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SEC Commitment Comparison – 1/18/12

Following a big recruiting weekend as well as several coaching moves and hires, there’s been some shifting on our commitment big board.  With signing day just two weeks from today, we thought we’d give you a look at the updated commitment list for each SEC program.

As always, we use Rivals.com’s current lists and star rankings.  We assign one point for every star handed out by Rivals (and we give a point to all 0-star players, too). 

First, we’ll look at our quantity measure to see how much total talent a program is set to bring in on February 1st.


Commitment Quantity Rankings

School
Commits
5-stars
4-stars
3-stars
2-stars
1- & 0-stars
Total Points
1 Alabama
27
3
11
13
0
0
98
2 Texas A&M
23
1
8
14
0
0
79
3 S. Carolina
24
0
8
14
2
0
78
4 Miss. State
25
0
3
19
3
0
75
5 Florida
18
2
11
4
1
0
68
5 Kentucky
24
0
1
19
3
1
68
7 Tennessee
20
0
9
9
2
0
67
8 LSU
19
0
10
8
1
0
66
9 Arkansas
21
0
2
19
0
0
65
10 Vanderbilt
20
0
3
17
0
0
63
11 Auburn
16
0
10
6
0
0
58
11 Georgia
17
1
6
9
1
0
58
13 Missouri
17
0
1
16
0
0
52
14 Ole Miss
14
0
2
12
0
0
44



Now we look at our quality measure which reveals the point value of each program’s average commitment:


Commitment Quality Rankings

School
Commits
Avg. Pts Per Recruit
1 Florida
18
3.77
2 Alabama
27
3.62
2 Auburn
16
3.62
4 LSU
19
3.47
5 Texas A&M
23
3.43
6 Georgia
17
3.41
7 Tennessee
20
3.35
8 S. Carolina
24
3.25
9 Vanderbilt
20
3.15
10 Ole Miss
14
3.14
11 Arkansas
21
3.09
12 Missouri
17
3.05
13 Miss. State
25
3.00
14 Kentucky
24
2.83



This time around we also want to look at the high-end commits alone.  Four- and five-star recruits — on paper — are the most likely to become difference-makers at the next level.  That doesn’t mean all of those recruits pan out or that two-star guys can’t become All-Americans.  Not by a long shot.  However, there’s little doubt that a team inking 15 four-star guys has a better shot at finding some real playmakers than a team that signs just 5 four-star guys.  So below, here’s how each SEC program is doing on the four- and five-star commitment front:


High-End Star Rankings

 School 5-star Commits
4-star Commits
Total
1 Alabama
3
11
14
2 Florida
2
11
13
3 Auburn
0
10
10
3 LSU
0
10
10
5 Tennessee
0
9
9
5 Texas A&M
1
8
9
7 S. Carolina
0
8
8
8 Georgia
1
6
7
9 Miss. State
0
3
3
9 Vanderbilt
0
3
3
11 Arkansas
0
2
2
11 Ole Miss
0
2
2
13 Kentucky
0
1
1
13 Missouri
0
1
1



Finally, we’ve put together our own recruiting rankings for the SEC based upon the three tables above.  Some sites hand out class rankings based upon the number of blue chip signees.  Others rank classes by looking at total talent entering a school. 

We want to combine all three of the measures above — quantity, quality, and the sheer volume of four- and five-star commits only.  Using the schools’ rankings within the SEC in each category at the moment, we rank the current commitment hauls as follows:


Current MrSEC.com SEC Recruiting Class Rankings

School
Quantity Rank
Quality Rank
High-Star Rank
Total Points
1 Alabama
1
2
1
4
2 Florida
5
1
2
8
3 Texas A&M
2
5
5
12
4 LSU
8
4
3
15
5 Auburn
11
2
3
16
6 S. Carolina
3
8
7
18
7 Tennessee
7
7
5
19
8 Georgia
11
6
8
25
9 Miss. State
4
13
9
26
10 Vanderbilt
10
9
9
28
11 Arkansas
9
11
11
31
12 Kentucky
5
14
13
32
13 Ole Miss
14
10
11
35
14 Missouri
13
12
13
38



 


7 comments
Fayettechill14
Fayettechill14

This has probably been pointed out before, but how does Alabama have 27 commits? I thought the oversigning rules capped it at 25.

10ocfaninnc
10ocfaninnc

Yep, recruiting means nothing, in the last 10yrs the BCS champion has always had a 30 something recruiting class. I think not. If you're in the SEC you better recruit top talent. You take top talent and then "coach'em up". That is how you when championships.

redhog
redhog

Meaningless.....Arkansas was ranked #32 in the country when their 2008 class signed (BP's first class). Saw the re-rankings today after all the classes played out 4 years later and it has been revised.....to #6 in the country.

Fayettechill14
Fayettechill14 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@redhog I wouldn't say "meaningless," but Arkansas is usually able to work around low-ranked recruits. I never look at recruiting rankings, only recruits themselves, and advise all Hog fans to do the same.

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

redhog...

Depending on the coach, recruiting rankings can be meaningless. Petrino is the Spurrier of the 2000s with an offensive system that can turn so-so recruits into all-stars. Most schools don't have Petrino.

Thanks for reading,

John

DavidCollegeFan
DavidCollegeFan

I think they are a really great fit for the SEC after all. A very quality addition.



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