Feb 6, 2013; Loganville, GA, USA; Robert Nkemdiche reacts while being interviewed after he announced his decision to attend Mississippi on National Signing Day at Grayson High School. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

National Signing Day 2014: ESPN announces 11 hours of coverage

National Signing Day has grown in recent years into a spectacle and grand event as the nation’s elite high school football recruits use the stage to announce where they will be playing their college football for the next three-five years.

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As attention from fans has increased so to has it grown with media coverage as ESPN will air 11 hours of wall-to-wall coverage of the Feb. 5 event that will include 13 announcement from some of the top uncommitted recruits with extensive coverage at 12 schools from across the country, according to NBC Sports.Alabama (Tom Rinaldi)

  • Auburn (Maria Taylor)
  • Florida State (Holly Rowe)
  • LSU (Niki Noto)
  • Miami (Mark Schwarz)
  • Notre Dame (Paul Carcaterra)
  • Ohio State (Quint Kessenich)
  • Penn State (Pedro Gomez)
  • Tennessee (Jeannine Edwards)
  • Texas (Kaylee Hartung)
  • Texas A&M (Cara Capuano)

A 12th school will be a part of the coverage with the possibility it will be a school from the Pac 12 as they are the only conference not represented, so perhaps the UCLA Bruins or USC Trojans could have a reporter on campus as both schools offer intriguing recruiting storylines.

Penn State is an interesting choice as they are the only school not in the top 15 recruiting classes of the schools listen above, but with James Franklin being hired and the impact of recruiting with NCAA sanctions two big storylines, ESPNU will have no shortage of interesting subplots.

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