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.
Tyler Jordan, OL, Jacksonville (Fla.)
SEC SCHOOLS: Committed to Florida
RANK: No. 77 offensive tackle nationally.
THE SKINNY: Jordan is another fine talent out of Jacksonville that the Gators managed to land. He has offers from Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Miami, Cal, Stanford, Penn State … even Ivy League schools, thanks to his academic prowess (and attending academically strong Bishop Kenny High School)–but in the end he wanted to be a part of what Florida was doing on offense.
JORDAN TELLS SATURDAY DOWN SOUTH: “I’m extremely excited to be a part of the 2015 class because I want to be a part of the new offense with coach (Kurt) Roper. I know that even with the injuries and the season that they had The addition of Coach Roper and the new OL coach, Coach (Mike) Summers, we are going to bounce back.”
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.