The four major recruiting services don’t agree on much, but all four see Alabama and Georgia as the cream of the crop in the SEC.
With about seven weeks left until National Signing Day, Alabama has the nation’s top-ranked class according to 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN. With 25 commitments in hand, including 5-star recruits Najee Harris, Alex Leatherwood, Dylan Moses and Jerry Jeudy, it’s easy to see why everyone’s so high on the Tide.
Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs are right on Alabama’s heels with the second-best class in the league — and one that ranks third nationally.
In-state safety Richard LeCounte III is the gem of this class right now, but Georgia is still in the hunt for a few other big names.
Texas A&M just nips LSU for the third spot in SEC in the composite rankings. With 26 commitments already, including one from one of the nation’s best quarterback recruits, Kellen Mond, the Aggies are on their way to a fine recruiting class.
The Tigers, with 18 commitments, have a little room to improve an already solid first class for coach Ed Orgeron. Five-star safety JaCoby Stevens is the headliner, but LSU is still in play for 5-star targets Marvin Wilson and Cam Akers.
Tennessee and Auburn are neck and neck for the fifth spot, with the former just coming out ahead when averaging the four services.
The Volunteers have 25 players already committed, including a 5-star, in-state prospect in tackle Trey Smith. The team is only expected to sign 26 to 28 players, so unless a few prospects waver in their pledges, this class is pretty much finished.
Auburn, with recently signed JUCO quarterback Jarrett Stidham in tow, has 18 players pledged for this class. Five-star tackle Calvin Ashley is the headliner among high school recruits, but there’s still room for this group to grow before signing day.
South Carolina’s 22-man class ranks seventh, and is bolstered by pledges from the top players in North and South Carolina. Hamsah Nasirildeen and OrTre Smith are two of the bigger names in the class, and Will Muschamp and company have room for a few more names as well.
Mississippi State, Arkansas and Florida complete the top 10 with Kentucky, Missouri, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt rounding out the rankings.
Here’s a look at the average ranking for each SEC school, and their individual rankings by site:
SEC class rankings
As of Dec. 15