Check out the numbers Jon Solomon compiled in his report.
Only the Big East and the Big Ten had no schools which averaged signing 25 players or more per year in their 2006-10 signing classes.
… According to SI.com, 25 of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams averaged more than 25 signees a year between 2006 and 2010. That includes eight SEC teams: Ole Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Kentucky, Alabama, LSU and South Carolina.
Troy leads the nation with 32.8 signees per year. Half of the Big 12’s soon-to-be 10 members average more than 25. So does half of Conference USA, including UAB, which averages 25.8.
It’s tough to make that competitive advantage argument when so many schools are oversigning. And how many of them really care about taking advantage of student-athletes with the practice? Yeah, that’s what I thought.