National Signing Day 2011: Which Schools Will Be The Most Successful?
National Signing Day 2011 is finally here.
After months of recruitment, calls, texts, predictions, analysis, commitments, de-commitments and players remaining undecided until the last possible minute, it all comes to a close.
While many top recruits have already committed and will be signing on the dotted line to make things official Wednesday, other players have yet to announce.
The college football world awaits word on a handful of the nation's most highly-touted players, and we'll be keeping a watchful eye on the happenings all day.
But here is a look at which schools we think will come away as the most successful on National Signing Day.
The Bulldogs have already compiled a stellar class that got another shot in the arm over the last two weeks with the verbal commitments of Ray Drew, Jay Rome and Malcolm Mitchell.
On National Signing Day, Georgia is likely to get even better as it's predicted that both Isaiah Crowell and Jeoffrey Pagan will announce their signing with the Bullldogs.
Crowell, of course, is the top-ranked running back left undecided. The Georgia native is rumored to be leaning towards the Bulldogs over Alabama.
Pagan recently de-committed from Clemson only to reopen his recruitment. Just ahead of National Signing Day, it looks like the North Carolina defensive end will join the party at Georgia.
The Buckeyes have the top recruiting class in the Big Ten—again—and seem poised to add even more talent to the bunch.
On National Signing Day, expect Ohio State to get a boost from the commitments of highly-touted linebacker Curtis Grant and Aundrey Walker, a 4-star offensive guard.
Grant is being recruited by a host of schools, and his intentions have only recently been rumored to be leaning towards Ohio State.
Grant is the No. 2 recruit in the nation according to Rivals.com and is also considering UNC, Virginia and Florida.
The hits keep coming for the Seminoles, and they're highly-ranked hits. With what many consider to be the best recruiting class in the country, Florida State is bound to improve even more.
Five-star linebacker Tony Steward is a virtual lock for the Seminoles, along with star defensive tackle Tim Jernigan.
Both players made their official visits to Tallahassee last weekend and seem poised to add a definite defensive presence to the 'Noles' 2011 recruiting class.
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The Vols have done well in competing against the perennial recruiting powers in the SEC—Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Florida and Georgia.
But a certain National Signing Day push will certainly benefit Derek Dooley and co. On National Signing Day, the Vols await word from Lamar Dawson and Antonio Richardson, among others.
Dawson is the third-ranked inside linebacker in the country and is deciding between Tennessee, Kentucky, Oregon, USC and Central Florida. He took his official visit to Tennessee this past weekend.
Richardson is the No. 7 offensive tackle and considered a 4-star recruit. He's deciding between the Vols, Auburn, Miami, Georgia and USC.
After a rollercoaster recruiting season, the Trojans very well could end the year on the highest of notes.
With a solid class compiled already to battle against the rigors of the Pac-10, USC awaits word on three key recruits.
Expect USC to gain commitments from at least two of the three highly-touted players on its radar in Marqise Lee, Delvon Simmons and Christian Heyward.
Lee has a definite lean to the Trojans and is the No. 3 athlete in the country.
Simmons is the 5th-ranked defensive tackle and Heyward checks in as the No. 6 defensive tackle.