National Signing Day, the day high school recruits fax in their signed Letters of Intent (LOIs), has evolved into an NFL Draft-like extravaganza. Recruiting junkies have spent months analyzing the “leans,” “soft verbals,” “silent commits” and “de-commits.” And they have been speculating about who will flip at the last minute — and why.
ESPNU will start its recruiting coverage at 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., as dozens of reporters and analysts scrutinize the nation’s top prep stars and where they intend to play college football. There will be remote reports from 13 campuses coast to coast, as coveted players announce their decisions on live TV.
CBS Sports Network will offer five-and-a-half hours of live signing-related programming featuring recruiting expert Tom Lemming and analysts Ron Zook and Houston Nutt, while CBSSports.com provides coverage featuring college football insider Bruce Feldman.
Signing Day content from MaxPreps.com will include news updates, analysis, video, and on-site reporting and local insight from writers and editors at schools and events nationwide.
In addition, Prime Ticket will air a live National Signing Day show at noon on Wednesday.
The easiest way to get your recruiting fix is to stick with the FanSided.com Sports Network. Part of Sports Illustrated sites, FanSided dishes out up-to-the-minute, unfiltered sports content the modern sports fan demands.
Saturday Blitz is the hub for all things college football at FanSided, and it will host much of the network’s National Signing Day coverage. There will be a live blog/recruiting tracker, as well as commitment posts for the nation’s biggest undeclared recruits from the Rivals 250.
Just look for the FanSided #FSNSD13 hash tag to follow National Signing Day on Twitter. FanSided team sites across the country will be churning out non-stop information about the latest signings for the schools they follow.
Closer to home, you can keep track of recruiting for Arizona State University here on Devils In Detail. Starting at 7 a.m. MST, we will deliver non-stop news on players who honored their commitments to the Sun Devils — and those who didn’t — as well as any late-breaking signings for head coach Todd Graham’s team.
Be sure to follow us all day on Twitter — @Devils_Detail.