5 biggest flips on Day 1 of the Early Signing Period
The Early Signing Period started on Wednesday, and that meant a huge portion of the 2020 recruiting class signed their letters of intent.
Many recruiting classes are already almost full, even though the normal National Signing Day is still to come in February.
And, when you get a number of top players signing, you’re going to have some high-profile flips. Here are a few of the biggest flips from Day 1 of the Early Signing Period:
1. Rakim Jarrett flips from LSU to Maryland
The Tigers thought they had 5-star WR Rakim Jarrett, the No. 20 overall player in the 2020 class (per 247Sports) locked up. However, at the last moment, he decided to commit to Maryland instead, signing with the Terrapins.
That was a stunner from the D.C. native, who apparently wanted to stay closer to home and play for Mike Locksley.
2. Alabama comes in late to swoop Oklahoma RB commit
The Oklahoma Sooners thought they had 4-star RB Jase McClellan locked up, but Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide had other plans.
McClellan instead signed with the Tide, boosting their already elite class.
3. Donell Harris fakes out Florida
Clothing fake-outs have become commonplace over the years, and 4-star DE Donell Harris of Miami pulled off another one on Wednesday.
He took off his jacket to reveal a Florida sweatshirt, but then he took that off and donned a Texas A&M hat.
4. Mizzou RB commit Dominique Johnson flips to Arkansas
Speaking of fake-outs, Mizzou commit Dominique Johnson flipped to Arkansas on Wednesday. He was wearing a Mizzou hat, but threw it and unzipped his jacket to reveal an Arkansas shirt:
Mizzou already has a running back in its 2020 class, though, so perhaps that’s why Johnson flipped.
5. Clemson gets richer by flipping LSU DB commit
LSU had a tough day with guys from the D.C. metro area. Jarrett flipped (see above), but earlier in the day, 4-star DB Malcolm Greene from Virginia flipped to Clemson. That boosted Clemson’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class even more.