Monday, February 4, 2013
Final pre-signing day recruiting rankings
By Ted Miller
Florida leads the nation and USC leads the Pac-12 with national signing day just two days away, according to the ESPN.com recruiting rankings.
USC is followed by UCLA at No. 11, but the Bruins and Trojans are battling for a number of prospects down this final stretch. That order could end up reversed.
Alabama is No. 2, Notre Dame No. 3, Ohio State No. 4 and Michigan No. 5.
Watch out for the Crimson Tide. They could land three or four big names on signing day and end up No. 1.
As for the rest of the Pac-12: Washington is 19th, Oregon 22nd, California 28th, Arizona 37th, Stanford 28th and Arizona State 40th.
Here are some of the top prospects still on the board.
The biggest remaining battles? DT Eddie Vanderdoes (UCLA, USC, Alabama, Notre Dame) and DE Kylie Fitts (UCLA, USC, Washington).
It seems possible the Crimson Tide are going to steal Vanderdoes away from the West Coast -- just check out his Twitter feed from his 'Bama visit.
UCLA also is in on a number of prospects, including QB Asiantii Woulard and RB Cornelius Elder.
So, as usual, there will be plenty of signing day intrigue on Wednesday. And perhaps beyond.