Signing Day 2013, a day dedicated to college football teams looking to sign top-ranked high school football players, is causing fax machines across the country to come to life.
Signing Day 2013 has its own live blog dedicated to it at SportsIllustrated.com, and the organization has been documenting each decision made.
So far today, four-star defensive end Elijah Daniel from Avon, Ind. chose Auburn over Ole Miss, despite a commitment to Ole Miss since November. Number one overall prospect Robert Nkemdiche chose Ole Miss, which was not very surprising, according to Sports Illustrated. Four-start defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick from Port St. Lucie, Fla. signed with Florida. Five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil signed with Ole Miss. Number 15 overall player Matthew Thomas signed with Florida. Four-star offensive tackle Denver Kirkland signed with Arkansas.
An early morning outlook at National Signing Day 2013 showed that Florida and Arkansas were doing well and Miami was doing poorly.
Twentieth-ranked pro-style quarterback Joshua Dobbs signed with Tennessee instead of Arizona, which he had a commitment to since June. Five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams signed with Auburn. Five-star safety Vonn Bell signed with Ohio State, despite designating his last visit to Tennessee. Number 20 overall prospect and defensive end Chris Jones signed with Ole Miss, honoring a verbal commitment he made in June. Top receiver Jordan Cunningham signed with Vanderbilt.
Top-ranked prospect in the greater D.C.-area, Yannick Ngakoue signed with Maryland. Four-star wide receiver Stacy Coley chose Miami. Four-star cornerback Mackensie Alexander signed with Clemson, and three-star linebacker turned safety Mackenro Alexander signed with Auburn.
Midday of Signing Day 2013, Ole Miss seemed to be on top, building its best team in the program’s history.
Twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson signed with Oregon. Four-star defensive tackle Dee Liner signed with Alabama. Four-star outside linebacker Quinton Powell signed with USC instead of Florida. Four-star quarterback Asiantii Woulard signed with UCLA. Four-star defensive tackle Keith Bryant chose Florida. Four-star linebacker Jermaine Grace chose Miami.
Schools in the South have signed most of the prospects at this point of Signing Day 2013, and the latest decisions are expected to be in by 8 p.m.
Four-star wideout Shelton Gibson signed with West Virginia. Five-star running back Alvin Kamara signed with Alabama. Four-star offensive guard Tyrone Crowder signed with Clemson. Five-star defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson signed with Alabama instead of Texas.
As the day has gone on, USC closed out Signing Day 2013 losing many of its commitments. Missouri lost its top prospect, running back Ezekiel Elliott, to Ohio. Signing Day 2013 will come to a close this evening, with the decisions of many top prospects still being awaited.