These might not be quite as good as Thanksgiving Day leftovers, but there are still plenty of tasty tidbits from National Signing Day left to chew on heading into the weekend.
Here are some notable items generated from around the country on NSD:
* A change in head coach usually involves a prospect considering their options. In the case of Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.)
cornerback Justin Combs
, it solidified his choice. Combs, the son of entertainer Sean (Diddy) Combs, stuck with UCLA after Rick Neuheisel was fired because he very much liked his replacement, Jim Mora Jr.
"When I was younger I loved the Falcons and Mike Vick," Combs told the New York Post
. "He was my favorite coach. Now I am like, "Wow, I'm about to play for him. It's like a dream come true."
* We would never leave Hawaii if given the choice, and two of the state's top prospects felt the same way. Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii)
running back Steven Lakalaka
and offensive lineman Kiha Sai
of Kamehameha (Honolulu, Hawaii)
signed to play at Hawaii and new coach Norm Chow. The state's top recruit got away, though, as defensive end DeForest Buckner
, a teammate of Lakalaka's, committed to Oregon.
* Here's a refreshing change. Instead of the pomp and circumstance of a televised announcement in front of the school's student body, Dowling (West Des Moines, Iowa)
wide receiver Amara Darboh
signed his letter of intent in a school administrator's office in front of a handful of people.
"I just don't think that's my kind of thing," Darboh told the Des Moines Register
. "I just like to keep it simple and stuff."
* Boise State has experienced great success in recruiting overlooked players, but only one member of its current recruiting class
hails from Idaho - Eagle (Idaho)
wide receiver/defensive back D.J. Dean
* The nephew of NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly
- Chad Kelly
of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
- signed to play quarterback at Clemson.
* What could be better than getting the opportunity to play college football with four childhood friends? That's what awaits Christian Gasca
, Jake Nelson
, Brady Pahukoa
and Korey Young
, who also were teammates at Lake Stevens (Wash.)
, as all signed with Central Washington
* Texas A&M lost one expected recruit but gained another late in the process when East St. John (Reserve, La.)
cornerback Darion Monroe
and Ritenour (Overland, Mo.)
defensive tackle Edmond Ray
both reversed course. Monroe, was ranked No. 22 at his position by MaxPreps, stayed close to home at Tulane
, while Gregory surprisingly spurned Missouri to sign with the Aggies
* The father of Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
standout Davonte Neal
, the nation's No. 67 recruit according to MaxPreps
, denied social media reports that his son was rebuffed when he tried to commit to Ohio State. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer recently visited Neal at home, and the prospect's father told the Arizona Republic
that Meyer indicated a scholarship was available when Neal finally makes his choice.
* Patience paid off for Baker County (Glen St. Mary, Fla.)
wide receiver Kendrick Singleton
, who signed with North Carolina. Singleton had been recruited by new Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora while he was at Southern Mississippi, but the recruit had to wait for the UNC staff to get organized before he could finalize his commitment, according to The Florida Times-Union
. Fedora picked up another top wide receiver late when Gaffney (S.C.)
standout Quinshad Davis signed after considering Wake Forest and Tennessee