College football recruiting: Updated SEC team rankings for 2025 class (2024)

Which teams in the SEC have the early edge in recruiting for the 2025 class?

Cody Nagel

The college football recruiting picture for the 2025 class is starting to take shape after a busy stretch of official visits. As is typically the case, SEC teams hold many of the top national hauls so far with perennial powers Alabama and Georgia battling for the No. 1 spot in the conference race, but several other teams in the league are not far behind.

The recruiting calendar is currently in a dead period for thenext four weeks into late July. However, this is often the busiest time for new commitments after recruits sit down and weigh their options following on-campus visits.

Most of the top prospects in the 2025 class will be committed by the time the early signing period rolls around in December. So, these summer recruiting months are crucial to building a strong haul before the college football season kicks off.

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Below is a closer look at the current SEC team recruiting rankings for the 2025 class, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite:

16. Florida Gators — 98.38

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Commits: 6

A slow start for Florida in the 2025 recruiting class persists even as the end of June approaches. The Gators own just six commitments in the cycle with one being a punter. Tallahassee (Fla.) James Rickards four-star edge rusher Jalen Wiggins is one of two Top247 pledges for Billy Napier and the Florida staff. He joins Tampa (Fla.) Plant running back Waltez Clark in that category as the two longest standing commits.

15. Vanderbilt Commodores — 120.51

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Commits:9

Chattanooga (Tenn.) McCallie School three-star safety Carson Lawrence remains the headliner in the Vanderbilt 2025 recruiting class after making his commitment more than a year ago last June. He and Paducah (Ky.) Tilghman three-star cornerback Vanzale Hinton are a strong future pairingfor the Commodores secondary. Vanderbilt picked up six new commitments this month but remain near the bottom of the SEC rankings heading into July.

14. Ole Miss Rebels — 149.05

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Commits:9

Ole Miss suffered three de-commitments this week, dropping them six spots in the SEC rankings. Still, the Rebels own three Top247 commitments, including Quitman (Miss.) four-star Akylin Dear, the No. 1 ranked running back in the 2025 class. Lake Cormorant (Miss.) athlete Jarcoby Hopson and Lakeland (Fla.) safety Keon Young are the other two Top247 pledges for head coach Lane Kiffin and the staff in Oxford.

13. Kentucky Wildcats — 180.54

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Commits:12

Kentucky already doubled the number of commits for the 2025 class in June with six new pledges.However, the Wildcats are well off the pace for a spot in the top half of the SEC as things currently stand. Cincinnati (Ohio) Withrow four-star wide receiver Quintin Simmons Jr. and Paducah (Ky.) Tilghman four-star safety Martels Carter Jr. are the two Top247 commits for Kentucky this cycle. Paw Paw (Mich.) three-star offensive tackle Darrin Strey is the highest-rated pledge from the recent haul this month.

12. Arkansas Razorbacks — 183.68

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Commits:15

Arkansas has one of the largest hauls of commits in the 2025 class within the SEC, but does not have any Top247 recruits locked in yet. Conway (Ark.) three-star quarterback Grayson Wilson is still the highest-rated pledge after making his decision to remain with his home state school way back in April 2023. The Razorbacks added nine commits so far in June after a strong stretch of official visits. Arkansas landed Owasso (Okla.) three-star offensive tackle Blake Cherry as part of that run.

11. Mississippi State Bulldogs — 191.61

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Commits:17

Mississippi State is on a bit of a hot streak in recruiting with 14 (!!) new commits this June. The Bulldogs locked in two more Top247 recruits with Baton Route (La.) Scotlandville Magnet four-star wide receiver Ferzell Shepard and De Kalb (Miss.) Kemper County four-star offensive lineman Mario Nash Jr. joining the pledge class. New head coach Jeff Lebby and the staff in Starkville have their work cut out for them in building a future roster to fit their schemes, but this 2025 class could finish top 25 nationally.

10. Missouri Tigers — 192.19

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Commits:12

Missouri is capitalizing on a New Year's Six appearance at the end of last season and putting together another recruiting class that could finish top 25 nationally. The Tigers secured a future quarterback in Royersford (Pa.) Spring-Ford four-star Matt Zollers, who ranks No. 6in the nation atthat position for the 2025 cycle. Eureka (Mo.) Top247 offensive tackle Jack Lange projects to be an anchor up front for Missouri, which continues to upgradein the trenches. Head coach Eli Drinkwitz and his staff secured two of the top three in-state recruits for this class.

9. South Carolina Gameco*cks — 199.97

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Commits:16

South Carolina made up a lot of ground from April through June to push its 2025 recruiting class into the top 25 national rankings. The Gameco*cks secured double-digit commits this month already to compliment the early haul they put together this spring. Chester (Va.) Thomas DaleTop247 cornerback Shamari Earlsheadlines the pledge class for South Carolina, which has a quartet of four-stars locked in at this moment. Gaffney (S.C.) offensive tackle Shedrick Sarratt Jr. is another one of the signature commits for the Gameco*cks.

8. Texas Longhorns — 203.20

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Commits:12

Texas already has five Top247 recruits committed in the 2025 class and is in the mix for several more that could elevate this haul into one of the best in the nation. Texarkana (Texas) Pleasant Grove defensive lineman Lance Jackson is the highest-rated of the Longhorns' pledges, followed up by Dallas (Texas) Skyline linebacker Elijah Barnes. Steve Sarkisian and the Texas staff already have four offensive line commits as well as they look to bolster the future depth up front.

7. Tennessee Volunteers — 224.38

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Commits:15

The 2025 recruiting class for Tennessee is built around five-star quarterback George MacIntyre. The Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy product is one of the best this cycle and gives head coach Josh Heupel a future weapon for his high-scoring offensive scheme. The Volunteers also have a pair of Top247 offensive lineman locked in Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman four-star tackle Douglas Utu and Dandrige (Tenn.) Jefferson County four-star Nic Moore. Both will be tasked with protecting MacIntyre in the coming years in Knoxville.

6. LSU Tigers — 232.13

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Commits:12

A pair of recent decommits has LSU sliding a bit in the 2025 recruiting rankings. Still, the Tigers have the No. 1 overall prospect in Belleville (Mich.) quarterback Bryce Underwood, who could certainly help Brian Kelly land more blue-chip recruits. LSU has nine Top247 commits locked in so far with a balance of incoming talent on offense and defense. Tampa (Fla.) Robinson four-star edge rusher LaJesse Harrold and Houston (Texas) North Shore four-star linebacker Charles Ross could be a strong duo down the road in Baton Rouge.

5. Texas A&M Aggies — 234.80

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Commits:15

Texas A&M has Corona (Calif.) Centennial five-star quarterback Husan Longstreet as the headliner of its 2025 recruiting class, butthe Aggies are loading up on the defensive side as new head coach Mike Elko returns. Five of the six Top247 commits project on that side of the ball, including Lancaster (Calif.) Quartz Hill four-star cornerback Adonyss Currie and Jasper (Texas) four-star defensive lineman Kiotti Armstrong, both of whom rank among the top five nationally at their respective positions.

4. Auburn Tigers — 244.03

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Commits:16

Auburn should start to see better on-field results sooner than later under head coach Hugh Freeze, especially with the way the Tigers are recruiting on The Plains.There are eight Top247 commits locked in already — including four that rank among the top 100 nationally. Opelika (Ala.) five-star defensive lineman Malik Autry is a massive prospect with his 6-foot-5, 320-pound frame entering his senior season. He leads a pledge class that also has Highland Home (Ala.) four-star edge rusher Jakaleb Faulk and Birmingham (Ala.) Paker four-star defensive lineman Jourdin Crawford in the mix.

3. Oklahoma Sooners — 244.89

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Commits:18

Oklahoma continues to land top in-state recruits to help build its 2025 class. The Sooners most recently secured a commitment from Weatherford (Okla.) four-star edge rusher CJ Nickson — the top-ranked prospect in the state for the cycle. Cypress (Texas) Bridgeland four-star offensive tackle Ryan Fodje was a massive pickup in February. Oklahoma also has a pair of Top247 wide receivers locked in: Checotah (Okla.) four-star Elijah Thomas and Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star Marcus Harris.

2. Georgia Bulldogs — 261.00

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Commits:15

It is a matter of when, not if, Kirby Smart and Georgia get hot in recruiting. The Bulldogs secured the best class in the nation last cycle and look to do the same again in 2025. Six new commitments in June has Georgia climbing the team rankings both within the SEC and nationally. Ten Top247prospects make up two-thirds of the pledge class so far. Ellaville (Ga.) Schley County linebacker Zayden Walker is one of three five-stars locked in. Warner Robins (Ga.) edge rusher Isaiah Gibson and Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County tight end Elyiss Williams are the other two.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide — 268.36

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Commits:18

Those who questioned whether new head coach Kalen DeBoer could recruit at Alabama are silent as the Crimson Tide sit atop the SEC team rankings and second nationally in late June. Duncanville (Texas) four-star quarterback Keelon Russell was a big boost for the Alabama 2025 recruiting class. The Crimson Tide are also loading up on defensive talent with Eastman (Ga.) Dodge County four-star linebacker Darrell Johnson and Selma (Ala.) Southside four-star safety Derick Smith among the nine Top247 recruits locked in.

College football recruiting: Updated SEC team rankings for 2025 class (2024)
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