College football signing day

February 3, 2016

College football ‘draft day’ underway … Today is national signing day in college football, the first day that high school seniors can actually sign their letters of commitment. And while many have stated earlier where they intended to go to school there is some drama today as DT Rashawn Gray of Paramus, New Jersey, the consensus top recruit in the country, will be announcing his decision – believed to be between Michigan and Clemson – at around 1 PM ET later today. Of course, unlike the NFL draft where worst shall be first, college football recruits are all technically free agents and can sign wherever they want meaning in college football ‘the rich get richer generally prevails’ in that for the most part football factories like defending national champion Alabama, Ohio State and Florida State get the majority of the top recruits, although there are exceptions. This year for example, the emerging program at Ole Miss got two top 5 recruits in QB Shea Patterson and OT Greg Little, while non-Power 5 (but should be) Houston got its top recruit ever by keeping DT Ed Oliver at home. And yes the Nick Bosa, a top 5 recruit from Florida, that shockingly signed with Ohio State is the brother of the Buckeyes’ Joey Bosa who is projected to be one of the first players off the board at the 2016 NFL draft in April.