Recruiting: 10 last-minute National Signing Day predictions for top uncommitted recruits

Broderick Jones. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Broderick Jones. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Wednesday is 2020 National Signing Day in college football. Here are predictions for the top 10 unsigned recruits heading into their big day.

No, it’s not as big as it used to be even a few years ago, but National Signing Day has arrived in major college football. The early signing window in late December has taken away some of the luster this early February Wednesday used to have in the national landscape. However, there are still plenty of top recruits who have yet to put pen to paper officially.

What we’re going to do now is predict where the top-10 unsigned recruits in the 2020 class, according to 247 Sports, will end up signing. Some of these players will end up honoring their commitments, while others may flip at the last minute. There might be a few players who wait longer than Feb. 5 to make their official decision, such as five-star running back Zach Evans.

So let’s get right down to it. Here are our predictions for where the top-10 unsigned recruits will end up playing their college football, beginning in fall 2020.

Jordan Burch

Jordan Burch is a five-star defensive tackle, ranked No. 8 overall in the country. The Columbia, South Carolina native opted to commit to his hometown South Carolina Gamecocks back on Dec. 18. However, he didn’t sign with Will Muschamp’s team in December, allowing the LSU Tigers to still be in the mix. Ed Orgeron can recruit like nobody’s business, but Burch does stay in-state.

Pick: South Carolina

Broderick Jones

Broderick Jones is a five-star offensive tackle prospect, ranked No. 11 in the country. The Lithonia, Georgia native has been linked to the Georgia Bulldogs for well over a year now but did not sign with Kirby Smart’s team back in December. While he did visit former Georgia offensive line coach Sam Pittman with the Arkansas Razorbacks, it will be shocking to see Jones flip at this point.

Pick: Georgia

Zach Evans

Zach Evans is five-star running back, ranked No. 16 nationally. The Houston, Texas native signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Georgia but got out of it. We shouldn’t expect him to sign anywhere on National Signing Day. Teams like Georgia, LSU, the Ole Miss Rebels and Texas A&M Aggies are still in the mix. It might come a few weeks from now, but he’s going to College Station.

Pick: Texas A&M

Avantae Williams

Avantae Williams is a four-star safety, ranked No. 44 overall. The Deland, Florida native has not committed to a team up to this point, but it feels like he will stay in-state to play his college ball. Though the Miami Hurricanes might make a late push for him, we should expect Williams to take his talents to Gainesville to play for Dan Mullen’s Florida Gators on National Signing Day.

Pick: Florida

Sedrick Van Pran

Sedrick Van Pran is a four-star center, ranked No. 59 in the country. The New Orleans, Louisiana native committed to Georgia but hasn’t signed with any team yet. He has taken official visits to Florida and Alabama, but it seems like he will end up honoring his commitment to play for Georgia. This would be a huge get for the Dawgs to get the No. 1 center in the nation in this recruiting cycle.

Pick: Georgia

McKinnley Jackson

McKinnley Jackson is a four-star defensive tackle, ranked No. 61 nationally. The Lucedale, Mississippi native has not committed up to this point in the recruiting cycle. It seems like he will sign with an SEC West team in either LSU, the Alabama Crimson Tide or the Texas A&M Aggies making a late push. Despite the Aggies’ best efforts, he ends up signing with Alabama.

Pick: Alabama

Alfred Collins

Alfred Collins is a four-star defensive end, ranked No. 62 in the country. The Bastrop, Texas native remains uncommitted heading into National Signing Day, but all signs point to him playing his college football for Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns. Alabama and the Oklahoma Sooners could make a late push for him, but Collins is poised to play his college ball in burnt orange.

Pick: Texas

Jahmyr Gibbs

Jahmyr Gibbs is a four-star running back, ranked No. 75 in the nation. The Dalton, Georgia native committed to play his college ball for Geoff Collins at Georgia Tech but hasn’t signed up to this point. With him being the prized recruit of Collins’ recruiting class, seeing him leave the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for somebody else doesn’t seem likely. He’ll join the Ramblin’ Wreck in 2020.

Pick: Georgia Tech

Malachi Wideman

Malachi Wideman is a four-star wide receiver, ranked No. 116 nationally. The Venice, Florida native is committed to Florida State, but this one feels like he could flip on national signing day. The Oregon Ducks aren’t in on him as much as they used to. The two other teams to watch are the Ole Miss Rebels and the Tennessee Volunteers. Look for Wideman to hop aboard the Lane Train.

Pick: Ole Miss

Ashaad Clayton

Ashaad Clayton is a four-star running back, ranked No. 171 in his recruiting class. The New Orleans, Louisiana native is committed to the Colorado Buffaloes heading into National Signing Day. While there is a chance he could stay in-state to play for the Bayou Bengals, we shouldn’t expect a great recruiter like Mel Tucker to let a prized prospect of his play anywhere else.

Pick: Colorado

Remember, these decisions are the biggest of these players’ lives up to this point. They have a tremendous opportunity in being able to choose what college they will attend and what football team they will play for. Respect their decisions and don’t tweet at these recruits or any recruits who don’t end up signing with your favorite college football team.

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