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SEC Commitment Comparison – 1/3/11

It’s 30 days until National Signing Day.  Do you know where your favorite football program is?  In relation to recruiting?

Below you’ll find our updated Big Board.  On it, you’ll see each school’s updated commitment numbers broken down by point value.  As always, we use Rivals.com’s recruiting rankings for our comparisons.  One star equals one point, five stars equal five points, etc.  But we also give a point to zero-star prospects just because we’re good guys.

First, we look at the total “talent points” for each SEC program:

School Commits 5-stars 4-stars 3-stars 2-stars 1- & 0-stars Total Points
S. Carolina 26 0 4 22 0 0 82
Alabama 21 2 14 5 0 0 81
Arkansas 26 0 5 20 0 1 81
Ole Miss 24 0 5 19 0 0 77
Miss. State 24 0 3 20 0 1 73
LSU 19 1 7 10 0 1 64
Tennessee 19 0 5 13 1 0 61
Kentucky 20 0 1 18 0 1 59
Georgia 16 0 8 7 1 0 55
Florida 15 0 7 7 1 0 51
Auburn 14 0 5 9 0 0 47
Vanderbilt 12 0 0 9 2 1 32

Observations:

* South Carolina and Arkansas are still making their livings with three-star recruits, but they’re getting those commitments earlier than usual.  Positive on-field gains in 2010 have the Cocks and Hogs on pace for possible gains on Signing Day in 2011.

* Alabama has two of the SEC’s five-star commitments so far (LSU has the other) to go along with a whopping 14 four-star commitments.  No other SEC school has more than 8 four-star commits.

* The battle between Ole Miss and Mississippi State remains close.  Houston Nutt has gone the juco route (signing four) while Dan Mullen continues to mine the Magnolia State.  MSU has 18 commitments from Mississippi natives.  Ole Miss has just eleven in-state commits.

* Anyone wanna bet that Georgia, Florida and Auburn do not wind up 9th, 10th and 11th in the SEC on Signing Day?

Now let’s look at the type of talent each school is wooing.  Below are the points-per-player averages for each SEC program:

SEC Rank School Avg. Points Per Commitment
1 Alabama 3.85
2 Georgia 3.43
3 Florida 3.40
4 LSU 3.36
5 Auburn 3.35
6 Tennessee 3.21
7 Ole Miss 3.20
8 S. Carolina 3.15
9 Arkansas 3.11
10 Miss. State 3.04
11 Kentucky 2.95
12 Vanderbilt 2.66

Ah.  Now that looks a bit more typical, doesn’t it?

 




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