The Tide came rolling in on National Signing Day. After an impressive flurry of commitments in the past 48 hours, and thanks to a solid recruiting foundation that was laid in the spring and summer,
The Crimson Tide finished with an amazing run in
As of 3 p.m. EST, the Tide was sitting with 2,819 points, just ahead of Notre Dame, Florida,
There are several uncommitted players who could cause some shifts in the top-10, but nobody has enough left on the board to knock the Tide from their perch.
For Hemet, Calif., offensive lineman
Alabama moved closer to a recruiting national title when outside linebacker
Perhaps no single recruit held more importance for the 2008 Alabama signing class than Harris. A star at a need position, Harris had offers from all over the country, including Auburn, Clemson, Southern Cal and Tennessee.
A four-star prospect, Harris is rated as the nation's No. 1 run-stopping linebacker by Rivals.com. He registered 19 sacks and 140 tackles as a senior at Gadsden City High School.
In a Signing Day surprise, Iowa State has signed four-star receiver and top 250 recruit
The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder was originally committed to Texas A&M, but decided to make the switch to the Cyclones today. Johnson told AggieYell.com on Tuesday he was set to sign with the Aggies, but that changed in the last 24 hours.
Johnson will be the highest rated recruit in the Iowa State class. He ranks as the No. 30 player in Texas and the No. 34 receiver in the nation.
Five-star running back
The nation's top running back prospect, who hails from Ventura Calif., announced his college decision at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim, Calif. Scott picked Colorado over the Texas Longhorns.
The national team rankings are starting to fall into line.
It looks like the winner will be either Alabama or Notre Dame. Florida appears out of it.
Alabama's signing of
The biggest surge of the day comes from two teams - Clemson and Southern Cal.
The Tigers have added
Miami has also had a nice day, adding
Five-star wide receiver
In front of television cameras from all over the country, Jones announced he was going to sign with Alabama.
Jones announced his commitment at Foley (Ala.) High, choosing the home state Crimson Tide and likely solidifying Alabama's recruiting class as the nation's best.
Jones is the fourth-ranked player in the country according to Rivals.com and the top-ranked receiver overall. He picked the Tide over finalists Oklahoma, Florida State, Texas Tech and Florida.
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Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian running back
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As reported earlier this morning by Rivals.com,
Pryor said at a press conference at Jeannette (Pa.) High School that Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Oregon are still in the running for his services.
Pryor said he needs more time to make his decision after going straight from a state championship football season into basketball season.
Five-star running back
Davis made his announcement and signed his letter of intent at a ceremony late Wednesday morning for several Hargrave prospects who were signing Division I scholarships.
Notre Dame has received letters of intent from 23 recruits so far today.
The Irish were at 22 commitments Tuesday, but they were able to add Rivals250 defensive lineman
The Irish await word from four-star running back
The Irish are ranked No. 1 in the Rivals.com
Cypress (Texas) Cy Fair running back
After a visit to California this past weekend, McGuffie is considering the Golden Bears. As of noon Eastern, McGuffie is considering not signing today.
Anniston (Ala.) OT
The 6-foot-6, 317-pounder becomes the third four-star offensive front man to pledge with the Tigers, and fourth overall.
Gulfport (Fla.) Boca Ciega athlete
Zook added four-star defensive lineman
USC will receive a letter of intent today from Detroit King four-star defensive end
The Rivals100 prospect announced his choice at his high school moments ago. He picked the Trojans over Michigan, Miami and Michigan State.
Hargrave Military Academy defensive end
Coples had been considering Florida State, N.C. State and Tennessee.
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Nation's top prep school prospect has made his choice.
Halfway through National Signing Day with many surprises already pulled, several teams have improved their stock or lost momentum.
The loss of
Florida coaches likely let out sighs of relief when
The Rivals100 defensive tackle appears to have signed with Florida.
The Gators have already seen two commitments sign elsewhere this morning.
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Four-star tight end
Allen, who said on Monday that he was headed to Georgia, instead will sign with Clemson after announcing the switch at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
Alabama fans still have to wait a couple more hours to find out if the Tide will land five-star WR
A five-star offensive tackle, Love had been committed to Alabama since July and the signing was basically a formality.
Five-star defensive tackle
Sources say that the Buford, Ga., native is considering switching his pledge to either Georgia or Notre Dame. Hunter had originally committed to Notre Dame, then switched to Florida in January.
Possibly in play is a rumor that Florida co-defensive coordinator
Georgia has received letters of intent from the two five-star recruits in its class.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder had been undecided between Tennessee and North Carolina leading up to Signing Day.
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They both decided to join them on Signing Day and added their names to the Miami 2008 recruiting class.
Southern Miss got the signatures of two of its biggest recruits.
Five-star wide receiver
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He has made a second switch on National Signing Day with a last minute commitment back to Miami. The Melbourne (Fla.) Palm Bay standout gives Miami 16 commitments rated four stars or higher.
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Butler is the No. 79-ranked player in the country by Rivals.com, and the son of former Atlanta Falcon Bobby Butler. USC is expected to ink 17 players to LOIs today.
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The four-star defensive end from Weatherford, Texas, signed with Notre Dame on Wednesday morning, making his second de-commitment from the Aggies official and giving the Irish their 23rd commitment in a recruiting class that's expected to sign in full later today.
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Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson four-star center prospect
Barnum, a soft Florida commitment since Jan. 18, pulled the switch and announced his intentions to go to Michigan during a press conference at his school.
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Vienna (W.Va.) Parkersburg four-star offensive guard
Jenkins originally committed to West Virginia but opened his recruitment back up when
There was some speculation that four-star junior college linebacker
But Bryant reportedly just faxed his letter of intent in to the Oklahoma coaching staff and will be a Sooner.
Despite a late push by LSU, three-star back
The press conference has not started yet, but unless he plans a shocker it looks like he will be an FSU signee.
The Longhorns now await word from
Ladky will have video footage of the discussion w/ Pryor and what he's thinking going in to what is clearly one of the most anticipated recruitments of a No. 1 player in recent memory.
Penn State made a late push for Christchurch (Va.) Christchurch School WR
Later today, Baton Rouge, Louisiana offensive lineman
"The tradition of being a major national football power as well as a first rate academic institution," Thomas said. "The atmosphere surrounding the campus, the coaches, players and outstanding facilities including the largest stadium in the SEC and the second largest stadium in the nation are some of the things that sole me on Tennessee."