National Signing Day: Grading the Pac-10's 2010 Recruiting Classes

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National Signing Day: Grading the Pac-10's 2010 Recruiting Classes

During a week where Super Bowl Mania steals most of the headlines, it easy to forget that each of those stars getting ready to lace them up in South Florida this weekend went through this often-underrated yet nevertheless highly-exciting day in college football.

National Signing Day 2010 has come and gone with a handful of committed players de-committing to play on green pastures and an even larger helping of players who kept their word and stuck with the teams that they handed solid verbal commit months ago.

The Pac-10 created a great deal of noise on this first day that football prospects can sign letters of intent to play for a college, stealing players not only from schools within their conference but also luring talent from all across the nation, convincing them to leave their their home States to play in the wild conference out west.

Everyone knows that USC usually has the corner market in this game of recruiting but other teams in the Pac-10 have stepped it up this year, putting the full-court press on talented recruits that might have the slightest inkling to play for their college.

Before the day started, five Pac-10 teams were ranked in Nation's Top 25 recruiting list. But the beauty of National Signing Day is that things can change in the blink of an eye.

After a full day of moving and shaking by these schools in the Conference of Champions, the future of these teams can be seen right now in the faces of these young prospects. And depending on how hard your team recruited, the future could be extremely bright or in some cases might leave you wondering which way your organization is truly heading.

Here are my rankings on how well each Pac-10 team did in this year’s National Signing Day:

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