It's here! The day that, up until a few days ago, we've all been anxiously waiting for is finally here! National Signing Day 2012 is upon us and today, as with signing days past, we at the Cup will do our best to cover it in depth with insight, opinion, and as much e-snark as we can muster on a Wednesday morning.
The table below contains the players signed thus far. We will be updating it as maniacally as we can throughout the day as letters of intent are faxed in and announced by the school. We'll also be hosting an open thread where we will make various announcements when appropriate. Feel free to use it to inquire, opine, or tell dumb jokes. And I mean dumb jokes, y'all.
|'Croot (Rivals.com Profile Linked)||Position||Height||Weight||School|
|Darone Bailey||OG||6'6"||315lb||Coahoma CC|
|Pierce Burton||OT||6'7"||290lb||CC of San Francisco|
|Dehendret Collins||CB||5'11"||175lb||Co-Lin CC|
|Robert Conyers||OT||6'5"||277lb||Braddock HS (Miami, FL)|
|John Youngblood||DE||6'5"||230lb||Hewitt Trussville (AL)|
|Channing Ward||DE||6'4"||250lb||Aberdeen HS|
|Ben Still||OG||6'3"||285lb||Memphis University School|
|Jaylen Walton||APB||5'8"||164lb||Ridgeway HS (Memphis)|
|I'Tavius Mathers||HB||6'0"||200lb||Blackman HS (Murfreesboro)|
|Quintavius Burdette||ATH||5'10"||175lb||Senatobia HS|
|Mike Hilton||ATH||5'9"||175lb||Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone, GA)|
|Cody Core||WR||6'3"||175lb||Auburn HS|
|Temario Strong||DE/OLB||6'2"||210lb||South Panola|
|Issac Gross||DT||6'2"||250lb||South Panola|
|Trae Elston||S||6'0"||183lb||Oxford (AL) HS|
|Kenno Loyal||FB||5'10"||234lb||Columbia HS (Decatur, GA)|
- Cordarrelle Patterson, the #1 Juco Wideout, has committed to Tennessee over Ole Miss, Georgia, Auburn, and LSU.
- Justin Taylor, the halfback out of Atlanta who was rumored to be dropping his Alabama commitment for Ole Miss, has signed with Kentucky, instead. That came seemingly out of nowhere.
- Sheldon Dawson, who was torn between Ole Miss and Georgia, has signed with Georgia.
- Kentrell Brice has honored his LA Tech commitment.
- K Andy Pappanastos, DE Kameron Wood, and TE Mikhail Miller are among some of the grayshirts who will sign today. Miller and Wood will be getting scholarships this fall. Pappanastos will get one next year.