National Signing Day preview: UCF, FSU, UF expect a quiet day

Once considered an unofficial holiday for high school recruits and college programs across the country,

Wednesday’s National Signing Day has become a blip on the radar.

That’s not to say there won’t be some fireworks for local high school prospects,

 and state schools but recent numbers show that December’s early signing period has become the primary one for football

recruiting with more than 80% of players putting their name on the dotted line at that time.

Only four members of the top 100 prospects in the 247Sports Composite rankings remain unsigned entering Wednesday,

according to the online database.

That includes Pittsburg (Calif. ) quarterback Jaden Rashada,

who signed with the University of Florida but was let go from his National Letter of Intent

 after the fallout of a failed name, image and likeness deal.

Rashada has since visited Arizona State and TCU but it’s unclear where he’ll land.

While the Gators won’t be signing the 4-star quarterback,

Florida is expected to receive the signature of 4-star De La Salle (New Orleans) offensive tackle Caden Jones.