National Singing Day is coming soon. How does the rest of the conference stack up against us? Let's take a look at where our SEC rivals / brethren stand on the recruiting trail. Rankings come from Rivals.com
Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide have put together another excellent class that is currently ranked third in the nation. Notable among their commitments are six defensive backs--including former Carolina lean John Fulton--of whom five of which are four- or five-star prospects.
Arkansas Razorbacks. Bobby Petrino's 2010 class is underwhelming at this point. It currently ranks 52nd and projects to be little better than Vandy or Kentucky's classes. Arky projects to have a good team next year, but one has to wonder what will happen after some of the current talent graduates.
Auburn Tigers. The Tigers have been a national story for their surprisingly astounding recruiting class. They are currently ranked fourth, right behind their in-state rivals. They could very well jump Bama if they land Marcus Lattimore.
Florida Gators. The Gators have an unreal class coming in that is universally considered the best in the country. The rich are just getting richer here.
Georgia Bulldogs. The Dawgs have put together another great class that currently ranks tenth in the nation and is only that low because they currently only have 19 commitments. Their biggest commitment is Da'Rick Rogers, the nation's second-ranked receiver. He'll soon be lining up alongside UGA star A. J. Green.
Kentucky Wildcats. There are currently rumblings in Lexington regarding Joker Phillips's subpar recruiting. The 'Cats are currently at 72nd for dead last in the SEC. With Charlie Strong off to a fast start at Louisville, things could get ugly for the 'Cats if Phillips doesn't turn this ship around.
LSU Tigers. As usual, Les Miles has a great class in the works at LSU. His group currently ranks sixth.
Mississippi Rebels. Houston Nutt is doing another decent job at Ole Miss, with a class that currently ranks 28th. His class includes a number of highly rated defensive linemen that will help Ole Miss continue its tradition of being tough up front.
Mississippi St. Bulldogs. Dan Mullen has done a decent job at Mississippi State this year, with a class ranking at 40th that features some nice talent. However, he has missed out on some of his biggest targets, including Auburn commitment Cameron Newton, who would've been perfect for Mullen's spread option attack.
Tennessee Volunteers. The Vols have done a surprisingly good job keeping their class together after the departure of Lane Kiffin. They've lost a couple of players and stand to possibly lose a couple more, but so far so good on Rocky Top. They're ranked seventh.
Vanderbilt Commodores. Vandy continues to make strides in recruiting. They're only ranked 67th for second-to-last in the conference, but they have plenty of three-star recruits, which hasn't always been the case. Vandy will never be able to recruit at the elite level, but if they can keep doing this, they can remain relatively competitive for lower-tier bowls and the ocassional upset of an SEC big dog.