National Signing Day 2012: Complete Coverage Of Local Commitments, Local Schools And More

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Virginia Tech Football Recruiting 2012: National Signing Day Recap

The Virginia Tech Hokies picked up a big class of 28 recruits on National Signing Day and just missed out on the Top 25 in terms of the year's big winners for the 2012 class of prospects. Here's the full rundown on who the Hokies managed to pick up.

A whopping seven of the commitments to Virginia Tech were consensus four-star prospects, according to Rivals. The four-stars are athlete Joel Caleb, linebackers Deon Clarke, Trey Edmunds and Ken Ekanem, running backs J.C. Coleman and Drew Harris and defensive back Donaldven Manning.

Three-star recruits for the Hokies were defensive ends Woody Baron, Seth Dooley and Jarontay Jones, offensive lineman Augie Conte, defensive backs Desmond Frye, Der'Woun Greene, Donovan Riley and Davion Tookes, wide receivers Mark Irick, Thomas Smith and Joshua Stanford, tight end Dakota Jackson, running back Chris Mangus, linebackers Dahman McKinnon and Devin Vandyke, athletes Brenden Motley and Jerome Wright and defensive tackles Alston Smith and Nigel Williams.

Offensive linemen Adam Taraschke and Jack Willenbrock comprised the two-star recruits for the Hokies.

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Virginia Football Recruiting 2012: National Signing Day Recap

The Virginia Cavaliers narrowly missed finishing in the Top 25 with their 2012 class of football recruits, but their commits from 26 national prospects make for a deep and varying class of players with a big ceiling.

The Cavs picked up four different four-star prospects by National Signing Day on February 1, including two Virginia natives. 6'4" defensive end Eli Harold is from Virginia Beach and linebacker Kwontie Moore played for Norfolk Christian School. The two other four-star recruits are defensive end Michael Moore, from Hyattsville, MD and athlete Canaan Severin from Worcester, MA.

Three-star recruits for the Cavaliers consisted of linebackers Demeitre Brim and Mark Hall, athlete Maurice Canady, offensive linemen Tyrell Chavis, Sean Karl, Andre Miles-Redmond and Michael Mooney, wide receivers Anthony Cooper, Adrian Gamble and Mario Nixon, quarterbacks Matt Johns and Greyson Lambert, defensive backs C.J. Moore and Kelvin Rainey, running back Kye Morgan and defensive end Courtnye Wynn.

VA's two-star recruits in the new class are wide receiver Jamall Brown, tight end Kyle Dockins, offensive lineman Ryan Doull, athletes Max Valles and Wilfred Wahee and running back Divante Walker.

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2012 Virginia Football Recruiting Ranking: Cavaliers Climb Towards Top 25

National Signing Day isn't typically a very exciting time of year for Virginia Cavalier fans, but thanks to Mike London and the rest of his staff, the Cavaliers are starting to get some national attention in recruiting. The Cavaliers had a second-straight strong class, one which nearly ranked in the top-25 Nation-wide.

The guys over at Scout have the 26 commitments the Cavaliers received ranked as the 28th best class in the Nation. Rivals has Virginia ranked as the fourth best recruiting class in the ACC for 2012. The gem of this class is Eli Harold, a five-star on Scout and a four-star on Rivals, that helps bring this class up a few rankings.

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Maryland Football Recruiting Rankings: Terps Ranked 47th After National Signing Day 2012

Randy Edsall was hired too late in the process to make a real significant impact on the Terrapins 2011 recruiting class, so this was really the first class that he could get his hands on. And considering that the Terps are coming off a 2-10 season, the class they were able to secure is actually pretty impressive.

The Terps finished strong and came in with the 47th best class in the Nation according to Scout.com. They rank them by the Conference over at Rivals, and the Terps are given the 7th best class in the Conference, right behind North Carolina. The Terps got some important local recruits in Wes Brown and Albert Reid, which could set the foundation of even stronger classes moving forward.

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2012 Virginia Tech Football Recruiting Ranking: Hokies Almost Crack Top-25

When the dust settled on National Signing Day 2012, the Hokies had a very large class with 28 commitments, but the quality might not have been what Hokie fans have come to expect from Frank Beamer and company. But because the class was so large that it gave the Hokies pretty respectable class rankings across the various agencies.

According to Scout.com, Virginia Tech had the 26th best class in the Nation, just missing out on the top-25. Their class is made up predominantly of three-star and below level talents, with only three four-star prospects and no five-stars. Rivals is much more generous with their rankings, giving the Hokies the fourth best class in the ACC but with seven four-star prospects. Not a banner year for the Hokies, but certainly one with some successful program-building.

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Eddie Goldman Picking Florida State Just Part Of A Banner National Signing Day For Friendship Academy

Eddie Goldman may have been the marquee name, but Wednesday's National Signing Day revealed the true depth of Aazaar Abdul-Rahim's Friendship Collegiate football program.

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Virginia Football Recruiting: Cavs Officially Land 26 Commitments On National Signing Day

Virginia football officially announced 26 commitments on National Signing Day. The Cavs were able to pull in five-star linebacker Eli Harold from Virginia Beach, VA out of Ocean Lakes High School. Harold was rated as the No. 1 linebacker in the country and the Cavs were able to keep him in the state. Virginia was also able to land four-star quarterback Greyson Lambert from Jesup, GA out of Wayne County High School. Lambert is ranked as the No. 9 overall quarterback in the country.

Virginia was able to battle Virginia Tech to the right to the in-state recruits, getting commitments from 13 players hailing from the state of Virginia. The Cavs lost out on four-star defensive end Ken Ekanem however, who signed on with Virginia Tech.

The Cavaliers class is ranked No. 5 in the ACC and No. 27 overall as of now, according to Scout.com.

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Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Hokies Officially Land 28 Commitments On National Signing Day

Virginia Tech football has officially announced 28 commitments on National Signing Day. The prize of the class for the Hokies was pulling in home state four-star defensive end Ken Ekanem from Clifton, VA out of Centreville High School. Ekanem is ranked as the No. 25 ranked defensive end in the country. The Hokies were also able to bring in four-star wide receiver Joel Caleb from Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, VA, the No. 26 ranked wide receiver in the country.

The Hokies did lose out on three-star linebacker Jawand Blue, who flipped at the last minute to the Miami Hurricanes. Blue's flip caused a bit of a controversy. Overall however, the Hokies were able to pull in 17 recruits from the state of Virginia as the Hokies hoped to recapture the state from Virginia.

"I am tremendously excited about this recruiting class," head coach Frank Beamer said. "I think every year you have a good group, but I think this one is special. It'll help us continue to move toward our stated goals. I'm particularly happy with the caliber of player, both from an athletic standpoint and from a character standpoint, that we recruited from Virginia. Plus, we were able to go outside of the state and recruit some high quality kids."

The Hokies class is ranked No. 4 in the ACC and No. 25 overall as of now, according to Scout.com.

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National Signing Day 2012: Frank Beamer, Al Golden Discuss Jawand Blue Fiasco

Virginia Tech, by and large, had a very good 2012 National Signing Day, but it was tainted a bit by an incident involving assistant coach Charley Wiles and linebacker Jawand Blue, a three-star prospect that changed his commitment to Miami. A report earlier suggested that head coach Frank Beamer berated Blue on the phone for his choice. It later was revealed that Wiles was the Hokies representative involved in the conversation, not Blue.

Nevertheless, Beamer himself couldn't help but taking one more shot at the initial report in his post-signing day press conference.

Beamer added that the Hokies would be looking into the matter. However, speaking of taking shots, Miami coach Al Golden couldn't help himself, saying this in his post-signing day press conference.

Golden is referring to Wiles allegedly emphasizing Miami's current Nevad Shapiro scandal in his phone conversation with Blue.

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National Signing Day 2012: Randy Edsall Says Maryland's Class Shows Program Keeping Local Talent

The Maryland Terrapins pulled in 24 recruits on National Signing Day, including top running back prospect Wes Brown. They lost a pair of in-state recruits to the Florida St. Seminoles and lost D.J. Reader to the Clemson Tigers. They're still waiting to hear back from some recruits, but overall they have put together a solid 2012 class so far. The Terps' class is ranked No. 7 in the ACC and No. 43 overall as of now, according to Scout.com.

More: On the 2012 Terps Recruiting Class

Inside Md. Sports beat reporter Jakob Engelke relayed some quotes via Twitter from Terps head coach Randy Edsall following Wednesday's announcements. Here is what Edsall had to say.

We really wanted to try to make in roads here in Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

I think this is the class that sets in motion the things that we want to do. We want to keep the local talent here at Maryland.

You don't worry about what happens last year ... I just wish everybody was as optimistic as all these recruits we signed today.

Edsall also focused on leadership in the press conference, citing that 21 of the 24 new Terrapins were captains as seniors.

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Maryland Football Recruiting: Terps Officially Announce 24 Commitments On National Signing Day 2012

Maryland football has officially announced 24 commitments on National Signing Day 2012, 20 of which have faxed letters of intent already in. The Terps' class is headlined by four-star running back Wes Brown, a Good Counsel product that switched his commitment to Maryland at the Under Armour Game earlier in the month.

More: On the 2012 Terps Recruiting Class

Brown is one of several four-star recruits signed by the Terps. The others include Friendship Collegiate running back Albert Reid, Massachusetts linebacker Abner Logan, Good Counsel offensive lineman Mike Madaris and Atlanta offensive lineman Nick Brigham. A complete list of all of Maryland's recruits can be found here.

The Terps did miss out on a number of recruits, including North Carolina offensive lineman D.J. Reader, who went to Clemson. Top in-state recruits Eddie Goldman and Ronald Darby both went to Florida State. Five-star athlete Stefon Diggs of Good Counsel did not make a decision and is making an official visit to Maryland over the weekend.

The Terps' class is ranked No. 7 in the ACC and No. 43 overall as of now, according to Scout.com.

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Ronald Darby Commits To Florida State Over Auburn, Notre Dame

Ronald Darby, a consensus four-star recruit, has committed to Florida State, announcing the news on television on National Signing Day 2012. Darby, who played for Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Md., chose the Seminoles over Auburn and Clemson. He originally committed to Notre Dame, but backed out of his commitment.


Darby had zeroed in on Florida State on National Signing Day after backing out of his Notre Dame commitment in early January. USC was also on his radar, and Maryland was a dark horse that faded from the picture.

Darby was the No. 6 defensive back in the Rivals rankings, trailing Shaq Thompson, Tracy Howard, Landon Collins, Alex Carter and Travis Blanks. He joins a Seminoles recruiting class that includes fellow local recruit Eddie Goldman, who committed to the Seminoles earlier in the day.


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D.J. Reader Picks Clemson Over Maryland On 2012 National Signing Day

One of the few remaining targets for the Marland Terrapins has decided to go elsewhere in college, lineman D.J. Reader will go to Clemson instead, coach Dabo Swinney confirmed on the ESPN National Signing Day 2012 special. Reader was considered a Maryland lean until recently, but flipped his recruitment within the last day according to reports.

Reader is an enormous three-star offensive guard/defensive tackle from Greensboro, North Carolina. The Terps would have likely used him on defense at nose tackle, which is a very important position for them as they move to the 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Brian Stewart. This would have been a very good get for them, but they only got on Reader late in the game so it is not surprising that they did not end up with him.

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Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Jawand Blue Switches To Miami, Hokies Angry? (UPDATED)

See updates below.

Three-star linebacker Jawand Blue was all set to head to Virginia Tech, but at the last minute, he has changed his mind and faxed a letter-of-intent to Miami, according to Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post. The Hokies will likely survive his loss, but coach Frank Beamer is still very upset about the switch, according to Porter.

All the while, Blue sat there listening to Beamer vent. It sounds like a very awkward scene.

UPDATE: A Virginia Tech representative denies the conversation ever taking place.

UPDATE: Virginia Tech tells Porter that the conversation took place, but it was assistant Charley Wiles talking to Blue, not Beamer.

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Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Ken Ekanem Chooses Hokies Over Notre Dame

The Virginia Tech Hokies secured another coup on National Signing Day 2012, stealing four-star linebacker Ken Ekanem from Notre Dame. Ekanem announced his commitment on Wednesday and provides the Hokies with another top local recruit to aid their quest to dominate recruiting in the state.

Ekanem, who is from Centreville High School in Clifton, Va., was down to choosing between the Hokes and Fighting irish. He chose Frank Beamer and the Hokies, who will likely use him as a pass rusher from the linebacker and defensive line positions. He is the 15th-rated outside linebacker in the country on Rivals and will join a Hokies defense that returns nine starters from last year's team.


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National Signing Day 2012: Stefon Diggs To Maryland A Possibility, Ron Zook Says

Stefon Diggs, a five-star athlete from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md., will not be announcing his college decision on National Signing Day 2012, but he remains a major topic of discussion. Why? It appears that Maryland is making a late push to sign him, as he's scheduled to take a visit to campus this weekend.

One analyst even believes that Diggs could ultimately choose Maryland. Former Illinois coach Ron Zook, who is now a CBS Sports analyst, said he thinks the Terps have a legitimate shot. Via MaxPreps:

Former Illinois head coach Ron Zook, who was impressed with Diggs even as a ninth grader, believes there's a chance that Diggs will stay at home to play for Maryland.

Zook said that Maryland assistant Mike Locksley has a great relationship with Diggs and his family and could convince the nation's No. 2 athlete to sign with Maryland.

Zook and Locksley have worked together, so it's possible Zook is just giving him dap. Most analysts believe Florida is in the lead for Diggs' services, with Auburn chasing behind him.

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Eddie Goldman Commits To Florida State Over Alabama, Auburn

Eddie Goldman, a consensus five-star recruit, has committed to Florida State, announcing the news on television on National Signing Day 2012. Goldman, who played for Friendship Collegiate in Washington, D.C., chose Florida State over Auburn and Alabama, the two other finalists for his services.

"I'm going to be surrounded by a lot of talent and I'm just going to do my best to contribute," Goldman said Wednesday at a Press Conference at his school.

Goldman had zeroed in on Florida State in the hours immediately prior to National Signing Day. Auburn and Alabama were the other two finalists, which he named while crossing schools like Maryland off his list. But the Seminoles are not a huge surprise, given that Jimbo Fisher was the last person to visit Goldman.

Goldman was the second highest rated defensive tackle in the Rivals rankings, trailing future teammate Mario Edwards. He joins a Seminoles squad that may end up having the top recruiting class in the country.


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Joel Caleb Commits To Virginia Tech Over West Virginia, Ohio State

Virginia Tech football got its man. Joel Caleb, a four-star athlete/wide receiver from Midlothian, Va, has indeed committed to the Hokies over West Virginia and Ohio State. There were rumors that he would bolt, but instead, he decided to stay close to home.

Via Rivals:

"I felt very comfortable at Virginia Tech," he said. "They always made me feel welcome, coach Cavanaugh started it off with me and coach (Shane) Beamer reeled me in. But I like all the staff and I think it's the best fit for me. I'm happy with my choice."

The Hokies already secured commitments from three other wide receivers, but Caleb is enough of a prize for the Hokies that he should push for immediate playing time. He was ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Virginia coming into the year, but struggled in his final season and tumbled down to No. 3. Nevertheless, this is a big get for the Hokies.


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Joel Caleb, National Signing Day 2012: Virginia Tech Chasing Four-Star Athlete

Joel Caleb, a four-star athlete/wide receiver from Midlothian, VA, will likely make his decision on National Signing Day 2012 on Wednesday. The Virginia Tech Hokies have long been a favorite to land him, but West Virginia has made a late push to make his decision interesting on Wednesday.

While the Hokies were ahead for a while, Caleb's last visit was to the Mountaineers on January 20. Ohio State remains a possibility for Caleb as well, but the Buckeyes have zeroed in on Devonte Moore and see Caleb as more of a backup plan. The Hokies already have three wide receiver commitments, but Caleb would be a nice get for them.

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Wes Brown Officially Commits To Maryland Football On National Signing Day 2012

National Signing Signing Day 2012 is finally here, and while some of the big names have yet to even verbally commit to a school, there are a lot of recruits that have already made those decisions. For them this is the first day that they can fax in their LOI's and become an official commitment to their schools. Randy Edsall has been tweeting all morning when he receives LOI's from specific recruits, and that includes one of their most important local recruits, Wes Brown.

Brown committed somewhat late, during the Under Armor All-American Bowl, but was instantly in the conversation for best player in the incoming class. You never know what is going to happen on Signing Day, so getting his commitment official is a big deal for Maryland.

Some other names that have officially committed to Maryland this morning are; Shawn Petty, Perry Hills, Anthony Nixon, Brock Dean and PJ Gallo.

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Ronald Darby Recruiting Announcement Time, TV Schedule And More

Ronald Darby, a four-star defensive back from Potomac High School in Maryland, will make his college decision on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. as part of the channel's National Signing Day 2012 special. Darby initially committed to Notre Dame, but backed out and will now decide between Florida State, Clemson, Auburn and the Fighting Irish.

Maryland remains vaguely in the picture, as Darby did end up visiting the school after decommitting from Notre Dame. However, it appears that the Terps are a distant fifth to the above four schools as we inch closer to Darby's ultimate decision. Stranger things have happened, though.

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Eddie Goldman Recruiting Announcement Time, TV Schedule And More

One of the countries top recruits, defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, is expected to announce where he will play his college football on Wednesday morning at 10:05 a.m. ET on ESPNU. Goldman played his high school for Friendship Collegiate in Washington D.C. and is expected to choose between Florida State, Auburn and Alabama. It is believed that the Seminoles are currently at the top of his list.

"I like coach Odell [Haggins] at Florida State. We have a good relationship. I like coach Sal [Sunseri] at Alabama. He's a real dude," Goldman told SBNation.com's Bud Elliot at the Under Armour All-American Game. (Note: Sunseri is no longer with Alabama, as he took the defensive coordinator position at Tennessee).

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher was the last coach that Goldman met with before he stopped making visits and he narrowed down his choices to just three schools last week. The five-star defensive lineman will make the announcement live from the campus of Friendship Collegiate in Washington, D.C.

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Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Hokies Hope To Land Handful Of Four-Stars

As National Signing Day hits the Virginia Tech Hokies hope to officially sign on a handful of four-star recruits, including two linebackers and two running backs. Head coach Frank Beamer is looking to reel in four-star linebacker Deon Clark from Chesterfield, VA out of Lloyd C. Bird, the No. 13 ranked linebacker in the country. The Hokies are also hoping to pull in the No. 16 ranked linebacker, Trey Edmunds from Ringgold, VA out of Dan River.

Virginia Tech plans to bring on four-star running back J.C. Coleman from Chesapeake, VA out of Oscar Smith, the No. 3 running back in the country. The Hokies hope to pair Coleman with four-star running back Drew Harris from Exton, PA out of Downingtown East. Harris is rated as the No. 22 running back in the country.

Lastly, the Hokies hope to officially sign four-star defensive back Donaldven Manning from Miami, FL out of Miami Central. Manning is rated as the No. 11 cornerback in the country.

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Maryland Football Recruiting: Wes Brown Leads Class, But Terps Looking For More

As National Signing Day officially approaches the Maryland Terrapins are hoping to pull in two four-star recruits. One of the recruits is a local player in four-star running back Wes Brown from Olney, Md out of Our Lady Of Good Counsel. Brown committed in early January, but it won't be made official until signing day. Brown is rated as the No. 14 running back of the 2012 recruiting class.

The Terps are also hoping to land four-star linebacker Abner Logan from Brookline, MA out of Dexter High School. Logan is ranked as the No. 24 ranked linebacker in the country and the No. 3 player from the state of Massachusetts. The Terps are also pursuing hometown five-star defensive tackle Eddie Goldman in the hopes to pull a coup, but as it stands, that looks unlikely. They remain in the mix for top wide receiver recruit Stefon Diggs, who will not announce on signing day.

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Virginia Football Recruiting: Cavs Plan To Bring In Plenty Of Four-Stars, Including Eli Howard

The Virginia Cavaliers are looking to follow up their 2011 football season with a Top 25 ranked recruiting class. The Cavs are looking to lock up a pair of four-star defensive ends, including the No. 5 ranked defensive end in Eli Harold from Virginia Beach, VA out of Ocean Lakes High School. Virginia is also expected to sign defensive end Michael Moore from Hyattsville, MA out of DeMatha, the No. 11 ranked defensive end.

The Cavaliers is expected to sign four-star athlete Canaan Severin from Worcester, MA out of Worcester Acadmy as well. Virginia will also lock up four-star inside linebacker Kwontie Moore from Norfolk, VA out of Norfolk Christian School, the No. 3 ranked linebacker in the country.

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2012 National Signing Day Announcements: Times, TV Schedule And More

Several of the nation's top uncommitted college football prospects will make their college decisions on Wednesday on National Signing Day 2012. Most of the top prospects have already committed, but a handful have yet to make their decisions and will do so in front of a national audience on ESPNU. That list includes Friendship Collegiate defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, who is expected to attend either Florida State, Alabama or Auburn.

ESPNU will be broadcasting several prospects' decisions live throughout the day. Here is a complete schedule of announcements, along with which schools are the finalists:

9:15 a.m.: LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (Georgia/Florida State/Florida/Miami)

9:35 a.m.: DB Tracy Howard (Florda/Florida State/Miami)

10:05 a.m.: DT Eddie Goldman (Florida State/Alabama/Auburn)

10:15 a.m.: WR Dorial Green-Beckham (Missouri/Arkansas/Texas/Oklahoma)

11:05 a.m.: LB Kwon Alexander (Alabama/Auburn/LSU)

11:05 a.m.: S Trae Elston (Mississippi/LSU/Oklahoma State)

12:05 p.m.: ATH Nelson Agholor (Florida/Florida State/USC)

12:20 p.m.: WR Thomas Johnson (Texas/Texas A&M/Oregon)

1:35 p.m.: OT Andrus Peat (Nebraska/USC/Stanford)

2 p.m.: OT Avery Young (Florida/Georgia/Miami/Auburn/Alabama)

2:30 p.m.: DB Ronald Darby (Florida State/Auburn/Clemson/Maryland)

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Maryland Football Recruiting: Stefon Diggs To Visit Terrapins

Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) wide receiver Stefon Diggs has decided to visit the Maryland Terrapins just a day before National Signing Day, though he does not plan to make his announcement Wednesday.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound standout is the nation's No. 14 recruit according to MaxPreps and the No. 3 athlete on the board as well. He is ranked No. 8 overall prospect in the country by Rivals.com, who gave him five stars.

Diggs will most likely announce his decision on Feb.10. He has made official visits to California, Florida, Auburn and Ohio State and has received over 30 offers from various schools. He had 36 catches for 808 yards and scored 13 touchdowns this season.

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Virginia Football Recruiting: Top 25 Class Possible For Wahoos

For the second-consecutive year, the Virginia Cavaliers have given the Virginia Tech Hokies a run for their money in the recruiting game, especially when it comes to in-state recruits.

The Cavaliers have commitments from 13 in-state players, including 10 from southeastern Virginia, compared to Tech's 15 in-state commitments.

There are still a few key in-state recruits up for grabs, including Clover Hill's Joel Caleb, who is choosing between UVA, VT and Ohio State. He is considered one of the top recruits in the Richmond area.

Some of the other major gets include Virginia Beach Ocean Lakes DE Eli Harold, Clifton Centreville DE Ken Ekenem and Norfolk Christian Academy LB Kwontie Moore. Defensively, the Hoos are building a solid foundation.

Virginia Tech might rank higher than Virginia in recruiting this year, but the two programs have managed to basically shut down the state from outsiders. It's officially an even race for recruits and it's only going to get more heated.

For more on the Cavaliers, visit Streaking the Lawn. Click the link for more on National Signing Day 2012.

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Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Hokies Hoping To Reclaim Virginia

The Hokies are looking to regain their hold on the state of Virginia and put together one of the nation's best recruiting classes.

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Maryland Football Recruiting: Mike Locksley Making Recruiting Difference Already

Before he flamed out at New Mexico,Mike Locksley was known as one of the best college football recruiters in the nation and that's a big reason he was re-hired by the Maryland Terrapins this season.

And while he's only been on the job for a few weeks, Locksley is already paying dividends in that field.

Indeed, Locksley has made an immediate impact by taking the lead in the recruitment of tailback Wes Brown from Good Counsel in Olney, Md. Brown, a consensus four-star prospect, committed to Maryland while playing in the Under Armour All-American Bowl on Jan. 5 and is considered the prized catch of Edsall's first full recruiting class.

Locksley kept his Maryland/D.C. ties even when he was in New Mexico, where he had multiple players from the Maryland-D.C. area on the roster. One of them, safety Zach Dancel, announced earlier this month that he is transferring to Maryland.

For more on recruiting and all things Maryland athletics, please head over to the aforementioned Testudo Times. Please check out the SB Nation College Football hub for more on all the big commitments as Signing Day approaches.

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National Signing Day 2012: Stefon Diggs Will Not Make Announcement On Wednesday, According To Report

The biggest, somewhat realistic target that the Marland Terrapins have on their list still is Good Counsel wide receiver Stefon Diggs. But those hoping for a conclusion to his recruiting will have to wait a little while past Signing Day, as Diggs will not make his announcement on Wednesday, according to Jim Halley of USA Today.

Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) football coach Bob Milloy said that wide receiver Stefon Diggs is unlikely to sign on Wednesday, the first day of the national letter of intent period for football. . .

"I think he is a little confused right now," Milloy said. "He's got a little bit of a decision to make. He just got back from a visit to Ohio State."

While this is somewhat of a disappointment, this is not totally uncommon. Wednesday is the first day that recruits can send in their letters of intent, not the deadline for them to pick their next school. So while Maryland remains in the hunt for Diggs, it could be a little while before we know what his intentions are.

For more on the Terps, visit Testudo Times.

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Maryland Football Recruiting: Terps May Be In Lead For D.J. Reader, According To Report

With the 2012 National Signing Day approaching, Maryland football may be pushing back into the lead for three-star offensive lineman D.J. Reader. Reader was seemingly a given to be landed by Clemson, but a report by Mike Farrell of Rivals suggests that the Terps are making a late push.

Reader, a 6'3'', 306-pound lineman from North Carolina, is currently ranked No. 19 among offensive lineman recruits and No. 20 in the state of North Carolina. He would bolster a Terps' recruiting class that has jumped up several notches since Mike Locksley was hired.

For more on recruiting and all things Maryland athletics, please head over to the aforementioned Testudo Times. Please check out the SB Nation College Football hub for more on all the big commitments as Signing Day approaches.

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National Signing Day 2012: Eddie Goldman To Announce College Choice At 10:05 A.M. On ESPNU

Eddie Goldman, one of the nation's top recruits, will announce his college decision at 10:05 a.m. on ESPNU on Wednesday, which is the 2012 National Signing Day. Goldman, who played in high school for Friendship Collegiate, is expected to choose between Florida State, Auburn and Alabama, with the Seminoles in the lead for his services.

Goldman is one of several recruits who will be announcing his college decision in front of a live audience. The five-star defensive lineman will make the announcement live from the campus of Friendship Collegiate in Washington, D.C.

Goldman narrowed his college choice down to three last week, crossing off several teams, including Maryland, from his list. With Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher being the last person to visit Goldman before he stopped all visits, most believe he'll ultimately play for the Seminoles.

For more on Eddie Goldman's decision, visit this StoryStream. Click the link for more on National Signing Day 2012.

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Maryland Football Recruiting: An Overview Of Needs Prior To National Signing Day 2012

Can Randy Edsall pull a rabbit out of his hat and land the Terps a big time local talent as signing day approaches?

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