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National Signing Day Central


UCF's Class of 2017 - the future stars of tomorrow - officially become Knights today.

Beginning at 7 a.m., players can begin sending in their National Letter of Intent. UCF, via their official site at UCFKnights.com and social media accounts, will then officially announce the signees as soon as their paperwork is confirmed by compliance.

Signings and any other news of the day will be updated here as well as the Dungeon message board.

At 4 p.m., head coach Scott Frost will hold a press conference to talk about the class.

Fans are invited to attend the Signing Day Show at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, which is expected to run from 6 to 8 p.m. (the formal presentation begins at 7).

On Tuesday, UCF got some big news in the way of WR Marlon Williams who announced he would be signing with the Knights. It had been a UCF-Georgia Tech battle for the former USC commitment from Mobile, Ala., who originally planned to announce on Wednesday.

UCF is still waiting on several more players. A pair of linebackers, Bartow's Lionel Cummings and Montgomery (Ala.) St. James' Sterling Jones, will make their decisions early Wednesday. Jones, who lists UCF, Purdue and Kentucky as finalists, says his announcement is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. EST. Cummings, who visited UCF, Michigan State, Toledo and Temple, plans to announce around 8 a.m.

Four-star RB Cordarrian Richardson of Memphis (Tenn.) Trezevant is expected to sign at approximately 10 a.m. EST. The former Clemson commit has visited UCF, Ole Miss and Rutgers. At one point Tuesday he said he would wait until next week to sign because he wanted to visit Michigan State, but those plans were abruptly canceled a few hours later.

UCF could be trending for Richardson. Ole Miss offered Isaiah Woullard late Tuesday night, who immediately accepted, with reports indicating the Rebels' staff told him he would be the only running back they take in this class. Rutgers also made a late offer to a backup target, Elijah Barnwell.

UCF is also in the running for two additional targets - Miami-Southridge RB Bentavious Thompson and Clearwater WR Jacquez Jones - both of whom visited in recent weeks. Thompson, who is also considering Florida and FIU, will sign at 8 p.m. Jones, a Tennessee commit, will announce shortly before 9 a.m.

Three players in UCF's 2017 class have already enrolled and will participate in spring practice: RB Otis Anderson, WR Emmanuel Greene and CB Antwan Collier.

UCF Commitment List / Breaking News in the Dungeon

Rivals.com Team Recruiting Rankings / American Athletic Conference Rankings

7 a.m.: UCF's signings page is live and it shows the three early enrollees. The school is using the Twitter hashtag #OTownBound17 for the class.

9 a.m.: All prior commitments have signed with the exception of JUCO DL Jamari Chisholm, who accepted a late offer from Texas. As expected, Lionel Cummings committed to UCF during a signing day ceremony at Bartow High School.

10:15 a.m.: In a stunning development, RB Cordarrian Richardson announced he would be signing with Maryland, a school that wasn't even among his previously-announced finalists.

10:45 a.m.: Miami Southridge RB Bentavious Thompson announces that he is signing with UCF.

11:05 a.m.: Montgomery (Ala.) St. James LB Sterling Jones will sign with UCF over offers from Kentucky and Purdue. UCF's 2017 recruiting class is now finalized with 21 signees.

Minute-by-minute updates are being posted in the Dungeon.

Early Enrollees

Officially Signed with UCF