Predicting national signing day

Updated: February 4, 2014, 10:16 PM ET
By Jeremy Crabtree | ESPN RecruitingNation

The final minutes of the 2014 recruiting cycle are ticking and more than 25 ESPN 300 prospects and 50 recruits ranked four stars or higher are still on the board. Thus, Wednesday is sure to have plenty of twists and turns. Here are 10 predictions for what we'll see on signing day.

USC will clean up

The West is where most of the major headlines on signing day will occur, with four of the top eight players on the West Coast still on the board, including five-star cornerback Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra), No. 3 athlete Juju Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly) and No. 4 guard Damien Mama (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco). Heading into the final few hours before signing day, USC is in very good position with all three prospects, and I project the Trojans will land all of them, pushing them into the top 20 of the class rankings. Even if they miss on any combination of the three, the job new coach Steve Sarkisian has done down the stretch proved to a lot of observers that USC will be a force to be reckoned with in the Pac-12. Mama announces at 11 a.m. ET, Jackson at 2 p.m. and Smith at 4 p.m. -- all live on ESPNU.


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Jeremy Crabtree

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