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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

National Signing Day Wrap Up

Today was National Signing Day for the college football world, and to be honest, it is the one day that fax machines become relevant again. It seems like none of the big time teams had any fax malfunctions, but today was full of action. If you are a verbal commitment, today is the day to determine if that university is the one that you want to spend the next 3 or 4 years at. First we will go through the teams that seemed to have the best classes at the end of NSD, then we will take a look at the best players remaining:
Alabama- Bama seemed to come out on top of most peoples boards, grabbing 12 of the ESPNU 150. They seemed to dominate off the field just like they did on it.
Florida State- FSU did bring in the best available player according to ESNU 150, Mario Edwards, for the first time since they grabbed Myron Rolle in 2006. However, being number one doesn't always mean that, the past years have had Jadaveon Clowney, Ronald Powell (WHO?), Matt Barkley, Da'Quan Bowers, and Joe McKnight.
Rutgers- Yeah, I know, their class wasn't the best, but knowing that they lost their coach to Tampa Bay, they have had one of their best classes in history. New Jersey has produced some great college players, so to get them to stay with Rutgers is a huge start.

Boston College struggled, getting one 4 star recruit and 7 3 star recruits out of the 16 they brought in today.

So now, here are some of the best players who have not committed:
Davonte Neal- ESPNU #8, Neal is a huge kick return threat
Stefon Diggs- ESPNU #13, Diggs in the kind of player, a little too small for wide receiver, but too big for running back, but still really good at both.
Jordan Diamond- ESPNU #94, Not to be confused with Dustin, who played Screech in Saved By The Bell, Jordan in 6'6, 291, and the kind of guy that would make me feel safe to play QB in DI Football.

This incoming class looks very talented, it will be interesting to see what happens in 3-4 years.


  1. what happened to LSU? I know they had a few decommits...but did they still finish top 10?

  2. ESPN bumped them down to number 14. However, at the end of December ESPN had them at 11, so they did not lose too much ground. Also, you need to look at the strength of some of the other SEC classes (Bama #1, Florida #4, Georgia #5, and Texas A&M #15). The team that intrigues me the most out of this group is actually A&M. When they grabbed WR Thomas Johnson (ESPNU 33), it really proved to me that they are finally committed to the passing game, which is good considering how strong their running game is.