EDITOR’S NOTE: SDS introduces the junior college prospect series, where we take a look at some of the top JUCO talent in the nation, while also looking back to see which SEC schools have utilized junior college players the most over the years. This year, the national rankings are filled with JUCO prospects that either are committed to SEC schools or will be with SEC schools soon.
Cam Newton came from the junior college ranks to Auburn, and Sheldon Richardson came to Mizzou from a JUCO. Each SEC school views junior college recruiting differently. Some utilize it more than others. Below is a look at each current SEC school and how many JUCO players it has taken since the 2010 signing class–which Newton was in.
Overall, Ole Miss leads the SEC by a mile when it comes to utilizing JUCO talent, taking 28 from 2010 through the current 2015 class. Mississippi State is second with 20–showing that the Mississippi JUCO league produces quite a bit of SEC level talent. Vanderbilt was last by a mile, taking on 2 in the same span.
Here’s a look at who took what:
|SEC SCHOOL||JUCOs SINCE ‘10|