Michigan makes the most noise, but Florida State finishes with the top class

ACC Signing Day wrap (1:26)

Recruiting reporter Derek Tyson breaks down the ACC's signing day winner (No. 1 Florida State) and the biggest surprise of the final hours of 2016 recruiting. (1:26)

A recruit jumped out of a plane, celebrities dabbed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema fired shots at rival SEC schools.

Wednesday's national signing day for college football featured plenty of drama and excitement, and once again the sport's blue bloods ended up stockpiling the most talent.

Here's a look at the biggest developments and highlights from signing day:

Top storylines

1. Florida State finishes with No. 1 class: The Seminoles closed with a flurry to surpass LSU for the No. 1 class. FSU's crop of 25 players features 16 members of the ESPN 300, including six who chose the Seminoles on Wednesday.

2. Texas comes out of nowhere to crack the top 10: Coming off a 5-7 season, the Longhorns started the day ranked No. 32 in the ESPN team rankings. But Texas coach Charlie Strong snagged six ESPN 300 players Wednesday, including No. 2 outside linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch and No. 2 safety Brandon Jones.

3. No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary picks Michigan: Gary, a 6-foot-4, 287-pound defensive tackle from Paramus, New Jersey, made Jim Harbaugh a happy man by choosing the Wolverines over Clemson. His signing helped Michigan finish in the top 10. Harbaugh's first class at Michigan was ranked No. 40 in 2015.

4. Auburn signs a top-10 class: Even with coach Gus Malzahn seemingly on the hot seat, the Tigers landed a top-10 class with a couple of big additions. No. 5 defensive tackle Derrick Brown of Sugar Hill, Georgia, chose the Tigers over Georgia and others, and No. 2 receiver Nate Craig-Myers picked Auburn over North Carolina.

5. Alabama finishes in the top three ... again: After signing the No. 1 class in each of the previous four years, the Crimson Tide finished No. 2 behind FSU. The Tide started the day ranked ninth, but then added six ESPN 300 prospects. Alabama has finished in the top three of ESPN's recruiting rankings every year since finishing 17th in coach Nick Saban's first season in 2007.

Way to make an impression

1. Defensive back Deontay Anderson of Manvel, Texas, went skydiving to announce his commitment to Ole Miss.

2. Athlete Mecole Hardman of Elberton, Georgia, ran through a banner wearing a Georgia jersey.

3. Linebacker Ben Davis of Gordo, Alabama, wore Bear Bryant's trademark houndstooth hat while choosing the Crimson Tide. His father, Wayne Davis, is the Tide's all-time leading tackler.

4. Offensive tackle Jauan Williams of Washington, D.C., showed off his amazing flexibility while committing to Florida State.

5. Long Beach Poly in California has produced many successful USC players in recent years, and it added another in ESPN 300 CB Jackie Jones, who had a little help from Trojans fan Snoop Dogg.

Most significant flips

1. Top-ranked athlete Tyler Byrd, Naples, Florida (flipped from Miami to Tennessee)
2. Wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland, Houston (flipped from Houston to Florida)
3. Defensive tackle Shavar Manuel, Tampa, Florida (flipped from Florida to Florida State)
4. Safety Jamel Cook, Miami (flipped from Florida State to USC)
5. Linebacker Erick Fowler, Manor, Texas (flipped from LSU to Texas)

Following in famous father's footsteps

1. Tight end Michael Irvin Jr., Miami (son of Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin)

2. Tailback Elijah Holyfield, Georgia (son of boxing world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield)

3. Tight end Thaddeus Moss, NC State (son of NFL Pro Bowl receiver Randy Moss)

4. Defensive lineman Kenyon Jackson, Illinois (son of Oklahoma All-American tight end Keith Jackson)

5. Defensive lineman Zack Gilbert, Pittsburgh (son of former Panthers and NFL defensive lineman Sean Gilbert)

All-name team

1. Zach Sandwisch, linebacker, Toledo, Ohio (signed with West Virginia)
2. Dicaprio Bootle, defensive back, Miami (signed with Nebraska)
3. Gentle Williams, offensive lineman, Florence, Mississippi (signed with Cal)
4. Lil'Jordan Humphrey, wide receiver, Southlake, Texas (signed with Texas)
5. Jet Toner, kicker/punter, Honolulu (signed with Stanford)

Show them how you really feel

1. Fly Eagles, fly.

2. Ole Miss coaches went nuts when wide receiver A.J. Brown picked the Rebels.

3. Houston rapper Paul Wall showed off his grill while welcoming defensive tackle Aymiel Fleming to the Cougars.

4. After linebacker Erick Fowler of Manor, Texas, flipped from LSU to Texas, Longhorns coach Charlie Strong dabbed with the horns up.

5. New North Texas coach Seth Littrell had fun announcing his first recruiting class.

Not bad for a debut effort

1. Kirby Smart, Georgia

After only seven weeks on the job, Smart helped the Bulldogs bring in the seventh-best class. Georgia snagged Hardman and flipped defensive tackle David Marshall from Auburn and receiver Tyler Simmons from Alabama.

2. Clay Helton, USC

After being elevated from interim coach to head coach, Helton's first class includes 11 ESPN 300 selections. The Trojans flipped No. 3 safety Jamel Cook from FSU and snagged No. 8 offensive tackle E.J. Price of Lawrenceville, Georgia.

3. Mark Richt, Miami

The Hurricanes lost a couple of coveted recruits to Tennessee, but it was a solid debut overall. Miami signed 10 ESPN 300 players, including No. 6 pocket passer Jack Allison and coveted receivers Sam Bruce and Dionte Mullins.

4. Will Muschamp, South Carolina

Given Muschamp's late start, it wasn't a bad effort. The Gamecocks signed 26 players, including four ESPN 300 prospects. Quarterback Brandon McIlwain enrolled in January, and junior college transfers JaMarcus King and Akeem Cooperwood might be able to help right away.

5. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech

After leaving Memphis, Fuente was able to secure a class of 22 prospects, including two ESPN 300 players and five four-star prospects. Speedy receiver Divine Deablo and quarterback Joshua Jackson were the most highly coveted.

Best tweets

1. There's nothing quite like signing day trash talk in The American.

2. Florida's fax machine sang Adele while working.

3. Good luck to Maryland's secondary coach.

4. Washington State used cartoons dabbing to announce its signees.

5. SMU used an angry cat to get the day started.

Highlights from Signing with the Stars

The most memorable moments from Michigan's unique recruiting extravaganza:

1. Former Notre Dame coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz struck the Heisman pose.

2. Pro wrestler Ric Flair revealed he signed a national letter of intent to play for the Wolverines in 1968.

3. Tom Brady and Harbaugh talked about global warming.

4. Former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland dabbed with Migos.

5. They turned out the lights and lit up glow sticks.

They said it

1. "All I've got to say is that if you don't want to go to Texas, don't let him get on your couch." -- Euless (Texas) Trinity High defensive lineman Chris Daniels, on Longhorns coach Charlie Strong

2. "Florida is kind of the new Ole Miss. They're doing some things in recruiting that kind of shock you a little bit." -- Arkansas coach Bret Bielema

3. "You got to get a kick out of it a little bit, because obviously this guy doesn't know who the heck I am. I sure as heck don't know who he is. I'm not sure we really ran into him on the recruiting trail, but you know I know what I'm all about." -- Florida coach Jim McElwain, in response to Bielema's comment

4. "We've never had a class ranked this high, and we've done OK with the ones prior to them. I'm anxious the next two or three years about getting these guys on the field to see where they can take us." -- Baylor coach Art Briles, whose class was ranked No. 17 in the country and No. 2 in the Big 12

5. "There's a standing offer for the Bosa family if they decide to have more children." -- Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, after signing defensive end Nick Bosa, the younger brother of All-American Joey Bosa