College football recruiting 2013: The top 25 unsigned players after National Signing Day

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National Signing Day is usually the end of a high school player's recruitment, but not for everyone. Here's a look at the top players who have yet to sign with a school after National Signing Day.

With National Signing Day in the books and the majority of the 2013 class signed to letters of intent, attention now turns to the players who have not yet signed on with schools. There are a variety of reasons for waiting past National Signing Day to make a decision. Some schools may want a kid to sort out an academic or eligibility issue before they sign, a player may have other off-field issues he's working on, or he may just want more time to make a decision.

The 2013 recruiting cycle doesn't have any extremely high-profile holdouts, like Stefon Diggs in 2012 or Jadeveon Clowney in 2011, but there is still a fair amount of talent across the country that has yet to find a landing place. Priest Willis is expected to sign with UCLA this week, so we won't count him here.

Here's a list of the nation's top 25 unsigned prospects from the 2013 recruiting cycle, and some clarification on why they haven't signed anywhere yet (If there is a reason). The list is based on the 247composite rankings, courtesy of

Player 247composite Ranking Notes and Potential Destinations

Derrick Griffin, 4-star TX WR 40 Academic issues may keep him from qualifying. Texas A&M would be a longshot.

Corn Elder, 4-star TN ATH 198 Waiting "a few weeks," and wants to play hoops too. Has offers from Georgia Tech, UCLA, Auburn, Vanderbilt, and Ohio State.

Taj Williams, 4-star FL WR 243 Academics. Williams is interested in Clemson, Auburn, Louisville, and Kentucky, among others.

Michael Parker, 4-star VA ATH 246 Hasn't made a decision yet. Will choose between Arizona State and Miami.

Josh McNeil, 4-star NC TE 261 Academic issues led him to enroll in a JUCO. The former ECU and Alabama commit wants to end up at LSU.

James Hearns, 4-star FL ILB 311 Academic issues are keeping him from signing at the moment. Former Florida and Kentucky commit.

Riley Norman, 3-star MI OT 332 Michigan State favored, but appears to have changed sports.

Tevin Lawson, 3-star LA DT 341 Lawson was committed to LSU, who asked him to grayshirt. Also considering Louisiana-Lafayette.

Camion Patrick, 3-star TN WR 367 Patrick is a former Tennessee commit, but a high school transfer and grade issue have put him in JUCO for 2013.

Ke'aun Kinner, 3-star TX RB 385 Kinner wants to go to Texas, but is waiting on test scores.

Marquez Grayson, 3-star NC RB 410 Wake Forest, Clemson, N.C. State, South Carolina, and Tennessee are interested.

Vita Vea, 3-star CA DE 423 Eligibility issues will likely prevent him from signing with Oregon, UCLA, Cal, and the others that have offered. Probably headed to JUCO.

Stacy Thomas, 3-star FL DE 442 Thomas said he wouldn't sign on Wednesday, but took a visit to West Virginia in late January.

Dillan Lawson, 3-star FL LB 447 The former Florida commit has encountered academic issues.

Jalen Johnson, 3-star AL WR 478 Had some interest from Auburn and Alabama, but may want to play basketball.

Brian Bridgewater, 3-star LA TE 502 Bridgewater is probably going to play basketball in college. He has offers from Arizona, Baylor, LSU, and Ole Miss.

Austin Roberts, 3-star GA DT 517 Roberts will attend a JUCO in 2013.

Davon Durant, 3-star SC LB 518 Durant will attend a JUCO in 2013.

Deon Johnson, 3-star AL ATH 543 A former Alabama commit, Johnson is also going JUCO for 2013, and has also had legal issues.

Lovell Peterson, 3-star OH C 594 The former Ohio and Kentucky commit chose track over football.

Romelius Rhone, 3-star TX OG 622 Rhone has interest from Baylor and FAU.

Jaylen Avent, 3-star VA S 623 Avent has interest from Virginia, Virginia Tech, and N.C. State, amongst others.

Davon West, 3-star TX LB 624 It seems like West will be playing basketball in college.

Siale Fakailoatonga, 3-star UT TE 662 Fakailoatonga is a Utah commit that just hasn't signed yet.

Kwamane Bowens, 3-star VA WR 673 Bowens is going through academic issues. He has offers from West Virginia, Virginia, and Virginia Tech, amongst others.

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