For many college football fans across the country, the 2013 national signing day on Wednesday, Feb. 6 is the most important moment of the offseason for their favorite schools.
With these programs having a chance to land players heralded as future stars, the excitement over which hat these young men will put on and which school they will commit to has the sports world on notice.
The excitement over where the top young recruits will land in 2013 is growing by the day, and fans won't miss a second of the action by tuning into ESPNU and Bleacher Report for all the latest NSD updates as they break.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 6
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Full Commitment Schedule
|Time (ET) ||Player|
|7:35 a.m.||DE Robert Nkemdiche|
|9:10 a.m.||DE Carl Lawson|
|9:15 a.m.||OLB Matthew Thomas|
|9:20 a.m.||OT Denver Kirkland|
|9:35 a.m.||OT Laremy Tunsil|
|9:45 a.m.||DT Montravius Adams|
|10:05 a.m.||S Vonn Bell|
|10:20 a.m.||WR Jordan Cunningham|
|10:45 a.m.||S Antonio Conner|
|11:05 a.m.||WR Stacy Coley|
|11:15 a.m.||CB Mackensie Alexander|
|12 p.m.||DT Dee Liner|
|12:15 p.m. ||OLB Quinton Powell|
|12:30 p.m.||QB Asiantii Woulard|
|1:30 p.m.||DT Keith Bryant|
|2 p.m.||OLB Jermaine Grace|
|3:35 p.m.||RB Alvin Kamara|
|4:05 p.m.||OG Tyrone Crowder|
Biggest Name to Watch: Robert Nkemdiche
Everyone wants to know where No. 1 overall recruit and defensive end Robert Nkemdiche will end up attending school for the next few years, and the fans of the sport won’t have to wait long on NSD to find out.
Nkemdiche is currently scheduled to be the first player to make his commitment live on ESPNU at 7:35 a.m., and the schools vying for the services of the young star are ready to move on and start the season as soon as possible.
While there has been no shortage of options for Nkemdiche—he has reportedly considered Clemson, Ole Miss, Alabama, and Georgia (h/t ESPN)—all signs point to the young star choosing between Ole Miss, LSU (h/t The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and Florida (h/t New Orleans Times-Picayune).
No matter which program gets the young star, the balance of power a top recruit like Nkemdiche could help shift in college football can change the course of the next season.
If another student sees the No. 1 overall recruit go to one of the schools they are also considering, that could be the deciding factor that helps them to attend one school over another.
Nkemdiche will pay immediate dividends on and off the field for his new school.