When Auburn publicly entered the bidding war for Will Muschamp, most assumed it was for his defensive prowess alone. Muschamp's previous recruiting relationships ultimately gave Auburn the opportunity to land 5-star Byron Cowart, Javarius Davis, Jeffery Holland and Prince Tega Wanogho on NSD. These defensive players will certainly help close the gap between Auburn and Alabama. See Muschamp's reaction to landing Byron Cowart.
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Loser - Bobby Petrino
The bad boy of college football coaches isn't doing his reputation any favors following a couple questionable moves on NSD. First, Petrino accepted former TCU star Devonte Fields. Fields was thrown off TCU for reportedly assaulting his girlfriend. Then Petrino one-upped himself by pulling the scholarship from running back Matt Colburn so the Cardinals could add a defensive back instead.
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Winner - Tennessee Volunteers
Butch Jones and his Tennessee program have made great strides during his two years in Knoxville, but to compete in the SEC, the Vols needed to address both their lines. Mission accomplished. Tennessee brings in arguably the best defensive line in the country, including the nation's No. 1 player. Tennessee also brought in five top offensive linemen, including flipping Ole Miss commit Drew Richmond. Listen to Butch talk about his incoming class with FOX's The Audible.
Loser - CeCe Jefferson's dad
When CeCe Jefferson decided to stay close to home, his family rejoiced as he made his college decision. His dad must not have been invited to the party. The next day, Leo Jefferson took issue with his son's choice, and Cece has yet to sign his letter of intent. How this ultimately plays out is anyone's guess at this point.
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Winner - Left Shark
Who is currently the world's most famous shark? Of course I'm talking about the Super Bowl halftime star Left Shark! Left Shark found himself a home when Boise State came calling and committed on the spot! If there ever was a six-star prospect, his name would be Left Shark.
Loser - Michigan Wolverines
Without a previous relationship with most of the nation's premier talent, Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines managed only 14 commits. That was somewhat to be expected, but losing out on Michigan native Mike Weber to Ohio State on NSD hurt. According to his HS coach, Weber may already be regretting his choice.
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Winner - UCLA Bruins
The Bruins lost out on several top prospects last NSD, but this year more than made up for last. UCLA picked up the No. 1 RB SoSo Jamabo, the No. 1 TE Chris Clark, as well as 4-stars Josh Wariboko and Cordell Broadus on signing day. What was it that won over Jamabo? Was it scheme, the coaches, the players or the facilities? None of the above!
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Loser - Ole Miss Rebels
2015 hasn't been particularly kind to the Rebels. The trend continued on signing day, as former commits Leo Lewis signed with archrival Mississippi State and left tackle Drew Richmond with Tennessee. The Rebels had thought to been the favorite for Florida commit CeCe Jefferson prior to NSD. Listen to Freeze talk about his incoming class with FOX's The Audible.
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Winner - USC Trojans
The Trojans added Iman Marshall, Rasheem Green, John Houston, Kevin Scott and Deontay Burnett all on NSD to climb to the No. 1 spot in the recruiting rankings. Prior to NSD, Alabama had thought to have the recruiting title all wrapped up, but the Trojans banner day pushed them slightly ahead of the Tide. Listen to Sarkisian talk about his entire recruiting class with FOX's The Audible.