SEC: signing day 2010

Video: Meyer talks about Gators' class

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Urban Meyer talks about the amazing recruiting class Florida pulled in on Signing Day.

Arkansas announces 25 signees

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Once a coach has a chance to get three signing classes under his belt, that's when it truly becomes his team.

This was Bobby Petrino's third signing class at Arkansas, and the Razorbacks announced 25 signees. The school's official site has a listing of the players along with bios.

One of the 25 signees includes midterm enrollee Jacoby Walker, who's already on campus. The Hogs were able to reel in the top uncommitted player in the state on Wednesday, defensive lineman Byran Jones of Junction City, Ark. They were also able to pry away defensive tackle Calvin Barnett from Oklahoma State.

Florida announces recruiting class

February, 3, 2010
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Florida waited until later in the day Wednesday to announce its 2010 signing class, but the wait was well worth it for Gators fans.

It's easily the consensus No. 1 class in the country. One of the last players to make his announcement Wednesday was coveted offensive line prospect Chaz Green, who chose Florida over Ohio State, Southern California, Georgia and Tennessee.

The school's official site has a list of all of the signees with bios. The Gators already had 11 players enroll in January. And on Wednesday, they signed 17 more to letters of intent.

This class includes nine players from the South Florida area, and Urban Meyer and his staff were also able to go out and get 12 players from out of state.

The Gators signed 11 of the top 50 players on the ESPNU 150 list and signed 17 ESPNU 150 players overall.

The competition on the Florida practice field the next two years ought to be something to see.

Tennessee announces 25 signees

February, 3, 2010
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Derek Dooley hasn't been on the job for three weeks, but his first recruiting class at Tennessee is in the books. It's also a class that will make a strong case for Top 10 billing.

The Vols announced 25 signees on Wednesday, including the eight midterm enrollees who're already in school. The school's official site has bios up on all of the players.

Dooley will hold his press conference at 5 p.m. He may also announce his new defensive coordinator at that point -- Boise State's Justin Wilcox.

Kentucky announces 24 signees

February, 3, 2010
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Joker Phillips' first recruiting class at Kentucky is in the books. The Wildcats have announced 24 signees.

The school's official site has bios and video highlights of the signees. Also, here's video of Phillips' press conference.

Interestingly enough, only three players in this class are from the state of Kentucky. By comparison, the Wildcats signed seven players from the state of Georgia and five from the state of South Carolina.

Georgia's class includes 18 signees

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Many of the Georgia fans are lamenting the players Georgia lost late in the recruiting game, but the Bulldogs are still headed for a nationally ranked class.

According to the school's official site, the Bulldogs signed 18 players on Wednesday. Fans can go to that site to see bios on the newest Bulldogs and watch video of them.

Also, here's video of coach Mark Richt and recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner talking about this class.

South Carolina announces 23 signees

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South Carolina lost a receiver on Wednesday, but also picked up one.

Sean Tapley of Jacksonville, Fla., signed with North Carolina, while Javon Bell, also of Jacksonville, switched from Florida International to South Carolina at the last minute.

The school's official site has all 23 signees, including bios. Coach Steve Spurrier will hold his press conference at 4 p.m. ET.

Auburn reels in 27 signees

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It's safe to say the excitement is back at Auburn. The Tigers have had an excellent day, capping it off with highly rated defensive end Corey Lemonier of Hialeah, Fla., and have announced 27 signees on Wednesday.

The school's official site has bios and video highlights on some of the players. It's a class most of the experts have solidly in the top 5 nationally.

The Tigers also signed three junior college players in December, including former Florida quarterback Cameron Newton, while two other high school players enrolled in January as midtermers.



Hialeah High's Corey Lemonier and Calvin Smith make their college commitments.

Vanderbilt announces its 24 signees

February, 3, 2010
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Vanderbilt's has announced 24 signees in this class, including two players already enrolled in school.

Fans can go to Vanderbilt's official site for bios and video highlights of the players.

Coach Bobby Johnson will hold his news conference at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday. The Commodores signed players from 12 different states.

LSU announces 26 signees

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LSU fans can go to the school's official site and get a look at all 26 signees along with bios and video of the players.

Two of the 26 signees had already enrolled early -- defensive end Kendrick Adams and offensive lineman Evan Washington.

Ole Miss announces 22 signees

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Ole Miss has its 2010 signing class up on its site along with bios of the players. Coach Houston Nutt is scheduled to have his press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET.

The Rebels have 22 players listed and picked up a couple of key prospects later in the day in receiver Vincent Sanders of Macon, Miss., and linebacker Ralph Williams of Miami. The reason the Rebels' numbers are down in this class is because they have three "grayshirts" and also lost three scholarships because of APR rules.

Of the 22 signees, seven are from the state of Mississippi.

Alabama has 29 signees on board

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Alabama has announced 29 signees, and the official list is on the school's site. Nick Saban will hold his press conference at 5 p.m. ET.

Remember, the SEC passed a rule that you could sign no more than 28 players in a class. However, if a school has scholarship room in the previous class, then that school is allowed to back-count a signee who enrolled at midterm, which is why some schools are able to get around the 28-player limit.

Mississippi State announces 26 signees

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Mississippi State has announced 26 signees, and coach Dan Mullen has a 4 p.m. ET news conference scheduled.

Here's a link to the school's site with the official list, including bios on the players.

Of the Bulldogs' 26 signees, 18 are from the state of Mississippi.

Vols get much-needed offensive line help

February, 3, 2010
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Tennessee will take all the offensive linemen it can get at this point and picked up one of the top-rated tackles in the country Wednesday when James Stone of Nashville signed with the Vols.

Stone is rated by ESPN's Scouts Inc. as the ninth best tackle prospect in the country, and he picked Tennessee over Alabama.

Indirectly, the Vols can thank former coach Lane Kiffin.

Stone and his high school coach have both said that he wanted no part of Kiffin or former Tennessee recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron. Had that regime stayed in Knoxville, Stone would have almost certainly gone to Alabama.

"He always liked UT, but he wasn't going to go there with Kiffin and Orgeron," Maplewood High School coach Ralph Thompson told The Tennessean. "He wasn't really considering UT as long as Kiffin and Orgeron were there. Once (Derek) Dooley got the job and Kiffin was out of there, once he was able to meet Dooley and see what kind of guy he was, he was all for going to UT."

Alabama says no thanks to package deal

February, 3, 2010
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Not only is Alabama coach Nick Saban one of the best recruiters in the business, but he's also one of the pickiest when it comes to handing out scholarships.

Keenan Allen, a highly rated receiver/safety prospect from Greensboro, N.C., was one of Alabama's biggest targets this recruiting season and had been committed to the Crimson Tide for some time. But when his half-brother entered the picture, former Buffalo player Zach Maynard, things changed.

Saban wasn't interested in playing two-for-one, at least not when it came to giving out another scholarship in this class.

So in one of those strange-but-not-so-uncommon recruiting stories, Allen ended up signing with California on Wednesday and is taking his half-brother with him along with two other players from the Greensboro area.

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