USF's football Twitter account down as signing day dawns

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The chaos is now spread out for college recruits.

While Wednesday's National Signing Day will be a busy time for some college football programs rounding out their recruiting classes, the University of South Florida won't be as active as in past years.

But the Bulldogs did enough to earn the No. 1-ranked recruiting class, according to, among others.

Most players heading to big name schools, did so back in the new early signing period in December, but Wednesday the rest settled in. And there is a lot of prime talent available, including four five-star prospects.

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Ohio State has two five-star prospects and 19 four-star talents, while Georgia has six five-star prospects and 12 four-star talents. As of Noon ET, the top 5 was Georgia, Ohio State, Texas, Miami and Penn State.

There was also the unusualness of not seeing Alabama atop the final team recruiting rankings as it had been for seven consecutive years.

Alabama was able to sign Patrick Surtain, Jr., the top-rated cornerback in the country out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. while Auburn inked running back Harold Joiner from Mountain Brook High School. The Bulldogs also have quarterback Justin Fields of Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga, who is considered by some to be the No. 1 player in the class. Who will commit where?