With the season coming to a close and recruiting classes set to begin in earnest, the question of which college to attend in the wake of the national signing period is a hotly contested one.
Some consider the most prestigious to be Ohio State University, where football coach Urban Meyer is currently a part of the Buckeyes staff.
Others believe that, for a player with such a high upside, LSU’s Les Miles has the edge over many of the top schools.
We take a look at each college’s top prospects and determine which one is best for a high school football player.
SEC: Mississippi State The Mississippi State Bulldogs are one of the most dominant programs in the country.
In fact, they’re so dominant, it is said that the SEC is a two-step process to the top.
That’s the name of the game for coaches like Hugh Freeze and Gary Pinkel, who are trying to build a program that can win the SEC Championship in five years.
But for the Bulldogs, the process is far from straightforward.
The Bulldogs are a two step process to success.
The first step is to build the right environment for success.
And the second step is recruiting.
It’s not just the top talent who will benefit from that.
The SEC is also a great place for a coach to build up his own staff.
Ole Miss has plenty of talent.
There are three of the SEC’s top four ranked players.
That roster has some quality depth, too.
But it’s a difficult recruiting class to land in any of the five conferences.
Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina are also on the bubble.
In addition, the Bulldogs have a few high-profile recruits in quarterback Connor Shaw and defensive end/outside linebacker Deion Jones.
However, the overall talent is nowhere near the caliber of talent at other schools in the SEC.
SEC schools are also notorious for the lack of an academic system.
Many recruits at the SEC are forced to attend classes in the summer months.
Many of those students have the opportunity to take the summer off.
They then have to start school the following fall.
That is a recipe for more academic problems and less academic success.
Alabama is the most recent school to suffer from this problem.
The Crimson Tide were one of two schools to lose an entire class of incoming recruits due to a lack of a summer semester.
They had just 11 students commit to the Tide in 2016, the worst year for incoming freshmen since the SEC was created in 1985.
LSU, Mississippi State and Florida have been the biggest beneficiaries of that.
But even if the Tide can’t keep their talent from leaving for other programs, the other four schools have to do a better job of recruiting.
The only way they can win is if they win on the field.
SEC teams have done a good job recruiting and the top players are at the top of their classes.
They are the best teams in the conference.
SEC programs have had to find a way to win in other areas.
There’s no denying that.
That was evident in the last five years for LSU, Alabama, Georgia, and South Columbia.
However to win a national championship the SEC needs to have one of those teams on the winning side of every game.
SEC football has had its ups and downs in the past, but the team is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation.
Alabama, LSU and Georgia are ranked No. 1 in the polls for the SEC and they all have a chance to win the national title.
The top five teams in each conference in each of those polls are LSU, Auburn, Georgia and Mississippi State.
That means the SEC has two teams that can compete for the national championship.
Mississippi State has to win all four of those games to have a shot at a national title, but there are some other factors that could help them make the leap to the championship game.
LSU has a top-five recruiting class, which is the only class in the Top 25.
The Tigers also have three players that could go on to play in the NFL.
The other two recruits are tight end D.J. Pettway and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.
Both of those players have the ability to make a big impact for the Tigers in the pros.
Treadway has been a first-round pick of the Jaguars.
He has made a number of highlight reel catches in his time at LSU.
Pettways game-winning touchdown catch against Georgia Tech is the second-most-watched game in school history.
Both players could make an impact in the game, too, and both will likely play significant roles in the offense in Baton Rouge.
Both are very talented players that will have to improve their physical attributes and play in a system that is more conducive to their talents.
SEC offenses have a tendency to play fast and to attack the passer.
That has a negative impact on recruiting.
Teams like LSU and Alabama have struggled to find good running backs in the draft.
Both teams have had issues getting productive backs from the position.
Georgia is currently ranked