Let’s take a look at how your favorite team in the SEC is recruiting during the national pandemic
Alabama- SEC Rank, No. 12
No, this is not a typo. The Crimson Tide are currently twelfth in the conference in recruiting. If I were a betting man, I would imagine that this will not remain for too much longer given their average composite score rating is .9299. Nick Saban is a master recruiter and if Phyllis (Perkins) from Mulga, Alabama isn’t worried, neither should Bama fans. Their 2021 class has three commits, highlighted by wide receiver Agiye Hall who has a composite score of .9687.
Arkansas- SEC Rank, No. 10
Head man Sam Pittman is trying to change the culture in Arkansas and the only way to do that is to recruit at a high level. As of now, they sit at No. 10, which is slightly better than last year when they finished No.11. The 2021 class has 5 commits, highlighted by offensive lineman Terry Wells who has a composite score of .8805.
Auburn- SEC Rank, No. 8
Year after year Gus Malzahn proves that he is one of the top recruiters in the country. The 2021 class is highlighted by defensive lineman Lee Hunter who has a composite ranking of .9782. Although, the Tigers have the eighth-best class in the SEC, expect a surge from them as the season nears.
Florida- SEC Rank, No. 2
This shouldn’t come as a surprise as the Gators sit at the No.2 spot. Dan Mullen has an extensive track record of being an elite recruiter and after a strong 2020 class, the standard is now set going forward. The 2021 class is highlighted by in-state dynamo Tyreak Sapp, who has a composite score of .9575.
Georgia- SEC Rank, No. 4
Kirby didn’t make the smart decision when he decided not to start Justin Fields over Jake Fromm, which ultimately led to Fields becoming a star at Ohio State. Because of that, Georgia took a step back in 2019. The Bulldogs are currently in a good spot as they are the fourth-best team in the SEC in recruiting. Their 2020 class was the best in the country and despite them being No.4 with the 2021 class they are still among the best in the country. This class is highlighted by five-star Brock Vandagriff, who has a composite score of .9915.
Kentucky- SEC Rank, No. 11
The 2021 recruiting class has six commits highlighted by Chauncey Magwood, who has a composite score of .8742. The Wildcats have planted flags in the Columbus, Ohio area as well as the Metro Detroit area and it’s expected that they will get a few commits from players from both regions just as they did in the 2020 class.
LSU- SEC Rank, No. 3
The reigning National Champions are still the champs until they get dethroned. The Bayou Bengals sit at No.3, but they are still a top-ten class in the country. When looking at the history, LSU hasn’t finished outside of the top 5 in conference recruiting since the year 2000. Ed Orgeron hit the jackpot with securing a commit from LB Raesjon Davis who has the makeup to be the next best linebacker to suit up for the Tigers.
Miss St.- SEC Rank, No. 6
The Mike Leach era will be one to behold at Mississippi State. The wildly entertaining coach is making his imprint as the 2021 recruiting class is currently No.6 in the conference. This class is highlighted by pro-style quarterback Sawyer Robertson, who has a composite score of .932.
Missouri- SEC Rank, No. 7
The Eliah Drinkwitz era is underway and he has an uphill battle to get the Tigers back on the right track. Currently, he’s doing just that as Mizzou has the seventh-best class in the conference. The 2021 class is highlighted by defensive lineman Travion Ford who has a composite score of .9357.
Ole Miss- SEC Rank, No. 14
Lane Kiffin is back in the SEC looking to avenge his short-lived stint in Knoxville. Now, with Kiffin at Ole Miss, he is looking to breathe life into a program that hasn’t won 10 games since 2015. Although the Rebels are last in the conference in recruiting, they have plenty of time to make a surge. The 2021 class has three commits and is highlighted by wide receiver Bralon Brown, who has a composite score of .9217.
South Carolina- SEC Rank, No. 9
The Gamecocks are coming off of a solid year where they had the eighth-best recruiting class in the SEC. Currently, they are in similar territory as they are in the No.9 spot. The class has a total of six commits, highlighted by Trenilyas Tatum who has a composite score of .8924.
Tennesee- SEC Rank, No. 1
Things are on the up in Knoxville, Tennessee. Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt has the top recruiting class in the SEC with a whopping 18 commits and is building a roster of top talent to compete with the top-tier teams of the SEC. The 2021 class is highlighted by OLB Terrence Lewis, who has a composite score of .9944.
Texas A&M-SEC Rank, No. 5
There hasn’t been a lot of excitement since Jimbo Fisher arrived in College Station. The Texas A&M faithful have been patiently waiting for him to turn things around, but it still hasn’t transpired. Despite failures on the field, Fisher continues to recruit at a high level. The Aggies are currently the fifth-best team in the conference in recruiting. The 2021 class is highlighted by wide receiver Shadrach Banks, who has a composite score of .9598. In addition to Banks, the Ags also have five other commits.
Vanderbilt- SEC Rank, No. 13
Vandy comes in at the unlucky No. 13 spot. Derek Mason and the Commodores had the worst class in 2020, and as of now, there is a slight improvement. Whether if they slide to the last spot is remain to be seen, but when you are the bottom, you have to take any amount of improvement. The 2021 class has a total of four commits, highlighted by wide receiver Jack Bech, who has a composite score of .8667.