No. 1 Recruit Byron Cowart, Snoop Dogg’s Son Cordell Broadus and 15 More ESPN 300 Players to Announce College Destination on 11-hour ESPNU Signing Day Special

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No. 1 Recruit Byron Cowart, Snoop Dogg’s Son Cordell Broadus and 15 More ESPN 300 Players to Announce College Destination on 11-hour ESPNU Signing Day Special

Previous Announcement:
National Signing Day coverage on ESPNU, SEC Network, and Longhorn Network

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The Dream of the College Football Playoff Starts on National Signing Day”

17 ESPN 300 Player Announcements
Six Top 10 Recruits in ESPN 300
Five Players Ranked No. 1 at Their Position
Broadus’ Decision to be Simulcast on ESPN
More than 25 Head Coach Interview

ESPNU Signing Day Special (8 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 4) will be highlighted by the No. 1 recruit, DE Byron Cowart, and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg’s son WR Cordell Broadus, and 15 more impact players announcing their college destination live. All 17 players are in the ESPN 300, six in the top 10, and five ranked No. 1 at their position. The entire 11-hour special will also be available on WatchESPN.

  • Snoop & Son: ESPN will simulcast ESPNU Signing Day Special from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. when Broadus, whose college recruitment has been documented in the ESPN mini-series Snoop & Son, will make his college announcement. Broadus is expected to decide between Arizona State, LSU, UCLA and USC. The fourth episode of Snoop & Son will air on Signing Day at 7 p.m. on ESPN
  • Top 10 Announcements: Cowart will be the first top 10 recruit to announce (9 a.m. hour) when he chooses between Auburn and Florida. Other players announcing in the top 10 include: No. 2, DT Terry Beckner Jr. (10 a.m. hour), No. 4, CB Iman Marshall (4 p.m. hour), No. 5, OT Martez Ivey (11 a.m. hour), No. 6, DT Daylon Mack (12 p.m. hour) and No. 9, DE CeCe Jefferson (2 p.m. hour).
  • Player Announcements: A complete list of player announcements is as follows:
Time (ET)* Rank and Player Position (Pos. Rank) Hometown Final Schools
8:30 a.m. No. 111 Chris Clark TE (4) Avon, Conn. Michigan & UCLA
9 a.m. No. 1 Byron Cowart DE (1) Seffner, Fla. Auburn & Florida
No. 28 SoSo Jamabo ATH (4) Plano, Texas Texas & UCLA
10 a.m. No. 46 Jeffery Holland OLB (4) Jacksonville, Fla. Auburn, Florida & UCLA
No. 2 Terry Beckner Jr. DT (1) St. Louis, Ill. Auburn, Florida State, Missouri & Ohio State
11 a.m. No. 105 Josh Wariboko OG (8) Oklahoma City, Okla. Oklahoma, Ohio State & UCLA
No. 29 Roquan Smith OLB (2) Montezuma, Ga. Georgia, Michigan, Texas A&M & UCLA
No. 5 Martez Ivey OT (1) Apopka, Fla. Auburn & Florida
12 p.m. No. 57 DaMarkus Lodge WR (7) Cedar Hill, Texas Ole Miss, Texas & Texas A&M
No. 6 Daylon Mack DT (3) Gladewater, Texas Texas, Texas A&M & TCU
2 p.m. No. 9 CeCe Jefferson*** DE (2) Glen St Mary, Fla. Alabama, Auburn Florida, Florida State, LSU & Ole Miss
No. 41 Rasheem Green*** DT (8) Gardena, Calif. Arizona State, Miami (Fla), Oregon & USC
No. 56 John Houston, Jr.*** ILB (1) Gardena, Calif. Arizona State, Miami (Fla), Oklahoma, Oregon & USC
No. 130 Cordell Broadus*** WR (14) Las Vegas, Nev. Arizona State, LSU, UCLA & USC
3 p.m. No. 63 Equanimeous St. Brown WR (9) Anaheim, Calif. Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA & USC
4 p.m. No. 4 Iman Marshall CB (1) Long Beach, Calif. Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan, UCLA & USC
No. 172 Joseph Wicker DT (19) Long Beach, Calif. Arizona State, Texas Tech & UCLA.

***Simulcast on ESPN
*Times are within the hour
Times and final schools are subject to change

  • Announcements on Twitter: Player announcements will be shared in real time via @ESPNCFB, with @CollegeGameDay providing the video link to each player’s announcement shortly thereafter. Also, @ESPNRNFball will offer player commitment predictions and updated class rankings throughout the day. Fans can take part in the conversation by tagging their tweets with #SigningDay.
  • Luginbill’s Take: ESPN national recruiting director Tom Luginbill heads into his 10th year as ESPN’s National Signing Day expert. Luginbill oversees the ESPN high school player rankings, which includes the evaluation of 1500 players who are underclassman. His take on the 2015 class:

“For the 2015 class, one of the biggest strengths is along the defensive line, particularly at defensive tackle. It’s a premium position and with the likes of No. 1 ranked overall player DE Byron Cowart, DE CeCe Jefferson and DT Daylon Mac, amongst others, set to make their college choice, it should be an exciting day for college football.”

  • Head Coach Interviews: With reporters on 16 college campuses*, ESPNU National Signing Day Special is expected to have on-campus updates and interviews with more than 25 head coaches, including all four coaches from the inaugural College Football Playoff. SportsCenter will also air a variety of interviews.
    • Paul Chryst, Wisconsin
    • Larry Fedora, North Carolina
    • Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
    • James Franklin, Penn State
    • Al Golden, Miami
    • Todd Graham, Arizona State
    • Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
    • Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
    • Mark Helfrich, Oregon
    • Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia
    • Butch Jones, Tennessee
    • Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
    • Jerry Kill, Minnesota
    • Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech
    • Gus Malzahn, Auburn
    • Jim McElwain, Florida
    • Urban Meyer, Ohio State
    • Les Miles, LSU
    • Bobby Petrino, Louisville
    • Mark Richt, Georgia
    • Rich Rodriguez, Arizona
    • Nick Saban, Alabama
    • Steve Sarkisian, USC
    • David Shaw, Stanford
    • Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
    • Charlie Strong, Texas
    • Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
    • Dabo Swinney, Clemson
    • Kyle Whittingham, Utah

Note: Reporters will be at Georgia and South Carolina, both which has been added since coverage press release was issued. Additional head coaches will be interviewed as well

  • Studio Coverage: ESPNU National Signing Day Special will originate from ESPN’s studios in Charlotte with Rece Davis and Matt Schick serving as hosts. ESPN national recruiting director Tom Luginbill will be a staple throughout the day with college football analysts Mike Bellotti, Desmond Howard, Danny Kanell, and David Pollack. Recruiting analyst Craig Haubert will also be in studio.
  • Recruiting Nation: Before the kick off to the 2015 season, fans can learn more about the No.1 recruit in the in ESPN 300, defensive end Byron Cowart from Seffner, Fla., in this video feature: Student of the Game. On February 4, fans can interact with experts on com via live chats starting at 8 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Additionally, at the conclusion of National Signing Day, Recruiting Nation will rank the top 75 recruiting classes and provide grades for all major conference programs.
  • ESPN3: ESPN3 will carry six exclusive school-produced specials on National Signing Day at Buffalo (7 a.m.), Georgia Tech (8:30 a.m.), Duke (9 a.m.), Monmouth (12 p.m.), Northern Illinois (3 p.m.), and Florida State (6:30 p.m.). Each show will also be available on replay via ESPN3.
  • SEC Network +: In conjunction to day long coverage on the SEC Network Signing Day Special (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), additional Southeastern Conference coverage will be available via SEC Network + on WatchESPN. Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia and Mississippi State will all have digitally exclusive school specific Signing Day shows on the platform. SEC Network + will also carry the Arkansas and Vanderbilt press conferences.


Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner


Derek Volner

I currently lead ESPN’s NFL Communications, including Monday Night Football, NFL Draft and studio programming. Previously, I did the same for ESPN’s vast college football portfolio. I have been with ESPN since 2013.
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