Early Signing Period 2018

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The Early Signing Period is no longer bright and shiny like it was last year, but that doesn’t lessen the magnitude of how big the next three days are for student-athletes, their families, coaches and schools. If this year mimics last year, then about 75 percent of the top high school football players in the nation will sign their Letter of Intent before the first Wednesday in February.

Below is a look at the Top 25 players in the 247Sports.com Composite Rankings that made their early decisions:

  1. Nolan Smith, DE (IMG Academy, Florida) – Georgia
  2. Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE (Oaks Christian HS, California) – USC
  3. Derek Stingley, CB (Dunham School) – LSU
  4.  Zach Harrison, DE (Olentangy Liberty HS, Ohio) – Ohio State
  5. Trey Sanders, RB (IMG Academy, Florida) – Alabama
  6. Jadon Haselwood, WR (Cedar Grove HS, Georgia) – Uncommitted
  7. Bru McCoy, ATH (Mater Dei HS, California) – Uncommitted
  8. Daxton Hill, S (Booker T. Washington HS, Oklahoma) – Michigan
  9. Ishmael Sopsher, DT (Amite HS, Louisiana) – Uncommitted
  10. Darnell Wright, OT (Huntington HS, West Virginia) – Uncommitted
  11. Kenyon Green, OT (Atascocita HS, Texas) – Texas A&M
  12. John Emery, Jr., RB (Destrehan HS, Louisiana) – LSU
  13. Wanya Morris, OT (Grayson HS, Georgia) – Tennessee
  14. Nakobe Dean, LB (Horn Lake HS, Mississippi) – Georgia
  15. Owen Pappoe, LB (Grayson HS, Georgia) – Auburn
  16. Garrett Wilson, WR (Lake Travis HS, Texas) – Ohio State
  17. Logan Brown, OT (East Kentwood HS, Michigan) – Wisconsin
  18. Zacch Pickens, DE (T.L. Hanna HS, South Carolina) – South Carolina
  19. Andrew Booth, CB (Archer HS, Georgia) – Clemson
  20. Evan Neal, OT (IMG Academy, Florida) – Alabama
  21. Theo Wease, WR (Allen HS, Texas) – Oklahoma
  22. Clay Webb, C (Oxford HS, Alabama) – Georgia
  23. Spencer Rattler, QB (Pinnacle HS, Arizona) – Oklahoma
  24. Travon Walker, DT (Upson-Lee HS, Georgia) – Georgia
  25. Brandon Smith, LB (Louisa County HS, Virginia) – Penn State

Four players remain uncommitted, but Georgia leads the way with four signees within the top twenty-five players signed today. Alabama, LSU Ohio State and Oklahoma signed two Top 25 players each.

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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.