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Ranking the SEC wide receiver commits

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Here’s a current look at the top five rated wide receivers who are committed to SEC schools. There are some familiar names. While the SEC isn’t always a place where receivers go wild, statistically (like the Big 12), it is the home of several of the nation’s all-time best. Receivers here will go against the best DBs in the game, both in practice and on game-day, prepping them for the next level. That’s what every kid wants, a chance to shine early—and this is one of those positions where the gems will shine early if they’re good enough.

So who will be the true freshman a year from today that … after two or three games … we’re talking about as a possible freshman of the year? Like A.J. Green and Julio Jones were in 2008?

Editor’s note: All rankings used by Saturday Down South, individual and team-wise, refer to the composite ranking. Also, keep in mind, some players who usually play wide receiver are categorized as “overall athletes”, which we’ll spotlight later.

1. Speedy Noil—Texas A&M commit

  • Edna Karr (New Orleans, La.), 5-11/175
  • The skinny: There’s a reason his nickname is Speedy, folks. With the way Kevin Sumlin likes to toss the ball around, one can envision what Noil is about to become in an Aggies’ uniform.

2. Josh Malone–Tennessee commit

  • Station Camp (Gallatin, Tenn.), 6-3/190
  • The skinny: Malone opted to stay in-state instead of going to Georgia or Clemson or many other locations. He’s smart, he’s athletic, and his future looks very bright at Rocky Top. He plans to be on campus early, and signed an early scholarship agreement with the school.

3. Frank Iheanacho–Texas A&M commit

  • Westside (Houston, Texas), 6-6/220
  • The skinny: Nobody shot up the recruiting charts this year quite like Iheanacho did. Once he decided to focus solely on football, and not just hoops, he became a monster target. He and Noil form an incredible tandem for the Aggies.

4. Trey Quinn—LSU commit

  • Barbe (Lake Charles, La.), 6-1/200
  • The skinny: Quinn is the nation’s all-time leading receiver in career receiving yardage, beating out current Mizzou WR Dorial Green-Beckham’s old record. He has been timed as low as 4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash. So speed won’t be an issue here, even in the SEC.

5. Shaq Davidson—South Carolina commit

  • Gaffney (S.C.), 6-0/170
  • The skinny: The gem of the South Carolina recruiting class. There’s just something about the name Shaq with receivers heading to South Carolina. Shaq Roland was an in-state stud signee for the Gamecocks two years ago, and now they’re getting another one who is arguably even better than Roland.

Here are the SEC’s top ranked commits by position prior to National Signing Day:



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Comments 8

  1. Quinn, Noil, and Dupre… OMG

  2. How could you not want to go with LSU on Offense with Cam Cameron at the helm. Quinn,Noil,Dupre.. This is the beginning of a new era for wide recievers coming to LSU.. Taking Nothing away from Landry, Beckham ,and others who have come before. I think the future of getting Big time recievers to sign with the Tigers is verry bright..

  3. Don’t sleep on Thomas Richard who is heading to Mizzou. Not their typical big man (he is 6’1″ 185) but can flat out ball and is a handful to cover.

  4. Landry and Beckham have been great and will be tough to top. Either way, I agree that LSU’s offensive future looks great. Bama is in trouble with the resurgence of Auburn and LSU’s potential to be dominant over the next few years. Throw in the maturation of Ole Miss’s recent recruiting class and A&M doing not too shabby and, wow, the West is going to be fun to watch for a little while. No offense to Miss State, but they got a mountain to climb compared to the other teams.