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ESPN's Coverage Of National Signing Day, Announcement Times For UCLA Recruits


ESPN has sent out a Press Release with information about their coverage of National Signing Day, next Wednesday, February 5th. Airing on ESPNU, the sports machine that prides itself on being the most upfront source of sports news (even if they are the TMZ of sports outlets), is dedicating 11 hours of coverage to the biggest day in college football commitments.

Beginning at 5 a.m. PT/8:00 a.m. ET, they will provide you with several talking heads to go over the newest holiday in the sports world. Analysts, reporters and experts will break down the recruiting of some of the most sought after high school football players in the nation, as well as give their predictions and thoughts on several recruiting commitments. Sounds like fun, right?

In addition, ESPN is sending a crew to Westwood (as well as 11 other schools) to cover the day-long thrill ride. The Bruins are set to host ESPN’s long-time USC supporter, reporter Shelley Smith. Expect a lot of USC name drops even when they are not warranted.

As for the time of announcements, the scheduling is on-going and may be subject to change for next Wednesday, but here is a preliminary list of announcement times for a portion of The Top 10 Uncommitted Players on UCLA Football’s Recruiting Wish List:

Recruit; Announcement Time PT, Schools Considered

-Rashaan Evans; 7 a.m. PT, UCLA, Alabama, Auburn

-Malachi Dupre; 10:30 a.m., UCLA, Ole Miss, Alabama, Florida State, LSU

-Juju Smith; 12:00 p.m., UCLA, Notre Dame, USC

-Adoree Jackson; 11 a.m., UCLA, Florida, LSU, USC

Stick with all day on February 5 as we will be bringing you up-to-the-minute news on National Signing Day and get you all the information on UCLA’s newest commitments.

Mike W.R.

Twitter: @TheBigDisco

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