SEC owns the five-star prospects, a look back since 2002


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.

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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.

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 composite No. 1 player in America in this year’s class, but Rivals had him at No. 4 overall.


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  • For anyone doubting how important recruiting actually is, #1, 2, & 3 on this list have won over 1/2 the national championships since 2002…..