Nine SEC assistants among nation's best recruiters

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

JC Shurburtt of Scouts Inc. has picked the country's 25 best recruiters among assistant coaches, and the SEC leads the way with nine.

LSU and Tennessee each had two guys on the list. Ed Orgeron and Eddie Gran made the cut for the Vols, while Larry Porter and D.J. McCarthy both did for the Tigers.

Rounding out the SEC representatives on the list were South Carolina's Shane Beamer, Georgia's Rodney Garner, Alabama's Kirby Smart, Florida's Charlie Strong and Auburn's Trooper Taylor.

If I were extending that list further, some of the other SEC assistants that would have been in the running include Vanderbilt's Robbie Caldwell, Kentucky's Joker Phillips, Tennessee's Frank Wilson, Alabama's Burton Burns, Mississippi State's Tony Hughes, Ole Miss' Chris Vaughn, Auburn's Curtis Luper, Arkansas' Tim Horton and Georgia's Mike Bobo.