Thursday, February 08, 2007

National Signing Day

Yesterday was the first day that Division I recruits could formally commit to colleges, and the media handed out grades almost immediately. Recruiting guru Tom Lemming said that Tennessee and Florida had the top classes, followed by USC, Texas and Notre Dame. Scouts, Inc.'s top five consisted of USC, Florida, Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Fighting Irish fell to eighth on the Scouts list.

The SEC feasted this year, garnering 32 out of the top 100 prospects. No Big Ten team cracked the top ten in Lemming's list. That School Up North ranked sixth on Scouts' list, while the Buckeyes ranked 20th. Happily, not a single Ohio kid signed with Michigan this year. The Vest grabbed 10 of them, including Brandon Saine from Piqua, this year's Mr. Football. Saine's 6'1" and 220, and runs a blistering 4.3 forty. So, if you Buckeye fans are depressed about the team's overall ranking, here's Saine's highlight video, which ought to cheer you up:

While you Buckeye fans are watching Saine, those of us who follow the Fighting Irish will keep our eyes on QB Jimmy Clausen:

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