National Signing Day 2014 is only two days away, but there are plenty of guys who are still uncommitted. Here is a quick look at some highly rated players who, at least publicly, are still on the market and are strongly considering SEC schools.
Top schools are listed in alphabetical order.
CB Adoree' Jackson, Gardena, CA
Rivals: No. 6 overall | Scout: No. 6 overall | 247: No. 24 overall
Top schools: Florida, LSU, UCLA, USC
Jackson would be a huge get for any program, and of the SEC schools that have pursued him, Florida is probably highest on his list. However, he's visiting USC and UCLA at the last minute, so he may be staying more local. That said, he's a big time track athlete, and UF and LSU are strong in that department. It's not over until he signs on the line, but it's still a good bet he remains in California for college.
LB Rashaan Evans, Auburn, AL
Rivals: No. 14 overall | Scout: No. 9 overall | 247: No. 11 overall
Top schools: Alabama, Auburn, UCLA
Evans' stock has done nothing but rise over the fall, and it's been a fierce battle between the top programs in the Yellowhammer State. How fierce? Both coaching staffs showed up to Evans's grandfather's 80th birthday party last night. I hope grandpa didn't mind the party kind of not being about him anymore. The hometown team usually has an advantage, but Nick Saban has pulled recruits out of Auburn before.
WR Malachi Dupre, River Ridge, LA
Rivals: No. 15 overall | Scout: No. 27 overall | 247: No. 30 overall
Top schools: Alabama, Florida State, LSU, UCLA
LSU is perhaps the king of all programs when it comes to keeping in-state talent at home, and it's a strong favorite to land Dupre. With Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, Jr. off to catch passes on Sundays next year, there's no doubt that the Tigers could really use him. If he does go out of state, it probably would be to the defending champs in Tallahassee, but almost no one from Louisiana escapes the gravitational field of Baton Rouge.
DE Lorenzo Carter, Norcross, GA
Rivals: No. 36 overall | Scout: No. 23 overall | 247: No. 20 overall
Top schools: Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU
Carter is the kind of recruit who attracts coaches like flies to a picnic. Or, really awkward flies to a basketball game, as the case may be. He's one of the nation's top pass rushers, and defensive line is certainly a focus for SEC teams. The conventional wisdom is that he stays at home in Georgia.
OL Damian Prince, Forestville, MD
Rivals: No. 20 overall | Scout: No. 59 overall | 247: No. 40 overall
Top schools: Florida, Maryland
The Gators could use some more top O-line talent after finishing next-to-last in the SEC in yards per carry and near the bottom in sacks allowed last year. Florida has pulled guys out of that area before, like Washington, D.C.'s Jelani Jenkins, but it lost out to Maryland on star receiver Stefon Diggs more recently. It's more likely than not that he goes with the Terps to be close to family, but it would be huge for the Gators if they could get him.