Telep's Signing Day Blog

What's signing day like? Well, you never know so here's what it looks like from a national analyst's perspective. We won't include all the media calls and interviews, but we'll give you a snapshot of the news that comes through.


6:04 N.Y. Times is doing a story on what's going on in Manhattan. Let this hit home: the Kansas State Wildcats have the nation's top-ranked recruiting class ... in basketball.

4:41 Arizona State goes under the radar for Rihards Kuksiks. His teammates hold a mock press conference for him (true story). Tough break for St. John's and Virginia Tech.

3:05 James Henderson of Pack Pride instant messaged the good news: J.J. Hickson is officially running with the Pack.

2:39 Goodman speaks to Mayo's high school coach. Definitely not signing today. USC and Kansas State are the only options.

2:32 receives Donald Rumsfeld's resume. We are considering moving him to offense this time around.

2:26 Sometimes you just never know and that's why when Brad Allis of the Arizona site relayed the news about Jerryd Bayless, well, it was news. Bayless' LOI is in Lute's hands.

2:07 Chris Warren picks the bigger conference and is headed to Ole Miss. That would have been a huge pickup ( No. 20 PG) for the CAA team but the Rebels staved them off.

2:01 Breathe easy in Starkville, Tempe and South Bend; LOI's are at those schools. Plus, down in Gainesville all-american Nick Calathes is present and accounted for.

1:37 Always good to know that the big timers are locked up. Kosta Koufos will sign a hair before 3 pm today at his school.

1:24 Time for Kansas fans to get the best available wing list out: we are hearing James Anderson is 30 minutes from announcing for Oklahoma State. Stay tuned.

12:56 Another note about Jai Lucas. Recent communication confirms what we thought: he's not signing this week. Not sure if that means during the early period or just this week.

12:51 Mark Murphy, the owner of's Auburn site, calls to say the Tigers will receive visits from Joseph Katuka and Ibrahima Thomas this weekend.

12:42 Here's the first surprise of the day. Rico Pickett's letter of intent arrived at Alabama. Gotta make room for the Crimson Tide in the rankings.

12:42 Evan Daniels instant messages to say that Keenan Ellis' guardian is waiting for the papers from UAB and will sign them when they get there. For our purposes, he's a Blazer.

12:28 Reporter talks with Eric Wallace's father who said his son isn't sure if he'll do anything next week. Sounds like the young man does not know what he wants to do.

12:15 Earlier report confirmed: Gordon signed letter with Indiana.

12:12 Jeff Goodman says it is possible Southern Cal receives a letter from Leonard Washington today. Not 100% for sure, but the possibility exists.

12:09 According to a source it's unlikely anything official happens with Mayo today. The same source said those close to him aren't that excited about him going 3,000 miles away. Kansas State is lurking.

12:06 p.m. James Anderson's presser is two hours away. Right now as it stands Oklahoma State is believed to be the front runner.

11:36 a.m. "What's happening with Chris Warren?" No idea, but presser is this afternoon and Ole Miss and VCU have to be on pins and needles at this point.

11:25 a.m. Hearing Jeff Brooks likes Penn State and Arkansas but nothing firm.

10:52 a.m. Mike Eubanks from's Stanford site checks in and says Josh Owens will play for the Cardinal.

10:48 a.m. Jeff Goodman checks in and says all is quiet on the Mayo front. Expect to hear nothing today from the No. 1 prospect.

10:35 a.m. Greg Hicks reports that its Oregon, Washington and Nevada for Darnell Gant. The forward says he'll sign during the period.

8:04 a.m. Hargrave kids sound like they need more time; Wallace on hold for now, Scott waiting for spring, Crawford decision won't come today.

7:31 a.m. Word reaches headquarters that Lavoy Allen is heading to Temple.

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