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Poll: Who will have biggest signing day?

1/30/2012

National signing day is almost here and while communication between prospects and coaches has stopped, hoping hasn't. Coaches and fans are sending out as much positive energy as possible before signing day.

So with the days ticking down, we wanted to get your thoughts on which school will have the biggest day Wednesday.

Will it be Alabama? The national champions currently have the top class in the country, according to ESPN.com recruiting services, and 27 verbal commitments. Twelve of those commitments are ESPNU 150 members.

It would take something absolutely catastrophic for Alabama's class to not be ranked near the top, and some top prospects, including No. 1 defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (Washington, D.C./Collegiate Academy), No. 3 outside linebacker Kwon Alexander (Oxford, Ala.) and No. 8 defensive tackle Korren Kirven (Lynchburg, Va./Brookville) are still looking at Alabama, as the Tide could probably bring in one or two more players.

(Remember, while SEC teams can only sign 25 prospects per class, Alabama could ask a couple of prospects to grayshirt or count back to previous years as early enrollees in order to make it to 25 in this one.)

What about Arkansas? The Hogs currently have 23 commitments, but are in the running for one of the best players in the country in wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (Springfield, Mo./Hillcrest) and top athlete Davonte Neal (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral). Also, No. 10 offensive tackle Jordan Diamond (Chicago, Ill./Simeon) is still considering the Razorbacks.

Just getting Green-Beckham, who will have a chance to contribute early for whichever team he signs with, might send the Hogs' faithful into a complete frenzy, as he could do some real damage in Bobby Petrino's offense.

Florida also has a chance to close very strong. With 20 current commitments (eight ESPNU 150 members) the Gators will have some flexibility Wednesday. The Gators are still in play for a few top prospects, including No. 3 athlete Stefon Diggs (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel), No. 6 wide receiver Nelson Agholor (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley), No. 5 defensive tackle Leonard Williams (Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland) and No. 1 cornerback Tracy Howard (Miramar, Fla.).

Diggs is actually set to announce his choice and sign on Feb. 10. Also, is there a chance current Florida State defensive end Dante Fowler (St. Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood) flips to the Gators at the last second?

Georgia could also be headed for a big Wednesday. The Bulldogs have a lot of room left in this class and have a few top players still very much on their radar. The feeling is that the three big names Georgia's staff is really hoping for are No. 1 outside linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons (Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes), No. 8 offensive tackle Avery Young (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and junior college wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (Rock Hill, S.C./Hutchinson Community College).

There are certainly more prospects considering Georgia, but getting those three would be huge for Mark Richt.

But you can't forget about Auburn. The Tigers currently rank 15th nationally in ESPN.com's recruiting rankings and could improve that with a successful signing day. With only 15 verbal commitments, Auburn is still in the running for a handful of top prospects, like Alexander, Diggs, Goldman, Patterson, Williams and Young. Auburn received some good news when former Tigers commit Ricardo Louis (Miami Beach, Fla.), who is the No. 5 athlete, decommitted from Florida State. Auburn is very much back in the picture.