With National Signing Day in the rearview mirror, Rivals has released its annual list of top 25 recruiters and the SEC is well represented.
The SEC landed eight names on the list, good for nearly one third of the country’s best recruiters.
Here they are:
- No. 1 Dell McGee, Georgia
- No. 2, Tim Brewster, Texas A&M
- No. 4, Kodi Burns, Auburn
- No. 15 Joe Pannunzio, Alabama
- No. 16 Jacob Peeler, Ole Miss
- No. 16 Sam Pittman, Georgia
- No. 22 Mel Tucker, Georgia
- No. 24 Eric Wolford, South Carolina
Here’s what Rivals had to say about their recruiter of the year, Georgia’s Dell McGee:
“The Georgia Bulldogs are on top of the college football recruiting world after signing eight five-star prospects, which ties 2004 USC for the most in one class. McGee, Rivals.com’s Recruiter of the Year in 2018, played a major role in signing five of those five-stars, including running backs Zamir White and James Cook. The former Georgia high school coach understands recruiting from both sides of the process, and was outstanding at developing relationships not just with player, but with their coaches and parents as well.”
Tim Brewster was also very impressive, leading the Aggies to a solid class on short notice with Jimbo Fisher jumping to College Station this offseason.
“Following head coach Jimbo Fisher from Tallahassee to Texas A&M, Brewster’s recruiting stride never lapsed. Of the programs that went through post-season coaching changes, only Florida State and Oregon signed higher ranked classes… and Brewster had a role in constructing the Seminoles’ class, too. With the Longhorns signing a top five class and schools like Oklahoma that recruit Texas well posing a threat, the future of Lone Star State recruiting will be intense.”
Auburn’s Kodi Burns also made a huge impact and is the third SEC coach to land in the top five of this list. Here’s what Rivals had to say about the Tigers’ co-offensive coordinator:
“The Auburn coaches divvied up recruiting duties pretty evenly in the 2018 class, but if there was one standout on the staff Burns could get the nod. The co-offensive coordinator also leads the Tigers’ receiving corps and he added four new bodies to the room with this class, including a trio of Rivals250 prospects in Seth Williams, Anthony Schwartz and Matthew Hill. A fourth wide receiver pick-up, Shedrick Jackson, sits just outside of four-star territory. Burns had to out-recruit the likes of Mississippi State, Georgia Tech and Missouri for his signature.”
It was once again a tremendous year for recruiting in the SEC.