Where SEC, commits rank in updated Rivals Top 100 for 2016 class
Rivals released its updated Top 100 Monday, and once again it’s filled with SEC commitments and targets. Here’s a look at the how the SEC compares, by the numbers, in the race to sign the best in the Class of 2016:
1 — Rashan Gary, a DE from Paramus, N.J., remained Rivals’ No. 1 recruit. He has not committed but has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee. He visited Ole Miss on Nov. 20 and Auburn on Nov. 27, according to Rivals. Gary’s mom has voiced concerns about Georgia’s 3-4 defense under Jeremy Pruitt and, most recently, Auburn, whose defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp, was named head coach at South Carolina.
3 – Three of the top nine players in the Rivals 100 are committed to SEC schools. No. 3 overall QB Shea Patterson (Ole Miss), No. 6 overall QB Jacob Eason (Georgia) and No. 9 overall DE Marlon Davidson (Auburn).
4 – SEC schools that have no commitments in the Rivals 100: Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
5 – LSU has the most commits of any SEC school in the Rivals 100 with five – DB Saivion Smith (38th), DB Eric Monroe (46th), DE Glen Logan (69th), DT Edwin Alexander (77th), LB Erick Fowler (79th).
23 – The SEC has 23 commitments in the Rivals 100, far outdistancing their rival Power 5 conferences. The ACC has 12 commitments, Big Ten and Pac-12 have 10 commitments and the Big XII has two commitments. Notre Dame also has two commitments and American Athletic Conference program Houston has one.