Top SEC prospects at Under Armour Game today

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  • WHAT: Under Armour All America Game
  • WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 2—4 p.m. EST
  • WHERE: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Tropicana Field)
  • LIVE TV: ESPN
  • PAST NOTABLES: A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Manti Te’o, Matt Barkley, Jadeveon Clowney, Jameis Winston, Braxton Miller.
  • SEC COMMITS AT GAME: 36 so far, but several more after today’s announcements.
  • SEC TEAMS REPRESENTED: Only Kentucky and Vandy are not represented on the roster.
  • TOP SEC COMMITS/TARGETS: No. 1 Leonard Fournette (picking today); No. 3 Cameron Robinson (Alabama); No. 4 Da’Shawn Hand (Alabama); No. 5 Marlon Humphrey (picking Feb. 1); No. 7. Adoree Jackson (picking Feb. 6); No. 9 Tony Brown (picking today); No. 10 Myles Garrett (Texas A&M).
  • FORESHADOWING?: Count it … 11 (yes, 11) Alabama commitments are in the Under-Armour Game, including four offensive linemen (Josh Casher, J.C. Hassenauer, Ross Pierschbacher and Cameron Robinson). All four of those linemen will play together for the Red team, also known as “Team Highlight”.
  • QUARTERBACKS: It’ll be a glimpse of the SEC West future when Brandon Harris (LSU), Sean White (Auburn) and Rafe Peavey (Arkansas) take the field, and Alabama’s David Cornwell was also selected but is injured.
  • TOP PLAYER TO WATCH: This one is easy—Leonard Fournette. The running back is scheduled to announce his school choice during the game broadcast, and it looks good for LSU (though Alabama is also in the mix). Fournette has an NFL running back’s body already at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds. Usually, running backs don’t flourish in these games because of a lack of carries and the O-line just met this week. Fournette could be the exception.
  • NEW NUMBER ONE?: If LSU lands the players we think it will today during the live announcements, and Alabama doesn’t land a top kid or two, the Tigers may pass the ‘Tide in the national team recruiting rankings. We could have a new No. 1 by the end of the game.
  • THE SKINNY: The list of top players above doesn’t lie: Nine of the top 10 prospects in America are at the Under Armour Game, and seven of those nine will be heading to SEC schools this year. Those seven are listed above.

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NOTE: All recruiting rankings mentioned refer to the 247Sports.com composite rankings.

Here’s a list of the current SEC commitments at the Under Armour Game:

Josh Casher OL Mobile, AL Alabama
Ronnie Clark LB Calera, AL Alabama
David Cornwell QB Norman, OK Alabama
DaShawn Hand DE Woodbridge, VA Alabama
J.C. Hassenauer OL Woodbury, MN Alabama
Christian Miller LB Columbia, SC Alabama
Ross Pierschbacher OL Cedar Falls, IA Alabama
Cameron Robinson OL West Monroe, LA Alabama
Bo Scarbrough ATH Bradenton, FL Alabama
Cameron Sims WR Monroe, LA Alabama
O.J. Smith DT Bossier City, LA Alabama
Rafe Peavey QB Bolivar, MO Arkansas
Kalvaraz Bessent DB Kingsland, GA Auburn
Stephen Roberts DB Opelika, AL Auburn
Dontavius Russell DT Carrollton, GA Auburn
Racean Thomas RB Oxford, AL Auburn
Sean White QB Fort Lauderdale, FL Auburn
Tre’ Williams LB Mobile, AL Auburn
J.C. Jackson DB Immokalee, FL Florida
Ermon Lane WR Homestead, FL Florida
Quincy Wilson DB Fort Lauderdale, FL Florida
Jeb Blazevich TE Charlotte, NC Georgia
Lamont Gaillard DT Fayetteville, NC Georgia
Garrett Brumfield OL Baton Rouge, LA LSU
Brandon Harris QB Bossier City, LA LSU
Jacory Washington TE Westlake, LA LSU
Jesse Jackson WR Petal, MS Mississippi State
Andy Bauer OL St. Louis, MO Mizzou
Garrald McDowell DE Covington, MS Ole Miss
Rod Taylor OL Jackson, MS Ole Miss
Gary Wunderlich K Memphis, TN Ole Miss
Kevin Crosby TE Bamberg, SC South Carolina
Dillon Bates LB Ponte Vedra, FL Tennessee
Aaron Medley K Lewisburg, TN Tennessee
Myles Garrett DE Arlington, TX Texas A&M
Dylan Sumner-Gardner DB Mesquite, TX Texas A&M

 

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