Southeastern Conference dominates college football recruiting - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Southeastern Conference dominates college football recruiting

Posted: Updated:
Hundreds of high-school football stars decided where they'll play their college careers on Wednesday.  Source: (MGN) Hundreds of high-school football stars decided where they'll play their college careers on Wednesday. Source: (MGN)

(RNN) - Alabama and coach Nick Saban failed in their quest to win a third BCS National Championship last year, but the Crimson Tide did land the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation for the third straight year.

Alabama signed 26 players and a transfer this year that included six, five-star athletes, 15 four-stars and five, three-stars to rank the Tide's class well ahead of second-ranked LSU according to all the college football recruiting websites.

Seven Southeastern Conference schools ranked in the top 10, according to 247sports.com, with Texas A&M standing in fifth place, followed in order by Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. Likewise, seven of the top 10 individual players signed with SEC Schools.

Ohio State finished with the third-ranked class and 2014 BCS champ Florida State ranked third. Notre Dame ranked No. 10.

Bama's half-dozen five star athletes was the most of any school – LSU had four, Texas A&M and Georgia each had three. The Tide's top-ranked player is Myles Garrett, a 6-7, 225 offensive tackle from West Monroe, LA, who is already enrolled.

LSU landed New Orleans star running back Leonard Fournette,the nation's No. 1 ranked prospect. Defensive end Myles Garrett, of Arlington, TX, the second-ranked prospect, went with Texas A&M.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

 

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • NCAA reaches $70 million concussion lawsuit settlement

    NCAA reaches $70 million concussion lawsuit settlement

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:28:00 GMT
    The settlement will establish new protocols for head injuries during practices and games and will also prevent athletes from returning to a game after a concussion.
    The settlement will establish new protocols for head injuries during practices and games and will also prevent athletes from returning to a game after a concussion.
  • LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:27:58 GMT

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

  • Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:55:17 GMT

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.