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Which SEC school hogged talent at a particular position? We’ll tell you

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This isn’t based on any computer ranking, this is the opinion of Saturday Down South.

Who won what? Take a look at which unit was dominated by which school when all of the letters of intent were in on national signing day:

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  • QUARTERBACKS: Florida–Few programs bring in two quarterbacks, especially of this caliber. Will Grier is a cornerstone of this class, but FSU flip Treon Harris is another candidate for the position, even though he’s listed as a ‘athlete’. Deiondre Porter is a third possibility, too. He’s listed as an ‘athlete’ but is a potential dual-threat QB.
  • RUNNING BACKS: Georgia–This is an easy choice, as nobody in the nation can claim this kind of potential at the position. The Bulldogs landed two five-star running backs in Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Should be fun to watch how this works out in the future.
  • RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS: LSU–Malachi Dupre is as good as it gets at wide receiver, while national high school career receiving yardage record holder Trey Quinn is another stud. And Tony Upchurch is no slouch at receiver, either. To wrap it all up, Jacory Washington is one of the top tight ends in the nation too. Heck of a group.
  • OFFENSIVE LINE: Alabama–This is a no brainer. Cameron Robinson and Ross Pierschbacher coming in at tackle? J.C. Hassenauer or Josh Casher at center or guard? Sleeper guard Montel McBride at guard? Is this even fair? This unit is loaded and is going to be impenetrable in the future. Sorry SEC, this might be the most dominant ‘group’ this year.
  • DEFENSIVE LINE: Texas A&M–This particular unit might have the most parity among the SEC classes. The Aggies get the slight nod thanks to the monster that is Myles Garrett, a defensive end who will be a factor this September. They also are bringing in Qualen Cunningham and Jarrett Johnson, while defensive tackles DeShawn Washington and Zaycoven Henderson are also impressive. In all, all five of the players are four-star level recruits or better (Garrett is five-star and arguably the top player in the country).
  • LINEBACKERS: Alabama–Hands down, the Crimson Tide owned the talent at this position this signing day–capped off of course by the pickup of Rashaan Evans. The outside linebackers–Evans, Christian Miller and Ronnie Clark–are blazingly fast. Inside linebacker Shaun Hamilton is another stud.
  • SECONDARY: Alabama–I know it’s redundant, but the Crimson Tide hogged the talent here too. Tony Brown and Marlon Humphrey are two potential international track and field stars who will play at cornerback, and Laurence ‘Hootie’ Jones is at safety. LSU has a better safety tandem in Jamal Adams and Ed Paris, but overall secondary? Alabama all the way.

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  1. How does Georgia continue to convince 2 elite running backs in the same class to come play there? It’s pretty incredible.

    • Alabama convinced 4 top RB’s to all sign in the 2013 class.
      One of them has already decided to tranfer.
      I wonder which one will leave Tuscaloosa next?

  2. It looks as if this class pertains to hogging talent from every school not just those in the sec. I believe that these are the best classes in the nation besides maybe FSU overtaking LSU for best wr class

    • blah
      Commented : 2 months ago

      FSU had a nice WR class, but I feel like LSU’s might be better if we can get the QB to get them the ball. Quinn and Dupre should be special. One guy with 4.39 speed that broker the national receiving record due to his great hands and YAC ability along with a guy who runs great routes with exceptional hands and swept every jumping category in the state track meet last season tells me they should be great. Upchurch and Chark look great on film as well, and Washington should be a great receiving tight end. But again, our QB has to be decent or it wont matter much.

  3. Georgia may legitimately have 4 NFL running backs on one roster in 2014. If those 2 dudes pan out. I can’t think of another team ever that had at one time.

  4. All the talent that Georgia have at running back, I wonder how they plan on using them all either someones getting cut or changing position. Hopefully they get a change of position.

  5. After last season Georgia probably needs 6 nfl caliber running backs at all times…

  6. What about Auburn for the secondary and defensive line?

  7. Arkansas signed four 4* O-Linemen: Brian Wallace, Frank Ragnow, Jovan Pruitt, and Juco transfer Sebastian Tretola.
    Coach Bielema is building a monster O-Line with depth! A great Line can make average skill players look good, and good skill players look great!