National Signing Day Live Recap: Commitments, Surprises And Rankings

Stick with SB Nation's college football recruiting supercenter for the rest of National Signing Day. We'll update as announcements happen around the country. For local coverage, browse SB Nation's list of college football blogs. Major Signing Day commitments schedule. Updated 2012 college football recruiting rankings.

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Jameis Winston Signs With Florida State Over Stanford, Alabama

Jameis Winston made it official Friday, signing with FSU.


Stefon Diggs To Visit Maryland For Basketball Game Against North Carolina

Maryland is hosting one of the top receiver recruits in the country.


College Football Recruiting Rankings: Alabama On Top, Again

Alabama is once again the champion of National Signing Day, with other big name programs Texas, Florida, Ohio State and Florida State rounding out the top five.


Darreus Rogers Commits To USC Over Arizona State

USC hangs on to star receiver recruit Darreus Rogers, dodging a strong move by Arizona State.


Aziz Shittu Commits To Stanford Over USC, Cal, UCLA

Aziz Shittu, the No. 3-rated defensive end recruit in the nation according to Rivals, has committed to Stanford, announcing the news on National Signing Day 2012. Shittu, who played for Buhach High School in Atwater, California, chose the Cardinal over USC and Cal, among other schools.

Shittu's decision came after an especially cloudy forecast as to his final destination. The prospect took five visits -- to Cal, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and Stanford -- and even Tweeted (publicly) to the University of Oregon last week to see they were still recruiting him. According to the Sacremento Bee, Shittu is the kind of recruit that's relished the swarming attention thrust upon a top recruit.

"Aziz loves it," [Bucach head coach Kevin] Swartwood said. "Not so much the drama, but the attention and publicity that goes along with being a D-1 recruit.

Shittu, a 6-foot-3, 275 lb. strongside defensive end, is listed as the fourth best overall prospect in the state of California, and the 27th overall prospect in the nation. His commitment caps a historic haul for the Cardinal, which could finish in the Top 10 recruiting classes nationally.

For more on Aziz Shittu and Stanford football recruiting, visit Rule Of Tree.Click the link for more on National Signing Day 2012.


Kyle Murphy Commits To Stanford Over USC

Stanford gains an elite offensive tackle recruit.


Cyler Miles Remains Committed To Washington, Says No To USC

Washington keeps its star quarterback.


National Signing Day 2012: College Football Recruiting Rankings 4 PM Update

Florida State and USC are charging hard, but it won't be enough to catch Alabama and Texas.


Ronald Darby Commits To Florida State Over Auburn, Clemson | Video

Florida State adds another speedster!


Avery Young Commits To Auburn Over Georgia, Florida | Video

Auburn lands a top offensive tackle.


Ricardo Louis Again Commits To Auburn Tigers

Louis is back as an Auburn Tiger.


Andrus Peat Commits To Stanford Cardinal Over USC, Nebraska

The Cardinal received great news with the commitment of Andrus Peat.


Cyler Miles Wavering On Washington Commitment, Considering USC

Will Washington lose its prized quarterback recruit to USC?


Deontay Greenberry, Dennis Norfleet Pull Signing Day Switches

A pair of top-10 offensive weapons flipped on their National Signing Day commitments, as Fresno wide receiver Deontay Greenberry shunned the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the Houston Cougars and Dennis Norfleet left the Cincinnati Bearcats for the Michigan Wolverines. Both are rated as four-star players by recruiting services. Rivals lists Greenberry as its No. 7 wide receiver and Norfleet as its No. 5 all-purpose running back.

An especially surprising pickup for UH as the Coogs have just lost star head coach Kevin Sumlin and longtime quarterback Case Keenum, while Notre Dame has picked up five-star freshman quarterback Gunner Kiel.

For Michigan, adding Norfleet boosts what was already the Big Ten's second best class by far. At five-foot-seven and 170 pounds, he could add a dimension to an offense that has already been a little bit more dynamic than Brady Hoke let on.

For more on the parties involved, visit SB Nation Detroit and SB Nation Houston, plus Notre Dame blog One Foot Downand Cincinnati blog Down the Drive. For more, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football recruiting hub and our many fine college football blogs.


National Signing Day 2012: College Football Recruiting Rankings Update

Texas and Alabama continue to battle for the top spot. Fresher recruiting rankings update here.


D.J. Reader Commits To Clemson Over Maryland

Greensboro, NC guard D.J. Reader announced his commitment to play for the Clemson Tigers over the Maryland Terrapins on National Signing Day. He's rated a three star by most recruiting services, with Rivals listing him as the No. 19 guard prospect in the country. Standing 6-foot-3 and 309 pounds, he already boasts plenty of size for the ACC.

Clemson and Maryland were his only two visits, though he also had offers from Auburn, Miami and others. He was expected to choose the Terps over the Tigers, according to a late report.

Reader is yet another fine offensive lineman in a class heavy with them -- the Tigers already have four offensive linemen in the boat, with another expected on Signing Day.

For more on the parties involved, visit Clemson blog Shakin' the Southland and Maryland blog Testudo Times. For more, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football recruiting hub and our many fine college football blogs.


Nelson Agholor Commits To USC Over Florida, FSU, Others

USC added an explosive playmaker in Nelson Agholor.


Torshiro Davis Flips To Texas From LSU On National Signing Day

The LSU Tigers gained one outside linebacker on National Signing Day, but have lost another. Edge rusher Torshiro Davis, a four-star according to most recruiting services, decommitted from LSU and will join the Texas Longhorns. LSU looked to have a strong pair of outside 'backes after Kwon Alexander announced via bow tie, but there goes that plan:

billfromlaketravis@BFLT_at_BON It's official. Torshiro Davis to Texas. I'm working on post right now for Burnt Orange Nation. HUGE NEWS.

Davis is six-foot-three and 222 pounds and took December visits to Texas and Nebraska. However, his last visit was to Baton Rouge, and he seemed to be set to head to Death Valley. He's likely to soon fill a major need for Texas, which will need pass-rushing help in a big way in the coming years.

For more, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football recruiting hub and our many fine college football blogs.


Leonard Williams Commits To USC Trojans Over Florida, Florida State

USC landed a great prospect in Williams.


Courtney Gardner Flips To Oklahoma From Arkansas On National Signing Day

Courtney Gardner, a four-star JUCO transfer receiver, will play for Oklahoma, not Arkansas.


Thomas Johnson Commits To Texas A&M Over Oregon, TCU

Texas decommit Thomas Johnson, one of the country's best wide receivers, has committed to play for the ...


Kwon Alexander Commits To LSU Over Alabama, Auburn

Top linebacker Kwon Alexander is headed to LSU.


Video: Dante Fowler Commits To Florida, Ditches FSU

Florida takes Dante Fowler from the 'Noles.


VIDEO: Dorial Green-Beckham Commits To Missouri Over Arkansas, Oklahoma

Missouri landed a very special receiver prospect today.


VIDEO: Eddie Goldman Commits To Florida State Seminoles Over Auburn

Eddie Goldman could be an instant-impact defensive tackle for the Noles.


Tracy Howard Commits To Miami Over Florida, Florida State

Tracy Howard, long coveted as one of the Sunshine State's finest prospects by Florida's big three schools, has finally picked one of them. Howard committed to Florida during a National Signing Day special on ESPNU, choosing to sign with his hometown Miami Hurricanes over Florida and Florida State.

Howard, one of the top cornerbacks in the country, is out of Miramar High School (Fla.), and holds four or five stars from most of the major recruiting services. He stands 5'11", weighs in at 180 pounds, and has more than held his own against some of the top competition in the country as part of Miramar's "Dark Side" defense.

Howard has excellent man coverage skills and could be an early starter for Miami. He's also a major symbolic get for the Hurricanes: Will Muschamp and Jimbo Fisher tried to dip into the renowned "state of Miami" to snag Howard's commitment, but a strong late push from Al Golden's staff swayed him to stay home.

For more on Miami recruiting, visit the Seventh Floor Blog. For more on Florida recruiting, check out Alligator Army. For more on Florida State recruiting, visit Tomahawk Nation.


Ken Ekanem Commits To Virginia Tech Over Notre Dame

Ken Ekanem could be Virginia Tech's next great pass rusher.


Wayne Morgan Commits To Syracuse

Syracuse grabs a top defensive back.


Florida State Recruiting: Noles Take Reggie Northrup From Miami

Florida State takes a four-star linebacker from Miami.


Joel Caleb Commits To Virginia Tech Over West Virginia & Ohio State

Virginia Tech grabs a major playmaker!


Korren Kirven Commits To Alabama Over Virginia Tech

Korren Kirven picks Alabama over Virginia Tech


Cordarrelle Patterson Commits To Tenessee Over SEC Rivals

A big JUCO receiver for Tennessee!

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