Wednesday, February 04, 2009

National Signing Day Notes

Thousands of high school stars will declare who they will play college football for today and try to make their marks on the national scene while millions of anxious fans watch on. Here are a few of the biggest stories to come from National Signing Day so far.

* Florida’s gets deeper! As if the Gators weren’t already deep enough they are reaping the benefits from two national championships in three years. Five star defensive tackle Gary Brown from Quincy, FL was one of the first players commit to play for Florida today. The Gators also added 5-star linebacker Jelani Jenkins.

* LSU is cleaning up! The Tigers have the nation’s top recruiting class at this point according to Rivals. Les Miles has commitments from four 5-star players and twelve 4-star recruits. The class was topped with Reuben Randle’s early announcement that he would stay instate to play for the Tigers.

* USC lands 5-star safety. Byron Moore was bouncing back and forth between USC and Colorado but finally decided to stay with his original commitment and become a Trojan.

* Kiffin’s First Big Recruit! New Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin had struggled on the recruiting path but finally received some good news with the announcement that 4-star safety Darren Myles is coming to Knoxville.

* Buffs finding new targets. Colorado may have had some struggles at the quarterback position last season but there won’t be a shortage of targets for the passers to throw to next season. Four star receiver Andre Simmons and 3-star receiver Terdema Ussery both have packed their bags for Boulder.

* Bobby Massie goes Nutts. Mississippi head coach Houston Nutt has landed the nation’s top ranked prep player in 5-star offensive lineman Bobby Massie.

* Billy Sanders goes coast-to-coast. Three star tight end Billy Sanders had previously committed to play for UCLA but instead faxed his letter of intent to the University of Miami and will instead play for the Hurricanes.

* Sun Devils steal one from Trojans. Vontaze Burfict is a 5-star linebacker that many had pegged to play for USC. Instead he chose to leave the state of California to play for Arizona State.