National Signing Day was relatively quiet on the West Coast and the Pac-12. USC picked up a couple of late commitments to finish with the league’s top signing class at No. 9 nationally, and crosstown rival UCLA inked the Pac-12’s No. 2 haul (No. 11 nationally). Only three five-star players signed with Pac-12 programs and all three are headed to either USC or UCLA.
Utah concluded National Signing Day in 2016 by hauling in one of the team's most talented recruiting classes yet. The Utes addressed many needs at the offensive skill positions and grew even deeper along the defensive line – already traditionally an area of strength for the program.
College football recruiting rankings are not the end all, be all but certainly give a pretty good indication of the kind of seasons that are to follow for the perceived winners and the losers on National Signing Day.
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 128 teams.
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. With spring practice just around the corner, the focus around the nation now shifts to the 2016 season.
College football’s 2016 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the sixth consecutive season, slightly edging Florida State for the No. 1 spot in the consensus average from the four major services – 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN.