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Monday, January 14, 2013
SEC recruits in latest ESPN 300

By Chris Low

The ESPN Recruiting team has compiled its final pre-signing day version of the ESPN 300, a ranking of the top 300 prospects in the country for the 2013 class. The ESPN 150 is the top 150 prospects.

Florida enters signing day with the No. 1-ranked class nationally and also leads the way with 16 ESPN 300 prospects. The Gators have nine of the top 80 prospects nationally either signed or committed. Alabama has the No. 2 class nationally with 13 ESPN 300 prospects. Texas A&M is No. 5, LSU No. 8 and Georgia No. 9.

Other SEC teams in the top 25 include Auburn at No. 12, South Carolina at No. 16, Vanderbilt at No. 18 and Ole Miss at No. 22. LSU also has 13 ESPN 300 prospects, tying Alabama for second in the SEC in that category. Georgia has 12 and Texas A&M 11.

Every school in the league with the exception of Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee has landed at least three ESPN 300 prospects.

Below is a breakdown of each school's top three ranked prospects along with the number of ESPN 300 and ESPN 150 prospects each school has committed or signed:

1. FLORIDA (16 ESPN 300 prospects, 11 ESPN 150 prospects)
2. ALABAMA (13 ESPN 300 prospects, 9 ESPN 150 prospects)
5. TEXAS A&M (11 ESPN 300 prospects, 5 ESPN 150 prospects)
8. LSU (13 ESPN 300 prospects, 6 ESPN 150 prospects)
9. GEORGIA (12 ESPN 300 prospects, 5 ESPN 150 prospects)
12. AUBURN (6 ESPN 300 prospects, 4 ESPN 150 prospects)
16. SOUTH CAROLINA (4 ESPN 300 prospects, 2 ESPN 150 prospects)
18. VANDERBILT (3 ESPN 300 prospects, 0 ESPN 150 prospects)
22. OLE MISS (4 ESPN 300 prospects, 0 ESPN 150 prospects)
27. MISSISSIPPI STATE (3 ESPN 300 prospects, 1 ESPN 150 prospect)
32. TENNESSEE (2 ESPN 300 prospects, 0 ESPN 150 prospects)
36. MISSOURI (1 ESPN 300 prospect, 0 ESPN 150 prospects)
NR ARKANSAS (1 ESPN 300 prospect, 1 ESPN 150 prospect)
NR KENTUCKY (0 ESPN 300 prospects, 0 ESPN 150 prospects)