The SEC is in the middle of another dominant recruiting cycle (with 6 teams in the top 10 of the class rankings for 2024). As we're in between the two signing periods, I decided to give you the SEC's top 10 ranked signees from the Early Signing Period (which is now the main time when most players sign) according to the 247 Composite Rankings.
This is not necessarily what the final top 10 will look like (WR Ryan Williams is not on this list because he did not sign in the Early Signing Period. The reclassifying star WR from Saraland in Alabama is currently committed to Alabama, but rivals Auburn are making a big push. In all likelihood, Williams will end up at an SEC school, but this is just a list of players who signed in the Early Signing Period). This is also not MY ranking, but rather the 247 Composite's. With that being said, here are the top 10:
Top 10 SEC football signees of the Early Signing Period
10. EDGE Dylan Stewart (South Carolina)
Dylan Stewart heads to South Carolina out of Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington DC. He ranks as the No. 2 EDGE rusher (behind another player on this list) in the class and as the No. 1 player out of DC. Stewart brings some to the table as he can play as a pass-rusher, but could also play some in more of an OLB role. He has a long frame as well. He racked up 16 sacks as a Junior in 2022.
Stewart is South Carolina's sixth highest rated recruit in history, and is their highest rated signee since Jordan Burch in 2020. Stewart helped lead FCA to back-to-back DCSAA 2A state titles the past two years. He ranks as the No. 17 player in the class.
9. S KJ Bolden (Georgia)
Bolden was the topping on the cake of the No. 1 recruiting class for Georgia. Bolden flipped to Georgia on Wednesday of the Early Signing Period from Florida State (where he had been committed since August). Bolden is a two-way star for in-state powerhouse Buford where he played alongside the likes of Dylan Raiola and Eddrick Houston. Bolden is the No. 1 safety and No. 14 overall player in the class.
Bolden totaled 33 tackles and 4 INT's this season for Buford on defense. Meanwhile on offense, he had 30 catches for 663 receiving yards and 17 total TD's (14 receiving, 2 returning, and 1 rushing) while also making an impact as a returner. He projects a safety at the next level, but could find his way on the field early as a return specialist or on offense, even if he doesn't break the rotation at safety as a Freshman.