SEC has 7 teams in top 12 in football recruiting, Ark is last in SEC!!!

It is really troubling to me that my Arkansas Razorbacks are 14th in the SEC in football recruiting this year and there are only a couple of days left till signing day. Alabama came in and got our best running back from North Little Rock high and I was told yesterday that Hunter Henry of Pulaski Academy has confirmed that Tenpenny is definately firm on his committment to Bama.  I am very glad that we hired Bielema but I know it will take time to build a program and he came in late this year.

I was not surprised at all to see that the SEC had 7 of the top 12 teams in the nation according to Rivals.com. However, I was disappointed that my razorbacks did come last in the SEC. Where is faithful programs like Vandy and Kentucky that traditionally only play basketball? At least Tennessee and Kentucky are number 33 and 34 which is in our neighborhood (at 44).

It is true that Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Auburn had to recruit when everyone knew at the end of the year the head coaches were going to replaced. Nevertheless, I am not surprised that Auburn with Gus Malzahn jumped into the 11th position in recruiting according to Rivals. This is a huge jump from back in the twenties where Auburn was ranked a few weeks ago.

2013 Team Rankings

Rank
School
Total
5-starCommits
4-starCommits
3-starCommits
Avg
Points
#1 Florida 25 2 13 10 3.68 2777
#2 Notre Dame 23 3 14 6 3.87 2774
#3 Alabama 22 2 12 8 3.73 2736
#4 Ohio State 23 1 14 7 3.65 2714
#5 LSU 27 2 16 9 3.74 2675
#6 Michigan 27 1 16 9 3.63 2661
#7 USC 14 6 8 0 4.43 2533
#8 Texas A&M 32 0 15 16 3.44 2409
#9 UCLA 23 0 16 6 3.65 2272
#10 Georgia 30 0 15 15 3.5 2211
#11 Auburn 20 1 7 12 3.45 2072
#11 Mississippi 22 1 8 13 3.45 2072
#13 Oklahoma 23 0 6 14 3.13 2009
#14 Washington 22 0 8 14 3.36 1921
#14 Nebraska 24 0 5 18 3.17 1921
#16 South Carolina 20 0 7 13 3.35 1887
#17 Virginia Tech 20 1 4 15 3.3 1863
#18 Florida State 17 0 8 9 3.47 1825
#19 Vanderbilt 24 0 3 20 3.08 1794
#20 Clemson 18 0 8 8 3.33 1708
#21 Texas 14 0 9 5 3.64 1677
#22 Oregon 17 1 6 7 3.29 1661
#23 Virginia 20 1 2 14 3.05 1645
#24 Mississippi State 22 1 1 16 2.95 1626
#25 Oklahoma State 23 0 4 16 3.04 1620
#26 West Virginia 23 0 2 18 2.96 1617
#27 California 26 0 3 19 2.96 1600
#28 Pittsburgh 27 1 2 15 2.81 1568
#29 Arizona 25 0 2 18 2.88 1563
#30 TCU 21 0 1 17 2.9 1560
#31 Arizona State 25 0 3 19 3 1552
#32 North Carolina 18 0 2 16 3.11 1550
#33 Tennessee 17 0 5 11 3.24 1535
#34 Kentucky 20 0 2 16 3 1513
#35 Utah 28 0 1 23 2.89 1485
#36 Baylor 21 0 2 13 2.81 1479
#37 Michigan State 18 0 3 14 3.11 1478
#38 Illinois 26 0 2 15 2.73 1470
#38 Oregon State 23 0 1 19 2.91 1470
#40 Rutgers 23 0 1 16 2.82 1452
#41 Missouri 19 0 1 18 3.05 1447
#42 Penn State 17 1 3 8 3 1441
#43 Kansas 24 0 2 19 2.96 1440
#44 Arkansas 20 0 2 13 2.85 1433
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