Tag:National Signing Day
Posted on: February 1, 2012 10:22 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 10:29 am
 

Florida State gets commit from DT Eddie Goldman

Posted by Chip Patterson

Eddie Goldman, ranked as the No. 2 defensive tackle (No. 17 overall prospect) in the 2012 class, is the latest to join a star-studded class for Jimbo Fisher and Florida State.

"This fall, I will attend Florida State University," Goldman announced on Wednesday in a television appearance on ESPN. "It's going to be a great thing, I'm going to be surrounded by a lot of talent. I'm just going to try to do my best to contribute."

Goldman joins Mario Edwards (No. 4 overall prospect) as top defensive linemen from the 2012 class to commit to Florida State. The Seminoles' defense has become a force since Fisher was promoted to head coach in 2010, allowing less than 20 points per game in the last two seasons.

Howard joins a Seminoles class currently ranked No. 8 in the CBS Sports National Signing Day Top 25. Keep up with all the latest announcements around the nation throughout the day at Signing Day Central.

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Posted on: February 1, 2012 9:57 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 10:04 am
 

Top CB Tracy Howard chooses Miami

Posted by Chip Patterson

Tracy Howard, one of the top cornerbacks in the 2012 class, announced his intentions to sign with Miami.

"I chose the University of Miami because I looked at the overall picture of it from an academic standpoint to an opportunity standpoint," Howard said in a live announcement on ESPN.  "I had a great bond with the coaches. Why not win in my hometown, in my city. Why not do it there?"

Howard narrowed his choices to the Florida, Florida State, and the Hurricanes before making his decision known on National Signing Day. The 5-foot-11, 170 pound cornerback from Mirmar (Fla.) High School is considered by many to be one of the top cover corners in the class, and arguably the top recruit in the state of Florida. For the three Sunshine State powerhouses, Howard was one of the top in-state targets.

"[Howard] shows above average acceleration and change of direction," says Tom Lemming. "He closes quickly on the ball and is not overly aggressive or physical against the run, he's more of a cover corner with very good instincts."

Howard joins a Hurricanes class currently ranked No. 6 in the CBS Sports National Signing Day Top 25. Keep up with all the latest announcements around the nation throughout the day at Signing Day Central.

Photo: Stuart Browning, Max Preps

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Posted on: February 1, 2012 9:17 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 9:24 am
 

ATH Joel Caleb to sign with Virginia Tech

Posted by Chip Patterson


Wide receiver Joel Caleb, the No. 6 athlete (No. 46 overall prospect) in the 2012 class, has committed to Virginia Tech over West Virginia and Ohio State.

Caleb was a dual-threat quarterback and defensive back at Clover Hill (Midlothian, Va.), throwing for 747 yards and rushing for 737 in a senior season shortened by injury.  He is expected to play wide receiver for the Hokies, and is one of Virginia Tech's top ranked commits in the 2012 class. 

Virginia Tech had a few top prospects left uncommitted heading into National Signing Day, and Caleb was at the top of the wish list. As of his commitment, the Hokies have the No. 17 recruiting class in the CBS Sports National Signing Day Top 25.



For more on Virginia Tech's 2012 class, check out Hokies RapidReports. Keep up with all the latest announcements around the nation throughout the day at Signing Day Central.

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Posted on: February 1, 2012 9:00 am
 

RB Taylor declines Tide offer, signs with 'Cats

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

One of the poster children for the SEC's new oversigning policies has officially declined an offer to "grayshirt" at Alabama and will be a Kentucky Wildcat instead.

Washington High School running back Justin Taylora three-star prospect out of Atlanta, signed with the 'Cats this morning despite being a long-time Crimson Tide commitment. Taylor made national headlines recently when he was told by Nick Saban he would have to wait until 2013 to enroll at Alabama, thanks to a torn ACL suffered this past season and the Tide having reached their newly-imposed 25-player limit for the class of 2012.

Saban promised Taylor that he would put his 2013 offer in writing and Taylor initially accepted before backing off.

Though the ACL tear limited Taylor's senior season, Tom Lemming saw plenty in the 5'10", 205-pound prospect before the injury:

The scouts were impressed with Justin's elusiveness, strength, balance, and vision. Not a burner but he can accelerate on a dime. Shows good toughness as an inside runner, can catch the ball, and rarely puts the ball on the ground. Hails from a school that has produced several big-time backs.

Taylor gives Kentucky a class of 24 recruits.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's NSD Central.
Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:56 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 9:00 am
 

Chance Allen chooses Oregon over Oklahoma State

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Wide receiver Chance Allen of Missouri City, Texas had originally given his verbal to Oklahoma State, but on Wednesday he signed his letter of intent to play at Oregon.

Allen will provide the Ducks with a big target, as he checks in at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds. According to MaxPreps' Tom Lemming, Allen is "a dominating red-zone receiver, he runs great routes, knows how to get open, and is as sure handed as they come." 

Allen becomes the 20th commitment in Oregon's class, and the second receiver to commit to the Ducks, along with Dwayne Stanford.

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Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:45 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 8:54 am
 

Virginia DT Korren Kirven picks Alabama

Posted by Chip Patterson

Alabama added more beef to their 2012 class early on National Signing Day when Korren Kirven picked the Tide over in-state favorite Virginia Tech.

Kirven had also considered Maryland and Tennessee before narrowing his choices and announcing and making his announcement on Wednesday at Brookville High in Lynchburg.

The 6-foot-3, 270 pound defensive tackle attends the same high school as current Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas and defensive end Zack McCray, but chose to commit to Nick Saban and the defending national champions.

Kirven is considered a top defensive end prospect by MaxPreps.com's Tom Lemming, and adds plenty of depth to an already healthy Crimson Tide recruiting class. The announcement is a much bigger blow to the Hokies, who had Kirven as one of their last big prospects yet to commit.

For more on Kirven check out Crimson Tide RapidReports and the SEC Eye On Recruiting. Keep up with all the latest announcements around the nation throughout the day at Signing Day Central.

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Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:35 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 9:00 am
 

DT Edmund Ray commits to Texas A&M

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Defensive tackle Edmund Ray had originally given his commitment to Missouri, but nothing is official until a player signs his letter of intent on National Signing Day, and when Ray signed his on Wednesday morning it wasn't directed to Mizzou. Instead Ray commited to Texas A&M.

The St. Louis product is 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, and though he played both defensive tackle and defensive end in high school, he's projected to play defensive tackle in college.

Ray becomes the sixth player to sign a letter of intent with the Aggies in 2012.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central. 
Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:25 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 9:00 am
 

Michael Onuoha chooses Oklahoma

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Defensive end Michael Onuoha put an end to any speculation about where he'd be commiting to on Wednesday when he tweeted "Boomer Sooner." 

The Oklahoma native told SoonerScoop.com that staying close to home played a big factor in his decision.

"I just took it upon myself, I sat down, thought about it, I prayed about it, I talked to my parents, and I can't even go into all that I went over. Ultimately I made my decision on where I should go," said Onuoha. "I made my decision on how far Missouri is from Oklahoma and family always come first for me. I don't want to be all the way in Missouri because if anything happens I want my family to have my back.

"I just felt like Oklahoma was the best place for me." 

The three-star defensive end checks in at 6-foot-7, 225 pounds. He becomes the 22nd commitment in Oklahoma's class, and the third defensive end.

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