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National Signing Day Blog: Latest news, analysis, interviews

Today marks the beginning of the late signing period for football players in the 2021 class. While the vast majority of 2021 players signed during the early period in December, there is still some drama left for today.

Here's a breakdown of the news, analysis, interviews and videos during another National Signing Day.

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Texas coach Steve Sarkisian: 'For us here at the University of Texas (recruiting) starts in-state' 

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Ohio State coach Ryan Day discusses another stellar class 

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Notre Dame's Brian Kelly: 'I'm going to put a team together that keeps getting better' 

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Alabama wins tough battle to land Terrion Arnold

Alabama won one of the most heated recruiting battles of National Signing Day as the Crimson Tide earned a letter of intent from four-star safety Terrion Arnold. Florida and Georgia were the other SEC contenders for Arnold.

CHAD SIMMONS: Terrion Arnold to Alabama: 'This was a business decision'


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UNC wins out for three-star CB Dontae Balfour

North Carolina faced tough obstacles in the form of Auburn and LSU, but in the end the Tar Heels won over Dontae Balfour.

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RB Logan Diggs reaffirms pledge to Notre Dame 

Logan Diggs, a three-star RB from Louisiana, had originally committed to the Irish but had he reconsidered his options after getting an offer from LSU. A big push from the Notre Dame staff, including head coach Brian Kelly, helped the Irish keep Diggs in the fold.

SAM SPIEGELMAN: Notre Dame holds off LSU for Louisiana RB Logan Diggs


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Tyrone Malone chooses Ole Miss 

Tywone Malone, a Rivals100 defensive tackle from New Jersey, will play football and baseball for the Rebels next year.

ADAM FRIEDMAN: Rivals100 DT Tywone Malone picks Ole Miss

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Texas A&M beats Texas for four-star RB L.J. Johnson  

Houston-area four-star L.J. Johnson signed with Texas A&M on Wednesday, ending a fierce battle in the Lone Star State. Johnson is the second four-star RB to sign in Jimbo Fisher's class.

SPIEGELMAN: Texas A&M wins battle for Johnson

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Clemson's Dabo Swinney has 'high hopes' for five-star Tristan Leigh

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Auburn beats out South Carolina for three-star CB

A few weeks ago, if you asked Juwon Gaton where he was going on Signing Day, he would have told you South Carolina.

The Gamecocks did a good job recruiting the safety out of Montgomery (Ala.) Carver, but once Bryan Harsin and the new staff at Auburn offered, things shifted pretty quickly towards the in-state school.

SIMMONS: Auburn keeps in-state CB Juwon Gaston home

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USC coach Clay Helton says, 'It's a great day to be a Trojan.'

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Four-star Raesjon Davis stays home, signs with USC

Former LSU commit Raesjon Davis signed with USC on Wednesday, picking the Trojans over Oregon and Ohio State.

TROJANSPORTS.COM: USC lands R100 linebacker Raesjon Davis

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Stanford picks up late riser

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Longhorns add key defensive piece

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Four-star WR Destyn Hill sticks with the Seminoles

New Orleans wide receiver Destyn Hill has long been a heavy Florida State lean, and he made things official Wednesday at a ceremony at his high school.

WARCHANT.COM: Worth the wait! Seminoles land Hill

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Georgia coach Kirby Smart discusses his latest top five class

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Penn State reels in four-star DE

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Camar Wheaton makes it official - he's headed to Tuscaloosa

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Oregon beats out Nebraska for four-star Avante Dickerson

Four-star DB Avante Dickerson chose Oregon over home-state Nebraska on Wednesday. The former Minnesota commit went down to the wire and ultimately chose to head to the Pac-12.

JOSH HELMHOLDT: What Oregon is getting in Avante Dickerson

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Maryland coach Mike Locksley reflects on top 20 class

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Kentucky wins SEC battle for Trevin Wallace

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Auburn holds onto Tarvarish Dawson

Three-star athlete Tarvarish Dawson was committed to Auburn, but held off from signing when there was a coaching change. In the end, Dawson decided to stick with the Tigers and new coach Bryan Harsin.

SIMMONS: Dawson decides Auburn is home after all

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Michigan pulls off its second flip for a D-lineman

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Big Big Ten flip kicks off the day

Four-star defensive tackle Rayshaun Benny flipped from Michigan State to Michigan on Signing Day, filling a big need for the Wolverines.

FULL STORY FROM THEWOLVERINE.COM

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Diaz reflects on strong class, keeping local players home

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Ohio State wraps up early

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