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Signing Class Highlights For 2013

Our 2013 class rankings are complete.

So what are the highlights?

Below are the top signees and sleepers for each school and an overview of why each team sits in the spot it does following another busy recruiting year in the SEC.

1. Florida

Top Signee: CB Vernon Hargreaves III

Top Sleeper: DE Antonio Riles

Met Needs: Florida added depth at every position. The Gators could have used one more quarterback.

Why They’re Ranked Here: Too many reasons. We’ll just list Hargreaves and running back Kelvin Taylor.

 

2. LSU

Top Signee: CB Tre’Davious White

Top Sleeper: WR Avery Johnson

Met Needs: LSU hit every spot, especially on the offensive and defensive lines.

Why They’re Ranked Here: LSU brought in all kinds of athletes. John Chavis should have fun.

 

3. Alabama

Top Signee: RB Derrick Henry

Top Sleeper: DB Eddie Jackson

Met Needs: The Tide helped fill out its front seven on defense. An extra big-time safety could have helped.

Why They’re Ranked Here: How about that close? Beating out rival Auburn for two top defenders didn’t hurt.

 

4. Georgia

Top Signee: DB Tray Matthews

Top Sleeper: LB Ryne Rankin

Met Needs: The defensive backfield is good to go. One more standout offensive lineman would have been nice.

Why They’re Ranked Here: Mark Richt planned well to bring in a deep, talented class.

 

5. Texas A&M

Top Signee: WR Ricky Seals-Jones

Top Sleeper: LB Brett Wade

Met Needs: Like UGA, Texas A&M’s class is deep. Still, the Aggies could have used another offensive lineman.

Why They’re Ranked Here: Johnny Manziel is great. He’ll be even better with all these skilled players coming in.

 

6. Ole Miss

Top Signee: DE Robert Nkemdiche

Top Sleeper: DB David Kamara

Met Needs: Every team needs linemen, and the Rebels found plenty of those.

Why They’re Ranked Here: Star power. Nkemdiche, OL Laremy Tunsil and WR Laquon Treadwell are big-time gets.

 

7. Auburn

Top Signee: DT Montravius Adams

Top Sleeper: DB Mackenro Alexander

Met Needs: The defense needs help. Adams and Carl Lawson are a nice start. Another top-level corner was needed.

Why They’re Ranked Here: Great close, especially with Adams, DL Elijah Daniel and OL Deon Mix.

 

8. South Carolina

Top Signee: DT Kelsey Griffin

Top Sleeper: LB Jonathan Walton

Met Needs: Nice haul on the offensive line. The running game looks bright. Looking for more defensive linemen.

Why They’re Ranked Here: It’s a nice class, not as powerful as others in the SEC. But they’ll be well coached.

 

9. Vanderbilt

Top Signee: WR Jordan Cunningham

Top Sleeper: LB Oren Burks

Met Needs: Vandy will be faster next season with the added athletes. Where are the linemen?

Why They’re Ranked Here: James Franklin continues to bring in players. Cunningham (Zach, too) was a big get.

 

10. Tennessee

Top Signee: WR Marquez North

Top Sleeper: WR Josh Smith

Met Needs: The wide receivers look great. Two new quarterbacks were key. Linemen and linebackers are missing.

Why They’re Ranked Here: Coach Butch Jones had to work quickly. Landing North and QB Josh Dobbs was big.

 

11t. Arkansas

Top Signee: RB Alex Collins

Top Sleeper: DB D.J. Dean

Met Needs: Bret Bielema will run the ball. Enter Collins. Arkansas needs more defensive line help.

Why They’re Ranked Here: It’s tough to keep up with the SEC West. The staff closed well.

 

11t. Kentucky

Top Signee: DE Jason Hatcher

Top Sleeper: OL Ramsey Meyers

Met Needs: The new OC Neal Brown needs playmakers. Kentucky found them.

Why They’re Ranked Here: Hatcher and WR Ryan Timmons helped vault the Wildcats a couple spots.

 

13. Mississippi State

Top Signee: DE Chris Jones

Top Sleeper: WR De’Runnya Wilson

Met Needs: Great group of athletes on offense and defense. But Jones can’t carry the defensive line.

Why They’re Ranked Here: The Bulldogs added some nice pieces but the standard is higher.

 

14. Missouri

Top Signee: DT Josh Augusta

Top Sleeper: DB Shaun Rupert

Met Needs: Gary Pinkel found linemen, which key in the SEC. The offense could use more playmakers.

Why They’re Ranked Here: Pinkel said forget the rankings. That might work in the Big 12. This isn’t the Big 12.

 


1 comments
MIZ ZOU FAN
MIZ ZOU FAN

"Why They’re Ranked Here: Pinkel said forget the rankings. That might work in the Big 12. This isn’t the Big 12". 

 

Well no it did not work very well in the Big 12 either.  Pinkel has not won a division or a conference championship.  Many of those victory  came against lesser Big 12 opponents. Some fans point to the good NFL players that come out of the program and that is true, but theses are individuals, but as a team they have not done that well when ranked against quality competition.  He has done many good thing for the program, but he has not shown me that he is going to survive the transition.  I did not expect them to challenge the SEC elite teams, but it looks like they may struggle against the bottom half of the conference as well.  I think Pinel is on the clock and well have two years to make some noise and at least not be a bottom dweller team. The university is dropping some serious money to bring it up to SEC standards if the team does not win we will be looking at attendance around 45,000 and that won't cut it.



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