After a bevy of top high school football prospects committed during December's early signing period, Wednesday's national signing day won't have as much excitement as it usually does. However, there will still be some twists and turns throughout the day as nine of the top 50 players in the nation make their decisions. Also at stake is the coveted top position in the team rankings, which is held by Ohio State. Georgia and Texas will be in contention for the No. 1 position with the Buckeyes.
It's time for the biggest date on the college football recruiting calendar: national signing day. Wednesday's edition will likely be tamer than in years past, with the NCAA instituting an early signing period in December. But that doesn't mean there won't be drama. For instance, for the first time since 2010, it appears Alabama won't finish with the top overall recruiting class. As of Tuesday night, the Crimson Tide were No.
SAN ANTONIO —At first glance, this appears to be a typical commitment ceremony. Flanked by friends and family. Three baseball caps on the table. This is meat-and-potatoes fare for a talented high school kid making a college choice. With a microphone pushed in his direction on the sideline during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, top-flight receiver prospect Amon-Ra St. Brown opens by thanking his father.
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Selecting a term
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