clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2015 National Signing Day results: UCLA wins battles, Bama and USC win the war

New, comments

Dozens of top recruits made their final college choices, ending months of recruiting. Here are the basics on what happened Wednesday.

Wednesday was Signing Day, when college football teams could officially sign 2015 freshmen. While many had been committed for months, most had not officially joined their universities, and Wednesday provided the first chance for schools to brag about their crops.

Signing Day is always a spectacle, as dozens of elite players don't just announce — some go so far as to announce with live animal props on ESPNU. Wednesday was no exception, including a four-star picking Texas due to coin flip, BYU signing a 410-pound Tongan athlete with no recruiting ratingsNebraska's fax cam including Teletubbies, old Michigan coach Brady Hoke had to interview new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, a four-star picked Notre Dame while speaking German and French, and a UCLA four-star still unsigned after news of Bruin coach shakeups.

And lifelong USC fan Snoop Dogg became a UCLA fan when his son picked the Bruins.

Alabama finished with the top 247Sports Composite class yet again, for the fifth year in a row. USC emerged from its years of NCAA sanctions to finish No. 2, just a point shy of Bama. Florida State, Tennessee, and LSU round out the top five.

As far as the day's new commits went, the big winners included UCLA, Ohio State, and Auburn, with new head coaches at Florida and Michigan turning in respectable finishes. Boise State and San Jose State led the mid-major ranks.

Below is a rundown of all the day's major news and the final Composite rankings:

Major updates, sorted by destination conference

ACC

Four-star CB Marcus Lewis picks Florida State over Kentucky and others.

Four-star OT Tyree St. Louis sticking with Miami, not Florida.

Three-star ILB Victor Alexander officially flips to Georgia Tech from UCLA.

Three-star CB T.J. Griffin picks Virginia over a bunch of schools.

Three-star QB Lamar Jackson sticks with Louisville over Florida.

Three-star DB Sheldrick Redwine flips to Miami from Louisville.

Three-star ILB Dominic Sheppard picks Virginia over Arkansas and Illinois.

Big 12

Four-star WR JF Thomas flips to Texas Tech from TCU.

Four-star WR Ryan Newsome flips to Texas from UCLA.

Four-star RB Chris Warren picks Texas over Washington, allegedly via a COIN FLIP.

Three-star DT Bryce English picks Kansas State over several others.

Three-star safety Jamile Johnson grabbed Texas Tech over Texas and others.

Three-star safety PJ Locke flips to Texas from Oregon.

Three-star DB Prentice McKinney flips to Oklahoma from North Carolina.

Three-star OLB Elijah Sullivan to Kansas State, dropping Auburn.

Big Ten

Four-star safety Arrington Farrar chooses Wisconsin over a few others.

Four-star WR K.J. Hill reportedly picking Ohio State over Arkansas.

Four-star OT Isaiah Prince picks Ohio State over Alabama and Maryland.

Four-star RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn to Illinois over a bunch of schools.

Four-star RB Mike Weber to Ohio State, not Michigan.

Four-star TE/DE Tyrone Wheatley Jr. picks Michigan over UCLA.

Three-star RB Karan Higdon flips to Michigan from Iowa.

Three-star DE Mufi Hunt picks Michigan State over BYU and others.

Three-star DE Shelton Johnson takes Michigan, not Florida State.

Three-star DT Jamal Milan picks Illinois over Minnesota.

Three-star OLB Cassius Peat to Michigan State, dropping UCLA.

Three-star ATH Adrienne Talan picks Nebraska over Pitt.

Three-star DT Jordan Thompson to Northwestern over Notre Dame.

Three-star ATH Keith Washington flips to Michigan from Cal.

Nebraska's having a normal Signing Day, with Teletubbies and such on its fax cam.

Pac-12

Five-star DL Rasheem Green picks USC over a bunch of options.

Five-star RB Soso Jamabo announces UCLA over Texas.

Five-star CB Iman Marshall picks USC over several others.

Four-star WR Cordell Broadus (Snoop Dogg's son) chooses UCLA.

Four-star TE Chris Clark picks UCLA over Michigan.

Four-star WR Jaylinn Hawkins picks Cal over some Pac-12 rivals.

Four-star LB John Houston picks USC over a slew of schools.

Four-star LB Roquan Smith commits to UCLA over Georgia and others, but has yet to sign due to a coaching change. He could go elsewhere.

Four-star OG Semisi Uluave to Cal over a bunch of others.

Four-star OG Josh Wariboko picks UCLA over Oklahoma and others.

Four-star DE Joseph Wicker to Arizona State over Texas Tech and UCLA.

Three-star WR Deontay Burnett to USC, dropping Washington State.

Three-star RB Paul Lucas flips to Oregon State from Arizona State.

Three-star ATH Nathan Meadors chooses UCLA over several others.

Three-star safety Quenton Meeks picks Stanford over Cal and Vanderbilt.

Three-star JUCO LB Jonah Moi flips to Oregon from Washington State.

Three-star safety Justin Reid to Stanford over LSU and Oklahoma.

Three-star DT Kevin Scott picks USC over others.

SEC

Five-star DE Terry Beckner Jr. picks Missouri over three others.

Five-star DE Byron Cowart announces Auburn over Florida, with some drama.

Five-star ATH Terry Godwin sticks with Georgia, not Auburn.

Five-star OT Martez Ivey chooses Florida over Auburn.

Five-star DE CeCe Jefferson picks Florida over everybody.

Five-star DT Daylon Mack picks Texas A&M over TCU and Texas.

Four-star OL Patrick Allen to Georgia over Tennessee and others.

Four-star WR Daylon Charlot commits to Alabama over LSU.

Four-star ATH Jordan Cronkite picks Florida.

Four-star WR Ryan Davis picks Auburn over Florida and others.

Four-star CB Derrick Dillon flips to LSU from Florida.

Four-star LB Jeffery Holland to Auburn over Florida and UCLA.

Four-star WR Van Jefferson to Ole Miss over four others.

Four-star LB Leo Lewis to Mississippi State over several others.

Four-star WR DaMarkus Lodge to Ole Miss over Texas A&M and Texas.

Four-star CB Rico McGraw to Georgia, not Alabama.

Four-star ATH D'Anfernee McGriff to Florida over Auburn.

Four-star OT Drew Richmond flips to Tennessee from Ole Miss.

Four-star WR Darius Slayton flips to Auburn from UGA.

Four-star OT Toby Weathersby to LSU over a bunch of others.

Three-star CB Deandre Baker to Georgia over Texas.

Three-star OT Nick Buchanan to Florida over Georgia.

Three-star WR Antonio Calloway chooses Florida over Miami.

Three-star OLB Shawn Curtis flips to Ole Miss from Pitt.

Three-star WR Javarius Davis picks Auburn over Florida.

Three-star DE Keivonnis Davis flips to Florida from Oregon State.

Three-star CB Rashad Fenton picks South Carolina over Florida and Louisville.

Three-star ILB Jordan Griffin picks Vanderbilt over Wisconsin.

Three-star LB Terez Hall picks Missouri over a bunch of schools.

Three-star OG Mike Horton flips to Auburn from Florida.

Three-star DB Jalen Julius to Ole Miss over Louisville.

Three-star WR Brandon Martin goes LSU, dumping Missouri.

Three-star WR Dominique Reed picks Arkansas over three others.

Three-star DE Austrian Robinson picks Ole Miss over several others.

Three-star safety Willie Sykes curiously flips to Arkansas from Nebraska, right after flipping from Wazzu.

Three-star ATH Shaquery Wilson flipping to Georgia from West Virginia.

Other

Four-star WR Equanimeous St. Brown to Notre Dame over three Pac-12 schools ... while speaking German and French.

Four-star LB Kyahva Tezino to San Diego State over Cal and others.

Four-star RB Dexter Williams to Notre Dame over several others.

Three-star WR Kahlil Lewis flips to Cincinnati from West Virginia.

Three-star CB Taeon Mason flips to San Jose State from Washington State.

Three-star DB Brandon Scott takes UCF over Arkansas.

Boise State announces a commit from Katy Perry's Left Shark. Internet!

BYU adds an unrated recruit who is SIX FOOT SEVEN AND FOUR HUNDRED TEN POUNDS AND LOOKS SUPER MEAN.

Updated class rankings