Seven of nation’s top 10 recruiters reside in SEC


Assistant coaches obviously don’t get enough credit for what they do–except when you look at the recruiter rankings.

In a cool breakdown of who is landing whom, the SEC produced seven of the nation’s top 10 assistant coach recruiters during the 2014 class cycle. In fact 14 out of the top 25 are from the SEC.

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Winning the overall title was 30-year old Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon. The database recognized him for bringing in nine of the Bulldogs’ recruits, including five-star DE Lorenzo Carter and WR Isaiah McKenzie on signing day. Five-star prospects Carter and RBs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb were all credited to McClendon. In all he brought in three five-star players and four four-star prospects.

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Also making the top 10 assistant coach/recruits were:

3. Kirby Smart, Alabama–Top recruits: Marlon Humphrey, Rashaan Evans.

4. Frank Wilson, LSUTop recruits: Leonard Fournette, Malachi Dupre

5. Billy Napier, Alabama-Top recruits: Cameron Robinson, Hootie Jones

6. Corey Raymond, LSUTop recruits: Jamal Adams, Edward Paris

9. Dameyune Craig, AuburnTop recruits: Tre Williams, D’haquille Williams

10. Tommy Thigpen, TennesseeTop recruits: Josh Malone, Jalen Hurd

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