With a few hours until national signing day, the top programs around the country are putting in their final and greatest recruiting pitches to some of the nation’s top high school football players. National Signing Day has the ability to make or break a football program, so the schools are engaging in battles to get the best players they can.
Some of the fiercest recruiting battles in the nation come from the Southeastern Conference.
As you would expect from the SEC, the conference that develops the most NFL talent and dominates the college football world, the top recruits have SEC schools among their final lists for deliberation.
Who are some of the top uncommitted recruits that are debating between the SEC programs? Let’s take a look.
Robert Nkemdiche, Defensive Line
SEC Finalists: Ole Miss, Florida, LSU
Nkemdiche is the consensus number one player in the nation and he has been fielding offers from all of the SEC’s top programs. While Florida and LSU may be more heralded programs than Ole Miss, the Rebels are considered to be the favorite. Ole Miss has one advantage over all of the other schools — Nkemdiche’s brother,Â Denzel, is a linebacker for the team and the brother’s mother would like to see them play college ball together. Landing Nkemdiche would put the icing on the cake for Hugh Freeze’s already incredible 2013 recruiting class.
Reuben Foster, Linebacker –
SEC Finalists: Alabama, Auburn,
We have talked about Foster on FanSided.com in the past. He is the recruit who famously got an Auburn logo tattoo only to decommit from the school later in the process. It appears that the Tigers are once again in the lead to land the star linebacker, but Foster did cut short his Auburn visit to head to Alabama, so the Crimson Tide could pull of a big steal.
Montravius Adams, Defensive Line
SEC Finalists: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia
Adams is a stud defensive linemen with a lot of remaining options. Unfortunately for all of the SEC teams hoping to land his services, there is a strong chance that he could end up playing with the Clemson Tigers in the SEC.
Tony Conner, Safety
SEC Finalists: Ole Miss, Alabama
Conner highly talented safety with a well-rounded game. There are reports that Alabama is making a late push to land the star recruit, but in the end he is expected to sign on with the amazing Ole Miss class. Conner is from a high school that has a strong connection with the Rebels –Â South Panola High School.
Laremy Tunsil, Offensive Line
SEC Finalists: Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss
Ole Miss being involved with the major recruits is becoming a trend, and the Rebels have made a serious push for Tunsil’s services. This should turn out to be an intriguing race with the SEC schools fighting it out to land the top offensive tackle recruit in the nation.
Von Bell, Safety
SEC Finalists: Tennessee, Alabama
Bell is a Tennessee kid that the Vols would love to land. He was recruited by the old regime in Knoxville, but went on his official visit with the new coaching staff in place. Alabama is a serious contender to land Bell, but his heart has been with the Volunteers from the beginning. It will be interesting to see if he chooses to stay in state.
There is a lot of recruiting left to do in such a small period of time, so be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com for the latest recruiting news and coverage and be sure to join us on National Signing Day for up to the minute coverage.