While last year's crop of SEC freshmen included soon to be (or already) household names such as Julio Jones, Will Hill, Mark Ingram, Patrick Peterson, and A.J. Green, this year's batch of diaper dandies looks to top their 2008 counterparts.
The bar has been set high. Jones and Ingram led Alabama to its most successful season in recent memory, including the first Crimson Tide Iron Bowl victory in seven years. Green became the top receiving target for last year's No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick, Matthew Stafford.
All Hill did was play in a defensive secondary and star on special teams for the National Champion Florida Gators. This year, names such as Randle, Jenkins, Brown, and Kirkpatrick look to impact games early and often.
With the season rapidly approaching, let's take a look at the top five offensive and defensive SEC recruits for 2009.