For college football fans, national signing day is one of the most crucial moments of the year, and the 2014 edition of the event has the focus on the uncommitted 5-star prospects and the top storylines to watch.
Here is a list of the remaining 5-star prospects yet to sign a commitment letter and the top stories to watch on national signing day.
|Remaining Uncommitted 5-Star Prospects|
|Name||Position||High School||Top Interests|
|Adoree' Jackson||CB||Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.)||Florida, USC|
|Rashaan Evans||OLB||Auburn (Auburn, Ala.)||Auburn|
|Malachi Dupre||WR||John Curtis (New Orleans, La.)||LSU|
|Lorenzo Carter||DE||Norcross (Norcross, Ga.)||Georgia|
|John Smith||ATH||Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)||USC|
|Ermon Lane||WR||Homestead (Homestead, Fla.)||Florida State|
|Solomon Thomas||DE||Coppell (Coppell, Texas)||Stanford|
|Damian Prince||OT||Bishop McNamara (District Heights, Md.)||Florida|
|Malik McDowell||DE||Southfield (Southfield, Mich.)||Michigan State|
Stories to Watch
Adoree' Jackson, CB
There were reports that Jackson would be considering several different schools—including Tennessee, according to 247Sports' JC Shurburtt (via Ben Fredrickson of the Knoxville News Sentinel)—but the talented cornerback ended all speculation.
Jackson took to Twitter to reveal his top four choices:
While the prospect is originally from Illinois, he went to Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif. and has been linked to several marquee schools across the nation.
Jackson has narrowed it down to Florida, LSU, USC and UCLA, but just as Trojans stars Marqise Lee and Robert Woods went to USC from Junipero Serra High School, Jackson will do the same.
Predicted Landing Spot: USC
Rashaan Evans, OLB
After cancelling a trip to visit the UCLA campus, per AL.com's Matt Scalici, it is clear that Auburn native and star outside linebacker prospect Evans will be keeping his talents in state.
Evans will pick either Alabama or Auburn.
This will be a tough decision that Evans and his family will take seriously, but the class and the commitment of the Auburn coaching staff could ultimately be the difference between signing with the two schools.
"The fact that (Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn) showed me (his home), it made me feel more for-sure about coach Malzahn and what he wants to do with me and also where he wants to go with this program," Evans said, via AL.com's Brandon Marcello.
Let the money ride on Evans committing to Auburn.
Predicted Landing Spot: Auburn
All stats and recruiting information via 247Sports.