Here's a list of Top SEC targets to watch in 2010. I'm not saying they're necessarily the BEST players (although some of them are, but the most interesting to keep an eye on this coming year.
The list is not in order of talent or accomplishment. I could have considered players more talented than the ones listed, but I believe these five will be the most interesting and entertaining to watch in 2010.
Tebow's heir. The next great Gator quarterback. Urban Meyer's next savior. Just joking, but all kidding aside, this kid is a stud.
He was highly recruited out of high school, and is regarded as a better overall quarterback than Tim Tebow was. The guy has a great arm, but lacks the overall toughness that Tebow brought to the field, yet he definitely has a better quarterback mind than Tebow.
Last year's top recruit and Lane Kiffin's claim to fame is now the main horse in the Vols' stable.
Last year, he racked up an okay season behind Montario Hardesty, but was held back with a hip pointer injury.
It will be interesting to see how he performs under Jim Chaney's offense. He has some competition with David Oku and Tauren Poole, but look for Brown to start from day one unless that hip pointer gets in his way.
This guy is a flat out beast, and my favorite player not in a Tennessee uniform.
The Heisman winner from Flint, MI is going to be just as fun to watch this year as he was last year. It will be interesting to see how far he takes the reigning National Champions and how close he comes to winning a second Heisman Trophy.
One of the highest rated players in the 2009 recruiting class was on the sidelines for most of the year at LSU, as Jordan Jefferson was given the quarterback responsibilities for Les Miles' team.
It seems nothing will change in 2010, since Jefferson will still be the starting quarterback.
However, Shepard has been moved to wide receiver and I believe he will excel at that position just as much as he would at quarterback. He has blazing speed and unbelievably quick feet.
Trust me, folks, he'll be fun to watch.
Newton was one of the highest-recruited quarterbacks out of high school and was believed to be Tebow V.2.
However, his off-field antics, highlighted by laptop theft, resulted in his dismissal from the University of Florida. He spent the last year at Blinn Community College where he excelled at quarterback.
It will be interesting to see if he lands the starting job at Auburn. He certainly has the tools to do so, and just recently it was reported that quarterback Tyrik Rollison has decided to transfer out of Auburn.