Athlon Sports looks at how many new football recruits have enrolled early and are on campus already.
Here is a complete list and ranking of SEC early football enrollees for the Class of 2013:
1. Georgia Bulldogs (13):
Few teams have ever brought in a bigger early enrollee class than this year's Georgia Bulldogs. Three or four potential defensive backs get to campus just as Shawn Williams, Sanders Cummings and Baccari Rambo depart for the NFL. A pair of star linebackers in Reggie Carter and Ryne Rankin show up just as Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree also leave for the pros. A pair of defensive tackles signed early as well. With upwards of nine or 10 starters departing from this defense, it was huge for Mark Richt to get so many fresh faces on campus a semester early. Top it off with the quarterback of the future, Brice Ramsey, getting an extra spring under his belt before Aaron Murray enters his final season, and the Bulldogs inked one of the best early enrollee classes in history.
|Johnathan Atkins||DT||Chatham, VA||6-4||310||--||4-star Prep School|
|Aulden Bynum||OL||Valdosta, GA||6-5||260||--||3-star|
|Josh Cardiello||OL||Buford, GA||6-3||280||--||3-star|
|Reggie Carter||LB||Snellville, GA||6-1||225||--||4-star|
|J.J. Green||ATH||Kingsland, GA||5-9||190||--||3-star|
|Tray Matthews||DB||Newnan, GA||6-0||195||No. 82|
|Quincy Mauger||DB||Marietta, GA||6-0||200||--||3-star|
|Chris Mayes||DT||Perkinston, MS||6-4||315||--||JUCO|
|Brice Ramsey||QB||Kingsland, GA||6-3||205||No. 86|
|Ryne Rankin||LB||Orlando, FL||6-1||230||--||3-star|
|Jonathon Rumph||WR||Goodman, MS||6-4||215||--||4-star JUCO|
|Tramel Terry||ATH||Goose Creek, SC||6-0||190||No. 117|
|Reggie Wilkerson||DB||Ocala, FL||5-11||165||--||4-star|
2. Alabama Crimson Tide (9):
The No. 1 running back in the nation, Derrick Henry, and the No. 1 tight end in the nation, O.J. Howard, were on campus a few weeks ago to watch the Crimson Tide's domination of Notre Dame in the BCS title game. Both could contribute right away and fans should be excited about such elite talents getting a head start on the rest of the 2013 class. The replacement for star quarterback A.J. McCarron joined them as well — in one form or another. Nick Saban signed two quarterbacks in the 2013 class and both — as well as a third walk-on — have a chance to step into the limelight once McCarron finishes his eligibility next season. Cooper Bateman is the highest rated as an AC100 player while Parker McLeod and walk-on Luke Del Rio are willing to battle to prove himself. It cannot be overstated how important it could be for Saban to have two quality QB options already in the fold. Toss in a pair of OL — to help replace three stud starters along the line — a four-star wide receiver and talented defensive back and the Tide has a big chunk of its No. 1-rated class already on campus.
|Cooper Bateman||QB||Murray, UT||6-3||205||No. 76|
|Leon Brown||OL||Riverdale, MD||6-6||310||--||3-star|
|Luke Del Rio||QB||Highland Ranch, CO||6-2||200||--||Walk-on|
|Raheem Falkins||WR||New Orleans, LA||6-4||195||--||4-star|
|Derrick Henry||RB||Yulee, FL||6-3||240||No. 12|
|Brandon Hill||OL||Chatham, VA||6-6||340||--||Prep School|
|O.J. Howard||TE||Prattville, AL||6-5||225||No. 19|
|Parker McLeod||QB||Marietta, GA||6-3||190||--||3-star|
|Jai Miller||DB||Valley Grande, AL||6-3||210||--||Walk-on|
3. Florida Gators (8):
Few teams in the nation will have as much freshman talent on the field this spring as the Gators. Four Athlon Consensus 100 prospects, including the No. 3 running back in the nation, and five total national recruits will be ready to compete in spring practice for Will Muschamp. Getting three elite linebackers on campus early could be huge for Florida, as Jelani Jenkins and Jon Bostic have moved on to the NFL. And these aren't "average" linebackers either, as Alex Anzalone (No. 5), Daniel McMillian (No. 6) and Matt Rolin (No. 19) are all among the top 20 LB prospects in the nation. With workhorse Mike Gillislee moving on as well, Kevlin Taylor will have a chance to build on his mythical prep resume early on in Gainesville.
|Alex Anzalone||LB||Wyomissing, PA||6-3||230||No. 54||Rivals 5-star|
|Trenton Brown||OL||Milledgeville, GA||6-7||350||--||JUCO|
|Darious Cummings||DT||Scoba, MS||6-3||300||--||JUCO|
|Joey Ivie||DE||Dade City, FL||6-3||270||--||4-star|
|Daniel McMillian||LB||Jacksonville, FL||6-2||220||No. 55||AC100|
|Demarcus Robinson||WR||Fr. Valley, GA||6-2||200||No. 81||AC100|
|Matt Rolin||LB||Ashburn, VA||6-3||210||No. 152||4-star|
|Kevlin Taylor||RB||Belle Glade, FL||5-10||215||No. 22||AC100|
4. LSU Tigers (6):
Les Miles has loads of important pieces to replace from his 2012 team as nearly a dozen juniors declared early for the NFL Draft. A trio of offensive junior college prospects will help provide immediate depth at wide receiver, tight end and along the offensive line. Star AC100 offensive lineman Ethan Pocic will also benefit greatly from an extra semester of practice. Nationally rated quarterback Anthony Jennings has a chance to start once Zach Mettenberger leaves campus and getting into the program early will prove to be invaluable for the young signal caller.
|John Diarse||WR||Monroe, LA||6-0||210||--||4-star|
|Fehoko Fanaika||OL||San Mateo, CA||6-6||340||--||JUCO|
|Anthony Jennings||QB||Marietta, GA||6-2||205||No. 231|
|Christian LaCouture||DE||Lincoln, NE||6-4||260||No. 206|
|Ethan Pocic||OL||Lemont, IL||6-6||285||No. 57|
|Logan Stokes||TE||Booneville, MS||6-4||240||--||JUCO|
5. Texas A&M Aggies (8):
Four of the Aggies' starting front seven on defense has moved on while a pair of talented defensive backs have departed as well. This is why Kevin Sumlin has enrolled three linebackers, a defensive end and a cornerback early in his 2013 class. Star wide receiver Ja'Quay Williams was an AC100 prospect a year ago and initially signed with Auburn. He ended up in prep school at Fork Union Military Academy and instead signed with Texas A&M. He will be a part of one of the best pass-catching classes in the nation. One that former Tennessee Vols tight end Cameron Clear will be a part of as well.
|Reggie Chevis||LB||Houston, TX||6-2||235||--||3-star|
|Cameron Clear||TE||Yuma, AZ||6-5||270||--||JUCO|
|Jordan Points||DL||Rockwall, TX||6-4||255||--||3-star|
|Tommy Sanders Jr||LB||El Dorado, KS||6-2||215||--||JUCO|
|Alex Sezer||CB||Orange, TX||5-10||170||--||2-star|
|Jeremiah Stuckey||OL||San Francisco, CA||6-5||280||--||JUCO|
|Brett Wade||LB||Kennedale, TX||6-2||220||--||3-star|
|Ja'Quay Williams||WR||Fork Union, VA||6-3||195||--||4-star Prep School|
6. Tennessee Volunteers (5):
The Vols have seen Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson and Da'Rick Rogers leave the program in one fashion or another over the last nine months. So bringing in four-star wide receiver Paul Harris as well as two other potential pass-catchers in athletes Lemond Johnson and Jalen Reeves-Maybin was huge for new head coach Butch Jones. Reeves-Maybin could also grow into the linebacker position and join fellow early enrollee Corey Vereen at the position. Any help on defense is welcome in Knoxville. Junior college defensive back Riyahd Jones could compete for playing time at a position of need right away.
|Paul Harris||WR||Accokeek, MD||6-4||195||--||4-star|
|Lemond Johnson||ATH||Cooper City, FL||6-1||190||--||3-star|
|Riyahd Jones||DB||Garden City, KS||6-0||185||--||JUCO|
|Jalen Reeves-Maybin||ATH||Clarksville, TN||6-1||200||--||4-star|
|Corey Vereen||LB||Winter Garden, FL||6-2||230||--||3-star|
7. Arkansas Razorbacks (5):
Bret Bielema will get some instant help at some positions of need with five junior college prospects. There are no elite stars in this group, but the back seven of the defense will get some interesting depth with two defensive backs and two linebackers. This should help ease the loss of Alonzo Highsmith, Ross Rasner and Terrell Williams off of the linebacking corps. And, yes, Weed, Calif. is a real place.
|Tiquention Coleman||DB||Milledgeville, GA||5-10||200||--||JUCO|
|John McClure||OL||El Dorado, KS||6-4||320||--||JUCO|
|Martrell Spaight||LB||Coffeyville, KS||6-1||220||--||JUCO|
|Myke Tavarres||LB||Weed, CA||6-2||220||--||JUCO|
|Carroll Washington||DB||Salinas, CA||6-0||180||--||JUCO|
8. Ole Miss Rebels (4):
Nothing could overshadow what Hugh Freeze did on the recruiting trail on National Signing Day, however, four talented names have already hit campus in Oxford. Mark Dodson is the star of the group as a nationally rated running back prospect in what is considered to be one of the deepest RB classes in recent history. Freeze also lured a pair of junior college prospects and tight end Christian Morgan into the fold early. The group that shows up in August will steal the headlines but look for some of these names to contribute the earliest.
|Mark Dodson Jr.||RB||Memphis, TN||5-10||195||No. 217|
|Lavon Hooks||DT||Booneville, MS||6-4||290||--||4-star JUCO|
|Quadarus Mireles||ATH||Raymond, MS||5-11||185||--||JUCO|
|Christian Morgan||TE||Plano, TX||6-4||255||--||3-star|
9. South Carolina Gamecocks (3):
This isn't a deep or nationally elite class for Steve Spurrier, but a trio of early enrollees will try to make an early impact in Columbia. The name to watch of the group is star quarterback recruit Connor Mitch. The 6-3, 210-pounder hails from North Carolina and could push for playing time as early as 2014.
|Ronnie Martin||CB||Milledgeville, GA||5-10||180||--||Prep School|
|Connor Mitch||QB||Raleigh, NC||6-3||210||--||4-star|
|D.J. Park||DT||Dillon, SC||6-5||330||--||4-star|
10. Auburn Tigers (3):
A pair of four-star junior college prospects and one three-star are joining the Auburn fold this spring. On a very young team with a large portion of the roster returning, one would normally think there aren't too many position battles up for grabs this semester. However, the Tigers were 3-9 and had major issues on both sides of the ball. Is Cameron Artis-Payne ready to carry the load? He rushed for 3,412 yards and 43 touchdowns in two seasons in JUCO ball out west and could push for early playing time.
|Cameron Artis-Payne||RB||Santa Maria, CA||5-11||210||--||4-star JUCO|
|Ben Bradley||DT||Hutchinson, KS||6-2||315||--||4-star JUCO|
|Devonte Danzey||OL||Hutchinson, KS||6-3||285||--||JUCO|
11. Vanderbilt Commodores (2):
The quarterback position is really the only position on the offense that is up in the air for the Dores heading into 2013. And while it is a longshot that Johnathon McCrary is the starter next fall, getting him into the fold was huge for James Franklin's team. He is one of the biggest quarterback recruits to sign with Vanderbilt in the history of the program. Sean Dowling is a three-star prospect who joins McCrary early in Nashville.
|Sean Dowling||OL||Fallbrook, CA||6-6||260||--||3-star|
|Johnathon McCrary||QB||Ellenwood, GA||6-3||190||--||4-star|
12. Missouri Tigers (2):
Neither of these recruits are elite, top flight prospects, but both play the most important position on the field. Hosick is a dual-threat prospect who brings the athleticism that Gary Pinkel normally demands of his signal callers. Printz is a pro-style passer who has a bigger, more traditional frame and will play in the pocket. James Franklin is returning for another year under center, but with his injury history, it's smart to get a couple of backups into practice early.
|Trent Hosick||QB||Kansas City, MO||6-1||220||--||3-star|
|Eddie Printz||QB||Marietta, GA||6-3||200||--||3-star|
13. Mississippi State Bulldogs (4):
The state of Mississippi is arguably the best junior college state in the nation and both Ole Miss and Mississippi State have milked these programs for talent for decades. Dan Mullen brings in three JUCOs in his early signing class and one prep schooler to help with losses in the starting lineup — especially in the defensive backfield.
|Jeremy Chappelle||WR||Tyler, TX||6-2||210||--||JUCO|
|Kivon Coman||DB||Chatham, VA||6-0||195||--||Prep School|
|Justin Cox||DB||Scooba, MS||6-3||190||--||JUCO|
|Artimas Samuel||TE||Chatham, VA||6-2||225||--||JUCO|
14. Kentucky Wildcats (3):
Mark Stoops did a great job injecting excitement into Wildcats recruiting in short order in Lexington. A potential future starter under center, Reese Phillips, is already on campus and working to get accustomed to the college game. A pair of junior college prospects will offer some immediate help in terms of depth at tight end and defensive end.
|Steven Borden||TE||Waxahachie, TX||6-3||250||--||JUCO|
|Reese Phillips||QB||Signal Mountain, TN||6-2||225||--||3-star|
|Za'Darius Smith||DE||Scooba, MS||6-4||250||--||4-star JUCO|