Live updates covering all the action on signing day
Posted: Wednesday February 6, 2008 10:04AM; Updated: Wednesday February 6, 2008 11:11PM
Rivals.com's recruiting experts will provide live updates throughout National Signing Day. All times are ET.
The Tide came rolling in on National Signing Day. After an impressive flurry of commitments in the past 48 hours, and thanks to a solid recruiting foundation that was laid in the spring and summer, Alabama has been crowned by Rivals.com as the recruiting national champions for the class of 2008.
The Crimson Tide finished with an amazing run in Nick Saban's second recruiting class in Tuscaloosa. Saban and his staff landed three five-star players and 18 four-star recruits, giving them enough of a push to edge Notre Dame and SEC rival Florida.
As of 3 p.m. EST, the Tide was sitting with 2,819 points, just ahead of Notre Dame, Florida, Oklahoma and Georgia. The rest of the Rivals.com top 10 consisted of Miami at No. 6, Florida State at No. 7, Ohio State at No. 8, Michigan at No. 9 and USC at No. 10.
There are several uncommitted players who could cause some shifts in the top-10, but nobody has enough left on the board to knock the Tide from their perch.
Four-star OL Stevens headed to Oregon
For Hemet, Calif., offensive lineman Hamani Stevens, his decision was much tougher than he thought. He went back and forth between Oregon and UCLA for the last 48 hours and still wasn't 100 percent sure of his decision moments before he announced. In the end, Stevens decided to leave home and signed with the Ducks.
Alabama picks up another
Alabama moved closer to a recruiting national title when outside linebacker Jerrell Harris announced he is headed to Tuscaloosa.
Perhaps no single recruit held more importance for the 2008 Alabama signing class than Harris. A star at a need position, Harris had offers from all over the country, including Auburn, Clemson, Southern Cal and Tennessee.
A four-star prospect, Harris is rated as the nation's No. 1 run-stopping linebacker by Rivals.com. He registered 19 sacks and 140 tackles as a senior at Gadsden City High School.
Miami Monsignor Pace OL Greg Shaw went into National Signing Day with a decision to make.
After visiting West Virginia last weekend, Shaw narrowed his college choices to the Mountaineers and the LSU Tigers, but today became a part of the 2008 LSU recruiting class.
Johnson flips from Aggies to Iowa State
In a Signing Day surprise, Iowa State has signed four-star receiver and top 250 recruit Sedrick Johnson.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder was originally committed to Texas A&M, but decided to make the switch to the Cyclones today. Johnson told AggieYell.com on Tuesday he was set to sign with the Aggies, but that changed in the last 24 hours.
Johnson will be the highest rated recruit in the Iowa State class. He ranks as the No. 30 player in Texas and the No. 34 receiver in the nation.
Top RB picks Colorado
Five-star running back Darrell Scott will sign with Colorado.
The nation's top running back prospect, who hails from Ventura Calif., announced his college decision at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim, Calif. Scott picked Colorado over the Texas Longhorns.
Team Rankings Update: Irish or Tide?
The national team rankings are starting to fall into line.
It looks like the winner will be either Alabama or Notre Dame. Florida appears out of it.
Alabama's signing of Julio Jones pushed them to No. 1. However, Alabama - as of the last official update - has yet to receive LOIs from three recruits: Kerry Murphy, Star Jackson and Mark Ingram. They also are recruiting Jerrell Harris. Notre Dame, meanwhile, already has signatures of all of its players in house, with the possible exception of four-star running back Milton Knox. A combination of signing Knox or the Crimson Tide losing one of its star players, could alter the ranking.
The biggest surge of the day comes from two teams - Clemson and Southern Cal.