It's okay, really. National Signing Day is tomorrow, and John Adams reminds us why it's okay to be excited about it with a list of recruits that instantly impacted their teams. Dr. Saturday continues his annual debunking of the myth that recruiting rankings don't matter a lick, an endeavor which Tomahawk Nation helpfully distills for us.
- So what about us? Speaking of, 6'1" defensive back Byron Moore committed to the Vols last night, so add his name to the list. Moore is a 4-star guy, according to Rivals. One of the other guys we're watching closely on that list is Cameron Clear, who's making his announcement today at 2:00 ET. GVX says he's the top prospect in the state, and at 6'6" and 265 pounds and still growing, he wants to play tight end but may turn into an offensive lineman. Either way, you know?
But they're only 3-stars! Tennessee commits Justin Worley (already enrolled) and Brian Randolph have been named to the Parade All-American team. Randolph made the 12-player first team, and Worley's one of 28 on the bench. Follow the link for the fun phrase, "Georgia’s Gatorade National Player of the Year."
- Stealthy's Health. Tobias Harris earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors this week, and coach Pearl thinks he's a legit freshman All-American candidate. He's got my vote. Harris has been tearing it up on the boards, although Brian Williams thinks that Harris is getting credited with all of Williams's rebounds because they're both light-skinned. After rolling his ankle against Ole Miss, Harris is officially day-to-day for Auburn Thursday night, but it's hard to imagine he won't play when he even returned to the Ole Miss game.
Houston's hand me downs. Allan Houston has no problem with Kenny Hall continuing to finish his career with the #20 jersey even though it will be retired at the upcoming Kentucky game, but Hall says he may change it anyway to honor Houston. Scotty Hopson's barber, by the way, sold him the old-school flat top by telling him Houston wore it when he was at Tennessee. I hope he washed it.
National Signing Day: It's Okay To Be Excited
By Joel Hollingsworth Updated