ESPN going SEC-heavy for National Signing Day, setting up at 8 locations
ESPN is going all-in on SEC recruiting coverage as part of its special 11-hour program for National Signing Day next Wednesday.
According to a news release, ESPN plans on sending a reporter to eight different SEC schools out of 16 total locations. That only seems far, as the conference currently boasts 12 of the top 40 classes in the nation and six in the top 10 alone.
Here’s a screenshot of the list, which includes nine of the top 10 according to ESPN Recruiting Nation rankings:
In addition, the No. 1 overall recruit in OT Trey Smith, who recently enrolled at Tennessee, will be interviewed live from Knoxville at 2 p.m. ET.
Per the release, the ESPNU special gets underway at 8 a.m. ET before jumping to ESPN2 at noon. The final two hours (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.) wrap up on ESPNU. Coverage will include contributions from reporters at 16 different campuses across the country, more than 25 Coaches interviews and 12 on-air announcements.
Hosts Matt Schick and Joe Tessitore will keep fans up to date on all the news surrounding the day, led by national recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill, recruiting analyst Craig Haubert, and college football analysts Mike Bellotti, Mack Brown, Joey Galloway and David Pollack.
As reported earlier this evening, the signing day crew will also be joined by former LSU coach Les Miles, who will contribute to coverage throughout the day as a guest analyst.
Live interviews and updates from every SEC team begin at 10 a.m. on SEC Network.