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Good luck, Clay: USC has toughest 2016 nonconference slate

Clay Helton's first full season as USC coach features games against Alabama and Notre Dame. No SEC team makes the list of toughest nonconference schedules.

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Pac-12 signing day superlatives

A look at the top prospects and biggest-impact signings in the Pac-12 Conference.

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QB recruits center of coach turmoil

QB recruits commit early. They're asked to be the foundation of classes. When coaches leave, players like Jacob Eason and Dwayne Haskins become the center of that turmoil.

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What recruiting classes aced signing day?

How did each team fare on signing day? ESPN Recruiting hands out grades for the 2016 classes for each team in the Power 5 conferences, as well as a few of the Group of 5 notables.

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Class rankings: Where did the top teams land?

With a huge signing day finish, Florida State locked up 2016's No. 1 overall class. Alabama also closed strong to land at No. 2, but nobody shot up the top-75 rankings like Texas did.

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Harbaugh: Recruiting is about building relationships (2:33)
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Desmond King: I'm staying at Iowa (4:19)
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Ole Miss among hottest programs after NSD

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze continues to be one of top recruiters in the country. Other schools like LSU, Michigan and Texas are trending up as well.

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Dabbing, dancing, dominating: How Nick Saban stays on top

After winning a fifth national title, Alabama's coach went right to work on another top recruiting class. And that's bad news for the rest of college football, because the 64-year-old isn't slowing down.

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Infographic: 10 Years of ESPN No. 1s (2006-16)

ESPN began its evaluations of high school players in 2006. A look back at the top players of the first 10 years, including how they fared when their collegiate careers were complete.

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Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Going through Arkansas' latest signing class and can't help but be impressed by the depth Bret Bielema and his staff have created at QB. Austin Allen, Rafe Peavey and Ricky Town are three solid options this year. Then you watch 6-ft-7 signee Cole Kelley and see huge upside.

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And that concludes our ``legacy'' part of the Manning playing-career exam. So please put down your pencils and pass your tests forward.