We’ve done this exercise for the past several years and it’s always interesting. Where did the players on the 2012 Associated Press All-SEC team rank as high school prospects by the ESPN recruiting folks? We’ll start with the offense and take a look at the defense later today. Notice that some of the most accomplished and decorated players on offense weren’t ESPN 150 members. That includes Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, as well as Barrett Jones, who won the Outland Trophy in 2011 and the Rimington Trophy in 2012. In fact, of the 12 first-team players on offense, eight were not ranked as ESPN 150 prospects.
Here’s a look back: