Signing day has become one of those days in college football that can make or break a program for years to come. Or at least that is what the hype leads us to believe.
While tomorrow's wall to wall coverage will give us a glimpse of what is to come for most major college programs, it does not tell the entire story.
The story of the schools that recruit solid players that fit "their" system and are solid academically.
Here are some of the other names that you will hear about in 2011.
There is no way you cannot put Clowney at the top of the list. At 6'6" 240 lbs, Clowney is a prototypical SEC defensive end. Simply put, he may be the next Julius Peppers.
The big question is where he will end up, as he has said that he may not make his decision for several weeks.
Look for him to choose either South Carolina or North Carolina, but do not count out Saban and the Tide.
Wherever he ends up, he will be a nightmare for opposing tackles.
Bridgewater is an interesting prospect who has given his verbal to Charlie Strong and Louisville.
According to ESPN and rivals he is the No. 2 dual threat QB out there. If he stays at QB and is not moved to WR, look for Bridgewater to get his chance to start as a true freshman.
At 6'2" Bridgewater possesses the size and speed to run a wide open option style spread. He could become the next version of a Pat White and be the spark that the Cardinals need to get back to being one of the nation's elite football programs.
The Cornhuskers join the Big Ten this year and possibly leading the way on the ground will be 5 star recruit Aaron Green.
Green is the highest rated back Nebraska has grabbed since Marlon Lucky in 2005. The Huskers are hoping Green puts up bigger numbers than Lucky did during his career in Lincoln.
Green possesses speed and plenty of it. With a 1-2 punch of Taylor Martinez and Green leading the ground game, the Huskers could easily run away with the Big Ten in 2011.
Jimmy Laughrea may not get to see a lot of action in 2011, but when he gets in during mop up time for Boise State, look out.
Laughrea has a rocket for an arm and is experienced in running a shotgun style offense which makes him a great fit in Boise.
Although as of now he has given Boise a verbal, look out for Wazzu to try and step in and swipe him away at the last moment.
Also a red shirt is not totally out of the question, so 2011 may not be the year we discover this Jimmy, but we will hear from him in the future for sure.
They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and in this case it is true as the next generation James Wilder will begin his assault on the college football world at FSU this fall.
In high school, Wilder shredded opposing defenses as a running back. Officially he is listed as an "athlete" in most recruiting resources, which means that he may have an even bigger upside playing at another or multiple positions.
Look for the Seminoles to give him a try at both end and outside linebacker, but ultimately this guy is gonna be their go to guy on the ground. Look for him to be eased into things in Tallahassee, but by year's end he should be torching opposing defenses left and right.
The U has done well in recruiting South Florida, and this year is no exception.
One of the gems in their class is athlete Kevin Grooms who was a standout running back at South Broward.
Where many experts say Grooms will excel is at cover corner. He has great speed and agility and his ability to stop and start had the scouts pegging him as one of the next great corners in college football.
Grooms, like Wilder at rival FSU, will probably be eased into things, but expect big things later in the 2011 season.
At 6'7" 325 lbs you cannot leave the top OT off of this list.
Kouandjio is simply a dominating big man that run blocks well and is quick for his size. The only question that remains is where he will end up playing his college football.
His brother is already at Alabama, but he has said that it will not affect his decision. Look for him to sign with either Alabama or Auburn, as he is just too talented of a prospect to go anywhere else but the SEC.
If Kouandjio stays healthy and lives up to expectations, he should be a first round draft pick in three or four years.
Northwestern has not had a physical, top notch WR since the days Of D'Wayne Bates. This year all of that will change with the addition of Christian Jones.
Jones is a physical presence on the outside at 6'3", 200lbs and gives the Cats and Dan Persa a go to guy in their version of the spread offense.
Look for Jones to start right off the bat and make an impact for a Northwestern program that continues to build momentum each season.
At Oregon and in the Pac 10, speed kills. Ducks recruit Devon Blackmon has that and much more as he will be an impact player for the Ducks as they look to get back to the title game.
Blackmon is a dual threat QB, but many have projected him as a cover corner/return specialist. Like Kevin Grooms at Miami, look for the Ducks to try him out in the secondary.
Expect big things out of Blackmon in the return game as their is simply just not enough ways to get this kid touches.
Deryck Gildon will be the next standout LB at TCU, especially since he will have the pleasure of learning from All American Tank Carder.
Gildon is tall, athletic and has the ability to make game changing plays. If he does not get red shirted in 2011 look for him to get a decent amount of snaps and make the best out of each of them.
Gildon could be a Butkus Award caliber LB by the time his days in Ft. Worth are over.