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Recruiting wire (cont.)

Posted: Wednesday February 7, 2007 8:29AM; Updated: Wednesday February 7, 2007 5:29PM
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2:03 p.m.

Top 25 Breakdown
By Mike Farrell, Rivals.com
Taking a closer look at the each of the 25 best recruiting classes following a very exciting National Signing Day.
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Rivals.com's recruiting experts provide live updates on the latest commitments throughout the day.
Master salesmen
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Urban Meyer is part of the new breed of "players coaches" who have changed the recruiting landscape.
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Future cast
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Spurrier charm
By Cory McCartney, SI.com
With Steve Spurrier getting involved like never before, South Carolina is putting together an unparalleled class.
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Four-star Lewis makes late switch to Oklahoma

It was a wild Signing Day for San Antonio, Texas four star linebacker Travis Lewis. Lewis had originally committed to Nebraska, but recently switched to Oklahoma. The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder is ranked the No. 37 player in Texas and is ranked No. 20 among outside linebackers. For more Signing Day news from Oklahoma, visit Soonerscoop.com.

1:36 p.m.

Tau makes late call for Colorado

Three-star offensive tackle Sione Tau went into Signing Day torn between Colorado and Arizona, even after committing to the Wildcats in November. He changed his mind today and will sign with Colorado. He is ranked the No. 5 prospect in Hawaii. For more Signing Day news from Colorado, visit BuffStampede.com.

1:31 p.m.

UNC's Davis lands OL from Florida

North Carolina's class continues to grow. This time new coach Butch Davis went into his old stomping grounds. South Florida three-star offensive guard Kevin Bryant signed with the Tar Heels today over an offers from Ole Miss and Louisville. For more news from North Carolina's Signing Day, visit CarolinaBlue.com.

1:05 p.m.

Austin bolsters North Carolina's class

North Carolina's class continues to improve. Five-star defensive tackle Marvin Austin signed with North Carolina, he announced on television today. Austin was deciding between Tennessee, Florida State, USC and North Carolina. For more coverage of North Carolina's Signing Day, visit CarolinaBlue.com.

Paul commits to FSU

Rivals250 athlete Brandon Paul will stay in Tallahassee. Paul committed to Florida State over Auburn at a ceremony at his high school. For more news from FSU's Signing Day, visit Warchant.com.

Everson switches to Iowa

Four-star athlete Cedric Everson has signed with Iowa today, his father said. Everson committed to Michigan State over the weekend.

12:52 p.m.

Easterling did not sign with FSU

Contrary to a previous post, athlete Taiwan Easterling did not sign with Florida State. His high school coach told Rivals.com he signed with the Seminoles, but we have confirmed he does not have a letter of intent from FSU.

12:40 p.m.

Auburn gets surprise commit from LB Johnson

Auburn picked up a huge Signing Day surprise Wednesday when four-star linebacker Carlton Johnson announced he intends to sign with the Tigers. Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 190-pounder, had early interest in Auburn but seemed to fade on the Tigers as the process wore on. However, after teammate and friend Enrique Davis committed to Auburn, Johnson took another look. Johnson picked Auburn over offers from Florida, N.C. State, Ole Miss and Georgia among others. For more news on Auburn's Signing Day, visit AuburnSports.com.

Rivals100 WR picks Alabama

Rivals100 wide receiver Brandon Gibson held Alabama at the top of his list of favorites for most of the recruiting process and Wednesday at a press conference in Mobile he officially committed to the Crimson Tide. Gibson, 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, chose Alabama over offers from Auburn, South Carolina, Florida and LSU among others. For more Alabama Signing Day news, visit BamaOnLine.com.

DE Brown signs with Clemson

Four-star defensive end Kourtnei Brown signed with Clemson today. The Rivals250 member narrowed his choices to Clemson, Alabama and North Carolina. For more news from Clemson's Signing Day, visit TigerIllustrated.com.

12:17 p.m.

McKnight announces for USC

Five-star running back Joe McKnight, the second-ranked player in the class of 2007, signed a letter of intent to USC at a ceremony at his high school. McKnight also had hats for LSU, Alabama and Ole Miss on the table at his ceremony. For more news on USC's Signing Day, visit USCFootball.com.

Devine will not sign with West Virginia

West Virginia commitment Noel Devine, a five-star prospect, will not sign a letter of intent after all.

"Noel isn't going to sign today," said James Iandoli, Devine's high school coach. "He had a long conversation with Deion Sanders last night and Deion told him to wait. I don't know if that means he'll visit Florida State this weekend or not but it doesn't appear that that's what this is about. Deion wants him to go to prep school and take his time and visit more schools then."

Sanders has served as a mentor to Devine in recent years. Visit WVSports.com for more from West Virginia's Signing Day.


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