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New Feature & SEC Recruiting Update

First, I’d like to let you guys know that I’ll be starting a new feature for Fridays. Nothing revolutionary, just a email Q&A type of thing where I’ll answer your UK recruiting questions, or any of the other weird questions I’m sure to get, either with personal knowledge or I’ll do the research that you don’t feel like doing.  Each Friday I’ll pick out the most asked questions or the ones I think are the best and I’ll post them along with my answer.  I’ll hopefully get a good response and won’t be able to answer them all in the Friday posts so I’ll pick out a few that I don’t get to and answer them through the week via twitter. Here’s the email address and link you’ll need to participate:

[email protected]

Follow the Tweeted Q&A’s Here

Ok, now on to the update.  Now that we’ve completely blown away the competition in terms of recruiting for the year, let’s take a look at the rest of the SEC and how they fared.  Florida fans please feel free to lust after John Wall and Eric Bledsoe. Sorry bout that but when Papa Cal hungry…Papa Cal eat…watch your fingers Billy boy.

In parentheses, after each recruits name, you’ll find the Rivals overall and position rankings and then if you click each players name you’ll get the ESPN/Scout.com rundown. Both together should give you a good overview and feel for each player and each team’s class. We’ll start with the ranked classes (according to Rivals.com) and then go in alphabetical order:

(1)  Kentucky Wildcats

John Wall (#1 overall, #1 PG)
Demarcus Cousins (#2 overall, #1 PF)
Daniel Orton (#22 overall, #4 C)
Eric Bledsoe (#23 overall, #3 PG)
Jon Hood (#40 overall, #11 SG)
Darnell Dodson (JUCO SF)

(13)  Florida Gators

Kenny Boynton (#12 overall, #5 SG)
Erik Murphy (#79 overall, #22 PF)

(25) Mississippi State Bulldogs

Renardo Sidney (#16 overall, #5 PF)
Shaunessy Smith (NR, 3 star SG)
Wendell Lewis (NR, 3 star PF)
John Riek (JUCO C)

(NR)  Alabama Crimson Tide

Tony Mitchell (#38 overall, #7 SF Rankings from 2008, failed to qualify that year)
Shawn Kemp (#105 overall, #14 C)
Ben Eblen (NR, 3 Star PG)
Chris Hines (JUCO SF)
Charvez Davis (JUCO SG)

(NR)  Arkansas Razorbacks

Marshawn Powell (#72 overall, #20 PF)
Glenn Bryant (#146 overall, #37 PF)
Anthony Borden (NR, 2 star C)
Julysses Nobles (NR, 0 star PG)
Jemal Farmer (JUCO SF)
Delvon Johnson (JUCO PF)

(NR)  Auburn Tigers

Andre Malone (#126 overall, #28 SG)
Earnest Ross (NR, 3 star SG)
Rob Chubb (NR, 3 star PF)
Ty Armstrong (NR, 3 star C)
Kenny Gabriel (JUCO SF)

(NR)  Georgia Bulldogs

DeMario Mayfield (NR, 3 star PG)
Vincent Williams (NR, 3 star PG)

(NR)  LSU Tigers

Aaron Dotson (#89 overall, #21 SG)
Eddie Ludwig (NR, 3 star PF)

(NR)  Mississippi Rebels

Reginald Buckner (#29 overall, #5 SF)
DeAngelo Riley (JUCO PF)
*Aaron Davis intends to enroll in prep school

(NR)  South Carolina Gamecocks

Lakeem Jackson (#117 overall, #23 SF)
Ramon Galloway (#128 overall, #25 PG)
Steve Spinella (NR, 3 star SG)
Johndre Jefferson (JUCO PF)

(NR)  Tennessee Volunteers

Kenny Hall (#74 overall, #21 PF)
Melvin Goins (JUCO PG)

(NR) Vanderbilt Commodores

John Jenkins (#15 overall, #6 SG)

And finally, after I spent yesterday working on this update, checking links, making sure I didn’t leave anyone out or include anyone that shouldn’t be included….ESPN posts this at midnight.  At first I was furious but I think it just adds to the overall appeal of this SEC update. Now you guys have all the tools to rag your SEC rival buddies about their attempt at recruiting.

Article written by Dustin Rumbaugh

I enjoy basketball, Kentucky sports and extremely short walks on the beach, followed by a nap. Sorry ladies, I'm taken.