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SEC media days attendees named

7/8/2015

We are less than a week away from one of the most exciting weeks of the year: SEC media days.

OK, maybe it isn't that exciting, but close to 1,000 media members -- and fans -- will descend on the Hyatt Regency Birmingham -- The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama on July 13-16 to hang with coaches and players before we dive right into fall practice.

New SEC commissioner Greg Sankey will open media days at approximately 12:30 a.m. ET on Monday.

This event is televised and treated like Super Bowl week, so it's kind of a big deal.

Today, we found out which three student-athletes will be representing their respective schools next week.

Here's a complete list of the players scheduled to attend:

Alabama

Reggie Ragland, Sr., LB

Kenyan Drake, Sr., RB

Ryan Kelly, Sr., OL

Arkansas

Jonathan Williams, Sr., RB

Brandon Allen, Sr., QB

Keon Hatcher, Sr., WR

Auburn

Jeremy Johnson, Jr., QB

Jonathan Jones, Sr., DB

Kris Frost, Sr., LB

Florida

Jonathan Bullard, Sr., DE

Brandon Powell, So., WR

Vernon Hargreaves III, Jr., DB

Georgia

Malcolm Mitchell, Sr., WR

John Theus, Sr., OT

Jordan Jenkins, Sr., OLB

Kentucky

Melvin Lewis, Sr., NG

Jordan Swindle, Sr., OT

A.J. Stamps, Sr., S

LSU

Leonard Fournette, So., RB

Vadal Alexander, Sr., OT

Kendell Beckwith, Jr., LB

Ole Miss

Evan Engram, Jr., TE

Mike Hilton, Sr., DB

C.J. Johnson, Sr., LB

Mississippi State

Dak Prescott, Sr., QB

Taveze Calhoun, Sr., DB

Ryan Brown, Sr., DE

Missouri

Kenya Dennis, Sr., DB

Maty Mauk, Jr., QB

Evan Boehm, Sr., C

South Carolina

Elliott Fry, Jr., PK

Pharoh Cooper, Jr., WR

Skai Moore, Jr., LB

Tennessee

Joshua Dobbs, Jr., QB

Curt Maggitt, Sr., LB/DL

Cameron Sutton, Jr., DB

Texas A&M

Mike Matthews, Sr., C

Germain Ifedi, Jr., OT

Julien Obioha, Sr., DL

Vanderbilt

Ralph Webb, So., RB

Nigel Bowden, So., LB

Spencer Pulley, Sr., C

Thoughts:

  • There will be some nice star power in Hoover this year. Dak Prescott, Maty Mauk, Brandon Allen and Joshua Dobbs highlight the quarterbacks coming, but Leonard Fournette is getting to go as a sophomore, Vernon Hargreaves III is back, Jordan Jenkins is coming, Curt Maggitt will be back in the house, and Jeremy Johnson and Pharoh Cooper are making their media days debuts. You also have a few quote machines, such as Evan Boehm, C.J. Johnson, Jonathan Bullard and Jonathan Williams. You also have a kicker!

  • However, we are missing out on some young studs. No Nick Chubb? He's a Heisman Trophy candidate! No Derrick Henry? He might be the SEC's best athlete! No Jalen Hurd? He's one of the SEC's best running backs! Only one member of Ole Miss' historic 2013 recruiting class? Not having either Laquon Treadwell or Robert Nkemdiche representing Ole Miss at SEC media days just feels wrong. I mean, both could be top-10 NFL draft picks next year.