Byron Cowart: Auburn
Announcement: 9:10 a.m. ET, ESPNU
Cowart is rated as the top defensive end in the class. He comes in at 6'4, 250 pounds and stars at Armwood High School in Seffner (Fla.). He is a consensus five-star and is rated as the top recruit in the nation, according to Rivals and ESPN. Cowart holds offers from, among others, Florida, Auburn, Florida State, Maryland, Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, and Georgia.
Cowart plays the recruiting game with the best of 'em. But two things have remained constant: his connection with Will Muschamp and his affinity for Florida. Picking between Auburn and Florida will be tough. During Armwood coach Sean Callahan's tenure, the Gators have had a leg up on signing his stars, and Callahan's son, Kirk, is the new defensive backs coach for the Gators. But I'm picking the Tigers because of the Muschamp connection. -- Bud Elliott
Soso Jamabo: UCLA
9:15 a.m. ET, ESPNU
Jamabo is a huge running back, standing 6'2.5 and 210 pounds, and one of the top backs in the country. The Plano (Texas) West High School standout is a five-star prospect according to Rivals and Scout. He has offers from UCLA, Notre Dame, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, and Michigan, amongst others.
Jamabo was considered a Texas lean, before the Longhorns backed off under new head coach Charlie Strong. Out-of-state programs UCLA and Notre Dame surged, with the Bruins taking over the top spot on his list, according to conventional wisdom.
Texas is back in it, and the fact that his parents are accompanying him on his official visit to Austin could create pressure to stay in state. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, the decision of close friend Kyler Murray to maintain his longtime pledge to the Aggies hurt head coach Charlie Strong and his program.
Now it looks as if longtime favorite UCLA surged over the weekend, with a Monday report emerging that Jamabo had also told the Texas staff he's headed to another school. With the Bruins the only other option, he's expected to ink with head coach Jim Mora's.'s program. -- Wescott Eberts
Terry Beckner, Jr.: Missouri
10 a.m. ET hour, ESPNU
The top recruit in the state of Illinois, defensive tackle Beckner stands an imposing 6'4, 293 pounds. The East St. Louis (Ill.) High School star is rated as a five-star by 247 and ESPN and a four-star by Rivals and Scout. Rivals and ESPN consider Beckner the No. 1 defensive tackle prospect. He holds offers from Missouri, Ohio State, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Oregon, Cincinnati, and Illinois, to name a few.
Can any school get Beckner to leave the state? Florida State has a good relationship with Beckner, and Ohio State is impressive under Urban Meyer. But Missouri develops defensive linemen with the best of them, and distance is often a major factor, so the Tigers are my pick. -- Bud Elliott
Martez Ivey: Florida
Announcement: 11:30 a.m. ET, ESPNU
Ivey is the top offensive lineman in the class, standing 6'5.5 and weighing in at 275 pounds. The tackle from Apopka (Fla.) High School is a consensus five-star and is rated as the second-best prospect in the nation, according to the 247 Composite rankings. He holds offers from Florida, Auburn, LSU, Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Miami, amongst others.
Ivey is a battle between the Gators and Auburn. Fullback Chandler Cox, his friend and teammate, is committed to Auburn, but Ivey has a good relationship with Florida offensive line coach Mike Summers, and the Gators have only eight returning scholarship linemen. The early playing time keeps Ivey home with the Gators. -- Bud Elliott
Daylon Mack: Texas A&M
12:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Mack, the defensive tackle from Gladewater, Texas is one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation. Standing 6' and weighing 330 pounds, he's rated as a five-star by 247, ESPN, and Scout. He's rated as one of the top five defensive tackles and one of the top overall handful in Texas. He holds offers from Texas A&M, Texas, LSU, TCU, Miami, Auburn, Baylor, and Ohio State, amongst others.
In the time since he decommitted from Texas A&M, there have been some wild swings in his recruitment. Mack named TCU the unexpected leaders for his services, with LSU in second place. Then, when the Aggies hired defensive coordinator John Chavis away from the Tigers, Mack was convinced to return to College Station.
His relationship with Texas early enrollee linebacker Malik Jefferson was eventually enough for him to visit Austin as the Horns seemingly surged for his services
However, it doesn't look like that late surge will be enough, as reports emerged on Monday that Mack had told the Texas staff he was headed elsewhere. On Tuesday, TCU sources started to indicate that the Horned Frogs are out of it as well. -- Wescott Eberts
Rasheem Green: USC
2:15 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Green is a five-star defensive line prospect, according to 247, Rivals, and Scout. The Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra star is massive, standing 6'5 and weighing 275 pounds. He's one of the top handful of prospects in the state of California. Green holds offers from, to name a few, Arizona State, USC, Miami, Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma, and UCLA.
I expect Green to be a part of the mega class that USC is putting together. I don't believe Miami or Arizona State has a real shot. -- Bud Elliott
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Ole Miss Florida
2:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Update: Changing my prediction on Jefferson from Ole Miss to Florida due to new intel. Also believe Alabama was more of a player than originally believed.
Original: Jefferson is a huge defensive end who starred for Baker County Senior in Glen St. Mary, Fla. Standing 6'2 and weighing 275 pounds, he's considered one of the top 10 players in the cycle. He holds offers from, among others, Florida, Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, Cincinnati, and Arkansas.
Jefferson has been all over the board. Ole Miss? Auburn due to Muschamp? The in-state Gators? Now Florida State, thanks to the hire of defensive line coach Brad Lawing? Ole Miss is my pick because of his relationship with the coaches in Oxford, but I'm not confident. -- Bud Elliott
Iman Marshall: USC
Announcement: 4 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Marshall is a standout cornerback from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High School. He has a big frame as corners go, standing 6'1 and weighing in at 190 pounds, and the consensus five-star recruit is rated as the top cornerback in the country by all four services, as well as the top prospect in California. Marshall holds offers from USC, LSU, Michigan, Florida State, Notre Dame, Auburn, Oklahoma, Stanford, and a host of others.
'Biggie' Marshall has visited USC at least 10 times in the last two years. I don't believe schools like Florida State, Michigan, LSU, and others have a real shot. -- Bud Elliott