SEC class rankings analysis 

September, 25, 2013
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For the fourth straight week, there is very little change in RecruitingNation's class rankings. Thirteen of the 14 SEC teams are ranked in the top 40, including nine of the top 16, and top-ranked Alabama is holding a big lead over any and all pursuers.

Trending up: The Georgia Bulldogs are in position to move up in the next few weeks. Thursday, ESPN 300 No. 210 Keyon Brown (Wauchula, Fla./Hardee County) will announce his decision with Georgia being the heavy favorite. Georgia is also the favorite for No. 115 overall Wesley Green (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King High) following his decommitment from South Carolina over the weekend. And the Bulldogs are in a good position with No. 15 overall David Sharpe (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence School), as the 6-foot-6, 288-pound offensive tackle will be on campus again in Athens this weekend for the showdown with LSU. No. 99 Josh Malone (Gallatin, Tenn./Station Camp) will be officially visiting this weekend before officially visiting Tennessee on Oct. 5.

Trending down: For South Carolina, it could only be a momentary shift after the decommitment of Green. While Green, along with teammate and ESPN Junior 300 No. 46 overall Arden Key (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King) backing off their verbal pledge was a body blow, good news could be coming the Gamecocks’ way in late October when ESPN 300 No. 176 overall Derrell Scott (Havelock, N.C./Havelock) announces his decision. South Carolina -- along with Miami, Tennessee and Oregon -- is also in the running for four-star wide receiver Braxton Berrios (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road). His announcement is set for Oct. 12. Defensive end Dante Sawyer (Suwannee, Ga./North Gwinnett), who is ranked No. 40 overall, is strongly considering the Gamecocks. However, a smaller class size will likely keep South Carolina from rising much more.

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