The SEC's best recruiters, Part II

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Now that we've taken a look at Nos. 11-25 on our list of top 25 recruiters in the SEC, it's time to unveil the top 10.

All these guys are ace recruiters and have pulled in some big-time talent, and in just about all of their cases, they've done it at multiple schools.

For example, the No. 1 guy on our list, Georgia's Rodney Garner, has been the point guy on many of the heralded prospects who've signed with the Bulldogs this decade. But he also signed the likes of Jamal Lewis, Cosey Coleman and Deon Grant at Tennessee, three players that formed the nucleus of the Vols' 1998 national championship team.

The guy right behind Garner, Ed Orgeron, has done it at several different schools -- both as a head coach and assistant coach. He's now heading up Tennessee's recruiting under Lane Kiffin.

Here's a look at our list of the 10 best recruiters in the SEC:

  • 10. Burton Burns, Alabama associate head coach and running backs coach

  • 9. Josh Henson, LSU recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach

  • 8. Joker Phillips, Kentucky head coach in waiting, offensive coordinator and receivers coach

  • 7. Trooper Taylor, Auburn assistant head coach and receivers coach

  • 6. Charlie Strong, Florida associate head coach, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach

  • 5. Lance Thompson, Tennessee linebackers coach

  • 4. Steve Addazio, Florida offensive coordinator and offensive line coach

  • 3. Larry Porter, LSU assistant head coach and running backs coach

  • 2. Ed Orgeron, Tennessee assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach

  • 1. Rodney Garner, Georgia assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach