11:54 Until next year ...
11:51 The LSU Tigers have spoken and John Brady's Top 20 recruiting class, which BTW is laced with big men, is present and accounted for.
10:47 We've heard rumors over the past week that Demar DeRozan might not sign during the early period. However, according to a source close to the situation, the talented wing is indeed expected to sign in the next few days.
6:27 After an hour and ten minute plane ride I (Evan) stepped off the plane to nearly a dozen text messages. Among the notes were that Xavier has recieved LOI's from Mark "Cheek" Lyons and Kenny Frease. Delvon Roe was also among the group of messages, and his note was among the funniest texts of the day. His message read, "Spartan Dog Fo Life...lol."
6:16 The Morris Twins signed with Kansas today. "They signed, there was no doubt," their high school said. "They believe in Coach Self."
5:45 In other junior news, Top 75 prospect Brian Oliver will visit Virginia Tech this weekend.
4:40 Jeff Goodman dropped some not so good knowledge this afternoon. John Riek, the headlining recruit at this weekend's National Prep Invitational, won't play. Over 12 NBA teams requested credentials for the event specifically to watch Riek. Not going to happen; a knee injury will keep him out of action.
4:05 Just when you began putting the Class of 2008 in your rearview mirrow, we hit you with news from the next bunch. An email from a family member of Hollis Thompson alerts us to the fact that he'll announce his collegiate choice in the next few days.
3:13 Blog break. Time to spend a half hour with the Big Ten Network! C U at 4:30 for another update.
3:05 Text from Singleton's presser: "It's official; Florida State! Make way for the Seminoles as they bull their way into the Top 15 with a signing day celebration.
3:03 Don't listen to the rumor that says DeAndre Liggins won't sign today. All the crew from Findlay will ink this afternoon.
3:00 pm The situation we're watching closely is J'mison Morgan. There's been some behind the scenes chatter he may not sign today. We'll keep you posted.
2:55 They're setting up at Chris Singleton's presser. "He's got two hats up there," our man on the scene reports. FSU or UK? Decision time, baby! Another Top 100 prospect soon to be off the board!
2:24 Analyst Eric Bossi left the confines of his home today and attended Marcus Denmon's press conference. Denmon is one of the headliners for a Tigers class that has the capability of playing to Mike Anderson's tempo.
1:55 Kevin Jones is going to West Virginia. Done. Score a Top 25 class for the Mountaineers.
We've lost some posts, casualties of war. If you've been reading this all day and you think 2 hours are missing, you're right. Sorry. To be clear, J'Covan Brown won't sign. He's still looking at Cincinnati, New Mexico, Oklahoma State and Texas.
11:09 Mike Babb, the father of Chris Babb, responded to an email this morning. Chris is going to wait until the spring. He's visited Oral Roberts so the shooter has 4 visits left.
10:52 This just in: J'Covan Brown is set to do a press conference at 2 pm at his high school. Whoever picked up the phone at his house, we appreciate the assist!
10:33 a.m. Victor Evans, a guy in St. Louis with his finger on the pulse, checked in and said Bret Thompson signed with the Billikens and a presser is expected at 4:15. Note to prospects: press conferences scheduled during regular school hours can help get you out of that nasty science lab class you may be dreading.
10:31 Two cups of coffee down and still no word on Kevin Jones, Chris Singleton or who shot JFK.
10:26 Ed Davis has inked his papers. The talented power forward is telling the world of AIM, as his away message reads, "It is official..."
10:21 Actual email from a coach recruiting Kevin Jones: "DT, any guess or insight regarding K Jones????" ... The element of surprise has been achieved.
10:08 Just got off the phone with Nate Latsch, the publisher of our St. Louis site. The Billikens are listed as honorable mention even though they they didn't ink a Top 100 recruit. Why? Because it's a strong class in relation to the A-10. It's a group that advances them in the league and that's measurable success.
10:01 Cashmere Wright just checked in via text message and he said he plans to sign with Cincinnati at 11. Just an hour after Wright signs, Isaiah "Zeke" Thomas is expected to sign with Washington .
9:55 The Letter of Intents continue to roll in across the country. Damien Eargle is signed, sealed and delivered, as he inked his LOI and faxed it in to UNC Greensboro.
9:33 "I'm nervous as hell." An actual comment from a college coach waiting for the fax machine light up.
9:28 The Arizona State publisher checked in (btw, it's early out there) and reported that Taylor Rohde is signed, sealed and delivered for the Sun Devils. ASU should get Johnny Coy's LOI ASAP. The pair are compliments to last year's big time class.
8:26 We hear about the first letters. Clemson has Tanner Smith and Andre Young's paperwork intact. They've also collected a Top 25 class.
8:19 Unable to get Kevin Jones' brother Gerard on the horn. He's been the point man for one of the period's most chronicled recruits.
7:59 First cup of coffee.
7:45 Overnight email from coach Ro Russell in regards to Devoe Joseph: He just visited Minny and is visiting Vandy this weekend. Then he will decide on V Tech or Kansas. He will sign at the last day of the signing period.
7:44 a.m. Not sure who did a better job: Ben Howland or Scout.com's Moni Samek. She rocked with our signing day design. Top 25 classes live.