For coaches tomorrow is the culmination of their hard work and long hours spent on the recruiting trail, for the players it's the next step in their quest for greatness, and for the fans that have followed every twist and turn along the way it's Christmas in February.
While most schools are waiting to learn the fate of one or two recruits, USC still has a number of prospects that could join the 2009 recruiting class.
Five-Star middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict is expected to switch his commitment from USC to Arizona State in the morning, and the question then becomes which of the remaining out of state linebackers will sign with the Trojans.
Te'o, Scout's top rated linebacker, is considered the most complete linebacker in the 2009 class, and has the athleticism and instincts to see playing time as a freshman. Te'o really enjoyed his visit to USC this past weekend and will choose between USC, UCLA and Notre Dame.
Miami (FL) linebacker/safety Frankie Telfort doesn't have the size of a prototypical linebacker but makes up for it with his speed and football smarts. He is one of the most athletic linebackers in the state of Florida and really plays well in space. He could play either weak-side linebacker or safety at USC. Telfort will choose between USC and Florida.
Columbus (GA) linebacker Jarvis Jones has the size, speed and tenacity to be a real difference maker on the college level. At 6'3.5, 220 pounds Jones is one of the more physical linebackers in the 2009 class and has offers from some of the top programs in the nation. Jones will choose from USC, Florida, Texas, LSU and Georgia.
Signing Day will kickoff with four-star safety Byron Moore making his announcement on ESPNU at 7 a.m..
Stay tuned to SCPlaybook.com all day for recruiting news, notes and in-depth analysis.
Below is a list of times for recruit announcements:
Byron Moore – 7 a.m. ESPNU
Vontaze Burfict – 8 a.m. at Corona Centennial HS
Jelani Jenkins – 8:05 a.m. ESPNU
Frankie Telfort – 8:20 a.m. ESPNU
Manti Te'o – 9 a.m. ESPNU
Jawanza Starling - Between 9:00am-10:00 a.m.
Jarvis Jones – 10:30 a.m. at Carter High school
Xavier Su'a-Filo – 11:05 a.m. ESPNU
Randall Carroll – 6:30 p.m. FS Prime Ticket
- All times PST