The ink is drying as we close the book on the NCAA early signing period, but a few exclamation marks were inserted over the past week.
UCLA was quick to seal the deal on the No. 1 class in the country. Cori Close got signatures from all five of her prospects on Day One of the early signing period. Jordin Canada, Lajahna Drummer, Recee' Caldwell, Kelli Hayes and Monique Billings have awoken championship dreams in Westwood.
Connecticut strengthened its third-ranked class by getting a signature from Kia Nurse, a star from Canada who will join Gabby Williams, Sadie Edwards and Courtney Ekmark in the reigning champions' class.
Nebraska swooped into Washington to sign Chandler Smith, a 6-foot-1 wing and the No. 62 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, and moved up No. 9 in the rankings. With three Top 100 players in her class, Connie Yori just might have the best class in Nebraska history.
Shakayla Thomas, the No. 12 prospect who entered the week undeclared, boosted Florida State's class with her signing, but the Seminoles remain just outside the Top 20.
As promised, A'ja Wilson, the No. 1 recruit in the nation, kept the cap on her pen. The 6-5 forward from South Carolina is poised to get the last word on the class rankings when the regular signing period opens April 16.