National Signing Day 2018: Live Coverage and Updates on Recruiting's Marquee Day

Decision Day is here. After a infancy of a category of 2018’s tip prospects hermetic their college choices in late Dec during college football’s new early signing period, tip teams were left to strive for a services of a final few blue-chip talents accessible opposite a nation in rounding out their recruiting classes. Now as a normal National Signing Day arrives, those holdout high propagandize stars will write a initial section of their college careers.

Which schools will land signing day’s biggest fish? Is Ohio State’s place atop a category rankings safe? And are there any large surprises in store? We’re tracking all a high-profile commitments, news and rumors of Wednesday’s movement below. Unless differently specified, all star depends and position rankings are around a 247Sports Composite.

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8 a.m. ET: Here Come a Irish

• Notre Dame cumulative a joining of defensive behind D.J. Brown, a three-star out of D.C. who had been committed to Virginia. As of right now, Brian Kelly’s 2018 transport (the largest in Notre Dame history) sits nearby a bottom of a inhabitant tip 10—if a Irish are somehow means to obstacle highly-touted tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere after this morning, they could start climbing.

• Javontae Jean-Baptiste will select from Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Texas AM and Ohio State … eventually.

7:15 a.m. ET: Off and running

• Buford (Ga.) High three-star using behind Anthony Grant has flipped from Tennessee to Florida State, an early-morning win for few manager Willie Taggart in his bid to deliver a Seminoles category that mislaid a lot of bodies when Jimbo Fisher took his time streamer out a door. Grant had committed to a Volunteers final Jun though kept his options open in December. Virginia Tech was a final organisation in his revisited final three.

• Notre Dame lands three-star RB C’Bo Flemister, another Georgia behind (Pike County) important in that he was respected on a 2018 National Signing Day All-Name Team. Flemister had been committed to Georgia Tech before to Wednesday.

Interesting story from ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren: Utah was indeed means to get a head-start on signing day by creation things central with parsimonious finish Thomas Yassmin during 4:54 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Yassmin faxed his NLI in to Salt Lake City from Sydney, where it was already Wednesday morning.

“I’ve never played football in my life,” Yassmin told Fox Sports Australia. “I’ve watched it. I’ve played Madden, though I’ve never played it.” Good start.

Who’s Still Available?

Need to set some alarms for a day’s biggest decisions? These are a tip 11 uncommitted recruits remaining (all with a 247 Composite rating of over .9700) and when they’re scheduled to dedicate (all times Eastern):

1. CB Patrick Surtain Jr., American Heritage (Fla.) — 6th altogether (10 a.m., ESPNU)
2. OT Nicholas Petit-Frere, Berkeley Prep (Fla.) — 7th altogether (10 a.m., ESPNU)
3. CB Tyson Campbell, American Heritage (Fla.) — 12th overall (10 a.m., ESPNU
4. CB Olaijah Griffin, Mission Viejo (Calif.) — 28th altogether (1 p.m., ESPN2)
5. CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart, Helix (Calif.) — 32nd altogether (5:15 p.m.)
6. WR Jaylen Waddle, Episcopal (Texas) — 39th altogether (4:30 p.m.)
7. ?WR Devon Williams, Antelope Valley (Calif.) — 40th overall ?(2 p.m. ESPN2)
8. WR Justyn Ross, Central (Ala.) — 45th altogether (1 p.m., ESPN2)
9. QB Tanner McKee, Centennial (Calif.) — 46th altogether (11 a.m., ESPNU)
10. OT William Barnes, Apopka (Fla.) — 53rd overall
11. G Penei Sewell, Desert Hills (Utah) — 57th altogether (5 p.m., Twitter)

What’s Going to Happen?

A lot reduction than routinely transpires on a initial Wednesday of February. With some-more than 70% of a category of 2018 already sealed up, a past 6 weeks have been a small lighter on a idiocy typically compared with rise recruiting season, as all sides can take batch of their options a small some-more deliberately. While many contenders’ classes are scarcely complete, a final one or dual additions could yield an additional boost of module movement streamer into open use (and a early stages of a 2019 recruiting cycle)—or during slightest pitch a inhabitant category rankings for a plume in a school’s cap.

Georgia was dubbed a large leader of a early signing period, though January’s recalculation of tip prospects’ star ratings helped Ohio State recover a slight corner streamer into signing day. There’s a slight opening to a subsequent organisation of teams in a rankings, creation it doubtful that someone other than a Bulldogs or Buckeyes will reason bragging rights by a finish of a day.

For a some-more in-depth demeanour during what’s on a line today, check out Chris Johnson’s preview of 7 pivotal signing day storylines.

TV Guide to National Signing Day 2018

ESPN’s live coverage starts on ESPNU during 10 a.m. ET and moves over during noon to ESPN2, where it will run until 3 p.m. The SEC Network, Pac-12 Networks and Longhorn Network will all reason wrap-up coverage after in a afternoon.

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