National Signing Day wasn’t all that long ago, but recruiting is a 24/7/365 business.
As such, teams are already hard at work on the 2018 recruiting class.
LSU already has a whopping 11 recruits verbally committed to next year’s class. Nationally, Penn State and Notre Dame also have 11. Only Miami (Fla.) has more with 13.
Arkansas made the biggest jump in the composite rankings this week, moving up from eighth and into a tie for fourth with Auburn.
Georgia took a tumble in the composite rankings, falling from the top four into a tie for eighth place. That’s because Max Wray, a 4-star tackle, backed off his commitment to the Bulldogs earlier this week.
Texas A&M has six players pledged so far for the 2018 recruiting class, and the Aggies remain in the second spot behind LSU. A pair of 4-star offensive linemen, Colten Blanton and Luke Matthews, are the best gets so far.
The Crimson Tide, which had the nation’s best recruiting class in 2017, has four players in the fold for its Class of 2018. That’s good for third in this week’s composite rankings.
Auburn, along with Arkansas, is in the fourth spot. The Tigers added 4-star guard Jalil Irvin last week and now have four players committed.
Mississippi State has a five-man group at the moment, headlined by 4-star receiver Malik Heath, and the Bulldogs are alone in the sixth position.
Cade Mays, a 5-star tackle from Knoxville, is the only 5-star recruit pledged in the conference at the moment, and he’s staying close to home to play for Tennessee. Mays wasn’t enough to keep the Volunteers from sliding a bit in the composite ranking, to seventh place.
Kentucky (5 commitments), Florida (2), South Carolina (2) and Vanderbilt (1) round out the current rankings.
Ole Miss and Missouri have yet to secure a pledge for 2018.
2018 SEC composite class rankings
As of March 17
Notes: ESPN has not yet ranked the 2018 recruiting class, and all player star ratings are courtesy of 247Sports.