SEC Football: 2011 Recruiting Class All-SEC Team
This year's recruiting class brought some amazing athletes into the SEC.
Always considered to be the hardest conference in college football, the 2011 class only makes that statement truer.
Grabbing the No. 1 prospect again the SEC looks to make another national champion this year.
Included in the SEC recruits are 36 players from Rivals Top 100 and nine national ranked No. 1 prospects at their position.
I'm going to break down the All-SEC team of the 2011 recruiting class.
OL: Cyrus Kouandjio (Alabama)
Starting off on the offensive line with the fourth overall recruit who will be playing at Alabama, Cyrus Kouandjio.
This kid is an absolute monster and standing in at 6'7", 322 pounds, has the body to be an absolute All-Star and professional.
An awesome run blocker Cyrus doesn't let anything get around him without a fight, his long arms do a good job of taking up multiple defensive players.
Will jump into the LT position this year taking care of A.J. McCarron's blind side.
OL: La'El Collins (LSU)
Next on the line is LSU offensive lineman La'El Collins.
Possibly the most athletic offensive lineman of this year, Collins can play any position on the OL.
Not only a great run blocker but La'El is quick and light on his feet which makes him a perfect prospect to become a pass blocker also.
Will most likely make an appearance at some point during the season watch for La'El to make some noise this season.
OL: Christian Westerman (Auburn)
OL Christian Westerman takes the next spot on my line.
Auburn got a huge pickup by getting Christian, a 6'5", 288-pound OL who is known for controlling where he wants his opponent to go.
Westerman, who is also very quick for a big guy, has the ability to get to the second level of defenders to make a hole for the runner.
Might find time at guard this year watch Westerman jump to tackle next season.
OL: Antonio Richardson (Tennessee)
Tennessee Volunteers freshman OL Antonio Richardson takes the next spot on my line.
This 6'6", 310-pound lineman is a superb run blocker.
He does a great job of getting through the DL quick enough and into the second level giving the runner a lane to follow down field.
This kid has shown his strength with his max bench press recorded at 500 pounds.
C: Reese Dismukes (Auburn)
Finishing up my line is the center who will play his time at Auburn, Reese Dismukes.
Dismukes is a 6'4", 287-pound center who does a great job of getting off the ball after he snaps it.
He has great hands and feet to get in front of people, which allows him to be very effective as a center. He will see if he can help the Tigers get back to the national championship, watch out for Reese to make some big noise in the SEC.
TE: Jay Rome (Georgia)
The versatile guy who can block and make catches is our TE Jay Rome who will be playing for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia.
Rome's "offensive lineman like" stature at 6'5", 255 pounds makes him a clear threat as a top blocker and receiver.
Obviously a big body for blocking this kid can also get off the line quick and has the hands to finish plays. Not only can he catch but he can turn up the field and make plays continue, and it helps that being so big it's hard for anyone to take him down.
WR: Jarvis Landry (LSU)
Our first wide out is going to be playing his freshman year at LSU, Jarvis Landry.
Landry is not the type of receiver who needs his speed to be good. Instead, Jarvis uses his hands to beat a defensive back.
He has possibly the best hands of the 2011 recruits and runs his routes smoother and quicker then the best of them.
Landry will definitely make an impact as a freshman in Baton Rouge.
WR: Nickolas Brassell (Ole Miss)
Finishing our WR setup is Ole Miss freshman receiver Nickolas Brassell.
Brassell is a very speedy wide receiver, who uses his speed to break away from defensive backs.
He also has great hands that helps him be so effective, and coming onto a young Ole Miss team, he will definitely be making an impact this year.
FB: Hunter Joyer (Florida)
Finishing up the back field is the big FB who will be making an impact in Gainesville this season with the Florida Gators, Hunter Joyer.
Joyer, at 6'0", 240, is a big body that will help out the Gators short yardage and pass protection this season.
This animal has a max bench press of 485 pounds, double his own weight.
Not a huge part of the run game, Joyer will still be effective in short yard situations.
However, this kid can not only block but also catch. Watch for him to come out of the back field down on the goal line to finish a drive.
RB: Demetrius Hart (Alabama)
Starting out the backfield is the speedy running back, out of Tuscaloosa, Demetrius Hart.
Hart a 5'8 190 pounds back has a big upper body combined with his speed to be a powerful runner.
Not only able to be a RB but this kid can also return punts and kickoffs. He also is not only a runner but a receiver, great hands out of the backfield will allow Demetrius to be very successful in the SEC.
QB: Jeff Driskel (Florida)
The captain of the offense is Florida Gators freshman quarterback Jeff Driskel.
Driskel comes into Florida with a Tim Tebow like stature.
Standing at 6'3", 225 pounds, this big boy runs a 4.52 40-yard dash, faster and bigger then Tebow was when he was a freshman.
Not only that but this kid has great mechanics. A strong arm with a quick release, perfect to be a Heisman type QB.
Don't be surprised if Driskel gets some snaps this year.
DE: Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina)
First up for the defense is the No. 1 prospect in the nation, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Coming off a SEC East title, South Carolina was able to sign Clowney, a 6'6", 247-pound DE.
Clowney has the speed to catch almost anyone with his 4.6 40-yard dash. Jadeveon also has amazing foot work and is know for getting past offensive lineman before they are even out of their stance.
Clowney will make a for sure impact in the SEC this year leading the Gamecocks defense.
DE: Ray Drew (Georgia)
Next, another DE this time, the weak side is Georgia's Ray Drew.
At 6'5", 243, Drew might be the strongest pound-for-pound athlete in this year's recruiting class.
This kid is also extremely quick and will not only be able to play DE for the Bulldogs but also linebacker in the 3-4 defense.
Watch for Drew to make a huge impact for Georgia this year considering their defense last year won't win them a SEC title.
DT: Anthony Johnson (LSU)
Coming into the inside of the defensive line is DT Anthony Johnson, who will be playing for Les Miles in the upcoming season.
At 6'4", 298, Johnson is very quick off the ball and is explosive when it comes to pass rushing.
With the body to put on a little more muscle, Anthony could be a very dangerous package to watch out for when it comes to playing LSU.
DT: Johnathan Jenkins (Georgia)
Finishing up our defensive line is Georgia's freshman defensive tackle, Johnathan Jenkins.
Jenkins has the perfect body for someone who will be plugging up the interior of a line. At 6'4", 340, Jenkins is just a big dude who has the attributes to disrupt many teams running game.
Coming from a junior college in Mississippi, Johnathan will be able to show how a big guy can move quick.
LB: C.J. Johnson (Ole Miss)
Next starting on the second line of defense is LB C.J. Johnson from Ole Miss.
This linebacker has a good frame at 6'3", 235, contributing to him being strong and fast.
Fast enough to catch almost anyone who comes his way. C.J. has great sideline to sideline speed and while working out with the team will put some more muscle on.
LB: Kris Frost (Auburn)
Next LB is coming from the University of Auburn, Kris Frost.
Even with wide receiver like stature of 6'3", 210, Frost will be a very solid linebacker.
Possibly one of the most athletic defensive players this year, Kris is extremely good at back pedaling and with the athleticism that he has a very effective pass defender.
Frost has the body that will allow him to put weight on once he starts working out with the team. Watch out for this kid in the future.
LB: Trey DePriest (Alabama)
Finishing up the linebackers is Trey DePriest, linebacker playing at Alabama.
DePriest, at 6'2", 231 pounds, has great instincts at the linebacker position.
Contributing to his talent is his quickness, running a 4.6 40-yard dash. With the knowledge to know where to go and the ability to get where he has to be, DePriest will be a for sure impact player for the Crimson Tide.
DB: Hasean Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
When everyone else is beat you got to rely on your DB to finish the play, so first on my roster is Crimson Tide CB Hasean Clinton-Dix.
At 6'2", 210 pounds, Dix has the ability to put on some weight and be even more dangerous.
A quick, but hard-hitting back that will get you when your least expecting it. He makes plays that most people wouldn't think of making.
After he puts on a little more weight no runner or receiver will even think to go his way.
DB: Malcolm Mitchell (Georgia)
Next defensive back that makes the cut is Georgia freshman Malcolm Mitchell.
This tall skinny defensive back is perfect as a free saftey.
He has the ability to get to plays and the vertical to get to balls even against the tall receivers.
He still is a little skinny and needs to put some weight on but other than that this kid is going to become a QB worst nightmare.
DB: Marcus Roberson (Florida)
Next from the Florida Gators is DB Marcus Roberson.
Even as a tall DB, Marcus has a good back pedal and does a perfect job of keeping his opponent in front of him.
Sometimes he gives the WR a little cushion because he has the ability to pounce after a ball. With the loss of Javaris Jenkins, Roberson will jump in a give a nice little boost to the already strong Gator backs.
DB: Erique Florence (Auburn)
The last defensive back on my list is Auburn's freshman Erique Florence.
A big player at 6'2", 180 pounds, Erique has the ability to be rough against the bigger receivers. Most likely someone who will play free safety this kid has great eyes when it comes to seeing the play.
Likely someone who could put a little more muscle on. Watch out for him to make a big impact in his freshman year.
K/Punter: Kyle Christy (Florida)
Rated the third best kicker in the nation comes Florida Gator freshman kicker Kyle Christy.
Watch out for this kid to take over for Caleb Sturgis after this season.
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