Starting signing day early will be a duo of players from Sandy Creek High in Tyrone, Ga. A longtime Auburn commitment, four-star wide receiver Jaquay Williams hasn't budged off that even though he took an official visit late to the Georgia Bulldogs, who have been trying hard to get him turned.
Williams is expected to be signing at a ceremony at Sandy Creek High along with teammate Will Adams. A three-star offensive tackle previously committed to Georgia Tech, Adams visited Auburn last weekend and will choose between the Tigers and Yellow Jackets. The players are expected to announce before 8 a.m. CST on Wednesday.
Jaquay Williams is the top-rated wide receiver prospect in Georgia this season.
After having the chance to think things over after meeting with Auburn coaches last week, the 6-2, 205-pounder de-committed and will now announce his decision on signing day between Auburn and Florida State. Louis is ranked as the number 29 receiver in the nation by Scout.com.
One of the first five star prospects expected to announce his choice on signing day is defensive tackle Eddie Goldman. He is expected to reveal his pick at his high school in Washington, D.C., shortly after 9 a.m. CST.
Linebacker Kwon Alexander is expected to be in the spotlight next as he will make his decision known to the public at 10:05 a.m. at Oxford High School. A four-star outside linebacker, Alexander is expected to choose between Auburn and LSU with Alabama still in the picture.
Ranked a five-star prospect as one of the top offensive tackles in the country, big Avery Young has consistently had Auburn among his leaders since taking an official visit to the Plains when the Tigers took on Florida in October. The cousin of Auburn freshman Brandon Fulse and good friends with Auburn running back Tre Mason, Young is also looking at Florida, Georgia and Miami in addition to the Tigers. He's expected to make his decision at 1 p.m. CST.
The attention will shift back to the Eastern Shore in the afternoon as the nation's top-rated cornerback prospect, Ronald Darby, is expected to make his decision public at 1:30 p.m. CST. One of the fastest high school athletes in the country, the 5-11, 175 Darby took official visits to Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland and Notre Dame and is also looking to run track in college. The Tigers and Seminoles are thought to be the favorites, but don't count out the home state Terps.
Ronald Darby was an early commitment to Notre Dame, but had a change of plans.
A five-star wide receiver and one of the top junior college players in the country, 6-4, 200 Cordarrelle Patterson, was a first team All-American in 2011. Patterson finished the season with 61 catches for 924 yards. He totaled 1,814 all-purpose yards and led the Blue Dragons to the Salt City Bowl title and a 9-3 record. Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Tennessee are all in the mix for Patterson. He's expected to sign at 10:30 a.m.
Defensive line is always a priority and one of the players teams have been waiting on is four-star defensive end Leonard Williams from Mainland High in Daytona Beach, Fla. At 6-4, 270, the Under Armour All-American is a physical player who could play in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defense because of his size and athleticism. Williams took official visits to Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami and USC and is expected to sign during the day on Wednesday.
Auburn's recruiting is not expected to be done on Wednesday, however, as a pair of prospects are planning to wait until after signing day to make a decision. Five-star offensive tackle Jordan Diamond from Chicago is expected to announce his choice on Friday while five-star wide receiver Stefon Diggs could wait until as late as Feb. 10 before making a decision.