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.
A&M nabs five-star Adeleye
𝘽𝙍𝙀𝘼𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂: #TAMU keeps five-star Katy Tompkins DE Tunmise Adeleye home— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) December 17, 2020
“In the end, it boiled down to them believing in me before anyone else. There was loyalty from the beginning.”
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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: CaneSport.com 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.
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
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
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
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
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
FULL STORY: Rivals250 offensive tackle signs with Oklahoma
Malik Nabors signs with LSU after being committed to Miss. State
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
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
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