National Signing Day 2014 superlatives
A lot of fun stuff comes out of National Signing Day, as you may have noticed if you've been following Pac-12.com's coverage throughout the day. Here's a quick roundup of the best stuff we hadn't gotten to yet:
- Squally Canada (running back, Washington State)
- Hercules Mata'afa (defensive end, Washington State)
- Kingston Fernandez (buck linebacker, Washington State)
- Budda Baker (safety, Washington)
- Honorary member, even though he's from the Mid-American Conference: Lion King (defensive lineman, Eastern Michigan)
Best infographic for recruits:
Love the big ol' "SIGNED" stamped on it. So official.
Most ridiculous high school stat line:
Colorado signee Donovan Lee rushed for 1,979 yards and 37 touchdowns as a senior.
My man Tre Watson for rocking this ring:
— Cal Football (@CalFootball) February 5, 2014
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) February 5, 2014
- Arizona RB signee Cam Denson's father worked as an usher at Arizona Stadium from 1992-97.
- Cal S signee Quentin Tartabull's uncle Richard Branham played basketball at Cal with Jason Kidd.
- More family stuff: Lowell Lotulelei, younger brother of former Ute Star Lotulelei, also will be a Ute defensive tackle.
- And even more family ties: Oregon State signee Luke Del Rio is the son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.
- Colorado defensive end Sam Bennion has been to more than 20 countries. He signed his letter of intent in Mexico City, where he is taking language courses to prepare for a two-year mission in Chile as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He plans to enroll at Colorado in the spring of 2016.
- Oregon State coaches traveled 286,724 miles on recruiting trips – that's 11.5 times around Earth. If you don't believe me, here's the infographic:
— Beavers Football (@OSUBeaversFB) February 5, 2014