The Rivals network has done an impressive job of ranking recruits, going back to 2002. Since that recruiting class, current SEC schools snatched up 170 five-star prospects–according to Rivals’ rankings, which go back farther than any digital recruiting service.
Here’s a look at all 14 of the current SEC schools, how many five-star prospects they brought aboard, and who was their No. 1 ranked guy in the signing classes of 2002-14.
|RANK||SCHOOL||5-STARS||TOP RECRUIT (RIVALS)|
|1||Florida||32||#(tie) Percy Harvin (2006) and Ronald Powell (2010)|
|2||Alabama||27||Da’Shawn Hand (2014)|
|3||LSU||25||*Early Doucet (2003)|
|4||Tennessee||20||Bryce Brown (2009)|
|5||Auburn||15||Cam Newton (2010)|
|6||Georgia||14||Matt Stafford (2006)|
|7.||Ole Miss||10||Robert Nkemdiche (2013)|
|8t||South Carolina||8||Jadeveon Clowney (2011)|
|8t||Texas A&M||8||Myles Garrett (2014)|
|10||Mississippi State||5||Chris Jones (2013)|
|11t||Arkansas||3||Mitch Mustain (2006)|
|11t||Mizzou||3||Dorial Green-Beckham (2012)|
|13t||Kentucky||0||Micah Johnson (2006)|
|13t||Vanderbilt||0||Nifae Lealao (2014)|
# — NOTE Harvin and Powell were both ranked No. 1 overall in their respective classes, thus the tie.
*– NOTE Leonard Fournette was the 247Sports.com composite No. 1 player in America in this year’s class, but Rivals had him at No. 4 overall.