With less than two weeks to go before National Signing Day, there has been a bit of shuffling at both ends of the top 10 in the composite recruiting rankings for the SEC.
Near the top, LSU pulled into a tie with Texas A&M for third place. A slight bump in the Rivals rating for the Tigers’ class helped them move up a little.
LSU has 13 commitments to go along with six newcomers already on campus. The biggest remaining piece of business is landing 5-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, and 247Sports gives the Tigers a 66 percent chance of doing so.
Kentucky jumped to 9th after being 11th in last week’s composite rankings. The Wildcats’ 2017 class got a bump in every major service except for ESPN in the past few days.
The Wildcats added 4-star athlete Lynn Bowden this week, bringing their pledge total to 16. Seven new players are already enrolled, and Mark Stoops and his staff are still hoping to add to what has already been a solid recruiting cycle.
Not much changed for Alabama in the past week. It is still the consensus No. 1 in the SEC and in the nation. 247Sports bumped quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s rating 5 stars, up from 4, making that 5 top-rated players already enrolled in Tuscaloosa.
Georgia was a solid second in the SEC composite rankings for some time, but it was overtaken by Ohio State for the No. 2 spot nationally in the 247Sports rankings.
There’s an important weekend looming for the Bulldogs, where they’ll be hoping to add two or three more names to the ledger.
Texas A&M still has 17 commitments in its 2017 class, and nine newcomers are on campus at College Station.
Auburn, like Georgia, has a big recruiting weekend ahead. The Tigers will play host to at least four uncommitted recruits and have the chance to creep up in next week’s rankings should they get pledges.
Tennessee is up to 27 players for the Class of 2017, thanks to the addition of 3-star defensive end Ryan Thaxton. The Volunteers might be able to squeeze in another player or two, but it’s getting tight.
Here’s a look at the average ranking for each SEC school and their individual rankings by site.
SEC class rankings
As of Jan. 19