SEC West Is Off to a Hot Start in 2015 Recruiting
Year in and year out, the teams within the conference load up with new talent, and more importantly, the coaches of those teams find a way to get the most out of that talent. Quite simply, they turn potential into results.
So, if you're one of those people that is waiting for the SEC to take a bit of a fall on the college football radar, you'll be waiting at least another year thanks to the fact that the league is already doing damage on the 2015 recruiting trail.
No matter which recruiting service you look at, the theme is the same -- the SEC is once again ruling the recruiting circuit. Especially the SEC West.
This should come as a shock to absolutely no one considering how dominant the league (specifically the West division) has been for quite a while now.
Penn State head coach James Franklin (a former SEC'er) and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney have their respective teams towards the top of the early 2015 rankings, but aside from that, the rest of the top spots belong to the SEC.
Nick Saban and Alabama currently lead the way on pretty much everyone's board, and rightfully so.
Players like five-star cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick and four-star defensive end Mekhi Brown are already on board, and obviously, there will be plenty of more highly-touted players that Saban will lure to Tuscaloosa.
Meanwhile, other powers in the SEC West aren't lagging too far behind.
Auburn is at No. 2 or No. 3 on most recruiting boards. Texas A&M and LSU are also in or near the Top 5 on most. Mississippi State is cracking the Top 10 in some rankings. And even Arkansas is near the Top 15 in some cases.
Not too shabby for a single college football division to easily have six of its seven teams in the Top 20 in the rankings.
Of course, there's still a long way to go before it becomes official that the SEC is once again king in the world of college football recruiting.
But at this point, it'll take a phenomenal effort for anyone to dethrone this league, and more specifically, this division.
You know what they say about the rich getting richer? That'll be the case for the toughest conference in America when this 2015 class heads to campus next year.
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