Signing Day Kicks Off with No. 13 Safety Brandon Burton College Commitment in Midnight SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt

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Signing Day Kicks Off with No. 13 Safety Brandon Burton College Commitment in Midnight SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt

The No. 13 safety recruit in the country, Brandon Burton, plans to make his college commitment live on the midnight  SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt, kicking off National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 3. Burton is the first of 14 ESPN 300 commitments being covered live throughout the day in the 11th annual ESPNU National Signing Day Special.

His announcement in midnight (ET) hour of SportsCenter will mark the earliest live Signing Day commitment ESPN has ever covered. Burton lives in California and will be televised from ESPN’s Los Angeles studio.

Burton is deciding between Arizona, Florida State, UCLA and USC.

 

Signing Day Updates:

ESPN previously announced programming details for coverage across five television networks, which included:

  • The No. 1 college football recruit on Recruiting Nation’s ESPN 300 list, Rashan Gary, live from the Bristol, CT SportsCenter studio, during the 1 p.m. hour, on SportsCenter and ESPN2. This will mark the fourth-consecutive year the No. 1 player’s college commitment has aired within the ESPNU National Signing Day Special Presented by Nissan (previously announced list)
  • On-site reporting at 15 college campuses – including every Top 10 recruiting team
  • Programming details for Signing Day specials on ESPNU (8 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7 p.m.), SEC Network (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), Longhorn Network (8 – 1 p.m.; 7-8 p.m.) and ESPN2 (1-5 p.m.)

 

In addition to television plans, ESPN will offer more than 30 streaming options available on computers, smart phones, tablets and connected devices via WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Events include school shows and press conferences, in addition to live simulcasts of ESPNU, ESPN2, SEC Network and Longhorn Network.

 

Start Time (ET) Programming Title Viewing Link
7 a.m. Auburn University Signing Day http://es.pn/1UD2teA
8 a.m. Texas Football Signing Day http://es.pn/1nNnQzg
ESPNU National Signing Day Special Presented by Nissan http://es.pn/1m8vmDr
University of Kentucky Signing Day http://es.pn/1PMbNZc
8:30 a.m. Georgia Tech National Signing Day http://es.pn/1WXLUve
9 a.m. Miami (FL) National Signing Day http://es.pn/20jIBnz
Duke National Signing Day http://es.pn/1So1dhS
University of Georgia Signing Day http://es.pn/1WXnBO4
University of Alabama Signing Day http://es.pn/1VCwzyX
10 a.m. SEC Now: Signing Day Special http://es.pn/20r2S7k
10 a.m. Mississippi State University Signing Day http://es.pn/1KlBPGA
11 a.m. University of Arkansas Signing Day http://es.pn/1P0vRK8
noon Monmouth National Signing Day http://es.pn/1So1b9W
1 p.m. ESPNU National Signing Day Special Presented by Nissan
(ESPN2)
http://es.pn/1QU2DiH
Bowling Green National Signing Day http://es.pn/1QCn55u
University of Kentucky Signing Day Press Conference TBD
2 p.m. Eastern Michigan National Signing Day http://es.pn/20C88Fi
Stephen F. Austin National Signing Day http://es.pn/1KSCnPh
3 p.m. Texas Football Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1QqhVJI
Miami (OH) National Signing Day http://es.pn/1QU2Bam
Northern Illinois National Signing Day http://es.pn/1WXLWTW
Auburn University Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1SxHhaG
University of Georgia Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1PPUJb7
University of Arkansas Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1KSCryf
University of South Carolina Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1STrWT8
Ole Miss Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1SxHhaI
3:30 p.m. University of Florida Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1WXnBO6
4 p.m. Mississippi State University Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1JTCFdB
Liberty National Signing Day TBD
5 p.m. ESPNU National Signing Day Special Presented by Nissan http://es.pn/1m8vpis
University of Alabama Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1UD2vmK
Vanderbilt University Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1VCwzyZ
LSU Signing Day Press Conference http://es.pn/1nIhLo6
6:15 p.m. Appalachian State National Signing Day http://es.pn/20jIBnG
6:30 p.m. Florida State National Signing Day http://es.pn/20C874e
7 p.m. Longhorn Extra Signing Day Special http://es.pn/1KCJnzo

 

 

Additional Signing Day assets:

  • A transcript of ESPN Recruiting Director Tom Luginbill discussing uncommitted ESPN 300 players, Signing Day expectations and the impact of recruits on specific college football teams is also available
  • ESPN 300 Rankings
  • ESPN Recruiting Nation Class Rankings

 

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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