It’s the biggest day of the college football offseason, as many of the country’s top recruits will formally announce what schools they’ll be going to, on National Signing Day 2015. Heading into Wednesday, several of the best players in the country remained uncommitted.
Prior to the start of National Signing Day, six of the top nine recruits on ESPN’s 300 list had not decided on a destination for next year. The uncommitted recruits included defensive end Byron Cowart, who ranked No.1 on the list, and announced his commitment to Auburn, shortly after 9 a.m. ET. Cowart, who recorded 11 sacks as a senior, was also considering Florida.
ESPNU has coverage of the top recruits’ announcements, throughout the day. Those who can’t get to a TV can also watch the live coverage with an online stream at WatchESPN.
Four of the top six recruits are scheduled to announce their intentions before 1 p.m. ET. After Cowart chose Auburn, it’s possible that the Tigers and head coach Gus Malzahn could land Terry Beckner Jr., ESPN’s No.2 recruit, just an hour later. The defensive tackle from East St. Louis, Illinois is scheduled to announce his decision in the 10 a.m. ET hour, and he’s narrowed down his choice to four schools. In addition to Auburn, Florida State, Missouri and Ohio State are also in play for the five-star recruit.
No.4 recruit Iman Marshal will announce his commitment in the 4 p.m. ET hour, as he decides between Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan, UCLA and USC. No.5 Martez Ivy’s commitment will come around 11 a.m. ET, and No.6 Daylon Mack is scheduled to announce his decision not too long after 12 p.m. ET.
Click here for the complete schedule of televised announcements on ESPNU. Of the 17 recruits scheduled to make an announcement, 13 rank in ESPN’s top 63. All but two of those players rank in the Rivals 250.
Heading into National Signing Day, Florida State has landed the most five-star recruits. While only five of the top 11 recruits on ESPN’s 300 list committed to a school before Wednesday, three are going to play for the Seminoles. Rivals gives Alabama the best overall recruiting class, followed by USC and Clemson.