James Robinson is a four-star wide receiver prospect from Lakeland, Florida who until very recently seemed close to signing with Ohio State. That changed after he was cited for weed during a visit to the university, and tweeted this a few days later when the news broke:
National Signing Day brings out the stunts, and Levi Jones of Austin, Texas, had one of his own. The linebacker prospect announced his commitment to USC today with a performance that disappointed both Florida and Florida State fans. That’s something everyone can enjoy.
The most intriguing news out of signing day—at least for those who find tracking every tiny movement a bit weird—was that a 6'7", 410 pound manchild signed a letter of intent to play football at BYU. The problem was, nobody knew jack shit about Motekiai Langi. No grainy highlight reel, no photos of him in a football…
Alex Collins, one of the top RB prospects in the nation, was going to Arkansas. He said as much Monday night, making as official an announcement as one can make before National Signing Day. Well, today's signing day, and Collins was not in attendance at the ceremony—a placard with his name was set up, but removed just…
Last year Bama livened up the roll call that is National Signing Day by pointing a webcam at their fax machine, and sending female staffers to post the latest commitments. But some other SEC school complained, and this year Alabama is back to the boring big board. How do you expect me to read those names without asses?
Now that the first letters of intent have been signed and sealed, one indisputable fact emerges: every single school had its best recruiting class of all time. Let's look at the not-at-all hyperbolic statements from around the country.
It's good to be a five-star recruit. The Minnesota product was flown to New York by the CBS College Sports Network to announce his choice. But that pales in comparison to the treatment his suitors gave him.
RichRod yesterday: "There's nobody on this football team that we've signed that has a felony conviction. There's nobody on this football team we signed that has a misdemeanor conviction." Today: Dorsey burglarized two homes in one day in 2007. [Freep]
Lion attack! Quarterback Kevin Newsome and kicker Anthony Fera decommit from Michigan and agree to play for Penn State. [The 700 Level]
Hey, a bunch of high school kids are picking their colleges today, and I'm pretty certain that one kid you don't know is totally going to help you win an office pool some day.
The Jedi mind tricks and tempting team buffet of Charlie Weis have worked their magic once again, as highly-touted prep linebacker Manti Te'o of Hawaii has just committed to Notre Dame.