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MrSEC.com Commitment Comparator – 12/21/12

There are just 46 days between today and National Signing Day.  What better time to check in on the current state of recruiting across the conference.  As usual, we use the star rankings provided by Rivals.com.  For each star they hand out, we award one point.  But for the prospects they’ve yet to grade — the dreaded 0-star recruits — we also assign a point.  Hey, we’re nice guys.

We then look at the numbers in three different ways.  First, we look at the total talent being brought into a program.  That’s the top chart.  Just straight total points.  Quantity.

Then, in the second chart, we rank the teams in terms of their average points-per-commitment.  This gives you an idea of what type of athletes — generally — are giving handshake agreements to the SEC’s 14 schools.  Quality.

In our third and final chart, we look at the number of 4- and 5-star recruits that have committed to each school.  Recruiting rankings aren’t a science, but the more high-end type players a coach brings in, the better his chance of finding some diamonds. High-caliber prospects.

This week, we’ll also provide you with our overall MrSEC.com combination rankings.

First, quantity…

 

  School   Commits   5-stars   4-stars   3-stars   2-stars   1- & 0-stars   Total Points
  Texas A&M   34   0   14   19   1   0   115
  Georgia   30   0   14   16   0   0   104
  Florida   24   1   13   10   0   0   87
  LSU   22   0   16   6   0   0   82
  Alabama   19   2   11   6   0   0   72
  Ole Miss   21   0   4   17   0   0   67
  Vanderbilt   21   0   2   19   0   0   65
  Miss. State   21   0   4   13   4   0   63
  S. Carolina   19   0   4   15   0   0   61
  Missouri   17   0   1   16   0   0   52
  Tennessee   14   0   5   9   0   0   47
  Kentucky   16   0   1   13   1   1   46
  Auburn   12   2   5   5   0   0   45
  Arkansas   15   0   1   13   1   0   45

 

Now, quality…

 

  School   Commits   Avg. Pts/Commit
  Alabama   19   3.78
  Auburn   12   3.75
  LSU   22   3.72
  Florida   24   3.62
  Georgia   30   3.46
  Texas A&M   34   3.38
  Tennessee   14   3.35
  S. Carolina   19   3.21
  Ole Miss   21   3.19
  Vanderbilt   21   3.09
  Missouri   17   3.05
  Miss. State   21   3.00
  Arkansas   15   3.00
  Kentucky   16   2.87

 

And finally, high-caliber prospects…

 

  School   4- & 5-star Commits
  LSU   16
  Florida   14
  Georgia   14
  Texas A&M   14
  Alabama   13
  Auburn   7
  Tennessee   5
  Miss. State   4
  Ole Miss   4
  S. Carolina   4
  Vanderbilt   2
  Arkansas   1
  Kentucky   1
  Missouri   1

 

As a bonus, we’ll go ahead and provide you with our own MrSEC.com combo ranking today.  First, we take the commitments as broken down above — quantity, quality, high-caliber prospects — and then we rank each school 1-14 in each category.  At that point we add up each school’s three rankings to get a combination rank — the lower the score the better — that should give you an idea of how the SEC’s 14 schools currently stack up on the recruiting trail.

 

  MrSEC.com Rank   School   Quantity Rank   Quality Rank   High-Caliber Rank   Total Points
  1   LSU   4   3   1   8
  2   Florida   3   4   2   9
  2   Georgia   2   5   2   9
  2   Texas A&M   1   6   2   9
  5   Alabama   5   1   5   11
  6   Auburn   13   2   6   21
  7   Ole Miss   6   9   8   23
  8   S. Carolina   9   8   8   25
  8   Tennessee   11   7   7   25
  10   Miss. State   8   12   8   28
  10   Vanderbilt   7   10   11   28
  12   Missouri   10   11   12   33
  13   Arkansas   13   12   12   37
  14   Kentucky   12   14   12   38

 

 

 


3 comments
GatorBuc2
GatorBuc2

John,

 

I saw a short article discussing over signing.  Even though the SEC passed a rule for a max of 25, a team can go past 25 using a loophole that allows the additional recruits to sign early.  Can you explain how the early signing process works and how it affects the overall scholarships?

pbrstreetgang
pbrstreetgang

Texas A&M has three consensus All-Americans this year, all underclassmen.  Luke Joekel was a Rivals 4* recruit, Damontre Moore and Johnny Manziel were both 3* recruits.   Ryan Swope, perhaps the best slot receiver in the SEC and likely a productive NFL receiver (if he can avoid the concussion bug) was also a 3* recruit.   Mike Sherman was not a particularly good college football coach, but he was a fantastic talent evaluator and developer.

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

 @GatorBuc2 

 

Sorry, just now seeing this one.  It's called back-counting.  The SEC's recent rule called for a cap at 25 signees, but we've always referred to that as a "soft" cap.  Let's say a school only signed 20 players in 2012.  Just for the sake of a ballpark example, that same school could sign 25 in 2013 plus 5 more back-counted to the previous year.

 

The SEC took a baby step forward on oversigning.  The league did not go as far as the Big Ten, for example.

 

Thanks for reading the site,

John

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