National Signing Day. It's here, and we'll have a live thread here at Team Speed Kills beginning at 9 a.m. ET. You can also check out the SBNation.com story stream for the day.
The biggest pre-signing day news was probably RB Marcus Lattimore's decision to commit to South Carolina instead of Auburn, something we Gamecock fans are keeping in proper perspective. We don't expect him to turn the entire program around or anythi--
This is the prototypical superstar SEC running back that can run by you, over you, catch it, block, you name it. I'm not sure exactly how long it will take for him to get on the field with our crowded stable of backs, but it won't be long. And he'll be a monster when he does. He's a good fit for Spurrier's offense and will put up big numbers before embarking on a professional career.
Okay, so we're a bit excited. We don't get news like this too often, and when we do, it usually ends like this.
Lattimore, the state's 'Mr. Football' who ran for 1,898 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior at Byrnes, will become the highest-rated to tailback to sign with USC since Lexington's Demetris Summers in 2003.
Summers and Derek Watson, another highly-touted, instate tailback, were dismissed from USC because of marijuana-related incidents. But Smith said she never had any disciplinary problems with Lattimore, the youngest of four siblings.
Auburn fans can't be pleased.
Lattimore, who chose South Carolina earlier this evening, was supposed to be the final piece of a two-back tandem to rival the Carnell Williams/Ronnie Brown combo from six years ago.
Now the Tigers are thinner in the backfield than most fans want to admit.
But they might yet have reason to celebrate.
One of the interesting things about Alabama losing Allen so late in the game is that Auburn is likely to pass the Crimson Tide in the final recruiting rankings, particularly if the Tigers get running back Marcus Lattimore on Tuesday night.
Kentucky fans are trying to keep tabs on the revolving door of recruits committing and decommitting in Lexington, while the Mayor thinks optimism is to blamefor what could be a subpar day for Georgia.
Urban Meyer's going to coach ... the Cowboys?
No wonder this negative recruiting tactic didn't work. Everyone knows he's going to coach the Jaguars.
Boise plays defense?
Boise State defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and Tennessee have "a done deal," according to reports from the Potato State. He will go to work for David Cutcliffe and -- oh, wait a minute. Let's be cautious about reports of coaches headed to Knoxville.
Florida now commissioning statues
These are of Heisman Trophy winners.
Tim Tebow gets another chance
He and nine other Florida players are headed to the NFL combine.
To summarize the ESPN commentary: TRICK PLAY BEAMERBALL TRICK PLAY BEAMERBALL BEAMERBALL
Boise State and Virginia Tech will now play on Labor Day.