National Signing Day 2013: Highlighting Under-the-Radar Prospects to Watch for

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IFebruary 5, 2013

Hawaii's Isaac Savaiinaea. Credit:
Hawaii's Isaac Savaiinaea. Credit:

The BCS National Championship Game is 11 months away, but decisions made on Wednesday are sure to impact which programs make it to the big game in 2013.

National signing day is on the horizon, and sooner than later, it will be decision time for a collection of the country's top high school football prospects. Although many football fans will be focused on No. 1 rated prospect Robert Nkemdiche and his decision, there are a handful of lesser-known top-level recruits set to announce their next move on Wednesday.

Let's take a deeper dive into some of the more under-the-radar top-flight undecided recruits heading into National Signing Day.


Stacy Coley, WR

A 4-star wide receiver out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Northeast High School's Stacy Coley is one of the top playmakers set to enter the college ranks in 2013. Florida State, South Florida and Miami (FL) are all in the mix to land Coley this February according to

Coley possesses ideal height at 6'1", but could benefit from adding some weight to his 175-pound frame, which is somewhat undersized for his position. Still, he thrives as a downfield target, where he can make even the most challenging of catches.

The knocks on Coley are the same with any high school wideout. He needs to get stronger and he must become a sharper route-runner at the next level.

But even before he improves in those areas, Coley is still an offensive weapon that will threaten opposing defenses immediately in 2013.


Alvin Kamara, RB

The one word that must be mentioned when discussing 4-star recruit Alvin Kamara is versatility.

At 5'10", 195-pounds, the Norcross High School star can break defenses wide open from anywhere on the football field. He can shine as a running back out of the backfield or even as a wide receiver lined up in the slot.

Wherever he winds up in 2013, Kamara will be primed for success.

According to, Kamara's decision is likely to come down to either Alabama or Georgia, with the national champion Crimson Tide possessing the current edge.

Kamara lacks the shiftiness and size of the more highly touted backs in the class of 2013, but he makes up for it with tremendous speed and decisiveness. Both attributes are vital to becoming a successful all-purpose back in college football.


Isaac Savaiinaea, LB

As national Signing Day 2013 approaches, both UCLA and Texas A&M find themselves with fingers crossed, hoping to land Hawaii's Isaac Savaiinaea, a 6'3", 230-pound 4-star linebacker, according to

Of course the comparisons to Notre Dame standout Manti Te'o have been and will continue to be made (via Beau Grech), but it remains to be seen how mighty of an impact Savaiinaea will have at the next level:

Scouts and coaches love what the Punahou School star brings to the table in terms of toughness, size and strength. All three traits are critical when talking defense and linebacker play specifically. In addition to boasting all the physical requirements, Savaiinaea possesses an unrivaled motor.

As the hands-down best prospect coming out of the state of Hawaii this year and one of the greatest to ever do so, college football fans will want to keep an eye out for Savaiinaea's decision.


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