SEC team-by-team recruiting update, Alabama jumps Texas A&M for No. 1 class in the country

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Don’t look now, but Alabama and Nick Saban have jumped up to the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. Surprise, right?

The Tide have been hovering in the top five until they landed four-star JUCO OT Dominick Jackson. The Tide have 14 commitments and are barely ahead of Texas A&M, who happens to be the SEC’s most interesting team in 2013.

By the looks of things entering July, Alabama, Texas A&M and LSU should go head-to-head for the top class in the country come February.

Kentucky and Ole Miss have the most commitments (18) of any team in the SEC. The SEC has eight of the top 15 classes in the country to start July.

Here’s how the SEC stacks up against each other.

Rankings are based on composite team rankings from 247Sports.com.

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Alabama
14 commitments
No. 1 class in SEC
No. 1 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 5* ATH Bo Scarbrough
Headlined by 5* QB David Cornwell, 4* CB Kalvaraz Bessent and 4* OT Dominick Jackson

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Texas A&M
14 commitments
No. 2 class in SEC
No. 2 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 4* OLB Hoza Scott
Headlined by 4* QB Kyle Allen, 4* CB Nick Harvey and 4* S Dylan Summer-Gardner

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Tennessee
17 commitments
No. 3 class in SEC
No. 7 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 5* RB Jalen Hurd
Headlined by 4* S Todd Kelly, 4* CB D’Andre Payne and 4* LB Gavin Bryant

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Kentucky
18 commitments
No. 4 class in SEC
No. 10 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 4* DE Denzel Ware
Headlined by 4* QB Drew Barker, 4* S Darius West and 3* RB Stanley Williams

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Ole Miss
18 commitments
No. 5 class in SEC
No. 11 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 4* S CJ Hampton
Headlined by 4* OT Andy Bauer, 4* ATH Jeremy Liggins, and 4* RB DK Buford

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LSU
12 commitments
No. 6 class in SEC
No. 12 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 5* S Edward Paris,
Headlined by 4* OG Garrett Brumfield, 4* DE Deondre Clark and 4* S Devin Voorhies

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Georgia
11 commitments
No. 7 class in SEC
No. 13 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 4* RB Sony Michel
Headlined by 4* QB Jacob Park, 4* DT Dontavius Russell and 4* CB Malkom Parrish

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Florida
11 commitments
No. 8 class in SEC
No. 15 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 5* RB Dalvin Cook
Headlined by 4* QB Will Grier, 4* DT Khairi Clark and 4* DT Anthony Moten

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Auburn
9 commitments
No. 9 class in SEC
No. 23 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 4* LB Tre’ Williams
Headlined by 4* DE Justin Thornton, 4* S Derrick Moncrief and 4* CB Nick Ruffin

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Mississippi State
14 commitments
No. 10 class in SEC
No. 29 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 4* ATH Jamoral Graham
Headlined by 3* CB Lashard Durr, 3* OG Jordan Harris and 3* OT Norman Price

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Vanderbilt
9 commitments
No. 11 class in SEC
No. 35 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 4* QB KJ Carta-Samuels
Headlined by 4* RB Mikale Wilbon, 4* S Emmanuel Smith and 4* DE Lloyd Tubman

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South Carolina
8 commitments
No. 12 class in SEC
No. 37 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 4* OLB Bryson Allen-Williams
Headlined by 4* CB Wesley Green, 4* TE Kevin Crosby and 3* S Darin Smalls

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Missouri
12 commitments
No. 13 class in SEC
No. 40 class in the country
Top committed prospect:  3* CB Logan Cheadle
Headlined by 3* DE Rocel McWilliams, 3* OT Michael Fairchild and 3* S Greg Taylor

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Arkansas
5 commitments
No. 14 class in SEC
No. 72 class in the country
Top committed prospect: 4* DT Bijhon Jackson
Headlined by 4* Dual-threat QB Rafe Peavy, 3* TE Jack Kraus and 3* RB Juan Day

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  • Alabama is really going after the top ESPNU RB in Leornard Fournette. Alabama already has a talented group of rushers already. But Fournette chose Alabama, the 2014 backfield could feature a lot of big backs – Derrick Henry, Jalston Fowler, and Fournette, on top of having of having Yeldon.

    • Fournette is down to Bama and LSU, but I think in the end an attractive depth chart and staying close to home wins out for LSU…

      • I’m thinking LSU is the clear favorite as well, and I’m sure Miles will do whatever necessary to keep him in the state. But Saban and Napier will pursue him until the end, and if he enjoys competition, and he might be willing to come to Tuscaloosa. He would be apart of a class that will feature some great OL too.

        • And although Fournette is Alabama’s top RB target, they’ll have other options to pursue if he doesn’t come, mainly Racean Thomas and Joe Mixon.

  • Prediction: Eventually many of these 4 & 5 Star players will get tired of sitting on the bench and will transfer. saban will not be able to keep them all happy.

    • Eddie Lacy riding the pine behind Richardson and Ingram didn’t seem to hurt his feelings. I’m tired of folks questioning why talents goes to a program that is already secured with depth. The answer is because some people enjoy competition and want to test themselves. Others like the limelight they received in high school and choose a place where they can be the main act. Both have their positives and negatives, I guess. But I give a ton respect to kids that choose schools like UGA, Bama, LSU, and Florida because they want to compete. I have no respect for top recruits that go to irrelevant schools (schools that don’t contribute to the well-being of college football) just so they can be the “big man on campus.”

  • If Mizzou steps up its recruiting, will you start using the correct helmet? We haven’t worn the one with the block ‘M’ since 2011.

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