7:11 a.m. Wake up, Longhorn fan! It's Christmas morning! Or Black Monday. Not sure yet. Ask me at the end of the day.
What we know as the day starts? Darrell Scott wanted to come to Texas. What we also know: Colorado's coaches and boosters really wanted him to come to Boulder. Add in the family pressure and most people think CU's going to win the day.
7:16 a.m. Hysteria in the midwest will continue beyond today, as Pryor's not ready to decide. I still say Michigan's the team to beat.
7:49 a.m. Though some kids will be signing their letters for Texas today, don't forget that the following are enrolled early and will work out with the team this spring: Dan Bucker, Mark Buchanan, Brock Fitzhenry, Blake Gideon, Dravannti Johnson, Jeremy Hills, Tre Newton, Justin Tucker and David Snow.
8:13 a.m. Cortexas asks in the comments if I'm alleging CU bought Scott. For the record, absolutely not. That they've been extremely aggressive in pursuing him, however, is a matter of public record.
8:18 a.m. Meet DeSean Hales.
8:28 a.m. HornFans has a list they're updating as kids sign. DJ Grant, DeSean Hales, Kheeston Randall, and DJ Monroe have all faxed in their letters.
8:54 a.m. Luke Poehlmann and Ryan Roberson's letters are in.
9:24 a.m. Cornerback Aaron Williams has signed.
9:27 a.m. Keep your eye on ESPNU at around 11:30 CST, when top-rated wide receiver Julio Jones is expected to announce; Oklahoma remains one of his finalists, along with Alabama, Florida, and Florida State.
9:35 a.m. Interesting quote from Darrell Scott in this LA Times article: "I've got my mind set on probably where I want to go and I'm going to stick with it." Though the article runs this morning, the interview is from several days prior when, among everything I heard, Scott was a heavy Texas lean. If Scott announces for CU today, I think we can safely say he changed over the weekend. Which would mean the family factor was decisive.
9:43 a.m. Wow. Tight end Dwayne Allen, who committed to Georgia on Monday, has apparently just signed with Clemson. I'd say no story is safe right now. Eighteen year old kids: still good for drama!
9:51 a.m. Four star OT Greg Shaw chose LSU this morning. Tough loss for West Virginia.
9:57 a.m. Omar Hunter is officially a Gator after backing out from his Notre Dame verbal last week. Huge coup for Urban Meyer.
9:59 a.m. As noted by HornChamps in the comments, Texas just waiting now on letters from Emmanuel Acho and Nolan Brewster.
10:01 a.m. Kapron Lewis-Moore, a four-star DE from Weatherford, made his Aggie abandonment official, signing this morning with Notre Dame. Lewis-Moore committed, de-committed, re-committed, and de-committed again from Texas A&M throughout this process.
10:08 a.m. Wide receiver Josh Jarboe made a melodramatic announcement on ESPNU for Oklahoma. Ugh. (If you missed it the Under Armour game the first time, Jarboe hid his OU hat under a UF hat, then pulled it out in dramatic fashion.)
10:21 a.m. Four star DT prospect Rod Davis won't announce Texas or Texas A&M until 7:30 this evening.
10:24 a.m. I got an email that five star Enrique Davis has apparently chosen Ole Miss, but I can't find a link to confirm. If true, great pick up for Houston Nutt.
10:32 a.m. And there's your link. Davis headed to Ole Miss.
10:40 a.m. Scott will announce at 11:50 a.m. on ESPNU. I officially can't find anyone who's predicting anything but Colorado.
10:42 a.m. The DMN reports that tailback Cyrus Gray (DeSoto) has signed with A&M. There had been some speculation that he was unsure about his commitment, but he sticks with the Agros in the end.
10:47 a.m. Done and done: All 20 of Texas' letters are signed and delivered.
11:01 a.m. Rivals reports Detroit's Nick Perry is headed to USC, choosing the Trojans over Michigan and Michigan State. If you're by a television, the recruiting coverage starts on ESPNU right now.
11:25 a.m. Is Sam McGuffie hedging on his Michigan commitment? Apparently he's not sent in a letter yet today. Nothing from Brian on this, though.
11:29 a.m. A good day keeps getting better for Clemson as Jamie Harper announces on TV he'll play for the Tigers.
11:31 a.m. Whew - Julio Jones shuns Oklahoma to stay in-state with Nick Saban. Congrats to Roll Bama Roll and the Tide.
11:48 a.m. Wide receiver TJ Lawrence makes an obnoxious hat tossing commitment to Urban Meyer.
11:51 a.m. And there it is... Darrell Scott to Colorado. Hat on head and all. [/vigil]
12:00 p.m. Anyone happy about Scott to CU? You bet: Vondrell McGee and Fozzy Whittaker. Disappointing though it is not to get the big-name recruit, we'll be ok. Important now to see whether Foz or McGee can step up this spring and fall.
12:17 p.m. I'm breaking for lunch. We'll review any afternoon surprises later. Don't forget to join Orson and I tonight for the Signing Day edition of EDSBS LIVE at 6:00 p.m. CST.