Hello, and welcome to Saturday Down South’s Recruiting Roundup. In this piece, we will do our very best to keep you up to date on everything that’s happening on the recruiting trail in the SEC as we count down to Feb. 1, 2017 National Signing Day.

It’s hard to stay on top of every little change that happens in the non-stop world of recruiting, so this series is meant to bring you the essentials in an easy, digestible way.

Last Wednesday was the start of a 30-day signing period for junior college players. The SEC was heavily involved, and several recruiting classes were bolstered over the course of the week.

Let’s check out all of the moves from the recruiting trail.

Several teams land JUCO prospects: Mississippi State might have been the biggest winner on the first day of the JUCO signing period. The Bulldogs netted six commitments and added some serious firepower on the defensive side of the ball. Among the big names were Johnathan Abram, the No. 1 JUCO safety prospect, and defensive end Chauncey Rivers, who began his career as a Georgia Bulldog.

Arkansas also had to be happy with its haul. The Razorbacks landed Jeremy Patton, the top junior college tight end prospect, who could play a big role with Jeremy Sprinkle set to graduate. Brandon Martin, one of the top JUCO wide receivers, also pledged to Arkansas and will provide a true perimeter threat for Austin Allen.

Alabama continued its dominance on the recruiting trail and landed the No. 1 defensive end in Isaiah Buggs, who chose the Crimson Tide over LSU. It also gained the top JUCO offensive lineman prospect when Elliot Baker decided he would head to Tuscaloosa.

Some of the other schools that had good days were Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss. The Tigers made the signing of top JUCO prospect Jarrett Stidham official and landed him a new toy to work with in tight end Salvatore Cannella. Looking to rebuild its offensive line, Georgia gained a commitment from D’Marcus Hayes, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive tackle.

LSU saw a familiar face sign back on board when top JUCO wide receiver Stephen Guidry decided to re-commit on Friday. Ole Miss focused on the defensive side of the ball, where it added three solid players who should contribute right away.

5-star offensive lineman commits to Georgia: Last week was a big one for the Bulldogs’ efforts to add size up front. In addition to netting Hayes’ commitment, Georgia landed a coveted 5-star prospect in Isaiah Wilson.

The monstrous Wilson, who stands at a staggering 6-foot-7 and 350 pounds, announced his commitment to the Bulldogs on Twitter Friday afternoon. He is exactly the type of prospect fans expected Georgia to land when Kirby Smart took over as head coach.

Alabama in good shape with QB commits: Jalen Hurts is entrenched as a Heisman candidate for at least the next two years, but the Crimson Tide need depth after the transfer decisions of Blake Barnett and Cooper Bateman.

Reinforcements are on the way. The nation’s No. 1 dual-threat prospect, Tua Tagovailoa, tweeted out that revealed he would be enrolling at Alabama in January.

The father of Mac Jones, the other 4-star quarterback committed to the Crimson Tide, had some more good news for Alabama fans. He told reporters that his son was eager to work with new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, and that the departure of Lane Kiffin didn’t affect his son’s commitment.

LSU gets its QBs: Alabama isn’t the only school to like where it stands at the quarterback position. New head coach Ed Orgeron shook things up a bit when he offered Tagovailoa, which caused 4-star quarterback commit Myles Brennan to reopen his recruitment.

That situation has apparently been assuaged, and Brennan reaffirmed his commitment to the Tigers and shut down his recruitment on Thursday. Brennan’s announcement provided some relief for LSU, but after a brief bit of drama, more good news was coming.

At the beginning of last week, 4-star dual-threat quarterback Lowell Narcisse announced his decommitment. Monday morning, he recommitted to the Tigers, giving new OC Matt Canada two outstanding prospects.

Auburn loses 4-star commit, two SEC East schools in the mix: Tray Bishop, a 4-star athlete prospect, had been committed to Auburn since July. After all that time, however, the Georgia native announced he would be decommitting on Wednesday.

His reason: He just needed some time to make sure he made the right decision for his future. That usually isn’t the best thing for a program to hear, especially when he already has everything else narrowed down. Bishop said he isn’t re-opening his recruitment. Instead, he will decide between Auburn as well as Florida and Georgia.

It’s likely both of those programs have made a strong push of late and given Bishop a few things to think about. Expect this to be a competitive race for the dynamic athlete.