The undeclared on the Eve of National Signing Day

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by Jeff Fisher

National Letter of Intent Signing DayTomorrow is like Christmas Day for college football programs.  Instead of Santa coming down the chimney, he delivers his gifts…errr players…while ringing his fax machine bells on National Signing Day.

With less than 24 hours before that antiquated fax machine has its big day, we thought we’d look at the highest-rated high school football players that are still undeclared.

At the top of the list is offensive tackle Martez Ivey of Apopka High School in Florida, who was ranked #2 Monday in USA Today’s High School Sports‘ Composite Recruiting Rankings.  Ivey says he’s narrowed his choice to Florida and Auburn.  He’ll make his announcement Wednesday at 11 A.M. Eastern on ESPNU, which will produce 11 hours worth of Letter of Intent television from 8 A.M. to 7 P.M.

#3 on the USA Today HSS list is Byron Cowart of Armwood High School.  Like Ivey, Cowart is also said to be choosing between Auburn and Florida.

Plenty of choices on the table for Iman Marshall, a cornerback from Long Beach Poly in Southern California.  USC, Florida St., LSU, UCLA and Michigan are said to be on his list.

Another Florida player, CeCe Jefferson, a defensive end from Baker County High School is still making-up his mind.  Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Mississippi are his four finalists.

East St. Louis High School‘s Terry Beckner, Jr. is said to have his eye on Missouri, but some recruiting gurus say that Florida St. is in the running for the defensive tackle.  In Texas, Gladewater High School‘s Daylon Mack is rumored to be deciding between Texas A&M and TCU.

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.