the end of his junior season. 

7. LSU

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    Total commitments: 14

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Nine

    Class headliner: Edward Paris, S

    Although the Tigers lost out on 5-star left tackle Cameron Robinson, per 247Sports, they still have a strong recruiting class. Paris, a 5-star defensive back, is the top player in the group.

    The 6'1", 190-pounder can play both on the perimeter and in the seams. 

    Brandon Harris is a 4-star dual-threat quarterback who can dazzle as a passer and runner. Garrett Brumfield and Will Clapp are 4-star offensive linemen who will help protect him in a few seasons.

    Trey Quinn, a 4-star receiver, is fantastic in the slot and will draw comparisons to Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker. Defensive end Deondre Clark and safety Devin Voorhies are a pair of 4-star prospects who will help the Tigers continue to play great defense.



6. Ole Miss

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    Total commitments: 21

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Six

    Class headliner: Roderick Taylor, OL

    The Rebels are closing in on another top-25 recruiting class. Head coach Hugh Freeze is following up last year's successful 2013 run with a strong encore.

    Taylor, a 4-star offensive lineman, leads the group. He is a 6'3", 305-pound blocker who will be a mauler on running plays. Andy Bauer is a 4-star recruit who has the makings of a classic right tackle.

    At 6'1" and 195 pounds, 4-star safety C.J. Hampton is one of the better secondary prospects in the South. Athlete Jeremy Liggins, a 4-star JUCO prospect, can play all over the field, even at 6'3" and 270 pounds.

    Also, D.K. Buford is a 4-star running back who could be a better fit as a slot receiver in Oxford.

5. Texas A&M

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    Total commitments: 14

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: 10

    Class headliner: Kyle Allen, QB

    Texas A&M has expanded its recruiting profile since moving into the SEC. Head coach Kevin Sumlin has the advantage of telling talented Texas recruits they can compete in the SEC, while still staying inside the Lone Star State.

    Allen is the headliner of the class, as the 5-star quarterback could start as soon as the 2014 season. Linebacker Hoza Scott is a 4-star defender with excellent speed, range and athleticism. Nick Harvey is a 5'9", 175-pound defensive back who can play cornerback, free safety, strong safety and nickelback.

    Dylan Sumner-Gardner, a 6'1" and 193-pound 4-star safety, has solid speed and can deliver big hits. Josh Walker can be a terror off the edges, as the 4-star linebacker/defensive has good quickness at the snap and displays a great burst close on the ball.

4. Florida

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    Total commitments: 15

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: Eight

    Class headliner: Dalvin Cook, RB

    Although Florida continues to be the main source of talent for the Gators, states such as Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and even Wyoming are represented in their recruiting class.

    Cook, a 5-star running back, is an electric runner from Miami. He has exceptional speed and quickness, solid vision and flashes the ability to be a good receiver out of the backfield.

    Ermon Lane is a 5-star receiver with solid quickness off the line. He has great ball skills, can catch in crowds and shows good run-after-catch ability. Quarterback Will Grier is a 5-star passer from North Carolina who has good rhythm, accuracy and mobility.

    Khairi Clark is a 4-star defensive tackle who leads the defensive class, but 4-star cornerbacks Duke Dawson and Chris Lammons are not far behind. 

3. Tennessee

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    Total commitments: 24

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: 12

    Class headliner: Jalen Hurd, RB/ATH

    Head coach Butch Jones is a getting good quality in his class, as half of his commitments are rated at a 4-star-or-higher clip. Hurd is his top pupil, as the 5-star running back is a 6'3", 220-pound elusive runner who can catch the football downfield like a receiver.

    Safety Todd Kelly is a 4-star defender who has solid athleticism, instincts and can be a forceful hitter in the secondary. Dillon BatesKevin Mouhon and JUCO recruit Chris Weatherd are 4-star linebackers who are expected to make early impacts in their careers. 

    Other notable 4-star Vol commitments include receiver Dominique Booth, cornerback D'Andre Payne, safety Cortez McDowell and defensive ends DaVonte Lambert and Joe Henderson

2. Georgia

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    Total commitments: 16

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: 11

    Class headliner: Sony Michel, RB

    The Bulldogs are excited about their current class, and also about the great possibilities that remain for them on the recruiting trail. 

    Michel is a fantastic 5-star running back who is 5'11" and 205 pounds. The Florida native has great agility, speed, instincts, quickness and hands. Nick Chubb is another talented running back commitment, as the 4-star prospect has solid power and speed.

    Lamont Gaillard is a 4-star defensive tackle who can play like a giant at the point of attack. Jacob Park, a 4-star quarterback from South Carolina, is a gritty quarterback who sometimes can be a gunslinger.

    Malkom Parrish is a sticky 4-star cornerback who does not lose many one-on-one battles. Also, keep an eye on Jeb Blazevich and receiver Shakenneth Williams, both are 4-star recruits who should help Georgia's offense in the passing game.


1. Alabama

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    Total commitments: 20

    No. of 4-star and 5-star prospects: 14

    Class headliner: Cameron Robinson, LT

    The Crimson Tide hit the jackpot today when they landed a commitment from 5-star offensive tackle Cameron Robinson, according to 247Sports. Robinson could be ready to play immediately in Tuscaloosa, as the 6'5", 330-pound left tackle is the kind of blocker who can anchor an offensive line for three years.

    His commitment firmly entrenches Alabama in the No. 1 slot in the SEC and national recruiting rankings. The talented blocker could be protecting 6'5", 241-pound quarterback David Cornwell, a 4-star recruit with excellent arm strength.

    Athlete Bo Scarbrough is a 4-star prospect who can excel as a running back or receiver. Christian Miller is a talented 4-star outside linebacker/defensive end who should immediately help Alabama put more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

    Offensive linemen Ross PierschbacherViane TalamaivaoDominick Jackson and JC Hassenauer are 4-star recruits who will help the Tide continue to dominate up front.

    Cameron Sims and Derek Kief are 4-star receivers who be monsters in the red zone. Cornerbacks Kalvaraz Bessent and Stephen Roberts, and linebackers Zach Whitley and Shaun Hamilton also standout in the defensive class.


2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map

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    Robinson and many other top SEC commitments can be located in the 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map. This mobile-ready tool is an outstanding way to survey where the top talent is located for the 2014 recruiting class!

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.