National Signing Day 2016 Predictions, Rankings: Top 5 Best Recruits of College Football
National Signing Day is going to be very exciting affair indeed. College football fans are excited to know everything about new recruits.
National Signing Day is actually an official indication that we are out of another college football and are entering a new season.
Today we will come to know as to where the recruits are headed to. In the meantime the nation’s top kicker, Quinn Norwood, commits to Michigan. Though it was known in advance, but the announcement was made earlier today.
For college football fans this is a big day indeed. National signing day is usually on the first Wednesday in February. Until 1981, several college football conferences, including the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), held conference signing days on the second Saturday in December to have recruits sign conference letters-of-intent. But the College Football Association proposed a resolution to eliminate conference signing days during their 1980 convention, and have a singular signing day in their places, called a National Signing Day. And since then it is being religiously followed.
1:13: Defensive tackle Rashan Gary, the nation’s No. 1 prospect, signs with Michigan.
11:54: Michigan State has dropped to 14th in Scout.com’s national rankings. Ohio State (1), Michigan (7) Penn State (20) and Wisconsin (23) are in the top 25.
11:52: Four-star defensive end Connor Murphy picks USC over Michigan.
11:14: The nation’s top kicker, Quinn Norwood, commits to Michigan.
10:57: Three-star running back Tyrek Tisdale, a former Florida commit, signs with Maryland over Ohio State and others.
10:50: After the morning’s flurry of signings, Ohio State has moved atop Scout.com’s class rankings, while Penn State has dropped to 20th.
10:15 a.m.: Three-star athlete Malik Harris becomes the latest player to announce his commitment to and sign with Ohio State on Wednesday.
10:00 a.m.: Four-star cornerback Carlos Becker spurns Ohio State by signing with Florida State.
9:58 a.m.: Another high-caliber prospect from Detroit, offensive lineman Alaric Jackson, picks Iowa. The Hawkeyes have one of the Big Ten’s most improved classes.
9:50 a.m.: Four-star junior college offensive tackle Malcolm Pridgen picks Ohio State over Rutgers and Baylor. The Buckeyes could challenge for the nation’s top class depending on how the day unfolds.
9:42 a.m.: Coveted Detroit cornerback Lavert Hill signs with Michigan over Penn State and Michigan State.
9:22 a.m.: Maryland receives a surprise commitment from quarterback three-star Ty Pigrome out of Alabama.
9:15 a.m.: Four-star offensive tackle Prince Sammons spurns Michigan State by signing with Auburn.
9:03 a.m: Four-star Hickory safety Andrew Pryts picks Stanford over Penn State and Ohio State.
8:43 a.m.: Mecole Hardman Jr., a five-star athlete from Elbertan, Georgia, picks Georgia over four other schools, including Michigan.
8:13 a.m.: Nate Johnson, a three-star receiver from Independence High School in Tennessee, announced he would keep his commitment to Michigan after some previous waffling.
8:10 a.m.: Penn State announces the signing of highly-touted offensive lineman Michal Menet.
DT Dexter Lawrence
Committed: Clemson Position: Defensive Tackle High School: Wake Forest High School City: Wake Forest, North Carolina Outlook: Lawrence seems to have come to the right place as Clemson is the place to be if you are a great defensive lineman. It must be noted here that After Gary, Lawrence is considered the best defensive tackle in the nation. With his massive size 6’5″ and 300 pounds, he is destined to become one of the best in the game in coming years.
DT Rashan Gary
Committed: Undecided Position: Defensive Tackle High School: Paramus Catholic City: Paramus, New Jersey. He is a player who seems to be number one ranked recruit on everyone’s board. It must be stressed here that he had narrowed down his options to either Michigan or Clemson. Gary showed off his pass rushing ability at the Under Armour All-America game with a record three sacks along with six tackles. He is a player on whom all eyes seem to be fixated right now.
DT Ed Oliver
Committed: Houston Position: Defensive Tackle High School: Westfield High School City: Houston, Texas Outlook: There is no denying the fact that Oliver is the biggest recruit to end up at Houston in recent memory and continues to prove that the program is on the rise after their historic 2015 season.
CB LeVonta Taylor
Committed: Florida State Position: Cornerback High School: Ocean Lakes High School City: Virginia Beach, Virginia Outlook: he is known to have excelled at the corner position and will be put there with Jalen Ramsey headed to the NFL. Given his impress record there are reasons to believe that he may start right away for the Seminoles.
LB Mique Juarez
Committed: Undecided Position: Linebacker High School: North High School City: Torrance, California Outlook: There are rumors to believe that Juarez is actually considering UCLA, Alabama and Ole Miss. There are reasons to suggest that he may actually opt to stay close to home with UCLA, but a recent visit to Alabama could sway him to head to the reigning national champions.