Coming off 12 hours of live coverage of December's early signing period, ESPN will once again turn its attention to college football's traditional National Signing Day with more than 10 hours of programming across networks on Wednesday, Feb. 7. A dozen of the nation's top recruits-including four in the Top 20 of the ESPN 300-will make their announcements live on ESPNU and ESPN2.
SEC Network will air a three-hour SEC Now: National Signing Day Special Presented by ZipRecruiter beginning at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Dari Nowkhah will host the special, joined by analysts Craig Haubert, Marcus Spears and Gene Chizik. Coverage will continue on The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Zip Recruiter from 3 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. The day wraps with National Signing Day analysis and updates during SEC Now at 10:30 p.m.
SEC Network will air a National Signing Day preview in the 11 p.m. SEC Now on Tuesday, Feb. 6
ESPN2 & ESPNU
National Signing Day coverage begins at 10 a.m. on ESPNU before shifting to ESPN2 at noon. National Signing Day Special will air on both networks hosted by Matt Schick, who will be joined by national recruiting director Tom Luginbill-who has been a part of National Signing Day coverage since ESPNU began covering in 2006-and college football analysts Mack Brown and Rod Gilmore, as well as recruiting analysts Craig Haubert and Tom VanHaaren. At noon, the live coverage continues on ESPN2 with an additional slate of player announcements running until 3 p.m.
Joining the telecast will be a number of head coaches, including Nick Saban (Alabama), Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M) and Kirby Smart (Georgia). Reporters stationed at various universities, including Greg McElroy at Alabama, Chris Low at Tennessee and Kris Budden at Texas A&M, will provide insight as to what each commitment means for the chosen school.
National Signing Day Preview Show Presented by Nissan will air on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m. on ESPNU hosted by Schick, joined by Luginbill, Haubert and VanHaaren.
SEC Network.com and ESPN.com
ESPN.com will update the RecruitingNation Class Rankings at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Final, expanded rankings will be released at 7 p.m. SECNetwork.com and ESPN.com will have news and analysis throughout the day in coordination with on-air coverage.