Recruits, Rivals and Rankings: National Signing Day

On Wednesday, all college football fans will tune in to see where the top high school football players will perform on Saturdays. National Signing Day is a day filled with anticipation, relief, excitement and sometimes, disappointment. Not only will fans be anticipating the big news, but so will the top programs and coaches in the country.  

As far as the entertainment industry, National Signing Day is comparable to the Academy Awards nominations announcement. The announcement of the Academy Awards nominations is one of the highly-anticipated days in the life of a movie star, director, screenwriter or sometimes even designer, for that matter.

Just as the film nominees await judgment day on Feb. 24, head coaches Nick Saban and Hugh Freeze will await the fate of their recruiting class on Feb. 6. As of Jan. 31, ESPN.com designated the top five recruiting classes to be Florida, Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan. However, with the rest of the top players signing tomorrow, schools like Ole Miss, UCLA and Penn State are predicted to take the lead.

The number one player in ESPN 150, Robert Nkedmdiche, is predicted to head to Oxford with Hugh Freeze and the Rebels. Many will tune in to see where five star offensive tackle, Laremy Tunsil, will be headed.

I don't know about you, but I am as eager to see where the top players will sign on Wednesday as I am to see who will bring home the Oscar for best actor on Feb. 24. 

 

Sources:

http://espn.go.com/college-sports//football/recruiting/playerrankings/_/view/espnu150/sort/rank/class/2013

http://insider.espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/classrankings

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