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Welcome to national signing day 2012

It's finally here -- national signing day 2012.

We'll be bringing you updates all day, and ESPNU will start its television coverage at 9 a.m. with several of the nation's top recruits announcing their choices live. Check out ESPN's recruiting page throughout the day.

Already, Tennessee is off to a great start with top junior college receiver Cordarrelle Patterson choosing the Vols. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Patterson also had Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss among his finalists after racking up junior college All-America honors at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College.

Here's a signing day preview for you and features several prospects considering SEC schools.

The SEC blog will be covering all of the big commitments and developments, and when the schools release their 2012 signees, we'll get them up as quickly as possible.

Happy signing day!