Live with the Tide: National Signing Day

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Tyler Martin

TUSCALOOSA, Ala - National Signing Day is here and the University of Alabama will look to make a run for the No. 1 ranked recruiting class today for the second straight year.

This will be the one-stop shop for live updates and breaking news related to the remaining targets for the Crimson Tide. 

If anyone needs a primer on the storylines for today that Crimson Tide fans should be on the lookout for, here is BamaCentral's preview of NSD. 

As always, we encourage you to post comments and ask questions, either here, on our Talk of the Tide forum or in our community sections.

Announcement times (all times CT)

Four-star wide receiver Javon Baker - 6:30 a.m

Four-star defensive tackle Jamil Burroughs - 6:30 a.m

Three-star defensive back Ennis Rakestraw - 8:00 a.m

Four-star defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson - 9:30 a.m

Four-star offensive tackle Sedrick Van Pran - 10:00 a.m

Three-star offensive tackle Damieon George - 11:00 a.m

Four-star defensive tackle Jayson Jones - 2:00 p.m

Five-star defensive end Alfred Collins - 3:50 p.m

Signed, sealed and delivered (paperwork)

Four-star wide receiver Javon Baker, McEachern (Powder Springs, GA)

Four-star defensive tackle Jamil Burroughs, McEachern (Powder Springs, GA)

The Latest ...

4:00 p.m. - As expected, five-star defensive end Alfred Collins signs with Texas over Alabama and Oklahoma. The Crimson Tide staff took visits over the last couple weeks to see Collins, but this was Texas' race to lose. 

2:45 p.m. - Alabama will close the 2020 cycle with the No. 2 overall class on 247sports and the No. 3 class on Rivals. SI All-American will release its rankings later today. Entering National Signing Day, the Crimson Tide was ranked 3rd. 

2:20 p.m. - Four-star defensive tackle and former Alabama commit Jayson Jones has officially flipped to Oregon. It has been deeply reported that the Crimson Tide wanted Jones to play on the offensive line, but he was keen on playing defensive line and the Ducks wanted him there. 

12:15 p.m. - Alabama announces the signing of George. Intimidating photo to go along with it. 

12:00 p.m. - Four-star offensive tackle and Alabama commit Damieon George has signed his national letter of intent. Geogre never once wavered from the Crimson Tide since he verbally committed in the summer. He is a player who improved his stock a great deal during his senior year and time at the Under Armour All-American Game. 

10:32 a.m. - Van Pran does indeed stick with the Bulldogs.

10:25 a.m - Longtime Georgia commit Sedrick Van Pran is set to announce shortly. There was the possibility of him flipping once Sam Pittman left for Arkansas and he did take official visits to Alabama and Florida, but the expectation is he stays with the Bulldogs. 

9:30 a.m - Jackson announces he will sign with Texas A&M over Alabama, LSU, and Auburn. Both, Alabama and Texas A&M were optimistic coming into today, but Jimbo Fisher lands a massive get for his program. Not the morning that Crimson Tide fans had envisioned. 

8:55 a.m - All eyes are now set on four-star defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson who is set to announce his decision at 9:30 a.m. A livestream of the ceremony will be broadcasted here. 

8:22 a.m. - Alabama target and three-star defensive back Ennis Rakestraw announces he will sign with Missouri. This is a shocker to say the least. Here is a replay of the heartfelt announcement from the Longhorn State standout: 

8:07 a.m - Burroughs' papers have made it to Tuscaloosa. 

8:04 a.m - Alabama announces that Baker's paperwork is officially in. 

7:00 a.m - Baker and Burroughs have signed their national letters of intent. The only thing left is for Alabama to officially announce it. Arkansas and Georgia Tech pushed late for Baker, but he stays strong on his pledge to the Crimson Tide. Burroughs has had his recruitment shut down over the last week. 

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