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Around the SEC (Dec. 7, 2016): Tennessee lands five-star offensive lineman, and Jonathan Allen wins the Nagurski Award

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Welcome to the Wednesday edition of Around the SEC!

Things are mostly quiet on the home front, but some news still trickled out through the cracks yesterday. Let’s get you caught up and prepared for the day today shall we?


Tennessee got a five-star offensive lineman (Rocky Top Talk)

But will have “Champions of Life” in his recruiting video?

Okay but seriously. I’m sure you’ve heard that all day. The Vols snagged a big fish on Tuesday, making a major move for the top recruit in the country per the ESPN 300.

Jonathan Allen, Nagurski Award winner (Roll ‘Bama Roll)

One of the best defensive players in college gets the worthy recognition for being just that. Congrats to Jonathan Allen on taking home the hardware!

There’s reason to be optimistic about Mizzou football (Rock M Nation)

No really.

Listen to Bill C., guys. Barry Odom has done a good job so far at being a talent evaluator. There is reason to be optimistic about Mizzou football.


More Tidbits!

- FWtCT asks: How are YOU watching the bowl game?

- Something’s up with Commodore hoops

- A defensive recruiting update for LSU

- Kentucky’s Floridians are excited to “come home” for the Gator Bowl

- Don’t expect Florida to nab Jarrett Stidham

- A defensive recruiting update for Auburn too!