Jimbo Fisher will attest that the state of his program is as strong as ever, but as FSU prepares to build off its best season in years, Fisher's new culture will get tested.
National signing day has not been fruitful for Georgia when it comes to blue-chip offensive tackle prospects, a trend the Bulldogs hope to reverse this year.
Georgia missed on landing a top-ten back in 2013. With seven targets in the 2014 class, the Bulldogs are focused on landing some big-name backs.
Freshmen haven't had much impact in Jimbo Fisher's tenure at FSU, but with depth thin at spots, certain members of the 2013 class have a chance to shine.
Signing day has its own tradition in Baton Rouge, where for 18 years LSU fans have celebrated the new recruiting class with the Bayou Bash.
A wrapup of Georgia's signing day reveals that while the Bulldogs missed out on some key targets late in the cycle, the 32-man class is nonetheless bursting with game-ready talent for a team that essentially will reload for the 2013 season.
USC's recruiting class certainly took some hits on signing day, but let's not lose sight of the players who did elect to become Trojans.
Introducing the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes recruiting class, which finished third in the ESPN class rankings.
Wide receiver Steven Mitchell grew up going to USC football games, so when he received a scholarship offer from the Trojans, his recruitment basically ended.
With seven incoming freshman already on campus for the spring semester, USC has a nice head start in integrating its 2013 recuriting class into the fold.
The Florida Gators' 2012 recruiting class featured 14 players who were on the field for a significant amount of time as freshmen, and several will be competing for starting jobs in 2013.
With Alabama's 2013 class about to become official, it's time to hand out some superlatives for the 2012 recruiting class.
While waiting for top prospects to announce their decisions on signing day can be nerve-wracking, few dramas compare to 1979 and Herschel Walker and Kerwin Bell.
With several USC recruits and targets having gone quiet before signing day, it's hard to tell if that's a good or bad sign for the Trojans.
With several starters NFL-bound, Alabama has plenty of players lined up to fill the holes.
As Oklahoma looks ahead to the Class of 2014, one thing is clear -- the Sooners need to focus on defense big-time.