NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Georgia has No. 1 class


Georgia had the top-ranked class, according to 247 Sports' rankings, heading into Wednesday.

When Florida's staff asked Largo High coach Marcus Paschal about flying a helicopter in for a recruiting visit last week, the answer came easily and quickly.School and district administrators had no concerns with Dan Mullen's rented chopper landing o.

The Bulldogs added its eighth five-star recruit to its class, flipped linebackers originally committed to Alabama and MI, and locked up two longtime out-of-state commitments that were feeling the pressure to stay home. Though Smart said that number doesn't "float my boat".

There's a unusual sense of calm that has replaced the tumult typically associated with this time of year on the college football recruiting calendar. He's either the 12th or 14th rated incoming Bulldog, depending on which recruiting ranking you prefer. The younger Jones led the Scots to consecutive Class 5A Texas state championships.

Meyer and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith also say they were close on a two-year contract extension for the coach. Frost is expected to finish with a class of 24 to 27 players that is expected to be in the top 25. It reports Texas, South Florida, and Georgia got dinged too.

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The ESPN 300 DT has always been committed to Texas, but he did not sign in the early signing period, which caused some concerns as to whether his recruitment was a done deal. Not bad, but considering coach Jim Harbaugh's first two full classes in Ann Arbor were top-five level this has to qualify as a disappointing recruiting year for the Wolverines.

Georgia Tech gathered its usual collection of predominantly three-stars, which is a good way to get coach Paul Johnson to bristle about the subjective ranking system. That made for a quiet day for most schools.

"I have said for years that you either have speed or you're chasing it". "Certainly there was a lot less drama, at least for us".

College football's favorite holiday has come and gone.