Honestly, I’ve never gotten real excited about Signing Day.

Never got too jacked for the NFL draft, either.

Because on the one hand, nobody knows whether the new guys are going to turn out to be good.

On the other hand, signing-day classes are like the weather. Everybody talks about them. But that doesn’t change them.

I don’t even have to look to tell you that Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, USC, Florida State, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, LSU and Notre Dame did great.

Here’s why that happens. Because the best players want to go where they have the best opportunities—to win and to put themselves in the best light for the NFL.

Here’s the other thing I noticed when I paid attention to this stuff. If a kid wasn’t highly rated and all of a sudden Notre Dame and USC were interested in him, his ranking rises—and so does the ranking of whatever blue-chip school has him ranked highly. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.