With 7 months to go before national signing day, SDS will spend the month of July counting down the best current commitments in the SEC.
Here’s a day-by-day ‘month of July’ look at the top 31 players who are already committed to SEC schools, counting them down from No. 31 down to No. 1 on July 31st.
No. 26 – Hale Hentges, TE/DE, 6-5/230
COMMITTED TO: Alabama.
HOMETOWN/SCHOOL: Helias (Jefferson City, MO).
NAT. RANKING: No. 104 overall prospect in America.
NAT. POS. RANKING: No. 3 tight end in America.
THE SKINNY: Hentges is a huge football player, and he knows the game. He’s just one of those classic big strong ends. As a junior he caught 61 passes for 940 yards and 15 touchdowns, giving an idea of what he’s capable of at the next level. Mizzou’s big loss (Hentges is the No. 2 player in MIssouri) is Alabama’s gain in this case.
Editor’s note: For this particular series, Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to 247Sports.com industry composite ranking.