The SEC's most underrated recruiters


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

JC Shurburtt, a recruiting analyst for ESPN.com, has tabbed four SEC assistants as some of the most underrated recruiters in the Southeast.

Making the cut were Vanderbilt's Ted Cain, South Carolina's Ellis Johnson, Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Mississippi State's Tony Hughes. The fifth guy on that list was North Carolina State's Andy McCollum.

Actually, I think several of the guys on Vanderbilt's staff would qualify, notably Robbie Caldwell, Warren Belin and Jamie Bryant. The Commodores' recruiting has picked up considerably in recent years.

Kentucky's Joker Phillips would also be on my list.