Happy National Signing Day.
For thousands (maybe millions) of college football fans, it’s a bit like Christmas morning. Via fax, colleges around the nation find out which high school seniors--and sometimes junior college standouts--have signed with the program.
Relying mainly on the rankings provided by Rivals.com, we came up with some fun findings. The team’s two best players, Pro Bowlers
Watt, meanwhile, was a 2-star tight end recruit who signed with Central Michigan. In late 2006 he was set to be a Minnesota Golden Gopher under then-head coach Glen Mason. But things changed when Texas Tech stormed back from a 31-point third quarter deficit in the Insight Bowl to win, 44-41. Mason was fired shortly thereafter, and Watt switched his commitment. He spent 2007 as a Chippewa, transferred to Wisconsin and flourished in 2009 and 2010 as a defensive end.
Last year's Texans rookie class was highlighted by first-round wide receiver
The only Texans' 5-star recruit according to Rivals.com, was wide receiver
Here's a look back at how some of the Texans stacked up, star-wise according to Rivals.com, on the first Wednesday in February.
|5 Star||WR DeVier Posey||LaSalle H.S.||Cincinnati, OH||Ohio State|
|4 Star||WR DeAndre Hopkins||D.W. Daniel H.S.||Central, SC||Clemson|
|3 Star||RB ||Mission Bay H.S.||San Diego, CA||Tennessee|
|3 Star||LT ||Hermitage H.S.||Richmond, VA||Virginia Tech|
|3 Star||RG ||Riverside University H.S.||Milwaukee, WI||Miami (OH)|
|3 Star||WR ||John Glenn H.S.||Westland, MI||Michigan State|
|3 Star||RG ||Bibb County H.S.||Centreville, AL||Georgia|
|2 Star||QB ||Abilene Wylie H.S.||Abilene, TX||Houston|
|2 Star||TE Ryan Griffin||Londonderry H.S.||Londonderry, NH||Connecticut|
|2 Star||RT ||Hinds Community College||Utica, MS||Arkansas State|
|4 Star||ILB ||Bergen Catholic H.S.||Oradell, NJ||Southern California|
|4 Star||CB ||Fork Union Military Academy||Fork Union, VA||Alabama|
|3 Star||CB ||Coffyville Community College||Coffyville, KS||South Carolina|
|3 Star||DE ||Northeast Oklahoma A&M J.C.||Miami, OK||Oklahoma State|
|3 Star||OLB ||Garfield H.S.,||Akron, OH||Illinois|
|3 Star||S DJ Swearinger||Greenwood H.S.||Greenwood, SC||South Carolina|
|3 Star||LB ||Millard North H.S.||Omaha, NE||Iowa|
|3 Star||LB ||(at QB) Blinn J.C.||Brenham, TX||Kansas State|
|3 Star||OLB ||Sabino H.S.||Tuscon, AZ||Arizona|
|2 Star||DE J.J. Watt||Pewaukee H.S.||Pewaukee, WI||Central Michigan |
|2 Star||CB ||Terrell H.S.||Terrell, TX||Utah|
|2 Star||S ||Archbishop Murphy H.S.||Woodinville, WA||Idaho|
|2 Star||LB ||Union H.S.||Brawley, CA||Cal|
|3 Star||K ||Klein H.S.||Klein, TX||Texas A&M|