On Signing Day eve, SEC poised for best recruiting haul ever
FEB 04, 2014 5:45p ET
A rising tide has lifted all SEC boats, and never has that been more clear than by looking at the Rivals' recruiting rankings.
3. Texas A&M
15. Ole Miss
Nine — nine! — SEC schools are presently in the top 15.
The other five major conferences have just five teams in the top 15. The ACC has three schools, the Big Ten and the Big 12 have just one each and the Pac-12 has none. (Notre Dame is presently the No. 8 class in the country.)
This will be the most impressive collection of talent ever signed by SEC schools.
So which four- and five-star players are left to make a decision and where are those players headed?
There are 32 four- and five-star players who have yet to commit, but most of those recruits are heavy favorites to sign with particular schools. Indeed, when you scan the predictions, there are really only a handful of prospects who are totally unclear.
There are 11 composite five-stars remaining to decide on Wednesday, but only Malik McDowell appears to be a true mystery.
95 percent Auburn
81 percent Georgia
77 percent USC, 21 percent Florida
92 percent LSU
92 percent FSU
95 percent LSU
39 percent Michigan State, 21 percent Ohio State, 21 percent Michigan, 14 percent FSU
81 percent Maryland, 10 percent Florida
85 percent Stanford
63 percent USC, 16 percent Notre Dame, 16 percent Oregon
100 percent USC
Then come the 21 four stars who have yet to commit:
72 percent Washington, 19 percent UCLA, 8 percent Oregon
84 percent Vanderbilt
51 percent FSU, 43 percent Virginia Tech
59 percent Oklahoma, 40 percent Notre Dame
43 percent TCU, 40 percent Auburn, 12 percent Texas A&M
100 percent FSU
50 percent Georgia, 26 percent Virginia Tech, 15 percent Ole Miss
87 percent South Carolina
90 percent Virginia Tech
45 percent Nebraska, 27 percent Oklahoma, 27 percent Arizona State
56 percent UCLA, 32 percent LSU
100 percent Kentucky
96 percent Oklahoma
62 percent Boise State, 25 percent Arizona
95 percent South Carolina
100 percent WVU
88 percent Auburn, 12 percent Clemson
81 percent Virginia Tech, 18 percent Marshall
88 percent Texas
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95 percent Clemson
88 percent Michigan State