The second year of college football’s early signing period promises to be busy, with most teams expected to lock up the bulk of their 2019 classes and Alabama working on another recruiting championship.
Last season was the first with an early signing period in college football. It quickly replaced the traditional February signing period as the primary time for high school players to make their verbal commitments binding by inking national letters of intent. More than 70 percent of available scholarships in FBS were filled during the early signing period last year and coaches expected that to go up this year.
The star of Tennessee’s class is Wanya Morris, a 6 foot 5 inch, 310 pounds offensive lineman. He’s from Georgia and he’s going to have the chance to play immediately providing much-needed help to that struggling offensive line.
Morris listed as a 5-star prospect and third best tackle in the country. He’s one of seven recruits committed to Tennessee who are in the ESPN top 300 rankings.
Based on verbal commitments, Alabama is lined up to again have the No. 1 recruiting class in the country after relinquishing that mythical title last year to SEC rival Georgia.
The early signing period runs from 7 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, December 21.