We are in the middle of recruiting season, with Wednesday’s Early Signing Period bringing in a fresh batch of high school kids ready to make the transition to college football.

And while it’s fun for fans to project what their favorite college football team’s depth chart will look like next year, this is also a good time to reflect fondly on the talent that is leaving campus behind after this season.

With that in mind, here is the 1 senior from every SEC team that their programs will miss most.

Alabama: LB Anfernee Jennings

It’s very likely junior QB Tua Tagovailoa will depart for the NFL Draft, making him the player the Crimson Tide will miss most. But this list is restricted to seniors, and Jennings, who was named 1st-team All-SEC by the league’s coaches, is a pretty good pick. Jennings led Alabama this season in sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (12).

Arkansas: LB De’Jon Harris

In another lost season for the Razorbacks, again Harris stood out on defense, leading Arkansas with 101 tackles. It was the 3rd consecutive year that Harris led the Hogs in tackles — and he topped 100 each time.

Harris also contributed 6.5 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. He had 2 of those tackles for loss against Missouri, a game Arkansas led after 1 quarter.

Auburn: DT Derrick Brown

NFL scouts and general managers eagerly await a guy that Auburn will hate to lose. Brown, a consensus All-America selection and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, led the Tigers in tackles for loss with 12.5 and was second on the team with 4 sacks. Brown had a monster game in the Iron Bowl with 5 tackles, 3.5 for loss, in the win over Alabama. He’s not done, either. He and Marlon Davidson are eager to take on Minnesota in the Outback Bowl.

Florida: LB Jon Greenard

Greenard, a graduate transfer from Louisville, only wore orange and blue for 1 year. But what a season. He led the Gators in tackles for loss (14.5) and sacks (8.5), registering in the nation’s Top 25 in both categories in per-game average. He had a season-high 6 tackles including an astonishing 5 TFLs and 2 sacks in UF’s win over Missouri on his way to 1st-team All-SEC honors.

Georgia: K Rodrigo Blankenship

It’s not often that kickers make these kind of lists, but Blankenship qualifies as much for his cult hero status as his production, which was outstanding. With his thick glasses on the field giving him a signature look, Blankenship was a 1st-team All-American with some media outlets and earned the 2019 Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker. Blankenship hit 82.1 percent of his career field goal tries.

Kentucky: OL Logan Stenberg

Through the ups and downs of Kentucky football over the past 4 years, Stenberg has been an ever-steady presence. He started every game in 2019 on the offensive line, just as he did in 2018 and 2017. He has been a key cog in an offense that continued to find a way to win even with a receiver playing quarterback for the second half of this season.

LSU: QB Joe Burrow

What more can we say about the young man whose Louisiana legend is growing so fast that he wore a jersey with the name “Burreaux” during introductions for Senior Day? Burrow is still not done with this record-breaking, Heisman Trophy-winning season for the undefeated SEC champions. His record-breaking stats only tell a small part of why LSU will miss him perhaps more than any player in modern times.

Mississippi State: DE Chauncey Rivers

It was tough to pick between Rivers and safety Brian Cole II, his fellow East Mississippi JC transfer. Rivers gets the slight edge because he had big games against 2 of MSU’s biggest rivals, LSU and Ole Miss. Rivers had 1.5 sacks in each game on his way to a team-high 5 sacks for the season. Rivers and Cole tied for the team lead with 7.5 tackles for loss.

Missouri: LB Cale Garrett

His final season with the Tigers was cut short with a season-ending pectoral muscle injury he suffered in the game against Troy on Oct. 5. He was still the only player in the SEC this season to return 2 interceptions for touchdowns and he still led the team in picks with 3. In each of the previous 2 seasons, Garrett had 100-plus tackles on his way to 2018 1st-team All-SEC honors from Pro Football Focus.

Ole Miss: DL Benito Jones

Jones appeared in every game — all 48 of them — during his 4 years with the Rebels and started 32 of the last 36 since his sophomore season. Jones led Ole Miss in tackles for loss this season with 10 and added 5.5 sacks. Two of those sacks this season came against Alabama and another came in the Egg Bowl against Mississippi State.

South Carolina: DL Javon Kinlaw

Kinlaw was named 1st-team All-SEC by the league’s coaches this season, right alongside fellow defensive line standouts Derrick Brown, Jon Greenard and Marlon Davidson. Kinlaw had 6 sacks and 35 total tackles this season for the Gamecocks, including 4 tackles and a sack in South Carolna’s stunning victory over Georgia.

Tennessee: WR Jauan Jennings

Jennings led the Vols this season in receptions with 57, nearly double the production of UT’s No. 2 receiver, Marquez Callaway (29); Jennings also led the team in receiving yards (942) and touchdowns (8) in 2019. He was one of the most reliable components of an offense that sputtered frequently this season but turned things around to earn a bowl bid.

Texas A&M: P Braden Mann

Like Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship, this is a rare time when a specialist makes this big of a mark. But Mann was different. He won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s best punter in 2018 and might have been just as good in 2019. Mann was second in the nation in punting average at 47.8 yards per attempt, trailing only SEC rival Max Duffy of Kentucky (48.6), the 2019 Ray Guy Award winner.

Vanderbilt: RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn

The Illinois transfer put together his 2nd consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season for the Commodores in 2019. Vaughn was 2nd in the SEC in attempts with 198 and was one of only 11 senior running backs in the country to break the 1,000-yard barrier this season with 1,028 rushing yards.