Analysts Tom Lemming, Houston Nutt and Brian Jones Joined By Top Coaches From Across The Country
Today’s coverage of college football’s National Signing Day on CBS Sports Network featured breaking news on the latest commitments, analysis of the top players from across the country, as well as interviews with top coaches including Nick Saban (Alabama), James Franklin (Penn State), Brian Kelly (Notre Dame), Brady Hoke (Michigan), Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss), David Shaw (Stanford), Will Muschamp (Florida), Al Golden (Miami), Mike London (Virginia), Rich Rodriguez (Arizona) and Kyle Flood (Rutgers).
Adam Zucker hosted CBS SPORTS NATIONAL SIGNING DAY presented by American Family Insurance, and was joined by recruiting expert Tom Lemming, analysts Houston Nutt and Brian Jones and reporter Susannah Collins.
Tom Lemming’s Final Top Ten Recruiting Classes:
2. Ohio State
3. Florida State
6. Texas A&M
7. Notre Dame
Lemming’s Most Surprising Recruiting Winners:
3. Arizona State
(ON SIGNING DAY SURPRISES):
Lemming: The story of today is that there were no surprises. No big flips. A lot of kids were mid-term high school graduates. There were maybe about 12 really good announcements, but normally there are between 20 and 40. I think the big story is that Signing Day was a non-story. There weren’t any big changes… The Southeastern Conference dominated again from start-to-finish. I have six SEC teams in the Top-10. Once again, it’s the same old story – SEC teams beat everybody else to the punch. They get in with the top prospects two-to-three years before everyone else and they seem to land all the top guys.
(ON ALABAMA’S TOP-RANKED CLASS):
Lemming: Alabama is significantly ahead of everyone else. They have impact players at every single position including quarterback. David Cornwell out of Oklahoma missed his senior year, but he’s still considered one of the top-three pro-style quarterbacks in the country.
(ON TENNESSEE’S FIFTH-RANKED CLASS):
Lemming: Some people are saying with Tennessee, it’s all quantity. It’s not. They have some quality. Josh Malone, Jalen Hurd. The top-three players in Tennessee are going there – two of them are five-star ball players. I think they’ve done a great job. And they’ve extended their reach.
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