Even though the 2014 recruiting cycle is well under way, in light of today's release by 247Sports of the 247Composite Recruiter Rankings this seems like the perfect time to take a quick look back at the class of 2013.
Tide assistant Lance Thompson had another strong year on the recruiting trail.
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For the Southeastern Conference, here are the Recruiter Rankings.
Now, here's a look at the top two from each school that are still on the staff. For example, we didn't include Wesley McGriff at Ole Miss because he recently left to coach in the NFL.
Haul -- Alabama's defensive coordinator finished No. 2 overall in the national recruiter rankings after landing two five-stars, two four-stars and two three-stars, with the headliners being linebacker Reuben Foster and tight end O.J. Howard. Smart also snatched two Top 100 players from Georgia in running backs Tyren Jones and Alvin Kamara.
Haul -- Thompson snagged two five-stars and three four-stars, led by Jonathan Allen, the No. 17 player in the country.
Haul -- Partridge was involved with seven Razorback signees. Of that group, the biggest get was all-purpose running back Alex Collins of Florida, the No. 41 prospect in the 247Composite.
Haul -- Thomas was influential in helping Arkansas land five players in February, including three as the primary recruiter.
Haul -- After being hired away from Georgia, Garner hit homeruns with LOIs from defensive tackle Montravius Adams and defensive end Carl Lawson, a pair of five-stars from neighboring Georgia.
Rodney Garner made an immediate impact for the Tigers after being hired away from Georgia.
Haul -- Craig, who came over from Florida State, was the primary recruiter on three four-star signees, two of whom were in-staters.
Haul -- Robinson was the primary recruiter for two four-stars and one five-star, the latter being the nation's No. 1 cornerback, Vernon Hargreaves III.
Haul -- The Georgia defensive coordinator came up big, playing a hand in the recruitments of 11 signees. All of them figure to play on the defensive side of the ball in college.
Haul -- The new Wildcats defensive coordinator made a major impact early as he was involved with 11 UK signees. The most notable was Top247 defensive end Jason Hatcher, a one-time Southern California commit.
Haul -- Scott was the lead recruiter on three three-stars signed for the 'Cats.
Haul -- Wilson, always a strong recruiter, had a hand in 10 LOIs, including three four-star prospects. Outside linebacker Kendell Beckwith, a Top 100 recruit, was the headliner.
Frank Wilson of LSU once again was among the SEC's top recruiters.
Haul -- Four-star defensive linemen Greg Gilmore and Frank Herron were among his signees. Both were among the most coveted defensive players in the South.
Haul -- The Bulldogs' lone five-star pickup -- defensive end Chris Jones -- was the product of Hevesy's work. That was a major in-state get.
Haul -- Mississippi State's offensive coordinator snagged four-star receiver Fred Ross from Texas and four-star quarterback Cord Sandberg from Florida.
Haul -- Ford was extremely active, landing seven players. One of them was four-star safety Chase Abbington, the No. 2 prospect in Missouri.
Haul -- Hill landed five three-star players, including four in-staters.
Haul -- Kiffin put in some excellent work and landed arguably the surprise signing nationally for 2013 -- No. 4 overall prospect Laremy Tunsil, an offensive tackle from Florida.
Haul -- Nix came through with one five-star signee (safety Tony Conner) and two four-star running backs as the primary recruiter.
G.A. Mangus had big out-of-state success for South Carolina.
Haul -- Elliott was the primary recruiter for four South Carolina recruits, including two of the program's most important incoming players -- linebacker Larenz Bryant and offensive lineman D.J. Park.
Haul -- Stripling played the keeper role for four-star defensive end Jason Carr and was the primary for two three-stars.
Haul -- The Aggies' top recruiter in the cycle played a role with an incredible 16 Texas A&M signees, including eight as the primary recruiter.
Haul --Texas A&M's offensive coordinator was the primary on one five-star (Ricky Seals-Jones) and three four-star prospects.
Haul -- Spencer was the primary on five signees with a ranking of three stars or better. Most notable perhaps was quarterback Johnathon McCrary of Georgia.
Haul -- Pry, who coaches linebackers, did especially well at that spot, signing three of them, including four-star backer Zach Cunningham of Alabama.