Recruiting the junior college ranks is vital for success in the SEC. Each year, players come from the JUCO ranks and make an immediate splash under the bright lights.

In 2014, Duke Williams, Jarran Reed and Josh Reynolds all were huge for their respective teams in their first year in the SEC.

Who are the candidates to make a big impact in their first year on an SEC campus? Here are four JUCO transfers to keep an eye on for 2015.

Jeremiah Ledbetter, Arkansas

With two of its best defensive linemen, Arkansas has its work cut out trying to replicate one of the stingiest run defenses in the nation from 2014. Enter Ledbetter, a defensive end from Hutchinson C.C. in Kansas who dominated at the JUCO level in 2014. The big (6-foot-3, 280 pound), physical player should fit right in with what Razorbacks defensive coordinator Robb Smith looks for in defensive linemen, and the hope is that he picks up right where Trey Flowers left off.

Jovon Robinson, RB, Auburn

Auburn will be replacing its top three rushers from 2014, and Robinson will be one of the biggest names to fill the void. The top-rated JUCO player in the country has SEC-ready size and strength at 5-foot-11 and 225 pounds, and he’ll pair with the electric Roc Thomas to provide new quarterback Jeremy Johnson with one of the most fearsome rushing tandems in the conference.

Donald Gray, WR, Mississippi State

Jameon Lewis was a dynamic weapon in Dan Mullen’s offense, and Gray provides an easy replacement. The speedy Gray looks like he can be a dangerous slot receiver for Dak Prescott. At 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, he’s at the polar opposite of the size spectrum from No. 1 receiver De’Runnya Wilson, and his presence darting around in the secondary should open things up for Prescott and the rest of the offense.

Tony Bridges, CB, Ole Miss

Bridges steps onto Ole Miss’ campus ready to be a starter at corner from day one. The Rebels need it, too, with Senquez Golson graduating. Bridges was the top-ranked defensive back coming out of JUCO this recruiting cycle, and it sounds like he has the versatility to play both cornerback and safety. He should make a strong partner for Tony Conner and Mike Hilton.

Marquavius Lewis, DE, South Carolina

Lewis is like water in the desert for the Gamecocks. South Carolina ranked dead last in the SEC in sacks in 2014, and hanging onto Lewis during a tumultuous recruiting cycle is a huge victory. Lewis was excellent playing with Ledbetter in 2014, and he should immediately be Carolina’s best pass rusher, and along with fellow JUCO transfer Dante Sawyer should boost South Carolina’s pass rush back up to respectable levels.