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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

National Signing Day

With all the talk about today's State of the Union Address, you'd almost forget (unless you went to an SEC school) that today was also the first and most important day of the national signing period for college football. On this day all of the college bound high school football prospects can sign and send their letters of intent officially declaring their college of choice. Although no one really knows how good any of these kids are really going to be, it's lot of fun to watch the hoopla surrounding the event and to participate in trying to prognosticate how much these guys are going to improve your favorite team over the next 4-5 years.

I'm pleased to say that by all accounts my main man Urban Meyer came in and did an excellent job for the mighty Florida Gators. Most sources ranked the Gators recruiting class somewhere between the 8th and the 14th best in the nation. Not too shabby given that Meyer got a late start due to not starting his new job until after Utah's appearance in the Fiesta Bowl. Some of the highlights of this year's class appear to be Avery Atkins, Nyan Boateng, Jon Demps, Dorian Munroe, Reggie Nelson, Josh Portis and Ryan Stamper. It should be fun watching these guys over the next few years. Go Gators!

You can see how your favorite team did here.