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What to expect on signing day

1/31/2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Will it be boom or bust for the Gators on signing day?

The hoopla actually gets started early, as defensive end Darius Hamilton will make his decision on Tuesday at 8 p.m., ET. He's down to Rutgers, Florida and Miami.

On Wednesday, several top prospects who have the Gators near the top of their lists will announce. Wish so many unknowns heading into signing day, here's a chronological look at announcement details for some of the top prospects.

The first big uncommitted prospect, linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons, will announce on ESPNU at 9:15 a.m., ET, between Florida State, Florida and Georgia. Top-ranked cornerback Tracy Howard will make his decision shortly thereafter on ESPNU at 9:35 a.m., ET, between FSU, Florida and Miami.

FSU defensive end commit Dante Fowler Jr. will make his "hat pick" at around 10 a.m., ET, between FSU and Florida. Whiteland (Ind.) offensive lineman Jake Meador will make his selection at 10:10 a.m., ET, between Florida, Missouri and Wisconsin. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor will choose between Florida State, USC and Florida at around 12:05 p.m., ET, on ESPNU. His teammate, linebacker/fullback Schyler Miles, will also announce around that same time.

Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) offensive tackle Avery Young will be making his decision on ESPNU at 2 p.m., ET, between Auburn, Georgia, Florida and Miami. Daytona Beach (Fla.) defensive end Leonard Williams has not yet announced a signing time.

And finally, the festivities culminate more than a week later on Feb. 10, when wide receiver Stefon Diggs is expected make his announcement.

Here are the signing times for other prospects who are already committed to Florida (all announcement times are Eastern).

Bryan Cox Jr. -- 7:05 a.m.

Austin Hardin -- 8 a.m.

Jafar Mann -- 8 a.m.

Alex McCalister -- 8:30 a.m.

Jonathan Bullard -- 8:30 a.m.

Rhaheim Ledbetter -- 8:30 a.m.

Quinteze WIlliams -- 9 a.m.

Marcus Maye -- 9:30 a.m.

Matt Jones -- 10:30 a.m.

Brian Poole -- 12:45 p.m.

Colin Thompson -- 1:30 p.m.

Kent Taylor -- 1:30 p.m.

Dante Phillips -- 6 p.m.

Skyler Mornhinweg -- TBD

Jeremi Powell -- TBD

For the most part, all of the Florida commits remain solid. Notre Dame tried to make a late push at Florida corner commit Brian Poole, but Poole said on Monday he remains solid to Florida. Outside linebacker commit Jeremi Powell took a weekend visit to Marshall, but that his due in large part to some academic hurdles he must overcome. He told GatorNation on Monday he is still planning to sign with the Gators.

Stay tuned to GatorNationESPN.com for all the latest updates on national signing day. You can also follow @ESPNGatorNation and @DerekTysonESPN on Twitter to receive updates on who has signed their letter of intent.