College football teams locked in their incoming freshman classes on Wednesday as National Signing Day unfolded. Roughly 82 percent of the potential Division I-A signees, according to ESPN, had already signed letters of intent before Christmas. Here's the most important - and most fun - stuff you need to know from signing day.
Alabama was able to sign Patrick Surtain, Jr., the top-rated cornerback in the country out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. while Auburn inked running back Harold Joiner from Mountain Brook High School.
When Florida's staff asked Largo High coach Marcus Paschal about flying a helicopter in for a recruiting visit last week, the answer came easily and quickly.School and district administrators had no concerns with Dan Mullen's rented chopper landing o. Coach Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs put the finishing touches on the recruiting championship by flipping a pair of four-star linebackers, one who had been committed to Michigan (Otis Reese) and another who had been committed to Alabama (Quay Walker), and grabbing a highly touted wide receiver from Texas (Tommy Bush). The 2018 class marks the first time in program history that the Bulldogs finished with the No. 1 overall class in the country.
Georgia is the big victor in this year's college football recruiting battle, displacing Alabama.
That moved them past Ohio State, who began the day at No. 1. He was one of the biggest mysteries among top remaining players.
That could get a little disheartening for fans of SC and Georgia Tech, which failed to land any top-100 recruits.
USF announced Tuesday it will hold its annual spring football game April 14 on campus at Corbett Stadium, site of the previous four spring contests.Kickoff is at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Not bad, but considering coach Jim Harbaugh's first two full classes in Ann Arbor were top-five level this has to qualify as a disappointing recruiting year for the Wolverines. "We've got to get to as many schools as we can'".
"I think it's a win-win for everybody", Johnson said.
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