Monday, January 28, 2013
Florida, Alabama top recruiting rankings
By Chris Low
We're a little more than a week away from national signing day, and the latest team recruiting rankings by ESPN are dominated by SEC schools.
There are still several highly rated uncommitted prospects that could impact the final rankings, and there are always going to be those prospects who change their mind at the last minute.
But right now, ESPN has Florida's class ranked No. 1 nationally and Alabama's class ranked No. 2.
Texas A&M is No. 6, LSU No. 7 and Georgia No. 9 to give the SEC five teams in the top 10.
One of the fastest rising schools in the rankings is Ole Miss at No. 13. The Rebels are thought to be the leader for defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the country's No. 1 overall prospect, while five-star offensive tackle prospect Laremy Tunsil is now giving the Rebels strong consideration after visiting Ole Miss last weekend.
Auburn moved up a spot to No. 15 after flipping ESPN 300 receivers Tony Stevens from Texas A&M and Dominic Walker from Nebraska.
Here's the latest rundown of the SEC schools ranked in ESPN's top 40
- 1. Florida
- 2. Alabama
- 6. Texas A&M
- 7. LSU
- 9. Georgia
- 13. Ole Miss
- 15. Auburn
- 17. South Carolina
- 21. Vanderbilt
- 27. Mississippi State
- 33. Tennessee
- 36. Missouri