Monday, February 8, 2010
The state of Georgia provided more SEC signees in 2010 than any other state. Georgia's 65 high school athletes accounted for 21.3% of the conference's total recruitment. The state of Florida was a distant second, providing 46 kids or 15% of the total. The University of Georgia kept 14 Georgians at home, while Vanderbilt University snatched 9 peach state athletes, followed by Auburn University's 8. Mississippi State was the only SEC school not to reel in a player from a Georgia high school. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Kentucky only produced 4 kids who were signed by Southeastern Conference schools. Realistically, only Georgia and Florida could be self-sufficiently successful with home-grown talent. All other SEC schools have to rely on out-of-state recruitment to field 4-Star and 5-Star talented teams. Stay at home boys, and "Let the Big Dawg Eat"!