Roundup: National Signing Day is here
Big, fun day for college football heads. It’s National Signing Day, so here’s Pac-12.com’s National Signing Day page, the all-in-one spot for the latest and greatest storylines that pop up during the day. And this is pretty funny from SB Nation – 25 lies you’ll tell yourself during National Signing Day. A few of these actually made me LOL, not just like the “lol” you send in half-hearted texts to friends you don’t want to make feel bad for telling a lame joke.
UCLA has been cleaning house on Wednesday so far, and one of the biggest coups was five-star running back Soso Jamabo out of Texas. Jamabo made headlines last month when he said he would decide between the University of Phoenix and ITT Tech.
Nice haul for the Sun Devils with four-star running back Jaason Lewis signing with Arizona State, sticking with his commitment despite taking official visits to Florida and Mississippi. Lewis was the Virginia Player of the Year.
USC is doing work, as expected. Heck, by the end of the day, the Trojans might have the No. 1 class. One of their biggest prospects was Ricky Town, a 5-star quarterback who has now officially signed. Here’s a Sporting News profile of Town, calling him a “ready-made prospect.”
You know the Cardinal loves its offensive linemen, and David Shaw reeled in a pretty big fish with center Brian Chaffin, the No. 1 center in his class according to many recruiting services. Take a look at his GoStanford bio, yo.
But some people have not only committed and signed, they’ve already enrolled at their university of choice mid-year, just like to-be Cal quarterback Ross Bowers, and this is a nice feature on the kid from CalBears.com’s Jonathan Okanes. Sounds like a high-character guy.
Oregon State football picked up BYU transfer Brayden Kearsley, the school announced Tuesday. The offensive lineman will have to sit out 2015 and will have two years of eligibility starting in 2016.
Kyle Bonagura calls Washington State wide receiver Isiah Myers the Cougs’ “Two-Star Scoob.”
Looking forward to the actual 2015 football season, new Utah defensive coordinator John Pease said the Utah defense can become “the terrors of the Pac-12.”
Don’t forget that there’s a men’s hoops battle Wednesday night between Washington and Oregon in Eugene (6 p.m. PT, ESPN2), and Pac-12 Networks analyst Mike Montgomery believes Oregon has a shot at making the NCAA tournament.
On the other side of things, Christian Caple writes that the defense is a “work in progress” without Robert Upshaw.
“The Drive: Pac-12 Basketball” is on the air Wednesday night at 8 p.m. PT/9 p.m. MT, and here’s a little preview of Colorado coach Tad Boyle fighting to keep the Buffs in the Pac-12 race.
Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller thinks scoring in the Pac-12 would improve if players stick around for more than a year, recruiting becomes more balanced and changes are made to the rulebook.