On Friday shortly after noon, following the 8 a.m. commitment of ESPN 300 No. 35 Malik Jefferson to Texas over Texas A&M, No. 15 and five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack sent another shock wave in the Lone Star state decommitting from Texas A&M in what would turn out to be a Friday to forget for Aggie fans.

Just minutes ago, Mack followed through on his Friday tweet, releasing his top two teams.

In the 100 days leading up to signing day 2015, RecruitingNation will be looking back at our ESPN recruiting rankings from 2006 to the present and counting down the best player of the past 10 years at each ranking position, No. 100 to No. 1.

Morgan Moses, No. 48 in 2009 class

Moses picked the Virginia Cavaliers over Tennessee and North Carolina in what was a huge win for the Cavaliers keeping one of the nation's top prospects home in 2009. He attended Fork Union Miliary Academy in 2009 as a post-graduate before enrolling at Virginia in 2010.

As a true freshman in 2010, the 6-foot-6, 330-pound Moses appeared in 11 of 12 games, starting seven games with six being at right tackle. He became just the third true freshman in Cavaliers history to start at offensive tackle, and earned various Freshman All-American team honors.

In 2011, Moses started all 13 games, all of them coming at right tackle earning a spot on multiple All-ACC postseason teams.

As a junior, Moses started 11 of Virginia’s 12 games earning All-ACC honorable mention from the league coaches. It was his third straight season as the starting right tackle in Charlottesville.

Moses made the move to left tackle and earned All-ACC second team by league coaches after starting 12 games. He was invited to the Senior Bowl following the 2013 season.

Moses was selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round, No. 66-overall, in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Honorable mention: Channing Ward, No. 48 in 20102 class. Ward selected Ole Miss over Auburn and LSU out of Aberdeen High in Miss. It was a huge in-state win for the Rebels over SEC foes. Ward has been a solid player in the Ole Miss defensive line rotation for three seasons, recording 74 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

Recruit and return: Utah 

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Utah put together signature wins against Michigan, UCLA, USC and Stanford this season in announcing its presence in the Pac-12. Now, the Utes are hoping they can turn that on-field success into more significant recruiting hauls in order to compete regularly for conference titles.


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The moment Malik Jefferson picked Texas

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MESQUITE, Texas -- Three crazy days, Mike Jefferson says. That's how his brother got here. In truth, it wasn't that long.

Malik Jefferson's decision to commit to Texas was reached in just a few hours on Wednesday. Three crucial conversations that night convinced the state's most coveted recruit where he was going.

The first one: The Jeffersons' long-awaited family meeting. Going into that talk, Mesquite Poteet's ESPN 300 star insists he wasn't seriously leaning toward any of his three finalists. But he wanted to get this done. He needed clarity.

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Max Olson/ESPNFamily and friends contributed to Malik Jefferson's decision to pick Texas. So did uncertainty at Texas A&M and Texas coach Charlie Strong's leadership.
His parents and two brothers did exactly what Malik expected. They argued that playing for Charlie Strong and the Longhorns was by far his best option and laid out every reason why.

The talk was neither brief nor easy. The arguments were impassioned, the voices at times raised. Malik knew the family debate, while vitally important to his process, wasn't going to be pretty at times.

"Everything was kind of intense," father Michael Jefferson Sr. said. "Very intense."

He and wife Teresa insisted throughout that Malik needed to appreciate the big-picture pros of Texas. They were all-in on the disciplined culture Strong is cultivating, as well as the value of a degree from Texas for the rest of his post-football life.

"We butted heads a little bit," Malik said Friday following his commitment ceremony. "I just had to understand what my parents were telling me."

UCLA, the family agreed, was ultimately just too far away. Texas A&M, his father argued, offered too much uncertainty, starting with its still-unresolved defensive coordinator vacancy. Malik was still on the fence about those concerns.

The biggest factor tugging him to become an Aggie? His friendships with Kyler Murray, Christian Kirk, now-former pledges Daylon Mack and Damarkus Lodge, and several other leaders of the A&M recruiting class.

"I wanted to play with those guys so bad, my gosh," Malik said. "Those are my brothers. We talked every day."

Though he agreed with the case his parents and brother Mike made for Texas, Malik felt he had to give A&M one last shot. So once the tense family discussions wrapped up, he called Kevin Sumlin.

The linebacker wants to keep the contents of that conversation to himself, out of respect for a coach he's admired throughout this two-year process. Simply put, Malik says, the conversation did not go well. He needed to know who his coordinator and position coach would be. That question couldn't be answered.

"Malik is very emotionally invested in things," Mike Jefferson said. "When he feels betrayed in any type of way, you're setting yourself up for failure. I think A&M not contacting him about the defensive coordinator had a major influence."

He moved on. Texas seemed like his best and most logical option, but Malik still needed a little more convincing. So, late Wednesday night, he went over to DeAndre McNeal's house.

The four-star receiver had quietly made up his mind earlier in the week. In fact, he'd been leaning toward Texas ever since attending the Red River Showdown game in October.

But he played coy when Malik showed up, pretending to care more about the pepperoni pizza he was eating.

"What are we going to do?" Jefferson asked.

McNeal says he elected to answer that by singing: "The stars at night are big and bright/deep in the heart of Texas."

"When I said that, he jumped out of his chair and shouted, 'Is that what what you're thinking? Heck yeah!' We went berserk," McNeal said. "He actually broke the chair. My mom got on him about that."

"I didn't think he would say that," Jefferson confessed. "It was a great surprise."

Malik went home, prayed and slept on his choice. In the morning, his mother wanted to know if he'd made up his mind. So he decided to surprise her: he walked up to her and held up a Texas banner.

Later that day, McNeal called Strong to deliver the good news.

"He jumped out of his seat and threw a block party on the 40 Acres," McNeal joked.

Jefferson, at last, had found closure in a thrilling but exhausting recruitment. And Strong had his first gigantic recruiting victory as a Longhorn.

"The No. 1 player in Texas chooses a 6-6 school?" Michael Jefferson Sr. said. "Why did he choose a 6-6 school? It's because of the coach, because of the leadership."

But it was the family and the best friend that sealed the deal.

Midyear additions: Iowa State

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Four players have signed with Iowa State and will join the program for the spring semester, according to the team's official Twitter account, @CycloneFB:

Mike Johnson, CB
HT: 5-11 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A (LQ)
Stars: 3

Patrick Scoggins, OG
HT: 6-3 WT: 305
Positional Rank: N/A (JC)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Demond Tucker, DT
HT: 6-1 WT: 285
Positional Rank: #3 DT (JC)
Stars: 3
ESPN JC 50 (#23)

Jomal Wiltz, CB
HT: 5-10 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A (JC)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Midyear additions:  Kansas

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Kansas has signed eight players to letters of intent, according to the program's official site KUAthletics.com:

D'Andre Banks, OG
HT: 6-3 WT: 320
Positional Rank: #8 OG (JC)
Stars: 3

L.B. Bates, CB
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #11 CB (JC)
Stars: 3

Jacky Dezir, DT
HT: 6-3 WT: 300
Positional Rank: #11 DT (JC)
Stars: 3

Ke'aun Kinner, RB
HT: 5-9 WT: 190
Positional Rank: #8 RB (JC)
Stars: 3

Michael Mathis, ATH
HT: 6-2 WT: 210
Positional Rank: #3 ATH (JC)
Stars: 3

Jayson Rhodes, OG
HT: 6-3 WT: 310
Positional Rank: #5 OG (JC)
Stars: 3

Will Smith, OG
HT: 6-3 WT: 305
Positional Rank: #3 OG (JC)
Stars: 3

Brandon Stewart, CB
HT: 5-11 WT: 175
Positional Rank: N/A (JC)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Weekly Commitment Roundup

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The following is a list of commitments made to FBS programs from Dec. 12-18:

ACC
Clemson
Albert Huggins DT
HT: 6-3 WT :279
Positional Rank: No. 20 DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 168)

Florida State
Isaac Nauta TE-Y
HT: 6-4 WT: 236
Positional Rank: No. 1 TE-Y (2016)
Stars: 4
ESPN Jr300 (No. 30)

Louisville
Drew Bailey DT
HT: 6-4 WT: 280
Positional Rank: N/A (JC)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Brian Edwards S
HT: 6-2 WT: 175
Positional Rank: N/A (2017)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Isaiah Johnson WR
HT: 6-2 WT: 200
Positional Rank: N/A (2016)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jeremy Smith RB
HT: 6-1 WT: 225
Positional Rank: No. 6 RB (JC)
Stars: 3

Kenny Thomas OT
HT: 6-5 WT: 315
Positional Rank: No. 126
Stars: 3

Miami-FL
Jahair Jones OT
HT: 6-5 WT: 310
Positional Rank: No. 11 OT (JC)
Stars: 3

NC State
Aaron Wiltz OT
HT: 6-5 WT: 275
Positional Rank: No. 90 OT
Stars: 3

Syracuse
Amir Ealey TE-Y
HT: 6-4 WT: 230
Positional Rank: No. 23 TE-Y
Stars: 3

Virginia Tech
Joshua Nijman DT
HT: 6-7 WT: 267
Positional Rank: N/A (POST)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big 12
Baylor
Jay'Onn Myles CB
HT: 5-8 WT: 175
Positional Rank: N/A (JC)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Colorado
Jay Hockaday ILB
HT: 6-3 WT: 215
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Afolabi Laguda S
HT: 6-2 WT: 203
Positional Rank: No. 12 S (JC)
Stars: 3

Iowa State
Bobby Leath DT
HT: 6-3 WT: 290
Positional Rank: No. 13 DT (JC)
Stars: 3

Jomal Wiltz CB
HT: 5-10 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A (JC
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas
D'Andre Banks OG
HT: 6-3 WT: 320
Positional Rank: No. 8 OG (JC)
Stars: 3

Arico Evans ATH
HT: 6-1 WT: 190
Positional Rank: No. 105 ATH
Stars: 3

Chase Harrell WR
HT: 6-4 WT: 175
Positional Rank: No. 175 WR
Stars: 3

Emmanuel Moore WR
HT: 5-11 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jayson Rhodes OG
HT: 6-3 WT: 310
Positional Rank: No. 5 OG (JC)
Stars: 3

Shaquille Richmond CB
HT: 6-0 WT: 179
Positional Rank: No. 69 CB
Stars: 3

Brandon Stewart CB
HT: 5-11 WT: 175
Positional Rank: N/A (JC)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jace Sternberger TE-H
HT: 6-4 WT: 212
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas State
Kyle Ball DE
HT: 6-2 WT: 228
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Evan Curl OT
HT: 6-5 WT: 276
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Reggie Walker OLB
WT: 6-2 WT: 230
Positional Rank: No. 53 OLB
Stars: 3

Oklahoma State
Matt Kellerman OT
HT: 6-5 WT: 290
Positional Rank: No. 15 OT (JC)
Stars: 3

Kenneth McGruder S
HT: 6-2 WT: 203
Positional Rank: No. 37 S
Stars: 3

TCU
Sam Awolope OT
HT: 6-5 WT: 250
Positional Rank: No. 140 OT
Stars: 3

Tipa Galeai DE
HT: 6-6 WT: 206
Positional Rank: No. 129 DE
Stars: 3

Jozie Milton OC
HT: 6-2 WT: 290
Positional Rank: No. 7 OC
Stars: 3

Texas
Cecil Cherry ILB
HT: 6-1 WT: 230
Positional Rank: No. 20 ILB
Stars: 3

Texas Tech
Tony Brown WR
HT: 6-1 WT: 185
Positional Rank: No. 91 WR
Stars: 3

Lonzell Gilmore DE
HT: 6-3 WT: 210
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Christian Taylor S
HT: 6-2 WT: 182
Positional Rank: No. 42 S
Stars: 3

West Virginia
Rasul Douglas CB
HT: 6-2 WT: 200
Positional Rank: No. 3 CB (JC)
Stars: 4
ESPN JC50 (No. 20)

Big Ten
Illinois
Ainslie Johnson TE-H
HT: 6-2 WT: 230
Positional Rank: No. 2 TE-H (JC)
Stars: 3

Frank Sumpter V ATH
HT: 5-11 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Indiana
Jonathan Crawford ATH
HT: 6-2 WT: 171
Positional Rank: No. 91 ATH
Stars: 3

Tyler Green S
HT: 6-3 WT: 186
Positional Rank: No. 84 S
Stars: 3

Isaac James ATH
HT: 5-11 WT: 183
Positional Rank: No. 112 ATH
Stars: 3

Austin King QB-PP
HT: 6-2 WT: 187
Positional Rank: No. 31 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Davondre Love OT
HT: 6-6 WT: 290
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mike Majette ATH
HT: 5-11 WT: 190
Positional Rank: No. 123 ATH
Stars: 3

Minnesota
Colton Beebe ILB
HT: 6-2 WT: 245
Positional Rank: No. 57 ILB
Stars: 3

Tyler Moore OG
HT: 6-5 WT: 336
Positional Rank: No. 56 OG
Stars: 3

Nebraska
Dedrick Young RB
HT: 6-1 WT: 214
Positional Rank: No. 89 RB
Stars: 3

Ohio State
Robert Landers DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 268
Positional Rank: No. 82 DT
Stars: 3

Penn State
Paris Palmer OT
HT: 6-8 WT: 300
Positional Rank: No. 2 OT (JC)
Stars: 4
ESPN JC50 (No. 25)

Purdue
Cole Hikutini TE-Y
HT: 6-5 WT: 245
Positional Rank: No. 4 TE-Y (JC)
Stars: 3

Brycen Hopkins TE-Y
HT: 6-5 WT: 240
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Pac-12
Arizona
Anthony Fotu DT
HT: 6-4 WT: 285
Positional Rank: No. 5 DT (JC)
Stars: 4
ESPN JC50 (No. 30)

Cal
Antoine Albert CB
HT: 6-1 WT: 210
Positional Rank: No. 8 CB (JC)
Stars: 3

Nick Buchanan OT
HT: 6-4 WT: 285
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kanawai Noa WR
HT: 6-1 WT: 177
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

DeVante Wilson DE
HT: 6-5 WT: 260
Positional Rank: No. 9 DE (JC)
Stars: 3

Stanford
Cameron Scarlett RB
HT: 6-1 WT: 205
Positional Rank: No. 64 RB
Stars: 3

UCLA
Octavius Spencer WR
HT: 5-11 WT: 165
Positional Rank: No. 79 WR
Stars: 3

USC
Tyler Petite TE-Y
HT: 6-6 WT: 223
Positional Rank: No. 4 TE-Y
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 133)
Under Armour All-American

Isaac Whitney WR
HT: 6-4 WT: 200
Positional Rank: No. 5 WR (JC)
Stars: 4
ESPN JC50 (No. 24)

Washington
Tevis Bartlett ATH
HT: 6-3 WT: 214
Positional Rank: No. 115 ATH
Stars: 3

Chico McClatcher RB
HT: 5-8 WT: 166
Positional Rank: No. 34 RB
Stars: 4

Ricky McCoy TE-H
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: No. 19 TE-H
Stars: 3

Ezekiel Turner S
HT: 6-2 WT: 205
Positional Rank: No. 4 S (JC)
Stars: 3

Jusstis Warren OLB
HT: 6-3 WT: 230
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Washington State
Dillon Faamatau DT
HT: 6-4 WT: 268
Positional Rank: No. 66 DT
Stars: 3

Shalom Luani S
HT: 6-1 WT: 200
Positional Rank: No. 3 S (JC)
Stars: 3

Hunter Mattox DE
HT: 6-3 WT: 255
Positional Rank: No. 107 DE
Stars: 3

Eddie Rudinski OLB
HT: 6-2 WT: 206
Positional Rank: No. 82 OLB
Stars: 3

Kyahva Tezino OLB
HT: 6-1 WT: 208
Positional Rank: No. 16 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 246)

SEC
Alabama
Matt Womack OT
HT: 6-6 WT: 325
Positional Rank: No. 59 OT
Stars: 3

Auburn
Maurice Swain DT
HT: 6-5 WT: 300
Positional Rank: No. 9 DT (JC)
Stars: 3

Daniel Imatorbhebhe TE-Y
HT: 6-4 WT: 220
Positional Rank: No. 19 TE-Y
Stars: 3

Kentucky
Drake Jackson OG
HT: 6-2 WT: 290
Positional Rank: No. 2 OG (2016)
Stars: 4
ESPN Jr300 (No. 146)

Missouri
Marcell Frazier DE
HT: 6-4 WT: 245
Positional Rank: N/A (JC)
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mississippi State
Martinas Rankin OT
HT: 6-5 WT: 300
Positional Rank: No. 1 OT (JC)
Stars: 4
ESPN JC50 (No. 7)

Ole Miss
D.J. Jones DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 310
Positional Rank: No. 1 DT (JC)
Stars: 4
ESPN JC50 (No. 3)

South Carolina
Ernest Hawkins ILB
HT: 6-1 WT: 225
Positional Rank: No. 3 ILB (JC)
Stars: 3

Ulric Jones DE
HT: 6-6 WT: 285
Positional Rank: No. 6 DE (JC)
Stars: 3

Tennessee
Darrin Kirkland Jr. ILB
HT: 6-2 WT: 228
Positional Rank: No. 7 ILB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 271)

Texas A&M
Christian Kirk WR
HT: 5-11 WT: 197
Positional Rank: No. 3 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 30)
Under Armour All-American

Independents
Army
Malik McGue ATH
HT: 5-9 WT: 180

Roderick Stoddard II DT
HT: 6-0 WT: 250

BYU
Kieffer Longson OT
HT: 6-7 WT: 301
Positional Rank: No. 48 OT
Stars: 3

Micah Simon QB-DT
HT: 6-0 WT: 175
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Navy
David Tolentino DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 275

American
Cincinnati
DeLonte Murray OG
HT: 6-7 WT: 317
Positional Rank: No. 4 OG (JC)
Stars: 3

Idarius Ray OT
HT: 6-5 WT: 305

Bryan Wright DE
HT: 6-3 WT: 235

Connecticut
Kirk Livingstone DE
HT: 6-3 WT: 213
Positional Rank: No. 144 DE
Stars: 3

Dallas Parker DE
HT: 6-4 WT: 230

Nolan Ulizio OT
HT: 6-4 WT: 285

Memphis
Tyler Charrette S
HT: 6-2 WT: 210

Demarco Montgomery DE
HT: 6-2 WT: 270

Antonio Reed S
HT: 6-1 WT: 210

SMU
Michael Scott OLB
HT: 6-3 WT: 220

Temple
Greg Webb DT
HT: 6-1 WT: 315
Positional Rank: No. 6 DT (JC)
Stars: 3

UCF
Brendon Hayes DE
HT: 6-3 WT: 240

C-USA
Florida International
Robert Knowles S
HT: 6-0 WT: 174

Fermin Silva DE
HT: 6-2 WT: 213
Positional Rank: No. 116 DE
Stars: 3

North Texas
Cortney Finney OLB
HT: 5-11 WT: 220

James Gray S
HT: 6-0 WT: 200

Brian Ochs OG
HT: 6-4 WT: 295

DaMarcus Smith QB-DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 210

Middle Tennessee
Nick Beasley S
HT: 6-2 WT: 210

Khalil Brooks CB
HT: 5-10 WT: 180

Rod Ducksworth WR
HT: 6-0 WT: 180

Ruben Garnett RB
HT: 5-8 WT: 165
Positional Rank: No. 96 RB
Stars: 3

Myles Harges OLB
HT: 6-2 WT: 215

Dontavious Heard CB
HT: 6-1 WT: 190

Old Dominion
Tony Barnett OG
HT: 6-4 WT: 300

Jeremy Cox RB
HT: 5-11 WT: 195

Southern Miss
D'Nerius Antoine S
HT: 6-1 WT: 220
Positional Rank: No. 6 S (JC)
Stars: 3

Julian Allen TE-Y
HT: 6-3 WT: 235

Jacob Fleming OT
HT: 6-5 WT: 300

Devonta Foster S
HT: 6-2 WT: 195

Will Kreitler OC
HT: 6-0 WT: 285

Ty Pollard OT
HT: 6-6 WT: 315

UTSA
La'Kel Bass ILB
HT: 6-1 WT: 230

Darryl Godfrey S
HT: 6-1 WT: 183

Jonathan Tuiolosega DT
HT: 6-1 WT: 300

Western Kentucky
Sidney Hammond DE
HT: 6-2 WT: 260

Mid-American
Akron
Chris Bivins CB
HT: 5-11 WT: 190

Michael Means WR
HT: 6-1 WT: 200

Ball State
Rontrell Peyton S
HT: 5-10 WT: 190

John Whitman DT
HT: 6-1 WT: 280

Bowling Green
Jamari Bozeman S
HT: 6-1 WT: 177

Derek Lee TE-Y
HT: 6-4 WT: 245

Eastern Michigan
Anthony Brown S
HT: 5-11 WT: 200

Juan Giraldo S
HT: 5-11 WT: 195

Kent State
Anthony Johnson DE
HT: 6-4 WT: 235

Miami-OH
Quinn Calcagno DE
HT: 6-5 WT: 220

Northern Illinois
Spencer Tears WR
HT: 6-1 WT: 175
Positional Rank: No. 49 WR
Stars: 4

Ohio
Sam McKnight DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 260

Mountain West
Boise State
Matt Pistone TE-Y
HT: 6-4 WT: 230
Positional Rank: No. 15 TE-Y
Stars: 3

Evan Tyler S
HT: 6-2 WT: 180
Positional Rank: No. 113 S
Stars: 3

Fresno State
Alan Wright S
HT: 5-11 WT: 190

Chason Virgil QB-DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 169
Positional Rank: No. 14 QB-DT
Stars: 4

Nevada
Brendan Orange WR
HT: 6-4 WT: 205

Gabe Sewell ILB
HT: 6-0 WT: 220

New Mexico
Austin Apodaca QB-DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 195

Tevita Fonua OG
HT: 6-3 WT: 310

Austin Ocasio OLB
HT: 6-1 WT: 220

San Diego State
Tanner Blain K
HT: 6-2 WT: 215

Ron Smith S
HT: 5-11 WT: 155
Positional Rank: No. 88 S
Stars: 3

San Jose State
Evan Faunce TE-Y
HT: 6-3 WT: 225

Kenny Potter QB-DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 210

Utah State
Preston Brooksby OT
HT: 6-4 WT: 290

Chris Copier TE-Y
HT: 6-5 WT: 250

Patrick Mekari OT
HT: 6-4 WT: 300

Wyoming
Jon Coppens K
HT: 6-0 WT: 188
Positional Rank: No. 45 K
Stars: 3

Chris Pogi ATH
HT: 6-2 WT: 215

Sun Belt
Appalachian State
Alex Taylor OT
HT: 6-8 WT: 300

Arkansas State
Allen Sentimore CB
HT: 6-0 WT: 180

Jake Swalley DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 285

Georgia Southern
Tae Crowder TE-H
HT: 6-2 WT: 220

Jeremiah Culbreth OT
HT: 6-3 WT: 275
Positional Rank: No. 105 OT
Stars: 3

Georgia State
Dequeszman Kelley DT
HT: 6-2 WT: 280

Julien Laurent DT
HT: 6-4 WT: 325

Kelvin Rainey OLB
HT: 6-3 WT: 233

Kaleb Ringer ILB
HT: 6-0 WT: 237

Dominique Roldan OG
HT: 6-4 WT: 240

Tyler Simonsen OT
HT: 6-4 WT: 305

Idaho
Matt Donaldson RB
HT: 6-1 WT: 207

Willie Fletcher CB
HT: 6-3 WT: 188

D.J. Hampton CB
HT: 5-10 WT: 185

Leonard Hazewood IV DE
HT: 6-4 WT: 250

Darius Peterson OT
HT: 6-6 WT: 292

George Stone OLB
HT: 6-1 WT: 225

Kendrick Trotter CB
HT: 5-10 WT: 175

Kevin White DE
HT: 6-3 WT: 260

Devin Wiltz OT
HT: 6-6 WT: 310

Texas State
Lumi Kaba K
HT: 6-2 WT: 180

Jordan Mittie ILB
HT: 6-2 WT: 225

Javante O'Roy CB
HT: 5-11 WT: 190

Troy
Justin Lucas ILB
HT: 6-0 WT: 230

William Lloyd OLB
HT: 6-1 WT: 220

Gardner Minshew QB-PP
HT: 6-1 WT: 215

Jalen Rountree CB
HT: 5-11 WT: 180

Wyoming
Chris Pogi ATH
HT: 6-2 WT: 215

Another wild week in Pac-12 

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The Pac-12 and the West region are capable of producing some wild weeks during the lead-up to signing day, with so many prospects in the area waiting until that day to make their commitment and rivals going after so many of the same prospects.


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Top sleeper commits: SEC 

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Five-star and ESPN 300 prospects create the most buzz, but with more than a hundred FBS programs competing for talent it takes more than just those top-rated prospects to have success. Rosters are built largely with prospects which enter college with little fanfare, but their development and contributions are key. Every year we see prospects that flew under the radar but developed into some of their conference's top players.

Throughout our evaluations we've come across many players who show promise and are great additions based on their upside for development and/or scheme fit.

Here are five commitments in the SEC that we feel are unheralded, but great additions worth keeping an eye on.


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In the 100 days leading up to signing day, RecruitingNation is looking back at our ESPN recruiting rankings from 2006 to the present and counting down the best player of the past 10 years at each ranking position, No. 100 to No. 1.

Amari Cooper, No. 49 in 2012 class

Cooper came out of Miami Northwestern as a relatively unheralded prospect until his senior season after being limited because of a junior-season injury. He committed to Alabama in September 2011 over Miami and Florida State in a decision that would prove to be a huge loss for the hometown Hurricanes. Cooper was part of the Crimson Tide’s No. 1-ranked class that included Landon Collins, T.J. Yeldon, Cyrus Jones, Denzel Devall, Reggie Ragland and many others.

Cooper burst onto the college football scene as a freshman in 2012, catching 59 passes for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns, including six catches for 105 yards and two scores in the Crimson Tide’s BCS National Championship game blowout victory over Notre Dame. Cooper was selected to several Freshman All-American teams and the SEC All-Freshman team by the league's coaches.

As a sophomore, Cooper’s numbers took a dip because of nagging injuries and constant bracketed coverage. He managed to finish the season with 45 receptions for 736 yards in 12 games.

Cooper has been arguably the best player in college football in 2014. Headed into the inaugural College Football Playoff, Cooper has 115 receptions for 1,656 yards and 14 touchdown under first-year Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. He won the Biletnikoff Award, was a Heisman Trophy finalist and a unanimous All-American. With a year of eligibility remaining, he's already the school's all-time leader in receiving touchdowns and holds several other school records.

Cooper is expected to forgo his final season of eligibility and would almost certainly be a top-10 selection in the NFL draft this spring.

Honorable mention: Gerod Holliman, No. 49 in 2011 class; and Aaron Hernandez, No. 49 in 2007 class. Holliman picked Louisville over Ole Miss coming out of Miami Southridge, but was forced to go to prep school before enrolling at Louisville. He won the Jim Thorpe Award and was a unanimous All-American this season after picking off an NCAA FBS-record tying 14 passes.
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If Jim Harbaugh takes the Michigan job, it could shake up the recruiting race in the Big Ten. Plus, Paul Chryst’s hiring at Wisconsin makes a lot of sense.


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Michigan reportedly offered its head coach position to San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday. That move perked up the ears of Michigan commitments and potential targets with the possibility of a big-name coach coming to Ann Arbor.

Coming off a losing season With six current commitments, Michigan is in an interesting situation, wanting to make a big splash with this hire. When former coach Brady Hoke was hired from San Diego State, some of the top national recruits had concerns about the coach because they didn’t know much about him and didn’t know if he could win at the highest level.

Both of those concerns would not be an issue with Harbaugh, as he is prominently known across the country and has proven to be a winner on all levels.

When 50 ESPN 300 Michigan commitments and targets were polled by ESPN.com earlier this month, 22 said they would like to see Michigan hire Harbaugh. If the Wolverines are able to reel in the coach, it could yield immediate results.

ESPN 300 tight end Chris Clark had been committed to Michigan since June 19, but decommitted on Dec. 2 to explore new options. Clark tweeted that he hopes Michigan does hire Harbaugh and said it would definitely help Michigan to get him back in the fold.


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