The first Wednesday in February, known as National Signing Day when high school seniors are allowed to sign binding National Letters of Intent for college sports. The media annually follow the happenings of the day related to football closely.
This year Florida were the hungry-hungry-hippos gobbling up blue chip players, despite the uncertainty in the offseason regarding the retirement, then leave of absense, of head coach Urban Meyers’. This was a class for the history books, seeing Florida nab 17 kids ranked in the nation’s top 150.
Florida was significantly trailed by Texas and Alabama, who competed in the BCS Championship last month, and everyone else for that matter.
Tennessee and Southern California came away with top 10 recruiting classes despite coaching changes that saw Lane Kiffen leave Nashville for Pasadena. However, other teams in the Pac-10, such as UCLA, Cal, Oregon, and Washington, also had great days which bodes well for the often criticized conference that has been dominated recently by the USC Trojans.
Ohio State had less than stellar day due to it’s Signing Day last year, which saw coach Jim Tressel bring in just about every recruit he wanted. Notre Dame had an okay day, as Brian Kelly took over as coach for the fired Charlie Weis.
Here’s how the top 10 classes shake up, according to scout.com: 1. Florida 2. Oklahoma 3. Texas 4. Alabama 5. USC 6. Auburn 7. LSU 8. UCLA 9. Penn State 10. Florida State