All recruits are big competitors who want to play on the best and biggest stage. It just so happens that stage is in the SEC, the closest conference to the NFL.
Schools in the SEC dominate the recruiting rankings with outstanding classes, but not every prospect aspires to play in the league. While examining the 2015 247Sports composite rankings, it appears several recruits ranked within the first 100 have already said no to playing in the SEC.
A 5-star quarterback flipped his commitment from an SEC school to a Pac-12 team earlier this year, while Florida State has claimed two players before the SEC could get to them. Plus, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan also have gotten elite prospects who could have committed to SEC schools.
All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports.