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Signing Day Central: The final steps in the 2018 class

Signing Day Central: The final steps in the 2018 class

Months and months of work, especially for players who did not make things official in December's Early Signing Period, can start to do so on Wednesday.

Willie Taggart and Florida State finish strong: The Noles' are pushing for a top 20 class after being ranked outside of the top 50 during the off-season. There are still some highly touted prospects who have not announced their schools. Patrick Surtain Jr., a cornerback from Plantation American Heritage, appears to have LSU and Alabama atop his list. Ohio St will have something to say about this of course are they boast the No. 2 overall class this season but heading into Wednesday Georgia has seven five-star commitments and 13 of the top 100. Brown of Mater Dei in Santa Ana, California, have verbally committed to Southern California and are expected to sign with the Trojans this week.

Another oddity this year is that no county high school football players will sign with an FBS college program.

USC'S RISE: The additions of Daniels and St. The Trojans are now 11th, but Simmons believes they could end up in the top five.

According to 247 Sports' composite rankings, coach Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs have locked up the No. 1 class.




And that almost 2,000 already signed during the December 20-22 early period.

The Pac-12 already has secured an elite crop of signal-callers for the 2018 cycle, prompting Roth to call it the best class of Pac-12 quarterbacks we've seen in the last decade.

Welcome to AL.com's coverage of National Signing Day.

Most importantly for Kentucky's staff, Oats' signature could help ease some of the pain of losing 4-star linebacker Xavier Peters to Florida State. Washington is weighing offers from Nebraska and Arizona State, which is recruiting him as a defensive back. He's one of the most gifted quarterbacks to ever come out of the Southern Section and his talent as a pure passer, as well as his ability to read defense and make quick decisions with the football, have always been years ahead of his peers.

MI losses Otis Reese: The Georgia Bulldogs gain another homegrown superstar in Lee County GA outside linebacker Otis Reese.


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