Tuesday, February 4, 2014
SEC's lunch links
By Greg Ostendorf
On the eve of national signing day, all eyes have turned to the world of recruiting. How will your team finish? Who will be the next great player in the SEC? Tuesday’s lunch links provide a preview of the big day and also take a look around the league.
- The Crimson Tide’s No. 1 recruiting class is littered with prospects from all over the country, but Alabama hasn’t turned its back on its back yard, securing six in-state commitments.
- Auburn’s trip to the Little Apple (Manhattan, Kan.) wasn’t going to be easy, but now the Tigers have to play Kansas State on a Thursday night, and weeknight games on ESPN haven’t been kind to top-10 teams in the past.
- The ACC and Florida State might have won the BCS National Championship, but the SEC still stands at the top in recruiting.
- No. 1 prospect Leonard Fournette isn’t the only running back committed to LSU. Three-star Darrel Williams is following his dream to play for the Tigers, and he’s eager to compete when he gets there.
- Kentucky has plenty of top recruits in this year's class, but Adrian Middleton is one who’s flown under the radar and yet could have a big impact.
- On national signing day, recruits will hold press conferences with hats laid out on a table. They pick up the hat of the school they’re planning to attend, but what happens to the hats that aren’t picked up?
- Former NFL star Al Harris, who played at Texas A&M, tells his son to reward South Carolina for its loyalty when it comes time to sign his national letter of intent.
- The middle of Tennessee is loaded with talent in the Class of 2014, and first-year coach Butch Jones is reaping the benefits with the Volunteers.