(National class rankings are based on 247Sports Composite Ratings, which include data from 247Sports, Rivals, Scout, ESPN and others).
Class includes Parade All-American Christian Miller from Spring Valley, as well as 5-stars Da’Shawn Hand (DE), Marlon Humphrey (CB) and Rashaan Evans (OLB).
Coach Les Miles keeps bringing in top classes. RB Leonard Fournette, a 5-star from New Orleans, is the consensus top recruit in the country.
3. TEXAS A&M
Quarterback Kyle Allen, a 5-star pro-style recruit from Scottsdale, Ariz., might be the next Johnny Manziel. He could start the season-opener against the Gamecocks.
Wednesday’s haul was led by three five-star prospects: junior college receiver D’haquille Williams, linebacker Tre’ Williams and running back Roc Thomas.
Tennessee’s class of newcomers is headlined by running back Jalen Hurd and receiver Josh Malone, both labeled five-star prospects by at least one service.
Defensive end Lorenzo Carter is ranked as one of the top pass-rushers in the nation. He was named to USA Today’s and Parade’s All-America teams.
Cornerback Jalen Tabor from Washington, D.C., and quarterback Will Grier from Davidson, N.C., are the most decorated of nine early enrollees.
8. SOUTH CAROLINA
Late additions of defensive linemen Dexter Wideman, who flipped from FSU, and Blake McClain, who flipped from Nebraska, gave USC big signing day boost.
9. OLE MISS
Coach Hugh Freeze hopes some of biggest names such as OL Rod Taylor, DL Breeland Speaks and WR Markell Pack can contribute immediately.
Eleven four-star prospects mean UK’s best-ever rankings. Leading the instate contingent are quarterback Drew Barker and defensive tackle Matt Elam.
The class was highlighted by offensive linemen and playmakers at wide receiver, and it was the first full class for coach Bret Bielema and his staff.
12. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Four-star athletes Jamoral Graham and Gerri Green, as well as RB Aeris Williams, are the stars of the class.
Fifteen players are from SEC territory, including Nate Brown, a WR from Suwanee, Ga. Seven are from Florida and three each from Georgia and Tennessee.
The highlight came Wednesday when defensive lineman Nifae Lealao of Sacramento, Calif., flipped after being verbally committed to Stanford.