Now that all the National Signing Day fun is over, what really mattered from the big day of the 2018 recruiting season?
Daily Five: National Signing Day Biggest Takeaways
It might not have been the National Signing Day we’re all used to in early February, but several big things happened throughout the always-important day. Here are five key takeaways.
5. The key players
Most of the top prospects signed in December, but the ones who were left were fought over by the big boys in a gluttonous sort of way.
The biggest guess was where top OT – it’s a weak overall class of tackles – Nick Petit-Frere out of Tampa was going to end up. He was as tight-lipped as any elite recruit throughout the last year, and while it wasn’t a total shock when he signed on with Ohio State, it was dramatic.
American Heritage High in Miami was Ground Zero for the top talent in the early part of the day, with excellent corner Tyson Campbell disappointing Alabama by picking Georgia, and then the Crimson Tide got the better of the school’s two prospects when Patrick Surtain put on the Bama hat.
And, of course, 2018 National Signing Day will be forever known for this …
The terrific receiver prospect was supposed to be ready for the Crimson Tide – the jacket color appeared to be a giveaway – and based on the gear around him, Tennessee was right there, but his mom didn’t exactly agree with the decision of picking Florida.
But all turned out fine …