Countdown to Signing Day - December 12, 2020

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8:56 pm - LSU loses Wiggins to Clemson

Nathaniel Wiggins is the No. 3 cornerback and No. 43 overall in the SI99. The Atlanta native committed to LSU in the summer, yet has now just backed off his pledge to be a Tiger in Death Valley...in Baton Rouge.

Wiggins will still be a Tiger, but at Clemson, as he has flipped to play for head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive coordinator Brent Venables. 

More at AllClemson.

6:35 pm - Arizona's top commitment sticking for now

SIAA has been in touch with the camp of Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si quarterback Clay Millen and he is still on board with his Arizona verbal commitment despite the dismissal of head coach Kevin Sumlin. The thought is that the preseason SI All-American candidate, an NFL legacy, will likely remain on board barring unforeseen circumstances.

5:45 pm - Sumlin out at Arizona four days before ESP

Less than 24 hours after the most embarrassing loss for any Power 5 program in recent memory, to the in-state rival no less, Arizona has planned to part ways with Kevin Sumlin. Of course SIAA immediately shifts gears to the Wildcat commitment list, which is the most voluminous in the Pac-12 with 21 verbal commitments on board midday Saturday. Washington QB Clay Millen is its headliner.

5:00 pm - Houston lands former ACC commitment Crim

The Alabama All-Star team took down Mississippi's best on Saturday afternoon and then Adamsville (Ala.) Minor offensive lineman Almarion Crim made his commitment announcement for Houston. The interior prospect was formerly committed to Duke and the Cougars pounced on him soon after he backed off of the Blue Devil pledge in November. 

Crim breaks it down with SIAA here.

1:48 pm - Florida unofficially hosting SI99 pair

SI99 linebacker Xavian Sorey got to Gainesville last night and his close friend and fellow SI99er Terrion Arnold just got to the city, he announced. Sorey is coming off the board on Wednesday, between UF, Alabama and Georgia, while Arnold is likely to wait until February to make the call. The two talked about being a package deal in September. 

Florida hosts LSU tonight at The Swamp.

1:35 pm - A&M heating up, adds in-stater Turner

Shemar Turner became the second Texas A&M pickup in as many days with a Saturday afternoon commitment. The DeSoto (Texas) standout, who is an SI All-American finalist as a defensive lineman, was also considering Alabama. 19 commitments now in for A&M, including 11 from the Lone Star State. Few SEC programs are hotter at the moment. 

12:05 pm - Yet ANOTHER Ole Miss commitment

The Ole Miss run leading up to the Early Signing Period is hitting double digits as of Saturday with the pledge of Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep two-way lineman Taleeq Robbins. The Rebels are now up to 20 verbal commitments in the class of 2021, poised to break into the SI All-American team recruiting rankings when updated on Monday.

11:30 am - SI99 RB to sign this week?

Another prospect we're hearing contrasting information on in regards to signing during the early window is former Auburn commitment Armoni Goodwin. The senior is set to cap his career on the field this afternoon at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game and recently told us he was considering AU, LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Florida State when opening the process back up. LSU has held the most buzz following the decommitment. 

11:20 am - Michigan commitment holding off 

In a growing trend we're tracking at SI All-American, the unique circumstances surrounding the college football recruiting process is leading to more Power 5 prospects playing patient when it comes to the Early Signing Period. Longtime Michigan commitment Jaydon Hood says he is among those not quite ready to sign in December, instead opting for the traditional window beginning February 3. 

11:00 am - Top uncommitted RB Donovan Edwards a big battle

We haven't detailed much about one of the top uncommitted running backs in America, Donovan Edwards, who will soon make his pick between the likes of Michigan, Notre Dame and Georgia. The Wolverines are the in-state program and there is plenty of pressure for Jim Harbaugh to lock in the big-time back, but there are relatively consistent rumblings coming out of the south in favor of Georgia. Former Auburn commitment and SI99 prospect Armoni Goodwin is also considering UGA down the stretch, so Wednesday will be telling for plenty of programs searching for a bell cow back. 

More from Wolverine Digest.

10:30 am - SI99 DL Sapp won't sign on Wednesday

Committed to Florida for nearly two years, the recruitment of SI99 defensive lineman Tyreak Sapp won't end on Wednesday. He spoke to SI All-American Friday night, after helping Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas punch a return ticket to the Class 7A title game, and admitted the push from Alabama is legitimate. This is one to watch through the New Year.

9:30 am - Former Texas OL commitment waiting for February

After backing off of a Texas verbal commitment dating back to August, Florida offensive line prospect Michael Myslinski says he isn't ready to make a snap decision with minimal time between the decommitment and the Early Signing Period. He'll take his time in making a final decision, with some conversations increasing surrounding Big Ten programs Michigan State and Iowa. 

"I’m going to re evaluate and continue to talk to the coaches and see what I like," Myslinski said.

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