With the 2011 college football national signing day less than 24 hours away, schools are getting prepared to welcome new athletes to their program, hoping they will be the next big thing. Some schools are guaranteed to land the nations top athletes, while other schools have to fight to get players.
The University of Central Florida football team, overshadowed in the state by the likes of the Gators, Seminoles and Hurricanes, put themselves on the map with their most successful year in the programs history.
They went a program-best 11-3, won their second Conference-USA championship, received their first ever national ranking, and won the school's first-ever bowl game, beating a perennial powerhouse conference school in the Georgia Bulldogs.
A large reason for this success was due to the greatly improved recruiting by the Knights. The program had their best recruiting year ever last year when they picked up the eighth best dual-threat quarterback in the nation in Jeff Godfrey, who had offers from the University of Miami, UF and plenty of other top-notch schools.
Godfrey alone made a major impact on the program. Now that UCF has made a name for itself, other high-profile recruits are seriously starting to consider Central Florida. With brand new facilities, a beautiful campus, great location and a rising football program, the Knights are working there way on to a national scale.
The UCF football recruiting once again made major strides with the recruits they landed this year. According to Rivals.com, they amassed the nation's No. 50 recruiting class with 18 three-star recruits as well as major junior college transfers.
Here is a look at the best commits that the Knights have received for 2011, as well as the noteworthy transfer players they landed.