'Twas the Night Before National Signing Day...

By Taylor Johnson
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t worry folks, I’m not gonna continue on with some sort of Christmas Eve parody type poem. But if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months (and if you have kudos to you because I can’t imagine that would be great living quarters by any means), then you would know that tomorrow is when college football recruits sign their letters of intent to their school of choice. Although not quite a national holiday, tomorrow is better known as National Signing Day.

In the last 24 hours, we have already had a few recruits make major headlines. Running back Dontre Wilson made the highly anticipated flip from the Oregon Ducks to the Ohio State BuckeyesFive-star linebacker Reuben Foster committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide and new Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema hit the jackpot when top running back Alex Collins made a commitment. If this is any inclination of the excitement we can expect tomorrow, then I can’t wait.

Two somewhat related storylines I will be watching all day tomorrow is if the Ole Miss Rebels can land one of the top classes in the nation and how dominant the SEC will be in recruiting once again.

According to all the major recruiting sites, SEC teams account for five of the top ten recruiting classes of 2013. The Rebels are just on the outside looking in with a top 15 class, according to most. A few top recruits are seriously considering the Rebels and if they do choose to head to Oxford, Miss., then head coach Hugh Freeze would easily shoot up the rankings into the top five if not higher.

The best of the best who are not considering the Rebels are considering at least one SEC team, if not more. The Tide and Georgia Bulldogs are also in the running for some of the best talent in the nation. Is this the SEC asserting their dominance once again, or are there other power conferences who can rise to the top and them off the top?

It is a very exciting time for college football fans around the country. Many of us will be glued to the T.V. and computer getting the latest news as to who signed where. There will be many to keep an eye on and it will be interesting to see who ends up winning the recruiting battle, getting the top 2013 college football recruiting class.


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