National signing day is widely regarded as the end of the recruiting cycle, but it's not. It's merely the last and most important checkpoint.
For reasons of pageantry and tradition (and downright fatigue), it's the day that most recruits sign their name to a letter of intent, but not all of them. Some either choose or are forced to wait longer.
Whether it be a personal issue or whether it be...the weather, some unexpected things popped up and prevented a number of very good players from signing on Wednesday.
School cancellations and mom protestations have delayed their decision for a later date, keeping some of the nation's top programs on the edge of their collective seats.
Here's a look at some blue-chip guys who fit the bill.