Schools To Watch on Signing Day

Jun. 3 -- Scout takes a look at five schools that could make major moves in the team rankings on Wednesday...

The way today's Scout Team Rankings look today will probably look a lot different tomorrow.

While it might be difficul to catch Alabama, or pass them, there are still five schools that could have a chance if they make big moves and things break right on Wednesday.


The Tigers are currently No. 13, but a good close for Gus Malzahn and his staff could vault the Tigers way up.

The big fish left on the board for Auburn is Seffner (Fla.) Armwood defensive end Byron Cowart.

The No. 8 player nationally will choose between Auburn, Alabama, Florida and Florida State but the Tigers are the prediction for National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons for Cowart.

National analyst Jamie Newberg thinks that the Tigers are also in a good position to grab Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy linebacker Jeff Holland.


The Gators could close with three players in the top 13 all five-stars.

It won't be a big class and top to bottom, it will just be alright, but if the Gators can land all three?

Cowart, Apopka (Fla.) offensive tackle Martez Ivey and Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County defensive end CeCe Jefferson could all choose the Gators and that wouldn't be a bad first Signing Day for head coach Jim McElwain.

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood receiver Ryan Davis, a Scout 300 prospect, is also predicted to the Gators by Scout and with Jordan Scarlett announcing for them on Monday, they're already off to a good start this week.

Ole Miss

The Rebels won't have the big surge like they did in 2013, but it's setting up for a good day anyhow.

And if things break right for them, it could be a pair of five-stars heading to Oxford.

Ole Miss is the other heavy favorite for Cece Jefferson, and have a lot of momentum for him.

Cedar Hill (Texas) receiver DaMarkus Lodge also is a good candidate for the Rebels, with both Scout experts expecting the five-star to pick Hugh Freeze.


The Trojans have a chance to not just make a move, but a move to the top.

USC is waiting on four players in the Scout 300 to make a decision on Signing Day and a high three-star to announce.

Three of the Scout 300 prospects are in the top 55: Iman Marshall, a five-star cornerback from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, Gardena (Calif.) Serra teammates Rasheem Green a five-star defensive end and John Houston, a four-star linebacker.

Add in Tyrone Wheatley, a four-star defensive end and Kevin Scott, a three-star defensive lineman, and the Trojans could pick up a ton of points down the stretch.

They had long talked of the "Big Five", and with Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton linebacker Osa Masina and Salem Hills (Utah) defensive end Porter Gustin already in, they're 2/5's of the way there.


The Bruins are No. 12 right now, but very well could end up in the top ten, if not much higher, by Wednesday evening.

They're the finalists for three players ranked No. 1 at their position, Plano (Texas) West running back Sotonye Jamabo, Avon Hills (Conn.) Old Farm tight end Chris Clark and Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County middle linebacker Roquan Smith.

While all three may be a stretch, two of those three isn't out of the realm of possibility.

Throw in three more four-stars, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly defensive tackle Joseph Wicker, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman receiver Cordell Broadus and Oklahoma City (Okla.) Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko, and the Bruins are poised for a big Wednesday.

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