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National signing day 2012: The battle for No. 1

February 1, 2012 |  7:03 am

Mack Brown, Nick Saban

It's letter-of-intent day for high school football players, and the battle among the nation's colleges to have the No. 1-ranked recruiting class is on.

As national signing day 2012 begins, has Texas and Alabama ranked No. 1 and 2 in a close competition. has Alabama No. 1 and Texas No. 2.

UCLA is the highest ranked Pac-12 school at No. 11 by Scout. USC is No. 11 by Rivals and UCLA No. 15.

Of course, the day is just starting, and we'll get to see which recruits actually stick with their commitments and send in their letters via fax to finally end the process.


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-- Eric Sondheimer

Left photo: Texas Coach Mack Brown. Credit: Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press

Right photo: Alabama Coach Nick Saban. Credit: Dave Martin / Associated Press