Recruiting 2010 ... The
CFN's Class Rankings ... SEC
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The Class Is Heavy On ... NFL players.
Yeeeeeeeesh. Everything worked for the terrific
Florida class as Urban Meyer's health concerns
didn't turn out to be a problem in any way.
The Gators got 13 players (but it's probably over
15) that would be the crown jewel in the class of
roughly 110 other programs including Mack Brown, a
lightning fast back who might finally be the one to
give Meyer the feature-back he's been searching for.
Chris Dunkley, Adrian Coxson, and Solomon Patton
might have started, or at least would've seen time,
at wide receiver last year and should be key parts
of this year's team, offensive tackles Chaz Green
and Ian Silberman will be starting at the next level
if they can effectively add 20 pounds of muscle, and
Sharrif Floyd out of Philadelphia and Dominique
Easley from New York City might be the nation's two
best defensive line prospects. And then there's the
secondary. Matt Elam and Jonathan Dowling are tall,
talented safeties, and Jaylen Watkins, Joshua Shaw
and Cody Riggs are special corner prospects.
The Class Is Heavy On ... The passing game.
The defense was hardly ignored in Derek Dooley's
first class with three excellent linemen in JUCO
transfer DT John Brown and ends Jacques Smith, and
Corey Miller all good enough to see time right away.
JUCO transfer Dave Clark needs to play a big role
this year at one corner, while JaWaun James might be
the SEC's best recruit for the O line. Before
leaving, Lane Kiffin made a big deal out of securing
the quarterbacks, and Dooley kept them around with
Tyler Bray, a very big, very talented passer to go
along with Nash Nance and JUCO transfer Matt Simms.
Simms will be expected to compete for the starting
job this offseason. Four terrific receivers were
signed with Da'Rick Rogers, Justin Hunter, and Matt
Milton all with next level skills.
The Class Is Heavy On ... The lines. After
signing a ton of skill players last season, Georgia
needed the building blocks this year. The team's
best recruit was Alec Ogletree, a guided missile of
a linebacker who was the key to the defensive haul
several months ago. Up front, head coach Mark Richt
inked Brent Benedict out of Jacksonville, one of the
nation's top tackle recruits, and also got the very
promising Kenarious Gates. On the defensive side,
Garrison Smith spurned Alabama, Florida State,
Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and USC to be the
leader of the Dawg line in the near future. T.J.
Stripling will be a terror on the end after hitting
the weighs and adding at least 25 pounds, while
Michael Thornton is a ready-made tackle who's good
enough to see time right away.
South Carolina |
The Class Is Heavy On ... Marcus Lattimore.
Steve Spurrier focused mostly on the secondary with
five defensive back prospects signed who need to
develop quickly. There isn't a star of the lot, but
Victor Hampton with his tremendous speed comes
close. The passing game got a little help with QB
Connor Shaw and a few decent receivers including Ace
Sanders, a 5-7 speedster, but the entire class, and
especially the offense, revolves around Lattimore,
Scout.com's No. 1 ranked back. The 6-0, 207 pounder
picked the Gamecocks over Auburn, Florida State, and
Georgia, among others, and he'll be the centerpiece
of the Spurrier offense very, very soon.
The Class Is Heavy On ... The running game.
Last year Rich Brooks made sure the future of the
passing game was set by bringing in three quarterbacks, five wide receivers and two tight ends.
The future became the present with so many issues at
quarterback last season. this year, new head man
Joker Phillips made sure the running game was secure
with four very good prospects led by Brandon Gainer
out of Miami and Raymond Sanders out of Georgia. In
an interesting move, Phillips also loaded up on
tight ends bringing in four with Alex Smith a big
blocker and Tyler Brause like a big receiver. Don't
dismiss the big signing of Joe Mansour, one of the
nation's top punting prospects.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive
linemen. The Commodores got a little bit of
everything for both sides of the ball and came up
with some good defensive back prospects, led by
corners Andre Hall and Karl Butler, and some
intriguing receivers with 6-5 Chris Boyd and
lightning-fast Jonathan Krause leading the way. But
the need was the defensive front and that's where
the stars are with tackles Vince Taylor, Kyle Woestmann, and Jared Morse leading the way. Thomas
Ryan and James Kittredge might be needed right away
on the end.
The Class Is 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.
The Class Is 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.
The Class Is 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.
The Class Is 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
The Class Is 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.
Mississippi State |
The Class Is 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.