Recruiting tracker: Top news leading up to National Signing Day 2016
The race to National Signing Day has begun. Sports Illustrated and Scout.com have partnered to provide complete coverage of college football recruiting. Follow along daily with conference-by-conference recruiting shows featuring analysis, breaking news, prospect breakdowns and much more all leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 3.
SI.com’s team of writers will provide running analysis of all the latest recruiting developments leading up to National Signing Day. All times listed are ET.
Monday, 7 p.m. — Four-star DE Mark Jackson flips to Oklahoma from Texas A&M
Four-star defensive end Mark Jackson flipped his commitment to Oklahoma from Texas A&M on Monday, reports The Oklahoman’s Jason Kersey.
“I needed some place where I couldn’t just play football but could also become a better student,” Jackson said. “I definitely feel like I have that chance at OU.”
For more on Jackson’s flip to the Sooners, read Kayla Lombardo’s full report.
Monday, 3:45 p.m. — Four-star WR Desmond Fitzpatrick commits to Louisville
“I’m ready to make things happen,” he told coach Bobby Petrino over the phone in the video.
For more on Fitzpatrick's commitment, read Kenny Ducey's full report.
Monday, 3:20 p.m. — Predictions for where top 100 recruits will sign
Which schools will win the battle to sign the nation’s top uncommitted prospects? No one knows for sure, but Scout has an educated guess. We make the call on where the last of the uncommitted players in the top 100 are headed.
Monday, 3:15 p.m. — Four-star CB recruit Knott commits to Alabama
In a video released by Bleacher Report, Knott reflects on his high school career before revealing that he will continue his journey with the Crimson Tide. — Xandria James
For more on Knott's commitment, read Xandria James's full report.
Monday, 1:30 p.m. — Final predictions for where top Pac-12 targets will sign
Where are the top recruits from the West Coast headed? National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins joins The Pac-12 Recruiting Show to make his predictions.
Monday, 12:55 p.m. — Final predictions for where top Big 12 targets will sign
National recruiting analyst Greg Powers joins The Big 12 Recruiting Show to offer his Signing Day predictions for the top uncommitted talent in the Midlands.
Monday, 12:35 p.m. — Final predictions for where top Big Ten targets will sign
Just ahead of Signing Day, national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu joins The Big Ten Recruiting Show to make his predictions on where the top uncommitted prospects in the Midwest will sign.
Monday, 11:55 a.m. — Final predictions for where top ACC targets will sign
With Signing Day approaching, The ACC Scout Recruiting Show features national analyst Brian Dohn making his predictions on some of the top uncommitted talent.
Monday, 11:45 a.m. — Final predictions for where top SEC targets will sign
Scout takes a weekly closer look at the major recruiting news and notes in the South including final predictions for the top 10 uncommitted prospects in this region.
Sunday, 4:00 p.m. — Jeter, Brady headline Michigan’s Signing Day event
Two of the biggest stars in sports will help welcome Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class, SI.com has learned.
Four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady and five-time World Series champion Derek Jeter will be in Ann Arbor on National Signing Day for Michigan’s “Signing of the Stars” party. The event, to be held at the school’s Hill Auditorium, will be streamed live on The Players’ Tribune. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Players’ Tribune is co-hosting the event.
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will also attend “Signing of the Stars” to help promote his brother Jim’s program, sources told SI. — Michael Rosenberg
For more on Michigan’s “Signing of the Stars” event, read Michael Rosenberg’s full report.