Signing Day Thoughts
Signing Day 2015 is History! (Updated Version)
Most prep football fans across the state and the nation for that matter, spent a good portion of February 4th glued to the various prep football sites on the internet or television. It was the second most popular day of the year for prep football other than the annual fall season opener.
I think that signing day 2015 will go down as one of the most turbulent ones ever. There were more player verbal commit flips than I can ever remember. I think it's a sign of the times. Prep players commit early and then after visiting schools all across the country...change their minds at the last minute.
Georgia, Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern all had top-notch signing classes. U.G.A. was in the top ten at number 8, Georgia Tech was number 41 and Georgia Southern was at number 73 as far as national rank of the strength of their 2015 signing classes.
There was an interesting story that came out of this year's signing day hoopla. Roquan Smith of Macon County High School in Montezuma, one of the top linebackers in the country, revealed on national TV that he was headed to UCLA and in the midst of all of the post announcement fanfare was late in faxing in his documents to the Bruins. Smith then discovered that the coach which had recruited him to UCLA was leaving to take a job in the NFL By the way, Smith still has the unsigned letter of intent documents.
Smith, considered by many as the second-best player available in the state of Georgia behind defensive tackle Trent Thompson of Albany, has agreed to a grant-in-aid at the University of Georgia and will enter classes there this summer. Even after enrolling this summer, he has indicated that he will not sign a letter of intent with the Bulldogs, leaving the door open for other schools to continue to recruit him if they dare. Smith affirms that he is now Bulldog!
By the way, recruiting of the Class of 2016 began in earnest on Thursday February 5th!