The recruiting process would be a lot less hectic if recruits simply said where they were going and signed there.
Then again, what would be the fun in that?
This year's national signing day was no different from the rest: It came with plenty of surprises, beginning early in the day.
Here's a look at the top three surprises to kick off 2013's national signing day on Feb. 6.
Stacy Coley, WR, Miami (FL)
Heading into national signing day, it was largely expected that Stacy Coley would go to Florida State, especially after a lackluster 2012 campaign for the Hurricanes.
But Coley ultimately decided to go to the University of Miami (per ESPN) to play football, highlighting an impressive coup by the Hurricanes coaching staff.
Now, Florida State will have to defend Coley in the ACC instead of unleashing him on opponents. The fluid speedster from Florida should be competing for playing time at Miami right off the bat.
Torrodney Prevot, DE, Oregon
After Torrodney Prevot decommitted from USC on Tuesday, Texas A&M appeared to be the front-runner, especially after the program's impressive campaign in 2012, domination of Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl and newfound placement in the SEC. That's not to mention Chip Kelly heading off to the NFL.
Instead, the 4-star defensive end chose Oregon.
CBSSports.com pointed out that Daeshon Hall's flip from Washington to Texas A&M on national signing day may have swayed Prevot from the Aggies. Hall, a 4-star defensive end from Texas, is ranked higher than Prevot by 247Sports.com.
Prevot, combined with 4-star recruits and brothers Tyree and Tyrell Robinson, will pack a mighty punch for the Ducks.
Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
In the end, 5-star safety Vonn Bell chose Ohio State over Alabama and Tennessee, per ESPN. Given Alabama and Tennessee were both reported to be leading the chase at different times during recruiting season, Bell's decision to join the Buckeyes was a big surprise.
It's safe to say Ohio State's secondary is going to be good. Beyond Bell, the Buckeyes picked up 5-star cornerback Eli Apple, 4-star corners Cam Burrows and Gareon Conley and 4-star safety Jayme Thompson.
There's going to be a lot of competition in the secondary at Ohio State, that's for sure.
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