National Signing Day 2014: Uncommitted 5-Star Prospects and Stories to Watch

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2014

Feb 6, 2013; Muscle Shoals, AL, USA; Muscle Shoals high school football coach Scott Basden talks to the audience while standing between the members of his football team preparing to sign college football letter of intents on National Signing Day.  From left : Blake Copeland (Navy) , Brian Kilpatrick (Bethel College) , Dee Liner (Alabama) , Javian Ramson (Samford) , Levi Fell (UNA) Tyler Jackson (Miles College) and Jamarcus Nance (Miles College). Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
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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.

With top stars like Adoree' Jackson and Rashaan Evans yet to finalize which college they will attend, fans of college football will be focused on where each lands Wednesday, Feb. 5.

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
NamePositionHigh SchoolTop Interests
Adoree' JacksonCBJunipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.)Florida, USC
Rashaan EvansOLBAuburn (Auburn, Ala.)Auburn
Malachi DupreWRJohn Curtis (New Orleans, La.)LSU
Lorenzo CarterDENorcross (Norcross, Ga.)Georgia
John SmithATHLong Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)USC
Ermon LaneWRHomestead (Homestead, Fla.)Florida State
Solomon ThomasDECoppell (Coppell, Texas)Stanford
Damian PrinceOTBishop McNamara (District Heights, Md.)Florida
Malik McDowellDESouthfield (Southfield, Mich.)Michigan State
Source: 247Sports


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'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's Brandon Marcello

Let the money ride on Evans committing to Auburn.

Predicted Landing Spot: Auburn


All stats and recruiting information via 247Sports.