Poll: Who will finish with the top class?

January, 30, 2013
We are a week away from national signing day and the SEC is yet again cleaning up in the recruiting game. Five teams -- Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU and Georgia -- currently rank within the top 10 of the ESPN's RecruitingNation class rankings.

Florida and Alabama sit atop the rankings, but who will be No. 1 once signing day has come and gone? Well, we're asking our faithful readers to take a stab at peering into their crystal ball.


Which of these schools will have the best recruiting class?


Discuss (Total votes: 7,358)

The Gators have 26 total commitments, with eleven of those pledges being ESPN 150 members and 15 ranking inside the ESPN 300. Florida is still looking to close its class with a few big names, and the Gators are still in the running for a few ESPN 150 members, like defensive tackle defensive tackle Montravius Adams cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and Mackensie Alexander, and defensive end Elijah Daniel. Top tackle Laremy Tunsil from right down the road in Lake City, Fla., seems like a long shot, but he's still on the Gators' radar. One-time Gator commit and ESPN 150 linebacker Quinton Powell could get back into Florida's fold as well.

Alabama has 22 commitments, with 10 ESPN 150 members and 14 ESPN 300 members. Tunsil is seriously considering the Crimson Tide, while former Auburn defensive tackle commit Dee Liner, who is the No. 4 defensive tackle in the country, is now thought to be a heavy lean to Alabama. Top defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes is set to visit Alabama this weekend, and Tide coaches are also looking to snatch ESPN 150 safety Antonio Conner of Batesville, Miss., away from the state of Mississippi. Alabama is still after Mississippi State defensive end commit Chris Jones (ESPN 150) and top inside linebacker Reuben Foster, who was once committed to Alabama.

Texas A&M might have 32 commitments (six ESPN 150 members), but the Aggies are still looking for a couple more players to add to the bunch. Committed defensive end prospects Daeshon Hall (Washington) and Torrodney Prevot (USC) are still in the mix. So is FSU athlete commit Levonte Whitfield, who is another ESPN 150 member.

LSU has surged into the top 10 and now has 27 commitments, including six ESPN 150 members. Auburn defensive end commit Tashawn Bower (ESPN 150) and four-star linebacker Duke Riley visited LSU. Swaying Bower away from Auburn would be a major get for LSU, as the Tigers look to add some help up front with the departures of Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo. Top recruit Robert Nkemdiche has LSU near the top of his list, but LSU's staff will have to do a lot of work if it wants to steal him away from Ole Miss. Getting a last-minute visit this weekend won't hurt.

Then there's Georgia, which is still in the running for a lot of top prospects. Tunsil is the top remaining prospect, and it looks like Georgia is right at the top for his services along with Alabama. Adams is also high on the Bulldogs' radar, and he is very, very interested in Georgia as well. Foster has Georgia on his short list and ESPN 150 running back Alvin Kamara is of high priority to the Bulldogs' staff.



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