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AAC final recruiting grades

With most teams having put the finishing touches on their 2014 recruiting classes, here's a breakdown of how the teams in the American Athletic Conference did.

SMU Mustangs

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In recruiting, sometimes it's about quantity. Other times it's about filling needs. And when you can acquire the type of star player who helps elevate your program to the next level, you have a difference-maker. That's what coach Larry Brown has done in landing ESPN 100 No. 5 prospect Emmanuel Mudiay. He has the talents to lift a program to a higher level thanks to his physical presence in the backcourt and his dynamic transition game. It will be exciting to watch his growth.