National Signing Day: Live updates, analysis

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National Signing Day: Live updates, analysis

Signing Day

National Signing Day: Live updates, analysis


National Signing Day is here, offering high school football prospects an opportunity to sign with the school of their choice.

In recent years, this day was the first chance recruits had to sign with a college; however, the first-ever Early Signing Period in December changed that.

Still, there are 16 players in the USA TODAY High School Sports composite player rankings that have yet to announce a college destination. Several are expected to do so today.

Follow along here, as this page will be updated.

Signings and commitments

And the last two top 100 players are off the board, with Isaac Taylor-Stuart headed to Southern Cal and Penei Sewell to Oregon.

Alabama has had some bad luck, but ends the day with Jaylen Waddle, one of the nation’s top receivers.

An extremely strange scene as Jacob Copeland commits to Florida. His mom was wearing an Alabama sweatshirt and Tennessee hat.

Defensive tackle Michael Thompson is headed to Oklahoma.

Devon Williams is off the board to Southern Cal.

Olaijah Griffin, son of Warren G and one of the nation’s top corners, is headed to USC.

JaMarr Chase, a top wide receiver and former Florida commit, will stay in-state and play at LSU.

Justyn Ross, the top player in Alabama, spurned the Tide and Auburn and will instead play at Clemson.

Rasheed Walker, a top-100 offensive tackle, is leaving Maryland and headed to Penn State.

Solomon Tuliaupupu, the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Defensive Player of the Year, signed with Southern Cal.

Texas receiver Tommy Bush gets creative with his announcement.

Hard to say if his niece enjoyed it, however.

William Barnes is headed to North Carolina. The No. 53 prospect in the USA TODAY High School Sports composite player rankings is one of the nation’s top offensive tackles.

Another huge flip for Georgia. Quay Walker, one of the nation’s top linebackers, has flipped his commitment from Alabama to the Dawgs.

He also trolled Tennessee.

Tanner McKee will play at Stanford…in 2020. He will first do a two-year mission.

An interesting, of sorts, situation in New Jersey.

Dorian Hardy was once a Penn State commit and top defensive end. Penn State backed off his offer after a post-practice fight.

Hardy committed to East Carolina Wednesday.

Another flip! Georgia lands four-star linebacker Otis Reese, who had been committed to Michigan.

The nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle, Nicholas Petit-Frere, is on his way to Columbus.

Ohio State whiffed in the early signing period on in-state star Jackson Carman, another top offensive tackle, who instead is headed to Clemson, but they got their man Wednesday.

Urban sure seemed excited:

Not to be outdone, Alabama picks up a commitment from the nation’s No. 1 cornerback, Patrick Surtain Jr, moments after his teammates, another top corner, Tyson Campbell, committed to Georgia.

Tyson Campbell, one of the nation’s top cornerbacks, is headed to Georgia.

Andrew Chatfield, a four-star defensive end, will head to play for the Gators. And now the Chucky doll Nesta Silvera had makes sense (see below).

Silvera and Chatfield are teammates at American Heritage.

Nesta Silvera, a four-star defensive lineman, will sign with Miami. There was some late talk that he may flip to Florida, especially after he showed up to his ceremony with a Chucky doll.

And here’s the explanation of why that seemed significant:

Alas, Silvera is sticking with the ‘Canes.

Defensive lineman Bobby Brown, a four-star prospect out of Lamar (Arlington, Texas), has flipped his commitment from Alabama to Texas A&M. Brown had previously been committed to the Aggies before switching to Alabama.


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