Tuesday, November 29, 2022

ESPN’s Williams to Cover Signing Day in Oxford

Allison WilliamsPhoto Courtesy of ESPN
Allison Williams
Photo Courtesy of ESPN

Ole Miss one of only 13 schools to be covered on site.

Adam Brown, Sports Editor Hottytoddy.com


Like Groundhog Day, the 2013 college football season begins on a winter day in early February ­–a day that coaches and fans know as National Signing Day.

It’s the day when high school athletes announce which school they will be attending to play college football.

And this year, in recognition of Coach Hugh Freeze’s success in pulling in some of the most sought after players in the nation, Ole Miss has been selected as one of 13 schools in the nation that ESPN will cover live for its millions of diehard pig skin viewers.

ESPN brings the whole day of action to viewers, with wall to wall coverage that  will include commitments by 25 undecided players in the ESPN 150 and 44 in the ESPN 300. Altogether, at least 17 of the nation’s leading undecided recruits will make their college announcement live on the network during the telecast.

By ESPN’s own count, 33 players have announced their decisions on its ESPNU college station since 2006.  For the past six years, the U has brought fans live team coverage from the big name universities  around the country, including  Alabama, USC and Notre Dame.

ESPN reporter Allison Williams will bring up to date coaches’ interviews and minute-by-minute reports on the red and blue recruiting class as they come in by fax.

The complete list of schools the sports network has selected this year are:

Alabama (Tom Rinaldi)

Auburn (Paul Carcaterra)

Clemson (Eamon McAnaney)

Florida (Cara Capuano)

Florida State (Jeannine Edwards)

LSU (Holly Rowe)

Michigan (Josina Anderson)

Notre Dame (Bob Holtzman)

Ole Miss (Allison Williams)

Ohio State (Quint Kessenich)

Texas (Longhorn Network: Lowell Galindo)

Texas A&M (Pedro Gomez)

USC (Shelley Smith)