Top uncommitted recruits to watch in the SEC on National Signing Day


SDS will be updating the top prospects throughout the day as they declare and send in their Letter of Intent. All prospect rankings are via 247Sports’ Composite Team Rankings.

Here are the top prospects to watch in the SEC, as well as a prediction and the actual declaration:

#1 Robert Nkemdiche, DT – 7:35 AM ET
Between: LSU and Ole Miss
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: I think LSU definitely gave Nkemdiche something to think about, but will he ultimately stick to Ole Miss? Will the Rebels be NSD’s biggest winner?
Actual: Ole Miss

#4 Laremy Tunsil, OT – 9:35 AM ET
Between: Alabama, Georgia and Ole Miss
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: Tunsil was thought to be a Georgia lock, but now it looks as if Tunsil will head to Oxford with the news that Ole Miss has taken the lead for him with just a couple of days left. Is there an upset in the making?
Actual: Ole Miss

#8 Matthew Thomas, OLB – 9:15 AM ET
Between: Alabama, FSU and Miami
Prediction: FSU
Buzz: Thomas is down to two ACC schools and Alabama, but it’s a likely battle between Bama and FSU for the star’s signature. The hometown team in Miami is playing third fiddle and could be just a hat on the table. Which direction will Thomas go?
Actual: FSU

#10 Montravius Adams, DT – 9:45 AM ET
Between: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Georgia
Prediction: Auburn
Buzz: Two days ago my prediction was Clemson, but most are saying Auburn has pulled even, if not taken the lead. Auburn, Clemson and Georgia are the three to watch.
Actual: Auburn

#18 Chris Jones, DE – 10:00 AM ET
Between: Mississippi State and Ole Miss
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: Jones has been committed to MSU since last summer, but he took two secret trips to Ole Miss over the weekend. Was it enough to sway him to Oxford?
Actual: Mississippi State

#27 Vonn Bell, DB – 10:05 AM ET
Between: Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee
Prediction: Tennessee
Buzz: Bell is almost a must-get defensive back for Nick Saban, but Tennessee is the favorite to land him on signing day. Can Butch Jones reel in another big fish?
Actual: Ohio State

#29 MacKensie Alexander, CB – 11:15 AM ET
Between: Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Mississippi State, Rutgers and Texas A&M
Prediction: Auburn
Buzz: Alexander is a tough nut to crack and plays it close to the vest. But he’ll land in the SEC, and it looks like it’s predominately down to Auburn, Clemson and Mississippi State.
Actual: Clemson

#32 Tony Conner, DB – 10:45 AM ET
Between: Alabama and Ole Miss
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: Ole Miss is the big favorite here, but will Conner pull a NSD shocker?
Actual: Ole Miss

#33 A’Shawn Robinson, DT – 3:30 PM ET
Between: Alabama and Texas
Prediction: Alabama
Buzz: This one is almost signed, sealed and delivered for the Crimson Tide. Robinson is a massive human being, and he looks like all Crimson Tide.
Actual: Alabama

#42 Alvin Kamara, RB – 3:35 PM ET
Between: Alabama and Georgia
Prediction: Alabama
Buzz: All the talk centered on Kamara is his connection with Alabama. Georgia offers a more favorable depth chart, but Kamara seems sold on Alabama.
Actual: Alabama

#46 Dee Liner, DT – 12:00 PM ET
Between: Alabama and Auburn
Prediction: Alabama
Buzz: After Liner’s decommitment from Auburn, he seemed set for Alabama. Georgia tried to get him on campus, but he did not go. Will Liner pull a crazy shocker?
Actual: Alabama

#94 Austin Golson, OT – 9:00 AM ET
Between: FSU and Ole Miss
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: It will either be Ole Miss or FSU for Golson, and seeing that he just decommitted from FSU, it looks like Ole Miss.
Actual:  Ole Miss

#145 Denver Kirkland, OT – 9:20 AM ET
Between: Arkansas, FSU and Miami
Prediction: Arkansas
Buzz: Kirkland could choose either of the three, but most think it’s down to Arkansas and FSU. And Bret Bielema’s staff has ties in South Florida.
Actual: Arkansas

#163 Joshua Dobbs, QB – 9:10 AM ET
Between: Arizona State and Tennessee
Prediction: Tennessee
Buzz: Dobbs has been committed to ASU since last summer, but Butch Jones has put the full court press on him.
Actual:  Tennessee

#173 Daeshon Hall, DE – 10:30 AM ET
Between: Washington and Texas A&M
Prediction: Texas A&M
Buzz: Hall has been committed to Washington, but he’s made numerious visits to TAMU and could flip on NSD.
Actual: Texas A&M

#177 Torrodney Prevot, DE – 10:20 AM ET
Between: Texas A&M, Oregon and USC
Prediction: Texas A&M
Buzz: Prevot has been committed to USC since July, but he could spurn the Trojans for the in-state Aggies. Can Kevin Sumlin close the deal?
Actual: Oregon

#225 James Clark, WR – 9:00 AM ET
Between: Clemson, Florida and Ohio State
Prediction: Ohio State
Buzz: It’s down to Florida and Ohio State, and can Urban Meyer pull the southerner to Big Ten country?
Actual: Ohio State

#229 Jay-nard Bostwick, DT – 8:00 AM ET
Between: Florida and Miami
Prediction: Florida
Buzz: Florida will try and pull Bostwick out of Miami’s backyard. Will he head to the SEC or Miami?
Actual: Florida

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