17 Top Recruits Set to Announce on ESPNU National Signing Day

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17 Top Recruits Set to Announce on ESPNU National Signing Day

ESPN has expanded the ESPNU National Signing Day Special to more than 11 hours to accommodate a record number of on-air commitments, including the No.1 recruit Robert Nkemdiche. Seventeen players in the ESPN 150 will announce their college decision live on the show which will now begin at 7:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The special will also be available on WatchESPN and ESPN3, in addition to being simulcast on ESPN from 3:30-4 p.m. and live look-ins from SportsCenter throughout the day.

The nation’s most highly touted recruit, defensive end Nkemdiche will kick-off the day’s wall-to-wall coverage by choosing either Florida, LSU or Ole Miss during the first half-hour. Five undecided players in the Top 10 – No.2, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 – will also announce live during ESPNU’s National Signing Day coverage. In addition to interviewing the undecided recruits live, ESPNU will also speak with some of the nation’s elite committed players, like No. 2 Carl Lawson, on how they made their decision.

The following ESPN 150 players are expected to announce their college decision on ESPNU (within the hour listed; times subject to change):

Time (ET)


Final Schools

7:30 a.m. No. 1 Robert Nkemdiche (DE) Florida, LSU, Ole Miss
9 a.m. No. 6 Matthew Thomas (OLB) Alabama, FSU, Georgia, Miami, USC
  No. 144 Denver Kirkland (OT) Arkansas, FSU
  No. 5 Laremy Tunsil (OT) Alabama, FSU, Georgia, Ole Miss
  No. 13 Montravius Adams (DT) Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia
10 a.m. No. 50 Vonn Bell (Safety) Alabama, Ohio State, Tennessee
  No. 107 Jordan Cunningham (WR) Miami, Stanford, Vanderbilt
  No. 24 Antonio Conner (Safety) Alabama, Ole Miss
11 a.m. No. 47 Stacy Coley (WR) FSU, Miami, Ole Miss, South Florida
  No. 4 Mackensie Alexander (CB) Auburn, Clemson, Mississippi State, Texas A&M
Noon No. 26 Dee Liner (DT) Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU
  No. 99 Quinton Powell (OLB) Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, USC
  No. 143 Asiantii Woulard (QB-DT) Kentucky, NC State, UCLA, South Florida
1 p.m. No. 135 Keith Bryant FSU, Miami, South Carolina
2 p.m. No. 138 Jermaine Grace Louisville, Miami, Tennessee
3 p.m. No 32 Alvin Kamara (RB) Alabama, Georgia
4 p.m. No. 125 Tyrone Crowder (OG) Clemson, Georgia

ESPNU will be embedded at 13 of the nation’s top college teams all day interviewing coaches, and providing up-to-the-minute news on each team’s freshman class as the commitments are faxed in. The election-style coverage will be highlighted with a real time recruiting side-panel through all 11 hours, including commercials, with the latest news. ESPN’s RecruitingNation.com will also have reporters at high school announcements and in-depth analysis on its 14 team dedicated nation sites.

In addition to the extensive lineup of live reports, Rece Davis and Dari Nowkhah will again host the network’s all-day studio coverage from Charlotte, N.C. They will be joined by ESPN’s national recruiting director Tom Luginbill and recruiting analyst Craig Haubert, along with college football analysts Mike Bellotti and Rod Gilmore, plus special guest analysts Gene Chizik, former Auburn head coach, and Derek Dooley, former Tennessee head coach.

Additional details on ESPN’s National Signing Day Coverage plans here.


Luginbill will be available for media interviews today (Monday, Feb. 4) at 11 a.m. ET. Please RSVP to: [email protected]

Gracie Blackburn

Gracie is the Communications Manager for ESPN’s College Networks. She handles all media requests and questions concerning SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Gracie also supports on college sports airing across ESPN networks.
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