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Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer 291d

Bama keeps building and BYU adds a legacy

As signing day moves along, the top two classes continue to get better as we catch you up on the biggest news of the past hour.

Another big get for Alabama

The Crimson Tide keep adding elite pieces to this 2017 recruiting class, as ESPN 300 defensive tackle LaBryan Ray, the nation's No. 17 overall prospect, committed to Alabama over Florida, Ole Miss and Tennessee. With Ray and Phidarian Mathis in the fold, Alabama signed two of the top four defensive tackles in the nation.

Buckeyes get better

Ohio State’s already stellar class added another four-star prospect on signing day, as offensive lineman Thayer Munford announced for the Buckeyes. That makes 17 four- or five-star prospects for Ohio State in this outstanding 2017 recruiting class.

Cougars grab a legacy

BYU added its second ESPN 300 prospect to the 2017 recruiting class, as safety Chaz Ah You announced his commitment to the Cougars over UCLA and Washington. Ah You’s commitment means the Nos. 2 and 4 prospects in the state of Utah, as well as half of the four ESPN 300 prospects in the state, are headed to BYU.

Ah You has plenty of family connections with the Cougars, as his grandfather and two uncles both played football at BYU. His father is the director of football athletic relationships for the Cougars.

Early in the process, it looked as though UCLA would be Ah You’s destination and that the nation’s No. 233 prospect would announce his commitment before taking his final visit to BYU this past weekend. But Ah You held off until signing day and the Cougars are the beneficiaries. Ah You is now the highest-ranked commitment in BYU’s class and there could be an opportunity to step in and play right away.

Ole Miss tallies another

Ole Miss continues to put together a strong signing day, as the Rebels added four-star athlete Braylon Sanders to the class. He is the second four-star prospect to select Ole Miss on Wednesday, joining safety C.J. Miller.

Pitt adds a running back

ESPN 300 running back A.J. Davis announced for Pittsburgh over offers from Louisville, Missouri, North Carolina, South Florida and others. Davis is the No. 140 overall prospect and No. 14 running back and should form a very good duo with fellow ESPN 300 prospect Todd Sibley in the Pitt backfield.

Falaniko sticks with Southern California

Heading into signing day, there was some thought that USC commit Juliano Falaniko could make his way into the Oregon class. But USC announced Falaniko’s signing and the Trojans have a very intriguing three-star safety prospect who's capable of moving to linebacker.

Kansas State lands impact linebacker

Former USC linebacker commit Daniel Green selected Kansas State over Oregon State and Utah on signing day. Green is a big get for the Wildcats as he's the only inside linebacker signee in the class thus far.

Colorado builds up front

The Buffaloes added massive offensive guard Casey Roddick to the class on signing day. The 6-foot-4, 355-pound guard builds on the huge haul along the offensive line for Colorado, as ESPN 300 offensive tackle Jake Moretti and ESPN 300 guard Grant Polley headline the group. Roddick joins Heston Paige and Will Sherman as additional interior linemen.

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