Ahoy, [Mid-American Conference team] fans! National Signing Day has finally arrived, and it's going to be 50 shades of busy for us on the Belt. We'll be doing our absolute best to keep you updated throughout the day with those signing with the 12 MAC schools, providing highlights, recaps and news stories that arise.
I'll be updating this post throughout the day as a live blog, and we can all huddle together in the comments for feedback, reactions, discussions, or even just to throw in a "go my team!". And if you're not already following our social media accounts, now is a good time to do so.
Best of luck to the future of your programs, but more importantly, to the thousands of student-athletes across the nation inking down one of the biggest decisions that they'll ever make today [as well as those that will wait to sign on a later date]. Be kind to them, they've all worked their tails off to get to this point!
Wouldn't be #MACtion without ESPN3 now would it? Check out their coverage for Bowling Green (1 p.m.), Eastern Michigan (2 p.m.), and Miami (3 p.m.)
IT'S ALMOST TIME :D
Who will be first? #NSD2016 #DreamGreen16— Michael George (@OhioCoachGeorge) February 3, 2016
I'm not sure if I want UMass to go just quite yet, now that I think about it.
Walking in the office today like #NationalSigningDay #UMassNation #OptimusPrime16 pic.twitter.com/jq8Ps5ZqhT— Shane Waldron (@Coach_Waldron) February 3, 2016
EMU's first signee: OL- Jake Donnellon. Here's the discussion I had with him over the summer.
Miami's first signee: QB- Noah Wezensky.
.@CoachEricKoehler: "Noah is a confident player that has a big, accurate arm and a high football IQ."https://t.co/CuvSF65fn9— Miami Athletics (@MiamiRedHawks) February 3, 2016
The fax machine might break before 8:00 rows around in Kalamazoo. Everybody's racing to be the first to have their NLI's come in, including 3-star APB D'Wayne Eskridge.
QB Tony Poljan signs with CMU. Big frame, could've played TE at Michigan State.
EMU's signing class through the first hour
#EMUFB— Alex Alvarado (@ARAlvarado13) February 3, 2016
OL Jake Donnellon
S Vincent Calhoun
OL Mike VanHoeven
LB Chase Lynch (Preferred walk-on)
WR Mathew Sexton
DE Clayton Dryfuse (PWO)
...Maybe there's a power outage?
Doesn't look like it. Don't see anything on their website & haven't seen any tweets from @ZipsFB about any signees. https://t.co/9liS8S1ovq— Hustle Belt 'Crootin (@MAC_Crootin) February 3, 2016
Toledo's getting some solid talent today (not surprisingly, Jason Candle knows how to recruit). Here's DL Matt Hood's highlights:
NIU has an APB out of South Florida who should be a dynamic playmaker for the Huskies. I'd hate to play against him.
Ohaji Hawkins, a one-time Utah commit, signs with EMU after the Utes (reportedly) asked him to greyshirt.
Sorry I haven't updated in a hot minute. Trying to do everything at once. Here, check out this Ball State signee's highlights as an apology.
DL Scean Mustin-Sherman signs with Ohio.
CJ Pickrom has a fantastic last name for a defensive back. The Houston native has signed with Bowling Green.
Alvin Davis, a Fort Lauderdale prospect, didn't get a lot of hype but should still be a very exciting player on the Zips roster.
I ran out of coffee. This is a bad sign. Good news is that NSD classes are finally wrapping up. I'll keep posting them in here as they come along. Let's start with NIU's.
Another year, another stellar recruiting class for @NIU_Football that embraces #TheHardWay. https://t.co/iK9KaruMPt pic.twitter.com/BC5cgd98WA— Hustle Belt 'Crootin (@MAC_Crootin) February 3, 2016