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Breaking down SEC West quarterback recruiting

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Best QBs committed to SEC teams for 2017 (2:52)

National recruiting coordinator Craig Haubert joins ESPN's Phil Murphy to discuss the most important SEC quarterback commits in the ESPN Junior 300. (2:52)

This is a strong year for quarterbacks in recruiting. Five SEC schools have ESPN Junior 300 commits and there are numerous other prospects who have a chance to land at SEC schools. Here is a closer look at the latest quarterback news on SEC West teams.

Alabama Crimson Tide

2016 signee(s): Four-star dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts

2017 commitments: N/A

Overview: The Crimson Tide had an ESPN Junior 300 commitment from 6-foot-2, 215-pound signal-caller Jake Fromm. Fromm, however, recently switched his commitment to Georgia, creating a hole Alabama is looking to fill. The key target for Alabama was Jake Bentley but the No. 33 player in the class recently committed to South Carolina. The Crimson Tide will likely turn to other uncommitted ESPN Junior 300 prospects such as former Auburn commit Lowell Narcisse and former Georgia commit Bailey Hockman.

Arkansas Razorbacks

2016 signee(s): Four-star pocket-passer Cole Kelley

2017 commitments: Pocket-passer Daulton Wyatt

Overview: With Kelley and now Wyatt in the fold, it looks as if the Razorbacks will be done recruiting the position this year. Wyatt was in attendance with several other top quarterbacks at The Opening Atlanta regional and was impressive despite windy and cold weather conditions.

Auburn Tigers

2016 signee(s): ESPN 300 dual-threat QB Woody Barrett ; No. 1 junior college quarterback John Franklin III

2017 commitments: None

Overview: The Tigers did have a commitment from dual-threat Lowell Narcisse, but the ESPN Junior 300 prospect backed off that pledge. Narcisse is still considering the Tigers and Auburn is looking at other quarterbacks such as former Georgia quarterback commitment Bailey Hockman. After signing two QBs in last year’s class, the position is not necessarily a priority, however Auburn couldn’t pass up the chance to land a top QB such as Narcisse or Hockman.

LSU Tigers

2016 signee(s): Three-star dual-threat quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr.

2017 commitments: None

Overview: LSU had to play catch up last year after losing a commitment from Feleipe’ Franks late in the recruiting process. The Tigers were able to secure a commitment from Jones, but at 5-foot-11, the dual-threat quarterback still has some limitations in the passing game. The Tigers could look at former Auburn commit Lowell Narcisse and former Georgia commit Bailey Hockman. Look for the Tigers to also try and make a play for New Orleans native and Mississippi State commit Keytaon Thompson.

Mississippi State Bulldogs

2016 signee(s): None

2017 commitments: ESPN Junior 300 dual-threat quarterback Keytaon Thompson

Overview: At 6-foot-4, 206 pounds, the Bulldogs are hoping Thompson can be the next Dak Prescott. With his size and ability to both run and pass, Thompson has a chance to see the field early on in his career. The key now will be holding on to the commitment since LSU has offered the Louisiana native.

Ole Miss Rebels

2016 signee(s): ESPN 300 dual-threat quarterback Shea Patterson

2017 commitments: None

Overview: With Patterson, the No. 1-ranked dual-threat quarterback in 2016, signing with the Rebels, the quarterback position became less of a priority in 2017, but the Rebels would still like to add a QB in this class and some of the options include uncommitted prospects such as ESPN Junior 300 passer Tua Tagovailoa and four-star California native Tristan Gebbia.

Texas A&M Aggies

2016 signee(s): Four-star pocket-passer Nick Starkel

2017 commitments: ESPN Junior 300 dual-threat quarterback Tate Martell

Overview: The Aggies have their quarterback in Martell, but head coach Kevin Sumlin will have to work to keep Martell committed. The Las Vegas Bishop Gorman product recently visited Ohio State and the Buckeyes are a legitimate threat. Another down year for the Aggies could certainly hurt the chances of landing the playmaking Martell.