The stunning SEC college football recruiting statistics for the class of 2025


The superiority of SEC college football for 2024 was the talk of the preseason, with the exception of Big 10 outliers Oregon and Ohio State.

And it appears that this trend will continue in the years to come, as evidenced by this tweet from College Football Report over the weekend.

Nine of the top 15 with the highest class player average for 2025 are SEC schools.

It may surprise some to see Brian Kelly's LSU Tigers at the top of the list, but that lines up with the overall 2025 college football recruiting rankings, with On3 having LSU as the No. 2 class so far, again behind the Ohio State Buckeyes. Rivals has the Tigers much further down with the No. 13 class.

Alabama Crimson Tide fans should be the most excited as new head coach Kalen DeBoer and his team continue to impress with their ever-increasing class. On3 has them ranked No. 6 (behind only LSU and No. 3 Georgia), and Rivals has them ranked No. 3 as the best SEC team.

Texas A&M fans shouldn't be left out either. Mike Elko, who was in his first year as head coach and worked as defensive coordinator under Jimbo Fisher from 2018-2021 before taking the job at Duke, has the Aggies ready for a return to the league. On3 has them ranked No. 10, with rivals even higher at No. 8.

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In addition to the Georgia Bulldogs, who fight for the national championship every year under Kirby Smart, there is an increased arms race for talent in the SEC with the expanded College Football Playoff to 12 teams.

Strong recruiting classes remain the foundation for building a consistently successful college football team. Which SEC school will join Georgia, especially with Nick Saban gone from Alabama? Time will tell.