Happy Friday everybody - here's my latest video titled "Good Times". Enjoy!
Welcome to the annual Signing Day twitter liveblog. To participate, tweet @mgoblog.
Here is your schedule for the day:
9:30 AM: VA OL
Mekhi Becton: Louisville, improbably
9:4510:30 AM: GA DT Aubrey Solomon: Michigan
10:30 AM: MS LB
Willie Gay: Mississippi State
Noon: UT DT
- 2:30 PM: AL WR Nico Collins
The twitter liveblog will actually terminate before Collins announces because that's when our live Signing Day podcast goes, er, live.
Here is your bare-bones newsfeed.
And here is the ongoing Q&A.
I love looking back to see what happened to highly recruited guys, so this article is pretty fascinating.
Of note, Alabama and Michigan only had 3 players in the top 100 and OSU only had 2, while Florida had 11! Some things change, but some things stay the same. Unfortunately Meyer is still a ridiculous recruiter.
4. Ryan Mallett, QB
Mallett transferred from Michigan after one season and spent two years at Arkansas. A third-round pick in 2011, he has started eight games in six NFL seasons and last season was a backup in Baltimore.
25. Donovan Warren, DB
After leaving school early, he went undrafted in 2010. Warren bounced among four NFL teams but never played. He is involved in commercial real estate, according to his Twitter bio.
37. Jerimy Finch, DB
Finch orally committed to Michigan and then Indiana before settling on Florida. He later transferred to Indiana -- and then transferred to Marian University. He was arrested in 2014 for burglary of a liquor store.
91. Toney Clemons, WR
Clemons transferred to Colorado and in 2012 was drafted in the seventh round by the Steelers. He appeared in four games that season and later bounced around the NFL and CFL.
Welp, at least Warren worked out.
For a little alone time with Saban, recruits will head to the coach's office. In there, the swag is measured in karats."The first thing that really caught my eyes were a lot of diamonds, just shining in my face," Wright said. "First thing [Saban] said, 'Oh yeah, we love jewelry here.' All you could see was a lot of diamonds."
I was just over at the Buckeye site Eleven Warriors. There is something out from an SEC blog about major shenanigans happening at Florida.
You can go to the link yourself. It goes against almost everything I've read about bagmen in the SEC. But if true and proveable, these could be death penalty type violations. I'll believe the NCAA actually does something when I see it happen for the first time. Whatever.
My point in posting here is that this could really have an affect on several recruits. The big one, imhe, is Tedarrell Slaton. We have really not had a shot at him. However, if Florida turns toxic, is it possible he could be flipped at this late date? Would we want Herbert back? I don't know, but I've felt all along that OL recruiting was the most important thing for this class.
It has nothing to do with Florida, but I'd dearly love for dirt to come out this weekend on Georgia, bringing Collins (and possibly Wilson . . . pipe dream, but one can hope) up to Michigan instead.
So glad he joined the betterest guys.