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Football Recruiting: Ranking the 2013 SEC Early Enrollees

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Here is a complete list and ranking of SEC early football enrollees for the Class of 2013:

1. Georgia Bulldogs (13):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

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Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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. 

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

Sean Dowling

OL

Fallbrook, CA

6-6

260

--

3-star

Johnathon McCrary

QB

Ellenwood, GA

6-3

190

--

4-star

12. Missouri Tigers (2):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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. 

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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):

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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.

Name

Pos.

Hometown

Ht

Wt

AC100

Misc.

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