National Signing Day was in full effect on Wednesday and recruits were signing with various SEC schools.
With a lot of talent in the southeastern states like Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, the Carolinas, and even Texas, the SEC has long been known as the country’s top recruiting conference, and 2018 is no different.
The conference has 3 schools ranked in the top 10 of recruiting classes for 2018 with Georgia being ranked the #1 recruiting class of 2018. That’s the most of any other conferences.
What Kirby Smart and his Georgia coach staff has achieved in such a brief time in Athens is nothing short of incredible. Georgia always has been a fertile recruiting state, but it might be reaching a peak. Seven 5-star recruits in one class is something you would expect Alabama to do, but the Bulldogs are beating Nick Saban at his own game. This recruiting class could go down as one of the best.
Highest-ranked SEC recruits in 2018 class
Thirteen of the top 50 recruits in 247Sports composite player ranking are committed and/or signed SEC schools, with nine of those remaining prospects still uncommitted.
In total, the SEC got 143 recruits out the ESPN 300.
Here is a breakdown of where those players heading for their college careers.
|2||Justin Fields||Dual-threat QB||6-3||221||5-star||Georgia|
|4||Eyabi Anoma||Weakside DE||6-5||235||5-star||Alabama|
|10||Jamaree Salyer||Offensive Guard||6-4||342||5-star||Georgia|
|18||Adam Anderson||Outside LB||6-4||214||5-star||Georgia|
|23||Brenton Cox||Strongside DE||6-4.5||247||5-star||Georgia|
|49||Joey Gatewood||Dual-threat QB||6-4||232||4-star||Auburn|
Other Notable SEC Signees
|Patrick Surtain Jr||CB||5-star||FL||Alabama|
|Rick Sandidge||DT||4-star||NC||South Carolina|
|Jeremiah Martin||WDE||4-star||CA||Texas A&M|
|Jashaun Corbin||APB||4-star||FL||Texas A&M|
|Tank Jenkins||G||4-star||AL||Texas A&M|
|James Foster||QB||4-star||AL||Texas A&M|
4-star signees: Auburn 16, Georgia 14, Alabama 11, LSU 11, Florida 10, Texas A&M 10, South Carolina 8, Tennessee 7, Mississippi State 6, Ole Miss 3, Vanderbilt 3, Kentucky 3, Arkansas 2
Here is a look at the other Power 5 conferences 5-star & 4-star recruits and where they signed:
ACC’s 5-star signees
Clemson — Trevor Lawrence (6-6, 208), QB, Cartersville, Ga.
Clemson — Xavier Thomas (6-3, 260), DE, Bradenton, Fla.
Clemson — KJ Henry (6-5.5, 235), DE, Clemmons, N.C.
Clemson — Jackson Carman (6-6, 330), T, Fairfield, Ohio
Clemson — Derion Kendrick (6-1, 184), WR, Rock Hill, S.C.
Miami — Lorenzo Lingard (6-0, 190), RB, Orange City, Fla.
4-star signees: Miami 14, Florida State 13, Virginia Tech 7, Clemson 6, N.C. State 5, North Carolina 4, Louisville 3, Georgia Tech 2, Syracuse 1, Duke 1, Boston College 1
Big Ten’s 5-star signees
Ohio State — Taron Vincent (6-2, 285), DT, Bradenton, Fla.
Ohio State — Tyreke Johnson (6-1, 191), S, Jacksonville, Fla.
Ohio State – Nicholas Petit-Frere (6-6, 272), OT, Tampa, Fla.
Penn State — Micah Parsons (6-3, 235), DE, Harrisburg, Pa.
Penn State — Justin Shorter (6-4, 213), WR, Monmouth Junction, N.J.
Penn State — Ricky Slade (5-9, 185), RB, Woodbridge, Va.
4-star signees: Ohio State 19, Penn State 11, Michigan 7, Nebraska 5, Maryland 4, Michigan State 3, Minnesota 3, Illinois 2, Wisconsin 1, Purdue 1, Northwestern 1
Big 12’s 5-star signees
Texas — Caden Sterns (6-1, 192), S, Cibolo, Texas
Texas — BJ Foster (6-1, 188), S, Angleton, Texas
Oklahoma — Brey Walker (6-7, 320), OT, Moore, Okla.
4-star signees: Texas 17, Oklahoma 11, Baylor 6, TCU 5, Oklahoma State 2, West Virginia 2, Kansas 2, Iowa State 1, Texas Tech 1
Pac-12’s 5-star signees
USC – Palaie Gaoteote (6-2, 235), ILB, Las Vegas, Nev.
USC – JT Daniels (6-2, 205), QB, Santa Ana, Calif.
USC – Amon-Ra St. Brown (5-11.5, 191), WR, Anaheim, Calif.
USC – Olaijah Griffin (6-0, 170), CB, Mission Viejo, Calif.
4-star signees: Washington 11, Oregon 10, USC 10, UCLA 9, Stanford 5, Washington State 2, Cal 2, Colorado 1, Utah 1