Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees.
It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to contribute earlier if he enrolls early than if he shows up in the summer months.
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