Is the SEC’s new 25-man rule having an impact?, ctd.

John Pennington has a series of posts up at his site crunching this year’s recruiting class numbers.  Some of the results are startling.  First off, to answer the question in the header, you tell me:

Here’s how the total numbers for the league’s 14 members have changed overall from 2010 to 2011 to 2012:

2010 total signees: 359 or 25.6 per school

2011 total signees: 342 or 24.4 per school

2012 total signees: 305 or 21.8 per school

That’s almost three less per school in one year.  This year, only one school signed as many as 28 kids.  In 2011, three schools signed more than that.  Now year to year, that may not mean too much, but it will be interesting to see if the numbers stay at this year’s level.

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7 responses to “Is the SEC’s new 25-man rule having an impact?, ctd.

  1. DawgPhan

    It is sad that nearly 50 less kids this year are going to be able to fulfill their dreams of being a medical hardship at an SEC school.

  2. South FL Dawg

    Respectfully postulate it’s not the # signed but rather the # of grayshirts and # of transfers that matter.

  3. Dog in Fla

    This foreshadows the slow and painful death of SEC-West supremacy insofar as roster/inventory management practices are concerned.

    • Cojones

      Yeah and they won’t get all the people to cull either.

      Where you been, DIF? All those GOP cannons being spiked right there in front of you and all….whooee! Are you in the part of Fl that will see the privatization of all those new contracted prisons with the added 1.2M added to the Gov’s and other GOP coffers by the contracting companies? Thought you had a sunshine law. Saw they stopped their Senate vote on the matter today. Media (at least those who haven’t been bought by a GOP connection) must have a good light to shine into dark corners at the last minute. Seems like they were about to take advantage of the college recruiting as well as the Repub Primary attention diversion. Tricky bunch.

    • I wouldn’t say death as much as adaptation and requiring smarter planning and forethought. It’ll also push some of the questionable academic kids towards other schools (maybe ACC, more likely the Central Florida, Troy, Marshall, and Middle Tennessee Sts) since they can’t be signed in bulk as a coach plays the percentages.