As recruiting becomes more popular, so does the coverage become so extensive. This Wednesday, Feburary 5th, will be the most covered signing day in history.
All times are Pacific.
ESPNU will kick off the day at 5:00 a.m. (repeated at 10:00 p.m.) with an 11 hour “National Signing Day Special.” The network will have representatives at 13 schools. UCLA is one of them and is the only school currently scheduled from the PAC-12, and west of the University of Texas.
The reporter for UCLA is Shelley Smith. Unfortunately, Smith is famous for falsely reporting a few years ago that Norm Chow was leaving UCLA for USC JUST BEFORE SIGNING DAY. It was quickly proven false but the damage was done. Smith is well known for her profiles of former Trojans and their fans and has co-authored a book with former Trojan Keyshawn Johnson. Reporting from UCLA on national signing day will be a true test if this reporter can be impartial. We shall see.
The ESPNU Schedule:
UCLA (Shelley Smith)
Alabama (Tom Rinaldi)
Auburn (Maria Taylor)
Florida State (Holly Rowe)
LSU (Niki Noto)
Miami (Mark Schwarz)
Notre Dame (Paul Carcaterra)
Ohio State (Quint Kessenich)
Penn State (Pedro Gomez)
Tennessee (Jeannine Edwards)
Texas (Kaylee Hartung)
Texas A&M (Cara Capuano)
Other Television Coverage
National Signing Day Show
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8:30 – 9:00 p.m.
National Signing Day Special
2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
General wrap up of the day from a national perspective
Fox Sport 1
National Signing Day Special
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Signing Day Special
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wrap up of west coast, and in particular PAC-12 recruiting.
Fox Sports AM 570
Petros and Money Show
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A number of recruiting “experts” are lined up for the day and they will be broadcasting on Bruin Walk in front of Pauley Pavilion.
On-Campus Signing Day Celebration
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., the Petros and Money Show will be doing a live radio broadcast in front of Pauley Pavilion.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public with the exception of high school aged students (to prevent recruiting violations).
In attendance will be the team, the coaches, the spirit squad, the band. Highlights of the 2014 recruiting class will be shown on the video board. The first 1,000 people will receive a UCLA football t-shirt.
From 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. you will be able to meet the current players, get their autographs on 8 x 10 posters and take photos with the Victory Bell and 1967 Heisman Trophy.
On The Web
Right here ladies and gents. BruinAuthority.com will be all over it on signing day. Big things planned. You may want to subscribe to our Twitter as well before the big day.
Recruit Announcement Schedule
NOTE: These are estimated “announced” times from the recruits or the media. Due to television and local arrangements, the actual announcement times may be up to an hour later.
Solomon Thomas – 5:00 a.m. ESPNU (signed NLI with Stanford)
Budda Baker – 7:00 a.m. (signed NLI with Washington)
Rashaan Evans – 7:00 a.m. or 8:00 a.m. (signed NLI with Alabama)
Damien Mama, ESPNU, 8:00 a.m. In the Saint John Bosco High School gym. (signed NLI with USC)
Davon Godchaux – 8:30 a.m. (signed NLI with LSU)
Malachi Dupre, ESPNU, 10:30 a.m. (signed NLI with LSU)
Michiah Quick – 2:00 p.m. (signed NLI with Oklahoma)
Kenny Young, ESPNU, 10:30 a.m. (signed NLI with UCLA)
Adoree’ Jackson 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (signed LOI with USC)
John “Juju” Smith; 1:00 p.m. ESPNU
Kalan Ballage – moved announcement to Wednesday