National Signing Day Predictions: Which top uncommitted prospects will land in the SEC?


National Signing Day is now just two days away, and it’s a day when the entire college football world gets turned on its head every year.

However, before we even get to Wednesday, two major stars are choosing their destination schools tonight. But you have to remember – these players can commit tonight and change their minds before Wednesday.

#41 Alex Collins, RB – 9:00 PM ET
Between: Arkansas and Miami
Prediction: Arkansas
Buzz: The South Florida star has a tough decision to make. Collins has a strong relationship with the Arkansas coaches because they recruited him at Wisconsin, but will he really spurn the hometown team in Miami and play for the Hogs? There is immediate playing time available at both places, and I think he pulls a shocker and plays for Bret Bielema and the Hogs.

#6 Reuben Foster, LB – 10:00 PM ET
Between: Alabama, Auburn and Georgia
Prediction: Alabama
Buzz: With Foster leaving his Auburn visit early, it is a telltale sign that Foster is between Alabama and Auburn. Foster has been committed to both schools in the past, with the most recent one being Auburn. But Foster obviously left Auburn because of something unexpected that could ultimately deter him from inking with the Tigers on National Signing Day.

National Signing Day predictions for top 100:

#1 Robert Nkemdiche, DT – 7:35 AM ET
Between: LSU and Ole Miss
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: I think LSU definitely gave Nkemdiche something to think about, but he’ll ultimately stick to Ole Miss. He wants to play with his brother, and just the probability of landing Nkemdiche has made all the other top recruits look Ole Miss’ way, too. The Rebels will be the biggest winner on NSD.

#4 Laremy Tunsil, OT – 9:35 AM ET
Between: Alabama, Georgia and Ole Miss
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: Tunsil was thought to be a Georgia lock, but now it looks as if Tunsil will head to Oxford with the news that Ole Miss has taken the lead for him with just a couple days left. Georgia doesn’t look as if they can close the deal this late in the game, and the Rebels should land another star.

#8 Matthew Thomas, OLB – 9:15 AM ET
Between: Alabama, FSU and Miami
Prediction: FSU
Buzz: Thomas is down to two ACC schools and Alabama, but it’s a likely battle between Bama and FSU for the star’s signature. The hometown team in Miami is playing third fiddle and could be just a hat on the table. I think Thomas ends up staying in state to play for the Seminoles.

#10 Montravius Adams, DT – 9:45 AM ET
Between: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Georgia
Prediction: Clemson
Buzz: Adams could be down to just Auburn and Clemson, with Georgia slightly behind both. I think Clemson is in the driver’s seat, but that word “SEC” keeps coming up for Adams. Ultimately, I think he lands with Clemson. They’ve been the slight favorite for a while now, but Auburn could close the deal so late in the game.

#27 Vonn Bell, DB – 10:05 AM ET
Between: Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee
Prediction: Tennessee
Buzz: Bell is almost a must-get defensive back for Nick Saban, but Tennessee is the favorite to land him on signing day. Butch Jones and his staff have thrown everything at Bell in an effort to woo him to Knoxville. I think it works and Bell will sign with Tennessee.

#29 MacKensie Alexander, CB – 11:15 AM ET
Between: Auburn, Clemson, Miss State, Rutgers and Texas A&M
Prediction: Auburn
Buzz: Alexander is a tough nut to crack and plays it close to the vest. However, I think he sticks in the SEC and ultimately signs with Auburn on Wednesday. Outside of Auburn, Mississippi State is the only other SEC team with a legitimate shot.

#32 Tony Conner, DB – 10:45 AM ET
Between: Alabama and Ole Miss
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: Conner won’t shock anyone when he commits to Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss, and he could be one of the many five stars heading to Oxford.

#33 A’Shawn Robinson, DT
Between: Alabama and Texas
Prediction: Alabama
Buzz: This one is almost signed, sealed and delivered for the Crimson Tide. Robinson is a massive human being and will be a big-time player for Nick Saban and the Tide in the future.

#42 Alvin Kamara, RB – 3:35 PM ET
Between: Alabama and Georgia
Prediction: Alabama
Buzz: All the talk centered on Kamara is his connection with Alabama. Georgia offers a more favorable depth chart, but Kamara seems sold on Alabama.

#46 Dee Liner, DT – 12:00 PM ET
Between: Alabama and Auburn
Prediction: Alabama
Buzz: After Liner’s decommitment from Auburn, he seemed set for Alabama. Georgia tried to get him on campus, but he did not go. Liner will sign with Alabama on Wednesday.

#94 Austin Golson, OT
Between: FSU and Ole Miss
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: Laremy Tunsil shouldn’t scare Golson off, and after his decommitment from FSU, all signs point to Ole Miss for Golson.

Committed prospects looking around:

#15 Jalen Ramsey, CB
Between: Florida, FSU and USC
Currently Committed: USC
Prediction: Florida
Buzz: The long-time USC commitment and future lockdown corner Jalen Ramsey is currently still committed to the Trojans. However, Florida and Florida State are making a late push, and Ramsey could jump ship. After all, Monte Kiffin is no longer there, and USC fired their defensive backs coach to boot. Most think Ramsey heads to Florida State or sticks with USC, but I’m going out on a limb and say Ramsey will be a Florida Gator.

#18 Chris Jones, DE – 9:15 AM ET
Between: Miss State and Ole Miss
Currently Committed: Mississippi State
Prediction: Ole Miss
Buzz: Jones has been committed to MSU since last summer, but he took two secret trips to Ole Miss over the weekend. His parents seem to be favoring the Rebels, too. This could be a flip that increases the ever burning ember between MSU and Ole Miss.

Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports



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