Second Signing Day is in the books and nearly every great prospect is now signed, stamped, and about to be delivered—if they’re not already on campus. Here’s a look at the winners and losers from signing day in February.
Alabama He did nothing on his second signing day and the Crimson Tide still holds the No. 1 in the country and everything but a full lock—even if it’s a five-star. Dossie Robinson expires in Georgia – They will remain number one in the Rivals.com team employment rankings.
What an incredible race Nick Saban With Georgia coming off back-to-back national titles, there is a lot of talk about the transfer gate and the NIL. However, here is Saban being loaded again, not to be pushed aside Kirby SmartAnd Deion Sanders or anyone else yet.
The transfer portal was a crucial and effective focus for the first-year coach Kenny Dillingham Sun demons are also drawn Colorado For most gate extras however he is still a four star quarterback Jaden Rashad became available, Arizona Ran towards it and landed it on Wednesday.
A Pittsburgh, Calif., quarterback was involved in a mess of nothing with fl He exited the National Letter of Intent as ASU and TCU Make it a priority. After a visit to Tempe and plenty of interest – as well as calling his father into the school – the Sun Devils won when he joined the Gateway QBs Drew Bean (Our Lady) And Jacob Conover (BYU) In class.
After a busy December signing period, it’s been quiet for the 2023 Georgia class looking to finish second even if they end up with the five-star Bulldogs. Dossie Robinson. But the coach Kirby tasty And his staff landed a massive 2024 four-star defensive back Ellis Robinson.
He fits the mold perfectly in Athens as an aggressive, physical and strong player who won’t hold back. Alabama and many others were after former New Rochelle (NY) star Iona Prep, who now plays at Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy, but Georgia won. and a four-star tight end Walker Lyons Selection USCThis could be another good news for Georgia and Robinson once he’s ready to make a decision.
Let’s not get lost in a lot of big five-star news on Wednesday’s Solid Finish Mississippi I had to this class – as Bulldogs added perhaps one of the biggest sleepers of the entire group.
Three-star defensive tackle Jonathan Davis From monticello (miss) lawrence county hard TexasAnd flAnd Be a miss and others down the stretch but the Bulldogs won. They also added Theodore, Ala, Back Corner William James.
fact that Oregon Passenger coach Dan Lanning His staff went to the Gardena (California) Sierra and withdrew Roderick Pleasant Away from USC, he was one of the biggest recruiting coups of this recruiting cycle. Serra fielded several top players to play for the Trojans and many of them achieved great success.
Also, Pleasant was so close to several USC pledges already that it seemed like a foregone conclusion — until it wasn’t. It was an impressive win, but a loss to a five-star tight end Port Nichols to South Carolina It doesn’t hurt.
It was a fight to the end but South Carolina won the 5-star in a tight end Port Nicholsmainly postpone Oregon and Maryland Archbishop Carroll of Washington (D.C.) has also described the past few days as a “chaos”.
However, the Gamecocks held on, and now she’s the coach Shane Beamer He’s got a huge weapon for offense – and one with Olympic level speed to work with. Harbor’s commitment was arguably the biggest story of the day and another huge building block for Beamer and his staff as the Gamecocks are headed in a big way.
First year coach Alex Golish He put some nice finishing touches on his opening row at South Florida By adding three star quarterbacks Israel Carter of Corona (California) Centennial, who was committed to Arizona State, along with receivers Jiquan Smith And Terry Kelly.
Not only were these players added, but Carter and Smith talked about Gulch as a recruiter and his vision for the program as he convinced both of them to head across the country to help the Bulls.
It was a bit of a mixed bag for USC on signing day as a longtime favorite Roderick Pleasant Oregon ended up picking over the Trojans, but adding a four-star tight end Walker Lyons Huge for Trojan crime.
Folsom, Calif., four-star, who was once committed StanfordGeorgia was desperately chasing her. Utah and others, but USC was always in the back of his mind. He decided to pull the trigger on Wednesday after not signaling in recent weeks that he was ready to go. The Lions will do a stint but in the future, the four star could be a huge bonus in USC’s offense.
Late signing period
Don’t you feel like signing day in February has gone the dodo’s way?
Some college coaches prefer signing day to be only in February like the good old days, but now December has taken away all the glitz and glam with a few die-hards hanging on to making up their minds late.
It feels unnecessary. Almost everyone makes their picks in December and then two more at all-star events, and only a few make their final calls in January and make their final calls in February.
February could be activated if it becomes the only game in town again (or if the NCAA moves the early signing period to the summer), but right now it seems superfluous and nowhere near as important as the December signing period.
It’s not the biggest loss in the world but four stars Kendrick Gilbert He has been committed to the Boilermakers since the summer, and is an in-state prospect who has survived a coaching change. But when it came to signing, prospect flipped Indianapolis (Indian) Cathedral Kentucky.
He’d been flirting with the show for months but didn’t make the final choice to turn his time around until Wednesday. Purdue now has the second-to-last division in the Big Ten and is one of only two programs in the conference to join Rutgerswith no four-star commitments.
It was a tough – but somewhat predictable – day for Stanford as the Cardinals lost a talented three-star defensive lineman. Cameron Brandt to Michigan And strong hostility LJ Martin to BYU. Late January was very productive for the Cardinals as a first year coach Troy Taylor He took over, but losing particularly to Brandt, an in-state prospect from Chatsworth (California) Sierra Canyon, to the Wolverines wasn’t so perfect.