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SEC Recruiting Headlines 4/18/2013

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1. Louisiana running back Leonard Fournette is widely considered the nation’s top running back prospect.  ESPN calls him the top player in the country, ranking him No. 1 in their top 150 list put out today.  ”To me, Louisiana has the best talent,” Fournette told  ”To have that many guys ranked like that, that’s really a blessing. There’s great competition (in Louisiana) because they want something that you want, too. They want to play, they want to grind, they want to be successful, they want to be the No. 1. So, at the same time, it makes both of you better.”  Among the schools Fournette is considering are LSU, Alabama, Florida State, USC and Texas.

2. Three Alabama commitments made the ESPN list.

3. Rising junior running back Nicholas Brossette from Louisiana has longstanding offers from Alabama and LSU. Ole Miss, Texas A&M and UCLA have also offered.  He’s expected to be on hand at Saturday’s LSU spring game. Tiger Stadium is less than a mile from his high school.  He’s also expected to visit Alabama soon.

4. Cameron Robinson is considered the top offensive line prospect in the country.  He told Thursday he’s not sure if he will visit Alabama or LSU this Saturday. The West Monroe, Louisiana prospect says the two schools are way out front in his recruitment.

4. Here’s a list of visitors for Saturday’s spring game at Arkansas. Razorbacks are recruiting teammates Solomon Thomas and Bill Weber from Coppell, Texas.

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5. LSU has added a seven footer from Australia to its incoming class.  Darcy Malone from Canberra Australia is the sixth member of Johnny Jones class.  ”Darcy will be an impactful player at LSU for years to come.”

6. Auburn now has six members of its incoming class.  The latest signee -  power forward Matthew Atewe from Massachusetts.. Atewe’s signing puts Auburn one over the scholarship limit of 13. On Wednesday, small forward Dion Wade became the Tigers fifth commitment for coach Tony Barbee.

7. Kentucky is one of four schools in the race to land Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 prospect in the country. The Sporting News handicaps the race.

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