I started to notice this trend last year, but thought that it may have just been the theme of the 2012 class.
However, it has continued in 2013.
The nation's top two prospects, DE Robert Nkemdiche and LB Reuben Foster, are already committed. Also toss in the nation's best QB in Max Browne as well as elite RBs like Ty Isaac, Thomas Tyner, Ryan Green and Keith Ford.
The top TE, Adam Breneman, is committed, as are elite DTs Kenny Bigelow and Dee Liner and S Su'a Cravens. In fact, just up until recently, the top WR in Ricky Seals-Jones was committed as well.
That's pretty surprising; in this day and age, many recruits love the signing day attention of their announcements.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS).
A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a college football and NFL draft magazine.