Today is college football’s national signing day, and high school seniors across the country are deciding which program to join. Several top prospects remain uncommitted, and coaches are waiting by fax machines to see where their incoming freshmen class will stack up.
Prior to signing day, nine of ESPN’s top 300 recruits remained unsigned. Today marks the last day a recruit can make a final decision to attend a program or switch a commitment from one university to another. The day has become a spectacle, and ESPNU will televise top recruits’ commitments and formal announcements throughout the day, along with streaming events at WatchESPN.
Some of the top prospects still undecided include cornerback Iman Marshall (No. 4 ESPN/No. 7 Scout), offensive tackle Martez Ivey (No. 5 ESPN/No. 3 Scout), defensive tackle Daylon Mack (No. 6 ESPN/No. 11 Scout), defensive end CeCe Jefferson (No. 9 ESPN/No. 13 Scout) and wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge (No. 57 ESPN/No. 21 Scout).
The SEC, once again, has dominated the recruiting game so far. Per Scout.com’s latest rankings the conference has the top three classes in Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee. The SEC has raked in 47 more players in ESPN’s top 150 than any other conference, according to ESPN’s Brett Edgerton. The SEC has already locked 69 players in the top 150, while the Big Ten is second with 22.
This morning ESPN’s top-rated player defensive end Byron Cowart chose Auburn. Defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr., ESPN’s No.2 recruit, then chose to attend Missouri. Soon there will be even more answers.
Throughout the day International Business Times will track recruits decisions below.
Here is the IB Times Top 100 compiled by scouting reports:
1. Byron Cowart, DL, Auburn
2. Trenton Thompson, DL, Georgia
3. Kahlil McKenzie, DL, Tennessee
4. Iman Marshall, DB, Undecided
5. Terry Beckner, DL, Missouri
6. Martez Ivey, OL, Florida
7. Derwin James, DB, Florida St.
8. Josh Sweat, DL, Florida St.
9. Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
10. Kendall Sheffield, DB, Alabama
11. George Campbell, ATH, Florida St.
12. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
13. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
14. Preston Williams, WR, Tennessee
15. Da’Ron Payne, DL, Alabama
16. Daylon Mack, DL, Texas A&M
17. Torrance Gibson, ATH, Ohio St.
18. Kevin Toliver, DB, LSU
19. Cece Jefferson, DL, Florida
20. Canton Kaumatule, DL, Oregon
21. Mike Weber, RB, Ohio St.
22. Tyron Johnson, WR, LSU
23. Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
24. Tarvarus McFadden, DB, Florida St.
25. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
26. Terry Godwin, WR, Undecided
27. Mitch Hyatt, OL, Clemson
28. Blake Barnett, QB, Alabama
29. Chuma Edoga, OL, USC
30. Kyler Murray, QB, Texas A&M
31. Keisean Lucier-South, DL, UCLA
32. DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss
33. Osa Masina, LB, USC
34. Jacques Patrick, RB, Florida St.
35. Soso Jamabo, Ath., UCLA
36. Drew Richmond, OL, Tennessee
37. Justin Hilliard, LB, Ohio St.
38.Ray-Ray McCloud III, WR, Clemson
39. Ronald Jones, RB, USC
40. Kerryon Johnson, ATH, Auburn
41. Ykili Ross, ATH, USC
42. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
43. Deon Cain, WR, Clemson
44. Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson
45. Roquan Smith, LB, UCLA
46. Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
47. Jashon Cornell, DL, Ohio St.
48. Tim Settle, DL, Virginia Tech
49. Maea Teuhema, OL, LSU
50. John Houston, LB, USC
51. Rasheem Green, DL, USC
52.Breiden Fehoko, DL, Texas Tech
53. Alize Jones, TE, Notre Dame
54. Jarrett Stidham, QB, Baylor
55.Shy Tuttle, DL, Tennessee
56. Trent Irwin, WE, Stanford
57. Ricky Deberry, DL, Oklahoma
58. Jamal Peters, DB, Miss. St.
59. Deondre Francois, WB, Florida St.
60. Brandon Wimbush, QB, Notre Dame
61.Taj Griffin, RB, Oregon
62. Kyle Phillips, DL, Tennessee
63. Johnny Frasier, RB, NC State
64. Leo Lewis, LB, Miss St.
65. Chris Warren, RB, Texas
66. Jonathan Ledbetter, DL, Georgia
67. Natrez Patrick, DL, Georgia
68. Abdul Bello, OL, Florida St.
69. Chris Clark, TE, UCLA
70. Marvell Tell, DB, USC
71. Arden Key, DL, LSU
72. Deionte Thompson, DB, Alabama
73. Lester Cotton, OL, Alabame
74. Donte Jackson, DB, LSU
75. L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan St.
76. Brady White, QB, Arizona St.
77. Jerome Baker, LB, Obio St.
78.Richie Petitbon, OL, Alabama
79. Rashad Roundtree, DB, Georgia
80. Jalen Dalton, DL, UNC
81.Fred Ulu-Perry Jr., OL, UCLA
82.Isaiah Prince, OL, Ohio St.
83.P.J. Mbanasor, DB, Oklahoma
84.Micah Abernathy, DB, Tennessee
85. Mark Walton, RB, Miami (Fla.)
86. Jalin Barnett, OL, Nebraska
87.John Kolar, QB, Oklahoma St.
88. Brian Cole, ATH, Michigan
89. Porter Gustin, ATH, USC
90. Jeffery Holland, LB, Auburn
91.Equanimeous St. Brown, WR
92.Jacob Daniel, DL, USC
93.Ricky Town, QB, USC
94. Anthony Wheeler, LB, Texas
95. Holton Hill, DB, Texas
96. Tyler Petite, TE, USC
97. Tristen Hoge, OL, Notre Dame
98. Kris Boyd, Db, Texas
99. Adonis Thomas, LB, Alabama
100. Albert Huggins, DL, Clemson