It's here. The first Wednesday of February has arrived, and National Signing Day has come to fruition.
Here's what to expect if you're a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan:
When can they sign? - Each prospective signee that has not enrolled early with the school (more on who has done that later) can not fax or electronically sign their Letter Of Intent and send it into the school before 7:00am their local time. So, obviously, as each time zone gets going, you'll see a wave of letters from certain players.
When the school receives that transmission and it's confirmed the correct signatures are on the LOI, then (and only then) will the school and staff be allowed to mention their name.
Who has signed already? - Two members of the Nebraska #BigRedFam16 class have not only signed their letters, but also are on campus taking classes. This also means they are in winter conditioning sessions with Nebraska's Strength and Conditioning. The two players are:
Patrick O'Brien: Quarterback from San Juan Capistrano HS in California.
Derrion Grim: Wide Reciever from Stockton, California.
Expect O'Brien and Grim to be featured in the online and in-person welcoming to the 2016 class by the University.
What drama lies within? - Well, it wouldn't be a National Signing Day without a couple of interesting tidbits:
- Quayshon Alexander, even though he's been a Husker commit this whole time, will be "announcing" where he's going to school between Nebraska, Pitt and Rutgers. Word on the street is that Pitt has somewhat given up on him while his Rutgers visit didn't go too damn well. There is potential for a little bit of a headache here, but I fully expect Quayshon to be a Husker.
- As you may have heard, there is a possibility for Nebraska to land 4 star RB/Athlete Beau Bisharat from Jesuit HS in Carmichael, California.
The skinny here is that Bisharat wants to play Running Back/H-Back, and Stanford didn't see him in that aspect. He and Lamar Jackson, who just committed to Nebraska less than 24 hours ago, have been in each other's ear about Beau visiting with Lincoln and possibly signing on.
Quite honestly, if they can get Bisharat to Lincoln and take a OV (which they still can do even in the signing period), the odds are good that Nebraska can land him. It would be a silver lining for not getting Isaiah Simmons or Dez Fitzpatrick.
Strap in, today is going to be fun.