Most college rosters–even in the SEC–are full of kids who were three-star prospects coming out of high school. Missouri is full of them, and of course played in the SEC championship. Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Arkansas … you name it, the majority of their rosters is made up of three-star kids, yet these programs are winning games in the toughest league in college football.
And don’t forget, more than half of the recruiting services had Johnny Manziel rated as a three-star QB coming out of high school. Three-star prospects go on to do big things, and we’re going to take a shot at naming a few in the 2015 class that we think will have great college careers in the SEC. Some are already committed, some are seriously considering SEC schools.
Here’s a look at who we think will still have a promising career, even though they don’t have a five-star ranking at this point.
Khalil Hunter, OL, Orlando (Fla.)
SEC SCHOOLS: Offered by Mizzou
RANK: no JUCO rating yet
THE SKINNY: Hunter is at Eastern Arizona Community College currently, but he’s originally from Orlando (Fla.) and told Saturday Down South that he would love to pickup an offer from a Florida or Georgia. He just landed two FBS offers this week from Missouri and Louisville, and more are bound to come. South Florida is another program that could land him, and he told SDS he is receiving countless letters from schools like Florida State and Southern Cal.
HUNTER TELLS SATURDAY DOWN SOUTH: “I feel blessed to be offered by a school from the most competitive conference in the nation (Mizzou in the SEC). I hope that I can receive more options in the SEC as I’m completely open to any school in the country at this point.”
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects. These rankings can change almost daily, but as of this posting date, this was a three-star prospect.