My Favorite Signing Day Stories:
1) From Andy Stales of SI.com:
Lane Kiffin's first assignment after he finishes signing this class is to teach receiver signee Markeith Ambles how to spell Trojans.
Tuesday, Ambles tweeted this: "@mARKEITHAMBLES: who will i be tomorrow a vol, trogan, or tar heel!!!!!!"
I chalked that one up to tiny mobile phone keys or touchscreen issues. After all, the G and the J are separated only by the H on a standard QWERTY keyboard. But when Ambles tweeted Wednesday about his decision, I began having doubts. At 12:13 p.m. Wednesday, he tweeted this: "@mARKEITHAMBLES: Go Trogans!!!!!!"
Wow, Kiffin works fast. At 12:24 p.m., Ambles tweeted this: @Markeithambles: "Trojans"
2) William Gholston, a signee of Michigan State, said after signing that he looks forward to the next "three years." I like the cockiness.
3) FSU signeee, Bjoern Werner, cited "proximity to home" as a major reason for selecting the school. Why is that weird? His home is Germany!
I love Signing Day.
Other Thoughts and Observations
*In a recent article for ESPN's NBA Draft Blog, Fran Fraschilla said this about Michigan State PG Kalin Lucas:
"The Big Ten Player of the Year as a sophomore is not blessed with great physical tools."
He must be joking. The guy won the Big Ten PoY Award as a sophomore for crying out loud.
In general, I really enjoy Fran's work, but this could not go by without criticism.
*I learned today that a recruit in the Class of 2011 is actually named God's Power Offer.