Saturday's Iron Bowl result could have wide-reaching implications in both the SEC and College Football Playoff races. Not to be underestimated is the impact on recruiting. Below we take a look at the where the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers stand on the recruiting trail, and what could change based on Saturday's outcome: Instant impact recruit Alabama: The Crimson Tide will lose starting right tackle Dominick Jackson after the season.
about 75 days ago | Derek Tyson and Gerry Hamilton | NCF On The Trail
Saturday's LSU-Alabama game will decide more than the SEC West and potential playoff berths. As the last several years have shown, the game has helped almost single-handedly decide some big recruiting battles.
about 95 days ago | Derek Tyson | NCF On The Trail
When Alabama takes on Wisconsin this Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ABC), the game will have major implications both on the field, and off -- in the realm of recruiting. New Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst is trying to start the season off with a bang, which would in turn help to establish recruiting momentum.
about 158 days ago | Derek Tyson and Tom VanHaaren | NCF On The Trail
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's coaching staff had not fully completed its 2015 signing class before 2016 was already front-and-center in the coaches' minds. Only three days after national signing day, LSU will stage its "Boys From the Boot" recruiting weekend where it will host many of the state's up-and-coming prospects -- so getting the state's top talent on campus this weekend became an immediate top priority.
about 368 days ago | David Ching | NCF On The Trail
Every year the Alabama-LSU game is one of most highly anticipated games of the year. The two teams, for the most part, have been the most dominant teams in the SEC West. With Auburn's success the past two years and the emergence of Ole Miss and Mississippi State, the competitive division is arguably the toughest in college football.
about 458 days ago | Derek Tyson | NCF On The Trail
Sunday was a sad day in the SEC. Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a car accident at just 23 years old, and though I never had the privilege of covering him, it was easy to see the impact he had on people based on the response on Twitter and elsewhere.
Earlier today, we examined those newcomers in the SEC East who made big splashes this spring. Again, these are players on campus and practicing for the first time, junior college transfers or true freshmen who enrolled early.