ESPNU Signing Day Special Features 5 Texans
Updated: January 27, 2017
ESPNU Signing Day Special To Feature Twelve Announcements From Nation’s Top Recruits, Including 5 From Texas
Twelve of the nation’s top high school football players will announce their college commitments live during the ESPNU Signing Day Special on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The special, which provides fans with 11 consecutive hours of national signing day coverage, will include live announcements from several players on the ESPN 300, including No. 4 Marvin Wilson (Bellaire Episcopal) who is the only uncommitted athlete in the top 10. The top-ranked defensive tackle is expected to choose between Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and USF.
The 12th annual Signing Day Special begins at 8 a.m. ET on ESPNU, and extends across several ESPN networks, with 16 reporters at colleges across the country, and live news, analysis and hourly class rankings updates from ESPN.com’s Recruiting Nation. The special jumps to ESPN2 from noon-5 p.m., and will wrap up on ESPNU (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.).
The No. 1 overall recruit Trey Smith, who recently enrolled at the University of Tennessee, will also be interviewed live from Knoxville at 2 p.m.Smith made his announcement in early December during College Football Daily on ESPNU.
In addition to the live announcements throughout the day, four top prospects will appear in-studio, with No. 136 Tommy Devito (Syracuse), No. 143 Fred Hansard (Penn State) and A.J. Dillon (Boston College) live from ESPN’s Bristol campus, and No. 38 Wyatt Davis (Ohio State) live from Los Angeles.
Live on-air commitments schedule, listed by the hour (recruits and times subject to change)
|Time (ET)||Player||Position (Rank)||Hometown||Final Schools|
|8 a.m.||No. 65 Levi Jones||No. 4 OLB||Austin, Texas||Florida, Florida State, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC|
|No. 207 Stephan Zabie||No. 24 OT||Austin, Texas||Oklahoma, Texas, USC|
|10 a.m.||No. 83 Todd Harris||No. 8 S||Plaquemine, La.||LSU, Alabama, TCU|
|No. 63 Aubrey Solomon||No. 5 DT||Leesburg, Ga.||Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, USC|
|No. 55 Jeff Thomas||No. 8 WR||East St. Louis, Ill.||Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Oregon|
|11 a.m.||No. 120 Chevin Calloway||No. 11 CB||Dallas, Texas||Arkansas, Texas, Ole Miss|
|Damion Daniels||No. 21 DT||Dallas, Texas||Colorado, Nebraska, Texas-San Antonio|
|1 p.m.||No. 70 James Robinson IV||No. 11 WR||Lakeland, Fla.||Clemson, Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon|
|No. 140 A.J. Davis||No. 14 RB||Lakeland, Fla.||UNC, Louisville, Pitt|
|4 p.m.||No. 116 Greg Johnson||No. 7 ATH||Los Angeles||USC, Nebraska, Oregon|
|No. 16 Joseph Lewis||No. 1 WR||Los Angeles||USC, Nebraska, Oregon|
|No. 4 Marvin Wilson||No. 1 DT||Houston, Texas||Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USF|