SEC West Recruiting Rankings
Recruiting 2011 |
Recruiting 2010 |
CFN Top Prospects for 2011
to 50 | No. 51
to 100 | No. 101 to 150
to 200 | No. 201
to 250 | No. 251
Backs | Receivers
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| Guards & Centers
| Def. Tackles |
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2010 SEC Recruiting Rankings
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The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … the defensive back seven.
Even without Cyrus Kouandijo, all the attention will be paid to an offensive line that features the nation’s best guard prospect, Christian Westerman
and top center, Reese Dismukes. Getting defensive tackle Gabe Wright was a nice pickup on Signing Day, but the real teeth in this class is in the defensive back seven. Justin Garrett is a safety-sized linebacker who should be a disruptive force, and Kris Frost has big-time upside. Safety Erique Florence can play anywhere in the secondary, and corners Jonathan Rose, Jermaine Whitehead, and Rubensen Therezie are big, strong talents on the outside. QB Kiehl Frazier and running backs Quan Bray and Tre Mason will stock up the backfield in a few years.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 4. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Skill stars. The
class went big on defense coming up with a whale of
a group for the line led by tackles Jeffrey Whitaker
and Kenneth Carter, and coming up with a key signing
getting end Corey Lemonier out of Florida. LB
LaDarius Owens will be an All-SEC performer before
he's done, and enough good defensive backs were
brought in to secure the secondary for the next few
years. As good as the defensive class is, the stars
signed on offense should make a bigger impact as
offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn has his players to
work with. Cameron Newton is a 6-6, 245-pound
quarterback with a live arm, Trovon Reed and Antonio
Goodwin are special receiver prospects, and Michael
Dyer could've gone anywhere as, arguably, the
nation's top running back recruit. If he wasn't
No.1, he was in everyone's top five. Throw in all
the help on the line, including JUCO transfer tackle
Roszell Gayden and top guard Eric Mack, and the
Tiger offense should be fantastic.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 19. That Class Was
Heavy On ... receivers. After the problems on offense over the last few years, Gene Chizik and his staff went hard after players who can put points on the board. Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn needs bodies, and he got them with QB Tyrik Rollison a player for the future, Onterio McCalebb a nice running back prospect, and a whole slew of receivers to finally get the passing game going. Travante Stallworth and Emory Blake are the best of a good lot, while tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen could be a centerpiece of the passing game in a few years.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Defensive linemen. With yet another phenomenal class, the rich get richer
... while also sticking it to Auburn with OT Cyrus Kouandijo verbaling to the Tigers and signing with the Tide. The receiving corps is awesome with 6-4 Marvin Shinn and 6-2 Danny Woodson bringing the size, and Bradley Sylve providing the speed. Ha’Seaon Clinton-Dix might be the nation’s best safety prospect, and Trey DePriest is Scout.com’s No. 1 ranked middle linebacker, but the key to the class could be up front on defense with JUCO transfers Quinton Dial, a 6-5, 310-pound future NFL draft pick, and 6-4, 340-pound Jesse Williams, ready to clog the inside. Xzavier Dickson fits the Bama scheme perfectly at one end, and Jeoffrey Pagan whould be a strong pass rusher with a little bit of time.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 5. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive backs.
How good is Nick Saban and his staff when it comes
to recruiting? The Tide didn't have a ton of needs
with so many great classes brought in over the last
few years, and the monster class that capitalizes on
the national title is supposed to come in next year,
but that doesn't mean that several top players
available this season didn't want to come wear the
Crimson uniform. Phillip Sims is by far the most
talented quarterback prospect the Tide has had in
several years, and the receiving corps will be
loaded with DeAndrew White, Ronald Carswell, Blake
Sims and Keiwone Malone would all be No. 1 targets
at just about anywhere else. The defensive backfield
is amazing with the best class in America led by top
corner prospect Demarcus Milliner and big-time
safety Jarrick Williams. Johnavon Fulton has NFL
corner speed and JUCO transfer Dequan Menzie could
see time immediately.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 2. That Class Was
Heavy On ... linemen. Nick Saban and his staff brought in yet another loaded class that is among the best in the country with RB Trent Richardson leading the way, but the bulk is up front. From JUCO transfer James Carpenter, who might get a starting spot on the offensive line right away, to Darrington Sentimore, Chris Bonds, and Anthony Orr, who’ll load up the defensive front, the Tide secured the lines for the next several years.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … the passing game. The Tigers came up with a quietly sensational class with the most noise coming well before February 2nd. QB Zach Mettenberger, the one-time promising Georgia Bulldog, could challenge for the starting job right away, and he or Jordan Jefferson will get instant help from Jarvis Landry, a phenomenal five-star talent, and speedy Odell Beckham. Protecting the passer will soon by La’el Collins, the next great LSU offensive tackle. Defensively, end Jermauria Rasco was the big get on Signing Day, while Anthony Johnson might be the nation’s best tackle.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 8. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive
lineman. The secondary got an infusion of talent
with Eric Reid and Tharold Simon giving the Tigers
two very big, very NFL-looking safeties, and Tyrann
Mathieu has good size and could be a strong corner
in time. RB Spencer Ware could be the star of the
running game in the near future and Kadron Boone was
a great get to be the team's No. 1 WR soon. The
biggest stars are at linebacker, led by Justin
Maclin, but the biggest part of the class is on the
line with Ego Ferguson one of the nation's top
tackle prospects and Jordan Allen and Travis Dickson
a dangerous end pair.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 4. That Class Was
Heavy On ... the defensive front seven. Russell Shepard has star potential in some way, shape or form either at quarterback or receiver, and WR Rueben Randle and S Craig Loston will make a ton of money someday, but the stars are on the lines with Chris Davenport, Joshua Downs, and Sam Montgomery for the defensive front, with JUCO transfer Akiem Hicks ready to come in right away and play, while Chris Faulk and Stavion Lowe will be starting on the offensive front sooner than later.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Offensive tackle. Last year’s class was the big one for Bobby Petrino, but this one isn’t all that far off. The defensive line got an infusion of talent with JUCO transfer tackle Robert Thomas might be an anchor right away, and the back seven got some help with safety Kelvin Fisher and corner Tevin Mitchel sure to be stars in a few years. The key to the class was the tremendous haul of receivers, including Quinta Funderburk and Keante Minor, and the tackles with seven prospects including Brey Cook, who’s destined to be an all-star, and promising Andrew Peterson and Mitch Smothers.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 31. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Talent. Last
season Bobby Petrino's class was heavy on live
bodies to create more competition and to build
better depth, especially on the defensive line. This
year's class was about upgrading the overall talent
level with the main focus on receiver. Marquel Wade
and Julian Horton should thrive in Petrino's system,
while QB Jacoby Walker will get a few years to groom
to be ready to be in the mix by 2012. Calvin Barnett
is the 305-pound defensive tackle prospect to work
the line around, Brad Hefley will end up being the
leader of the linebacking corps, and Eric Bennett is
a nice looking corner.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 23. That Class Was
Heavy On ... defensive backs. The defensive line got a ton of bodies, but few of them were standout prospects. The offense got more players to fit the Bobby Petrino style with the line getting the biggest boost. However, the coaching staff mostly loaded up in the secondary with six nice prospects led by corner Darius Winston and JUCO transfers Anthony Leon, Rudell Crim and Andru Stewart.
5. Ole Miss
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Receivers. Houston Nutt is known for his ground attacks and his ability to turn running backs into superstars, but this year’s class focused a bit more on the passing game with some surprising recruits. Nickolas Brassell could’ve gone anywhere and could immediately become the team’s No. 1 target, while Tobias Singleton and Donte Moncreif are fantastic prospects who should add more punch to the passing game. Who’s going to throw them the ball? JUCO transfer Zack Stoudt isn’t Jeremiah Masoli talent-wise, but he’s a big, strong bomber who’ll be in the mix for starting time right away.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 15. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive
linemen. With the early loss of Jevan Snead, Ole
Miss needed options at quarterback and it got a
small, athletic playmaker in JUCO transfer Randall
Mackey. Vincent Sanders is a freshman receiver too
good to keep out of the mix early on, while the
defense got a big boost in the secondary with JUCO
transfer Damien Jackson a big, intimidating safety
and Tony Grimes a terrific corner prospect. The
defensive line should be terrific with an
outstanding mix of talents led by JUCO transfer
Wayne Dorsey, a very tall, very quick pass rusher
who would've been a key get for places like
Tennessee, Auburn, Michigan, and Florida State.
Carlton Martin and Bryon Bennett are the future at
defensive tackle, while Carlos Thomas and Delvin
Jones will eventually be the team's star pass
rushers with speed, size, and a world of upside for
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 12. That Class Was
Heavy On ... skill players. This is a huge class with a little something for all the spots, but Houston Nutt and his staff mostly tried to get players to get the offense moving even more. Quarterback Raymond Cotton will get time to develop with Jevon Snead already under center, while running backs Darius Barksdale and Rodney Scott are just a few of the good prospects looking to shine in the Nutt system. Pat Patterson is a special receiver prospect, while Ja-Mes Logan and Montez Phillips have size and speed.
Mississippi State |
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Defensive backs. It wasn’t a great overall class considering the killers the rest of the league kept up with, but there are some nice gets like WR Joe Morrow and running backs Josh Robinson and Derek Milton. The secondary got the most help with 6-2, 200-pound Dee Arrington a potential All-SEC safety and Zachary Johnson a fast, promising hitter. JUCO transfer corner Darius Slay should see time right away, while Justin Cox is a big, fast defender who can play anywhere in the secondary.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 40. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Running back. Dan
Mullen got the receivers for his offense last year,
and this year he worked on the ground game with 6-8,
330-pound Damien Robinson one of the nation's top
offensive tackle recruits to go along with four
running backs to try to replace Anthony Davis.
Matthew Wells is the best of the lot, but JUCO
transfer Vick Ballard might make the most immediate
impact with a physical style and good quickness.
Nick Griffin and Jay Hughes could've been toting the
rock at several other big name schools. Defensively,
6-7, 370-pound James Carmon and 6-4, 330-pound
Jeffrey Howie are massive JUCO transfers brought in
to clog things up right away, while Kaleb Eulls, an
end, is one of the best players in the class.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 22. That Class Was
Heavy On ... receivers. What do you get a team that’s been among the worst in America in passing over the last few years? Targets. Tyler Russell was a must-get quarterback for new head coach Dan Mullen to develop over the next year or two, and he needs guys to throw to. Seven receiver prospects were brought in with JUCO transfers Maurice Langston and Leon Berry looking to add help right away. Chad Bumphis is the best prospect of the lot.
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