National Signing Day is one of the biggest events on the college football calendar. But within the jam-packed day itself, there are countless storylines filled with intrigue.
With less than two weeks remaining until the highly anticipated day, MaxPreps takes a look at the 10 biggest questions that will be answered on Feb. 2.10. Can Mark Richt regain his footing at Georgia?
Mark Richt has come under fire from Georgia fans in recent years. The Bulldogs failed to live up to preseason hype in 2008 and have gone 14-12 over the last two years.
There's nothing Richt could use more right now than an outstanding finish to the 2011 recruiting class. For Georgia, that means making sure it locks up Isaiah Crowell
, one of the country's top uncommitted running backs.
Richt landed prized target Jay Rome
and standout teammate Malcolm Mitchell
last night, a big step toward an eleventh-hour surge up the team recruiting rankings. Nabbing junior college defensive tackle Johnathan Jenkins would also be big for Georgia.
If Richt can secure a commitment from offensive lineman Ray Drew
, who has been difficult to read, it will definitely give the Bulldogs some momentum heading into the summer and could help Richt win some votes in the Bulldogs' court of public opinion.9. Will Rutgers land one of its biggest recruits ever?
In recent years, New Jersey recruits have made a habit of leaving the Garden State to play in college.
Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, has had a few notable successes in keeping top talent home, namely Anthony Davis and Kenny Britt. However, a plethora of other highly regarded recruits have matriculated to out-of-state destinations.
St. Peter's Prep running back Savon Huggins
, the nation's top uncommitted player at that position, is strongly considering signing with the Scarlet Knights. He's also giving thought to Notre Dame and North Carolina
, but many believe he'll end up in Piscataway.
Huggins, who played on varsity as a freshman, has become one of the state's most prominent recruits in the last few years. He would likely step in and see playing time as a true freshman for Rutgers. Rutgers fans have waited three years to land Huggins, and the entire program will be extremely disappointed if he goes elsewhere.Continue reading