Welcome to National Signing Day, the single craziest day on college football's crazy-filled calendar.
The vast majority of high school players will make good on their verbal commitments and sign binding letters of intent Wednesday — there's nothing crazy about that — but National Signing Day is also about elaborate ceremonies, last-minute commitment flips and the guarantee that something will not go to plan.
There's plenty to be decided Wednesday — here are the four questions that need to be answered on National Signing Day 2014.
1. Where are the top uncommitted players going?
There are still elite prospects who have not announced their college decisions, and on Wednesday we'll find out what those decisions are.
The biggest name still on the board is American Heritage wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie. After the most electrifying player in Broward County worked his tail off to be academically eligible to sign, his recruitment has taken some wild turns.
McKenzie was originally committed to Notre Dame, but he didn't take an official visit to South Bent last weekend, instead visiting late-offering Virginia Tech.
The Hokies looked to be the leader heading into the dead period of recruiting, but according to 247sports.com, Georgia offered McKenzie on Monday evening, and he's considering them heavily, according to multiple reports.
Other top prospects who are yet to announce their final destinations include University School LB Richard Yeargin (a Clemson lean), Plantation cornerback Chris Lammons (Wisconsin or South Carolina) and Royal Palm Beach's defensive trio of Alon Sims (FAU or Western Michigan), Zeke Edmonds (Coastal Carolina or UMass) and Jimmy Moreland (also James Madison or UMass.)
2. Will Al Golden get his groove back?
Regardless of what happens with some uncommitted players Wednesday, if the Hurricanes sign every player that's currently committed to the Hurricanes, UM will have put together a tremendous recruiting class. Don't let anyone tell you differently.
But if the Hurricanes can land a few hat-game playing prospects Wednesday, that tremendous recruiting class could become elite.
The Hurricanes will be awaiting the decisions of Immokalee athlete J.C. Jackson, who will choose between UM and UF; Booker T. Washington quarterback Treon Harris, who will choose between FSU, Auburn and Miami; Hialeah-Champagnat defensive tackle Travonte Valentine, a former UM commit who is eyeing LSU; and Tavon Ross, a dual-threat quarterback from Georgia, who is commited to Missouri.
Landing Valentine and Harris, who has a tremendous Hurricane legacy, could move UM into FSU's class (the National Champions are No. 5 in 247's rankings, Miami No. 11) and perhaps get some positive momentum rolling around Coral Gables.
3. Can FAU make a splash?
When FAU targeted Charlie Partridge for the school's head coaching vacancy, it did so because Partridge's reputation as an elite South Florida recruiter preceded him.
Partridge landed the job and immediately started landing local commitments. The Owls' class is nearly full, but there's space to squeeze a few late, under-the-radar flips. FIU has put together a better-than-expected class in Ron Turner's second year, but if the Owls can make one last splash, the ripple could continue to roll for a while.
4. Is the SEC the place to be?
The SEC likes to proport itself as the premier conference in the nation, but that message seems to be losing credibility with South Florida prospects. Sure, Michel is going to sign with Georgia and John Battle is LSU bound, but the SEC's footprint in South Florida continues to diminish — most noticeably UF's — and FSU, Miami, Clemson, Syracuse and a host of Big Ten schools appear to have claimed its territory.
If both Lammons and McKenzie opt against SEC schools tomorrow, it might signal that this is a trend to watch out for in 2015 and beyond.