With bowl games just around the corner and National Signing Day only a couple months away, I love to take a look at how the SEC’s first-team All-SEC was rated as recruits.
Related: AP All-SEC team
Here’s a look at the first team and how they were rated as high school prospects, using 247Sports Composite Rankings.
|QB||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M||***||#14 Dual-threat QB|
|RB||Tre Mason||Auburn||****||#21 RB|
|RB||Jeremy Hill||LSU||****||#16 RB|
|WR||Jordan Matthews||Vanderbilt||***||#169 WR|
|WR||Mike Evans||Texas A&M||***||#87 WR|
|TE||Arthur Lynch||Georgia||****||#3 TE|
|OL||Gabe Jackson||Miss State||***||#56 OG|
|OL||Cyrus Kouandjio||Alabama||*****||#1 OT|
|OL||Jake Matthews||Texas A&M||****||#5 OT|
|OL||Justin Britt||Missouri||***||#83 OT|
|OL||Greg Robinson||Auburn||****||#12 OT|
|OL||Anthony Steen||Alabama||***||#31 OG|
|C||Travis Swanson||Arkansas||***||#7 OC|
|K||Marshall Morgan||Georgia||***||#4 K|
|AP||Odell Beckham||LSU||****||#19 WR|
Related: SEC Bowl Game Schedule
|DE||Michael Sam||Missouri||**||#49 DE|
|DE||Dee Ford||Auburn||***||#14 DE|
|DT||Kelcy Quarles||S. Carolina||****||#13 DT|
|DE||Jadeveon Clowney||S. Carolina||*****||#1 DE|
|DE||Kony Ealy||Missouri||****||#15 DE|
|LB||CJ Mosley||Alabama||****||#3 ILB|
|LB||Ramik Wilson||Georgia||***||#16 ILB|
|LB||AJ Johnson||Tennessee||****||#7 DE|
|CB||EJ Gaines||Missouri||***||#36 CB|
|CB||Vernon Hargreaves||Florida||*****||#1 CB|
|S||Cody Prewitt||Ole Miss||***||#25 ATH|
|S||Kenny Ladler||Vanderbilt||***||#70 S|
- Of the 28 total players on the first team, there was one unranked player in punter Cody Mandell and one two-star in the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam.
- Michael Sam was the lowest rated player in the entire first team, and that speaks to the development of Gary Pinkel and his coaching staff.
- There were 13 three-stars, nearly half of the first team.
- There were 10 four-stars and three five-stars.
- The SEC’s Offensive Player of the Year in Tre Mason was a four-star and the #21 rated back out of high school.