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A look at how 2012 first team All-SEC players were rated as recruits

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With National Signing Day just around the corner and the season in the books, let’s take a look at how the 2012 All-SEC team looked as recruits according to

Astoundingly, Johnny Manziel was a three-star recruit ranked as the 14th best dual-threat quarterback in the country. Both Cobi Hamilton and Jordan Matthews were three-star recruits, with Matthews not even ranked. Chance Warmack also developed into a first round pick as a three-star recruit.

On defense, we see three stars Damontre Moore and Johnthan Banks propel and develop themselves into first-round draft picks come April. Sharrif Floyd, Sheldon Richardson and Jadeveon Clowney all lived up to the hype of being ranked as the top overall recruit at their position in their recruiting class.


Pos. Player School Stars Pos. Rank
QB Johnny Manziel Texas A&M *** #14 QB
RB Todd Gurley Georgia **** #5 RB
RB Mike Gillislee Florida **** #7 APB
WR Cobi Hamilton Arkansas *** #63 WR
WR Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt *** NR
TE Jordan Reed Florida **** #10 QB
OL Chance Warmack Alabama *** #20 OG
OL Gabe Jackson Miss State *** #91 OT
OL Barrett Jones Alabama **** #1 C
OL Luke Joeckel Texas A&M **** #5 OT
AP Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee **** NR (Juco)
K Caleb Sturgis Florida ** #14 K


DL Sharrif Floyd Florida ***** #1 DT
DL Damontre Moore Texas A&M *** #32 DE
DL Sheldon Richardson Missouri ***** #1 DT
DL Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina ***** #1 DE
LB Jarvis Jones Georgia **** #4 WDE
LB CJ Mosley Alabama **** #6 OLB
LB Kevin Minter LSU **** #17 ILB
CB Johnthan Banks Miss State *** #63 ATH
CB Dee Milliner Alabama ***** #2 CB
DB Eric Reid LSU **** #6 S
DB Matt Elam Florida ***** #2 S
P Kyle Christy Florida *** #3 K

Photo Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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Comments 2

  1. So there were 7 recruits that made the first team that were 3 stars and under (not including the punter and kicker).

    On defense, 5 recruits were 5 stars. No 5 stars made the first team on offense.