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SEC Commitment Comparitor – 3/30/12

Recruitniks, did you know we’re only 45 Wednesdays from National Signing Day 2013?  With that in mind, we wanted to put up another very early look at the commitments pouring into SEC football programs as March draws to a close.

As ever, we use Rivals.com’s star rankings.  For each star doled out by Rivals, we award one point.  We also give 0-star recruits a point because eventually, those guys usually end up in the 2- or 3-star range.  Rivals gives a 0 ranking when a player has yet to be truly studied.

The schools are ranked below according to the total number of talent points currently committed to them, but we also provide you an “average points” category so you can more easily see which schools are attracting top-end talent so early in the process.

Here goes…


School
Commits
5-stars
4-stars
3-stars
2-stars
1- & 0-stars
Total Points
Avg. Points/Player
Texas A&M
13
0
6
7
0
0
45
3.46
Florida
11
0
8
3
0
0
41
3.72
Alabama
9
1
7
1
0
0
36
4.00
Georgia
9
0
5
2
0
2
28
3.11
LSU
7
0
4
3
0
0
25
3.57
Auburn
6
0
4
1
1
0
21
3.50
Missouri
6
0
1
5
0
0
19
3.16
Tennessee
4
0
2
2
0
0
14
3.50
Vanderbilt
4
0
2
2
0
0
14
3.50
Ole Miss
3
0
0
3
0
0
9
3.00
Arkansas
2
0
0
2
0
0
6
3.00
S. Carolina
1
0
1
0
0
0
4
4.00
Kentucky
1
0
0
1
0
0
3
3.00
Miss. State
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00



Observations:

* Schools deep in in-state talent are leading the way in terms of commitments, which is no surprise.  Texas A&M, Florida, Georgia and LSU should be always be in the top half of our tables regardless of when we make our comparisons.

* Alabama just keeps on rolling along.  The Bammers have nine commitments and they are still averaging 4.00 points per player.  Nick Saban has turned the Tide into a John Calipari-like black hole for talent.  Year-in, year-out, the nation’s top prospects are sucked in with ease.

* Missouri seems to be getting a little boost from its SEC switch.  The Tigers already have as many commits as Auburn and more than Arkansas, South Carolina and Tennessee.

* Speaking of Tennessee, there’s not a lot of NFL-caliber talent within its state borders, so it’s no surprise the Vols aren’t tearing things up yet.  But what is worthy of note is the job James Franklin continues to do at Vanderbilt.  It’s early, 45 weeks from signing day.  But the Dores have — on paper — the same type of talent committed to them that Derek Dooley’s Vols have committed to them.  Even for March, that’s not something you’ll normally see.

* Arkansas and South Carolina might be taking a slower approach with things, but still, it’s odd to see two SEC programs that are clearly on the rise hanging out with Kentucky and Mississippi State at the bottom of the list.

 


5 comments
BT
BT

I guess we're still assuming Arkansas will ever recruit like the big boys of the country. Even if they were 2-3 games total from playing for the NC the past two years.

bradking2001
bradking2001

John, as I'm sure you're aware, the term "Bammer" is a derogatory term used by the rivals of The University of Alabama is describe (in their view) an ignorant, arrogant, Alabama fan. Usually, a fan with no connection to the Capstone, whatsoever. Surely, as one who reports on the SEC, you know this. Why would you even use such a term in an article? I've never seen you use "Barner" in reference to an Auburn fan. As stated earlier, (and before you respond with the 'That's not how I meant it.' reply) surely, as one who reports on the SEC, you know this is often a derogatory remark. Why even go there?

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

bradking2001...

 

We've referred to Bammers and Barners because they often refer to one another as that.  It's a nickname.  It's hardly "derogatory" to the point of someone being offended.  There's nothing racist, sexist or off-color about the term.  And I'm sure everyone has their own definition of exactly what a Bammer or Barner is.

 

In our book -- because they've tagged each other with these nicknames -- it's a quick description of someone from Alabama or Auburn.

 

And we'll continue to use it when we've already said Alabama, Auburn, Crimson Tide, Tide, Bama, Tigers, Plainsmen multiple times in a story.  It's in our SEC thesaurus.

 

Sorry if you were offended,

John

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Jacob
Jacob

 @John at MrSEC There is no good that can come from using either one of those words to describe Alabama or Auburn fans. If it's in your SEC thesaurus, you should probably take it out. This coming from someone also in the media that tends to think things like this are silly, but this website is better than that.

JaredHam
JaredHam

SC just got the commitment of Alfy Hill today they are now up to 2 commits.  Not sure how he's graded since he's JUCO but was 4 star 2 years ago so I'm happy with it.  

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