The ESPN 300 holdovers from December signing day announced their decisions on Wednesday. Watch some of the top commitments and catch up with everything you missed from the first Wednesday in February.
Top 50 recruiting classes in 2019
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ESPN 300 commitments
No. 3 RB Ealy commits to Ole Miss
Jerrion Ealy, the No. 19 player in the ESPN 300 rankings, commits to play for the Ole Miss Rebels and explains why he made his choice.
RB Jerrion Ealy
ESPN 300 rank: 19
5-foot-9, 192 pounds
Jackson, Mississippi/Jackson Prep
Prediction: Ole Miss
Signed with: Ole Miss
No. 4 athlete Elam commits to Florida
Kaiir Elam, the No. 59 player in the ESPN 300 rankings, makes his decision to play for the Florida Gators.
ESPN 300 rank: 59
6-1, 182 pounds
North Palm Beach, Florida/The Benjamin School
Signed with: Florida
No. 2 DT Sopsher commits to Alabama
Ishmael Sopsher, the No. 39 player in the ESPN 300 rankings, makes his decision to play for the University of Alabama.
ESPN 300 rank: 39
6-4, 330 pounds
Signed with: Alabama
No. 34 WR Lee commits to LSU
Devonta Lee, the No. 34 WR in the ESPN 300 rankings, decides he is going to play for the LSU Tigers.
ESPN 300 rank: 242
6-1, 205 pounds
Signed with: LSU
No. 23 DE Foskey chooses Notre Dame
Isaiah Foskey, the No. 24 defensive end in the ESPN 300 rankings, makes his decision to play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
ESPN 300 rank: 209
6-5, 233 pounds
Concord, California/De La Salle
Prediction: Notre Dame
Signed with: Notre Dame
No. 4 OLB commits to Tennessee
Henry To'oto'o, the No. 47 player in the ESPN 300 rankings, commits to the Tennessee Volunteers.
LB Henry To'oto'o
ESPN 300 rank: 47
6-2, 225 pounds
Concord, California/ De La Salle
Signed with: Tennessee
OT Wright picks Tennessee
Darnell Wright, the No. 5 player in the ESPN 300 rankings, announces his decision to play for the Volunteers.
OT Darnell Wright
ESPN 300 rank: 5
6-3, 300 pounds
Huntington, West Virginia/Huntington
Signed with: Tennessee
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Signing day shenanigans
Miami got things started early by announcing the signing of Louis Hedley, a punter from Australia. According to the Miami Herald, Hedley spent eight years working in the Australian desert in construction before being encouraged to try out American football due to his punting prowess in Aussie rules football. He arrived at City College of San Francisco three days before the 2017 season, and only knew when to punt because he bought the Madden video game and watched when punters took the field.
Lane Kiffin landed the sons of two Pro Football Hall of Fame players as preferred walk-ons. Junior college transfer Terique Owens, son of Terrell Owens, is a 6-3, 175-pound wide receiver from Contra Costa College in California. Warren Sapp II is a 6-1, 220-pound defensive lineman who had 24 sacks last season for Foundation Academy in Orlando, Florida. Both plan on "blueshirting," being members of the team this year then earning a scholarship next season.
What a big day for you @jake_herbie02!!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) February 6, 2019
Can't begin to tell you how proud we are of you-Your hard work and dedication has paid off with this incredible opportunity! Couldn't be more excited for you to join the Clemson program. Good luck and we love you!
Go Tigers!! 🐅 https://t.co/qYutbVwp08
Congratulations @tye_h19!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) February 6, 2019
So proud of you!
You've worked SO HARD for this opportunity. We couldn't be happier with your choice to attend Clemson and to be a part of such an incredible program and more importantly such a special culture! https://t.co/geSJcskpio
Speaking of sons with famous last names, former Ohio State quarterback and current College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit's twin sons, Jake and Tye, announced Wednesday they will attend Clemson as preferred walk-ons.
Dabo Swinney said he was excited to have the brothers, a corner and a wide receiver, in the fold, but he doesn't expect preferential treatment from their dad on Saturday mornings.
"I don't think it works that way," Swinney said in his post-signing day news conference.
On his first signing day as head coach at Georgia Tech, Geoff Collins went to Waffle House. On his second signing day, Waffle House came to him.