It's 2011 national signing day, college football recruiting Christmas. And you wouldn't charge downstairs to open your presents without a detailed schedule that depends on a giant television network wrangling teenagers into public speaking events, would you?
ESPNU will be broadcasting all day long, planning to show at least eight commits live, three of which appear to be happening all at once. But four- and five-star players will be announcing all day long, beginning with Erique Florence at 8 a.m. ET. Also, it's surprising to note so many defensive tackles will be announcing around lunchtime (six of them!), as they're among the players least prone to missing meals.
Fans of schools like Alabama, Auburn, FSU, Ohio State, and USC should stay glued to this signing day StoryStream, but plenty of other teams have dogs in todays fights as well.
Based on Rivals' latest schedule, almost all of which I've been able to confirm elsewhere, and the list of expected announcements provided by ESPN, here's the current slate. Remember, of course, that we're talking about 17-year-old boys, so things can change without warning. Also in the case of players like Kouandjio, weather may impose delays of its own.
Still, here's a list of four- and five-star players who are expected to announce today (all times ET):
Erique Florence on ESPNU (No. 69, safety - Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, USC) [UPDATE: Signed with Auburn]
Lamar Dawson (No. 45, ILB - Kentucky, Tennessee, Oregon, UCF, USC) [UPDATE: Signed with USC]
Darius Jennings (No. 191, ATH - Ohio State, Virginia, Wake Forest) [UPDATE: Signed with Virginia]
Timmy Jernigan on ESPNU (No. 29, DT - Alabama, Florida, FSU, LSU, Tennssee) [UPDATE: Signed with Florida State]
Delvon Simmons (No. 80, DT - Oregon, Pitt, Texas Tech, USC) [UPDATE: Signed with UNC]
Stephone Anthony on ESPNU (No. 24, OLB - Clemson, FSU) [UPDATE: Signed with Clemson]
Christian Heyward (No. 94, DT - Oregon, San Diego State, USC) [UPDATE: Signed with USC]
Todd Peat Jr. (No. 182, DT - Arizona State, Nebraska, Oregon State) [UPDATE: Signed with Nebraska]
Dominique Terrell (No. 204, ATH - Miami, Virginia, West Virginia) [UPDATE: Signed with Virginia]
Marquise Wright (No. 149, DT - Michigan State, Rutgers) [UPDATE: Signed with Rutgers]
Curtis Grant on ESPNU (No. 2, ILB - Florida, North Carolina, Ohio State, Virginia) [UPDATE: Signed with Ohio State]
Isaiah Crowell on ESPNU (No. 22, RB - Alabama, Georgia) [UPDATE: Signed with Georgia]
Gabe Wright on ESPNU (No. 141, DT - Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee) [UPDATE: Signed with Auburn]
Jermauria Rasco (No. 168, DE - Florida, FSU, LSU, Texas) [UPDATE: Signed with LSU]
Marqise Lee (No. 36, ATH - California, Oregon, USC) [UPDATE: Signed with USC]
Devin Lucien (No. 190, WR - Arizona State, Colorado, Miami, UCLA)
De'Anthony Thomas (No. 5, CB/RB - USC, Oregon)