NCF On The Trail: National Signing Day

Bold predictions: Big 12 

February, 4, 2014
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One of the best things about national signing day is that, every year, it provides a last-minute surprise. Whether it involves a solid commit with an 11th-hour flip or an uncommitted player choosing a school to shock the masses, the day is good for full-fledged entertainment.

As we prepare for Wednesday, here are five bold predictions that we might see happen within the Big 12:

Video: Early signing period for football?

November, 13, 2013
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Tom Luginbill discusses the effect an early signing period would have on college football. While most coaches appear to favor it, Luginbill says some questions need to be answered first.

Twittercast: NSD winners and losers

February, 8, 2013
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The hashtag #SigningDay was trending for several hours on Wednesday, showing just how popular the annual event is with college football fans. At the end of the day, a number of our followers voiced their opinions on which teams made out the best and which left something to be desired. Here's a sampling of what fans had to say in the Twittersphere.

Scenes from #SigningDay

February, 6, 2013
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From the hats on the table to celebrations in the coaches' offices, signing day always provides some indelible images. Here are some of our favorites from signing day 2013.

In the books: Mississippi State

February, 6, 2013
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Mississippi State's signing day is complete. Check out the official Class of 2013 here.

4-star WR Clark talks Florida visit 

February, 3, 2013
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Four-star wide receiver James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) has visited Florida several times during the last year. This weekend, however, might have been the most important. With signing day just three days away the talented wideout took an unofficial visit to Gainesville.


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Decision looms for 5-star Laremy Tunsil 

February, 1, 2013
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LAKE CITY, Fla. -- Signing day is just five short days away, and five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia) is starting to feel the pressure of the recruiting process.

The 6-foot-6, 295-pound athlete has taken four official visits and hosted his three top schools for in-home visits this week. Alabama was in on Monday, followed by Georgia on Wednesday and Ole Miss on Thursday.

Columbia head coach Brian Allen said Tunsil's decision needs to be his own and not the people surrounding him.


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NSD TV announcement schedule

January, 31, 2013
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National signing day is just around the corner on Feb. 6. That day, a number of the nation’s top football recruits will announce their college destinations and 18 ESPN 300 prospects are scheduled to do so on ESPNU.

Below is the full schedule of announcements on ESPNU, which kicks off with the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect, Robert Nkemdiche, making his long-awaited decision at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Note: All times are Eastern

Big weekend ahead for Trojans 

January, 17, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- The big one has arrived.


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Visits help ESPN 150 DT Keith Bryant 

January, 16, 2013
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ESPN 150 defensive tackle Keith Bryant (Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic) has his top two schools.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound senior said his parents’ input would impact his decision, which is why he thinks it’s important for them to see each campus.

Bryant, with parents in tow, visited the first of those schools over the past weekend.

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ESPNU Signing Day Times

January, 31, 2012
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ESPNU's national signing day coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET. Here's the list of the announcements and time for some of the top prospects.

NOTE: Bold names are announcements, all others are interviews.

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