An early look: The SEC team recruiting rankings for 2015

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It truly is very, very early in the class of 2015 recruiting cycle–but the early returns are in: Nine of the SEC’s schools are in the early national top 20, and surprisingly, Florida and Auburn aren’t among them. The Gators and Tigers have barely begun their classes.

Related: Which SEC programs dominated certain positions in the 2014 class

Oh, and Texas A&M fans? You’re going to like the rankings listed below … I guarantee it.

Here’s a look at the 14 SEC schools and how they stack up against each other and the rest of the country for the class of 2015:

Related: SEC three-star players who have excelled

EDITOR’S NOTE: All rankings, team or individual, are based on composite rankings from 247Sports.com.

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TEXAS A&M
Commitments: 7
SEC: No. 1
Nationally: No. 1
Top committed prospect: DT Daylon Mack (No. 11 ranked overall individual prospect in the nation)
Headlined by: RB Rodney Anderson (No. 62); DB Larry Pryor (No. 86).
The skinny: It’s hard to imagine a class being this loaded this early, but the Aggies have earned the No. 1 spot in the nation. All seven of their early commitments are rated top 200 prospects in the nation.

Related: Aggies land five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack

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ALABAMA
Commitments: 7
SEC: No. 2
Nationally: No. 2
Top committed prospect: DE Mekhi Brown (No. 23 in nation)
Headlined by: RB Desherrius Flowers (No. 47); DB Deionte Thompson (No. 61).
The skinny: The machine continues. The question is, how many more four-star pickups does Alabama need to unseat Texas A&M at No. 1?

Related: Alabama captures its fourth straight mythical national recruiting title

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TENNESSEE
Commitments: 7
SEC: No. 3
Nationally: No. 4
Top committed prospect: WR Preston Williams (No. 83 in nation)
Headlined by: LB Cecil Cherry (No. 222); DE Andrew Butcher (No. 339).
The skinny: The Vols don’t plan on ending their momentum anytime soon. This class is already packed, and the great news is–four of them are in-state kids.

Related: Vols have one of nation’s top 2015 receivers on board in Preston Williams

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LSU
Commitments: 6
SEC: No. 4
Nationally: No. 5
Top committed prospect: DB Kevin Toliver (No. 1 in nation).
Headlined by: OL Maea Teuhema (No. 21); RB Nick Brossette (No. 48).
The skinny: The Tigers already have two five-star prospects on board, including the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect–Toliver, who is from Jacksonville (Fla.).

Related: Texas’ loss is LSU’s gain, times two–one for 2014, one for 2015

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ARKANSAS
Commitments: 5
SEC: No. 5
Nationally: No. 8
Top committed prospect: DT Hjalte Froholdt (No. 71 in nation).
Headlined by: QB Ty Storey (No. 111); OL Zach Rogers (No. 244).
The skinny: Storey is current the No. 1 quarterback commitment in the SEC, and he’s an in-stater. This Arkansas class is off to a very, very good start.

Related: Arkansas 2015 quarterback commit Ty Storey wins Gatorade State Player of the Year honors as junior

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SOUTH CAROLINA
Commitments: 4
SEC: No. 6
Nationally: No. 11
Top committed prospect: DE Shameik Blackshear (No. 20 in nation).
Headlined by: LB Sherrod Pittman (No. 182); DE Chauncey Rivers (No. 196).
The skinny: Five-star Blackshear is the No. 1 prospect in America at weakside defensive end, and he’s the No. 1 prospect in South Carolina.

Related: Gamecocks finish with a flurry to close out 2014 class

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GEORGIA
Commitments: 4
SEC: No. 7
Nationally: No. 14
Top committed prospect: ATH Terry Godwin (No. 18 in nation).
Headlined by: DB Rico McGraw (No. 98); WR Christian Owens (No. 141).
The skinny: Godwin is rated the No. 3 prospect in the state of Georgia, so he’s a nice one to have on board already.

Related: Georgia, we have a lineman (again) … this time it is for the class of 2015

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MISSISSIPPI STATE
Commitments: 5
SEC: No. 8
Nationally: No. 15
Top committed prospect: DE Timothy Washington (No. 247 in nation).
Headlined by: ATH Jay Johnson (No. 293); ATH Cameron Myers (No. 296).
The skinny: It never hurts to have three consensus four-star prospects already on board, and a fourth who is rated four stars by at least one service.

Related: Mississippi State lands its top prospect for 2015 class with in-stater Timothy Washington

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OLE MISS
Commitments: 4
SEC: No. 9
Nationally: No. 20
Top committed prospect: ATH Willie Hibbler (No. 215 in nation).
Headlined by: RB Rawleigh Williams (No. 315); LB Fred Walls (n/a).
The skinny: Williams is heck of a back, but also one heck of a good kid. Look for him to be a leader in this class.

Related: Ole Miss adds fourth commitment to 2015 class, Georgia native Marquel Harrell

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KENTUCKY
Commitments: 2
SEC: No. 10
Nationally: No. 28
Top committed prospect: DB Montrell Custis (No. 289 in nation).
Headlined by: DB Marcus Walker (No. 375).
The skinny: Mark Stoops has proven he can go into Ohio and get elite talent, and with Custis and Walker, he’s proven he can go to Georgia and Florida, too.

Related: Kentucky is still raiding the state of Ohio for talent that several Big Ten schools would love to have

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AUBURN
Commitments: 2
SEC: No. 11
Nationally: No. 37
Top committed prospect: QB Tyler Queen (No. 248 in nation).
Headlined by: ATH Jason Smith (JUCO n/r).
The skinny: Queen is listed as one of the nation’s top 10 pro-style quarterbacks.

Related: Auburn flips second ‘Bama cornerback in last few weeks–four-star Kalvaraz Bessent now on board

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FLORIDA
Commitments: 1
SEC: No. 12
Nationally: No. 46
Top committed prospect: DB Deontai Williams (n/a).
The skinny: The Gators are only just getting started on this class, but some of their top in-state targets are impressive–and will probably join this class soon.

Related: Deontai Williams, 2015 teammate of nation’s No. 1 prospect Kevin Toliver, is on board with Florida

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MIZZOU
Commitments: 0
SEC: n/a
Nationally: n/a
Top committed prospect: None yet
The skinny: Look for QB Drew Lock to be one prospect the Tigers go after very hard this spring. The in-stater is a top five drop-back quarterback, nationally.

Related: Not flashy, just solid–this is the recipe for how Missouri puts a class together

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VANDERBILT
Commitments: 0
SEC: n/a
Nationally: n/a
Top committed prospect: None yet
The skinny: The Commodores are still sorting themselves after the coaching change, and lost 2015 commit Donovan Sheffield during the transition.

Related: Vanderbilt finishes 2014 class in torrid fashion, signs one of its top prospects in many years

 

 

 

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