National Signing Day is Wednesday, and despite the surprisingly high number of prospects who chose to sign during the December early signing period (about two-thirds of the class), there is still a ton of talent out there.
GN looks at the 10 most important SEC recruiting prospects remaining on the board. These aren’t necessarily the 10 best prospects still remaining — though most are top-150 recruits — but rather prospects that SEC schools should (and, in some cases, need to) sign.
WR Tommy Bush for Ole Miss
The particulars: Bush (6 feet 5, 191 pounds) is a four-star prospect from Schertz (Texas) Samuel Clemens.
The skinny: Bush, who is from the San Antonio suburbs, is among the top-40 wide receivers in the country, and he took an official visit to Ole Miss on January 19. Getting a talent like Bush to team with four-star QB Matt Corral and four-star WR Elijah Moore, both of whom already have signed, would be huge for coach Matt Luke. Ole Miss has serious competition for Bush, from Baylor, Michigan State and Texas, but that Ole Miss is still in play speaks volumes to the Rebels’ recruiting efforts despite the recent NCAA issues.
WR Ja’Marr Chase for LSU
The particulars: Chase (6-1, 195 pounds) is a four-star prospect from Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel
The skinny: Chase, from the New Orleans area, is among the top-15 wide receivers in the country as well as a top-100 prospect overall. Chase was committed to Florida for almost four months before decommitting November 8. LSU always has been in play, though, and the Tigers – who need playmakers on the outside – are seen as the leader. Chase took his official visit to LSU on January 12 and has had numerous interactions with the LSU staff since. LSU already has three wide receivers committed or signed, including Terrace Marshall, the nation’s No. 1 receiver. Adding Chase – who also visited Auburn, TCU and Michigan – would give the Tigers perhaps the best wide receiver class in the country.
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