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National Signing Day Blog

The three-day early signing period for the class of 2021 is open, and the majority of prospects are expected to sign with schools between today and Friday. Rivals' team of analysts will have you covered from coast to coast with the latest news, so keep it here for updates all day.


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A&M nabs five-star Adeleye



LSU beats Auburn for Goodwin

Before the firing of Gus Malzahn, it looked like Armoni Goodwin had come full circle and was going to ink with Auburn, but as soon as that happened, doubt creeped into his mind. And then Ed Orgeron and LSU swooped in, took advantage and closed the deal.

FULL STORY: Chad Simmons' commitment breakdown


Exclusive Herm Edwards interview

Arizona State coach Herm Edwards joined Rivals' Mike Farrell to talk about how the Sun Devils did on Wednesday.



Miami lands QB Garcia

Miami has landed its apparent QB of the future in four-star Jake Garcia, the No. 42 player in the country. Adam Gorney breaks down Garcia and his commitment to the Hurricanes in the Garcia Aanalysis video.

FULL STORY: Miami is winner for Garcia

MORE: on Garcia


Mack Brown exclusive interview

North Carolina coach Mack Brown joined Rivals for an exclusive interview to discuss how his 2021 class is shaping up.


The top player in 2021 announces for LSU

The verdict is in for the nation’s No. 1 player. Maason Smith, a five-star defensive tackle from Houma (La.) Terrebonne High School, pledged and signed with LSU on Wednesday, capping off a day full of fireworks and decisions made around the country.

FULL STORY: Analysis: No. 1 player Maason Smith is an LSU Tiger

Oregon coach Mario Cristobal interview

Oregon coach Mario Cristobal did an exclusive interview with Rivals' Mike Farrell on signing day to discuss how his 2021 class is shaping up:



Alabama flips four-star WR JoJo Earle away from LSU 

JoJo Earle, the No. 8-ranked receiver in the nation, had been a longtime LSU commit, but his intentions changed and on the first day of the Early Signing Period he flipped to Alabama.

FULL STORY: Crimson Tide flip Rivals100 WR JoJo Earle


Purdue's persistence leads to commitment from LB Yanni Karlaftis 

Purdue has patiently been pursuing four-star linebacker Yanni Karlaftis for some time. The Boilermakers' persistence and patience paid off Wednesday, as Karlaftis announced that he intended to sign with his hometown school.

FULL STORY: Boilermakers land Karlaftis

VIDEO: Karlaftis breaks down his commitment


Exclusive Clay Helton interview

USC coach Clay Helton did an exclusive interview with Rivals to discuss his 2021 class and more.



Exclusive Lane Kiffin interview

Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin gave Rivals an exclusive signing day interview to discuss his 2021 class.



Michigan holds on to 4-star WR Xavier Worthy

California WR Xavier Worthy has been a Michigan commitment for some time, but there was speculation Alabama could flip him on national signing day. Worthy re-affirmed his commitment and signed with the Wolverines on Wednesday.

FULL STORY: Worthy sticks with Michigan

It's Michigan for four-star RB Donovan Edwards

In one of the day's more highly anticipated announcements, Michigan RB Donovan Edwards is staying in-state at Michigan after he announced on a snowy day at his high school. Georgia was heavily in the mix.

FULL STORY: Sought-after Edwards picks Michigan

After intense SEC battle, it is Georgia for four-star Xavian Sorey

Georgia, Florida and Alabama battled hard for IMG Academy LB Xavian Sorey, and he picked the Bulldogs on Wednesday to the delight of Kirby Smart.

FULL STORY: Sorey decides his future is with Georgia

Michigan State lands 4-star Las Vegas LB

Four-star QB Jaxson Dart chooses USC

USC secured its second QB of their 2021 class when Jaxson Dart announced for the Trojans on Wednesday. Dart, after a monster senior season, will be joining four-star Miller Moss as freshman QBs for Clay Helton.

FULL STORY: Four-star QB Jaxson Dart headed to USC

LSU lands big-time CB Damarius McGhee

Four-star Florida CB Damarius McGhee, a one-time Tennessee commitment, picked LSU on Wednesday.

FULL STORY: Damarius McGhee says he wants to be a part of DBU

Gators add key defensive piece

Egg Bowl flip: Daniels goes from Bulldogs to Rebels

If you rewind a month or so ago, the biggest threat to Mississippi State for Lucedale (Miss.) George County star cornerback MJ Daniels was Texas A&M. Ole Miss was there too — just not talked about as much. Lane Kiffin and the staff in Oxford focused on the 6-foot-3, 191 pounder, and Daniels is now a Rebel.

FULL STORY: MJ Daniels flips from Miss. State to Ole Miss

No. 1 JUCO CB flips from Georgia to Jackson State

Deion Sanders is making headlines at Jackson State. Junior college defensive back De’Jahn Warren, an All-American in the junior college ranks, had been committed to Georgia since late August but flipped to Jackson State on Wednesday.

FULL STORY HERE: JUCO DB De'Jahn Warren flips from Georgia to Jackson State

Oklahoma wins out over SMU for four-star Savion Byrd

After exploring and giving serious considerations a trio of schools, Rivals250 offensive tackle Savion Byrd is heading to Oklahoma.

FULL STORY: Rivals250 offensive tackle signs with Oklahoma

Malik Nabors signs with LSU after being committed to Miss. State

Months after landing an offer from LSU and after taking to social media to confirm his commitment to Mississippi State, four-star Lafayette-area wide receiver Malik Nabers has signed with the Tigers.

FULL STORY: LSU flips 4-star WR away from Mississippi State

Alabama flips LSU LB commit Keanu Koht

Keanu Koht, a three-star linebacker from Vero Beach High School in Florida, flipped his commitment from LSU to Alabama on Wednesday morning. Koht committed to the Tigers instead of Alabama on July 4. Alabama maintained in strong communication with Koht throughout the year.

FULL STORY: Koht says player development key at Alabama

UCLA gets surprise flip from Michigan

Florida State wins out for three-star DE George Wilson

Former South Carolina commit George Wilson decommitted from the Gamecocks after Will Muschamp was fired and signed with Florida State on Wednesday.

FULL STORY: Wilson chooses FSU over Auburn, North Carolina

Four-star Michigan LB commit flips to Maryland

Branden Jennings committed to Michigan in October, but he signed with Maryland on Wednesday. The Jacksonville linebacker had also been committed to Florida State earlier in his recruitment, but he will be headed to join Mike Locksley and the Terps.

FULL STORY: Maryland flips Branden Jennings from Michigan

Five-star Tristan Leigh to commit on Jan. 2, sign in February

Leach grabs four-star WR at Mississippi State

UCLA lands Atlanta WR Joshua Moore

First it was Stanford. Then it was USC. But for Atlanta (Ga.) Marist athlete Joshua Moore, the third time is the charm in 2020, and he is now a UCLA Bruin.

FULL STORY: Moore settles on UCLA

Wisconsin's third five-star of Rivals era in the fold

Former SMU, Wazzu commit settles on USC after big senior year

No. 1 quarterback is officially a Sooner

Four-star Minnesota commit not ready to sign

Four-star LB sticks with Notre Dame despite Lea departure

Jonesborough (Tenn.) David Crockett's Prince Kollie is officially a member of the Fighting Irish family. There was some concern that he could flip his commitment elsewhere after defensive coordinator Clark Lea took the Vanderbilt head coaching position, but Kollie is now locked in with Notre Dame.

FULL STORY: Kollie signs with Notre Dame

Virginia Tech flips two

The Hokies flipped athlete Elijah Howard from Tennessee on Tuesday, then took defensive lineman Desmond Mamudi from South Florida on Wednesday.

FULL STORY: Mamudi second late addition to Virginia Tech class