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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: SEC West Recruiting Analysis

One quick note from yesterday’s post: Alot of people still argued that college recruiting rankings don’t translate well to college success, but rather more accurately project pro success.  I disagree 100%.  Here were the recruiting rankings for the SEC East for LAST YEARS rosters by average stars:

Kentucky
Florida
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
South Carolina
Georgia

OK, here is how the SEC Standings looked at the end of last season:

Kentucky
Vanderbilt
Tennessee
Florida
South Carolina
Georgia

WOW!  They are nearly identical.  Incredible. 

OK, now that I am done with that rant, let’s look at the SEC West today and just who has the most “talented” rosters:

ALABAMA (AVG: 3.3 stars)
Senario Hillman-Sr. (4-star)
Justin Knox-Sr. (4-star)
Charvez Davis-Sr. (1-star)
Chris Hines-Sr. (3-star) 
JaMychal Green-Jr. (5-star)
Andrew Steele-Jr. (4-star)
Kendall Durant-Jr. (1-star)
Tony Mitchell-So. (4-star)
Ben Eblen-So. (3-star)
Trevor Releford-Fr. (4-star)
Charles Hankerson-Fr. (4-star)
Jason Carter-Fr. (3-star)

ARKANSAS (AVG: 2.9 stars)
Jeff Peterson-Sr. (2-star)
Jemal Farmer-Sr. (3-star)
Delvon Johnson-Sr. (1-star)
Marcus Britt-Sr. (2-star)
Michael Sanchez-Jr. (4-star)
Rotnei Clarke-Jr. (4-star)
Marvell Waithe-Jr. (3-star)
Marshawn Powell-So. (4-star)
Glenn Bryant-So. (3-star)
Julysses Nobles-So. (2-star)
Mardracus Wade-Fr. (4-star)
Rickey Scott-Fr. (3-star)

AUBURN (AVG: 2.6 stars)
Troy Neysmith-Jr. (3-star)
Frankie Sullivan-Jr. (3-star)
Kenny Gabriel-Jr. (3-star)
Adrien Forbes-Jr. (2-star)
Andre Malone-So. (3-star)
Ty Armstrong-So. (1-star)
Earnest Ross-So. (3-star)
Roy Chubb-So. (2-star)
Luke Cothron-Fr. (4-star)
Josh Langford-Fr. (3-star)
Allen Payne-Fr. (3-star)
Heath Houston-Fr. (2-star)
Shawn Kemp-Fr. (3-star)

LSU (AVG: 2.9 stars)
Bo Spencer-Sr. (3-star)
Storm Warren-Jr. (3-star)
Chris Bass-Jr. (2-star)
Garrett Green-Jr. (2-star)
Malcom White-Jr. (4-star)
Aaron Dotson-So. (3-star)
Eddie Ludwig-So. (3-star)
Denny Harris-So. (2-star)
Matt Derenbecker-Fr. (4-star)
KC Ross-Miller-Fr. (3-star)
Andre Stringer-Fr. (3-star)
Ralston Turner-Fr. (3-star)
Jalen Courtney-Fr. (3-star)

MISSISSIPPI (AVG: 3.0 stars)
Chris Warren-Sr. (3-star)
DeAngelo Riley-Sr. (2-star)
Zach Graham-Sr. (3-star)
Trevor Gaskins-Jr. (2-star)
Terrance Henry-Jr. (4-star)
Will Bogan-Jr. (2-star)
Michael Halford-Jr.
Nick Williams-Jr. (3-star)
Reginald Buckner-So. (4-star)
Dundrecous Nelson-Fr. (4-star)
Demarco Cox-Fr. (3-star)

MISSISSIPPI STATE (AVG: 3.0 stars)
Ravern Johnson-Sr. (4-star)
Kodi Augustus-Sr. (3-star)
Elgin Bailey-Sr. (3-star)
Riley Benock-Sr. (2-star)
Phil Turner-Sr. (1-star)
Romero Osby-Jr. (4-star)
Twanny Beckham-Jr. (3-star)
Brian Bryant-Jr. (3-star)
Renardo Sidney-So. (5-star)
John Riek-So. (4-star)
Shaunessey Smith-So. (3-star)
Wendell Lewis-So. (2-star)
Jalen Steele-Fr. (2-star)

JUST REMEMBER I SAID THIS: ALABAMA IS THE DARKHORSE OF THE SEC THIS YEAR.  THEY HAVE THE MOST “TALENTED” ROSTER IN THE WEST, AND WE ARE NOW IN YEAR 2 OF THE ANTHONY GRANT ERA.  JUST REMEMBER I SAID IT.

(Side note: Come over and shoot me a friend request at facebook for a contest I am in at work.  It is also a good place to rip me on my wall.  Search for Bryan Hash)

Article written by Bryan the Intern