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BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron yells to his team during warmups prior to a game against the McNeese State Cowboys at Tiger Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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OC Cam Cameron denies rumors he’s leaving LSU

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It appears someone may be up to some signing-day shenanigans.

As LSU was in the midst of officially signing what should be a consensus Top-10 recruiting class, rumors and speculation began to surface that Cam Cameron will be leaving as LSU’s offensive coordinator.  As the rumors began to mushroom, Cameron, his boss and other LSU officials launched a counterattack to rebut the speculation.

In a text message to the Baton Rouge Advocate, Cameron said the possibility of him leaving the Tigers was “not true.”  In an interview with ESPN, head coach Les Miles said the the reports, “[a]s described by Cam, [have] zero credibility.”

Shortly after that, LSU’s sports information director tweeted out the definitive denial.

Cameron, whose come under fire for the Tigers’ offensive woes the past couple of seasons, will be entering his fourth year at LSU when the 2016 season kicks off a few months down the road.

Channeling his inner Bear, top-rated player in state of Alabama rolls with Tide

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Ben Davis‘ father is the all-time leading tackler in Alabama history.  After a bit of uncertainty and angst, the legacy is staying home.

At a much-anticipated announcement at his Gordo, Ala., high school, Ben Davis Jr. revealed that he will indeed be attending the University of Alabama.  And Davis made his revelation with a nod to the Tide’s past, donning a houndstooth hat to confirm his commitment to the legendary Bear Bryant’s former program.

In addition to Bama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Notre Dame were in the linebacker’s final five.

Not only was Davis the top-rated player in the state of Alabama, he is the No. 5 player at any position in this year’s class according to Rivals.com.

Ole Miss signee’s announcement prop? Skydiving

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Memo to future recruits: go ahead and just stop planning right now.  Deontay Anderson has all but won the announcement game for all eternity — or until next year, when a recruit picks from three hats placed strategically throughout the International Space Station.

Anderson is one of 200-plus 2016 recruits who came into National Signing Day with a four-star rating.  So, how does the No. 84 player in the Class of 2016 make himself stand out from that star-studded crowd.

With the help of Bleacher Report, Anderson took to the skies for one of the more unique announcement approaches you’ve seen.  Or will ever see, for that matter.

Anderson has the recruiting hype to match the showmanship as he’s listed as the No. 3 safety in the country and the No. 10 player at any position in the state of Texas. The 6-1, 205-pound defensive back opted for Ole Miss over, among others, LSU and Texas, which equals one of the rare losses on the day for the latter.

Vols flip four-star corner from ‘Canes, add four-star Ga. safety

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You know how I know it’s officially National Signing Day?  We have the first use of the word “flip” in a headline.

Unfortunately for Mark Richt, he’s on the wrong end of the flip’s landing as long-time Miami commitment Tyler Byrd has decided to attend Tennessee and play his college football for Butch Jones‘ Volunteers.  The four-star cornerback had been committed to the Hurricanes since last February, the longest for any prospect in this class for The U.

Even as that commitment came under the since-fired Al Golden, the head coach’s replacement, Richt, was able to hold on to the verbal… until this past weekend.  One final visit to Rocky Top by the Naples, Fla., star a couple of days ago was enough for Byrd to alter course and commit to the Vols.

It was also enough to piss off at least a portion of Miami fans on social media.

Rivals.com rated Byrd as the No. 7 corner in the country and the No. 13 player at any position in the state of Florida.

In addition to Byrd, the Vols further bolstered their secondary with the signing of four-star Georgia safety Nigel Warrior.  Warrior, rated as No. 4 player at his position, opted for UT over Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and LSU.

CFT Previews: National Signing Day

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 15:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during pregame warmups prior to facing the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Many in college football refer to National Signing Day simply as Christmas, as there’s some truth to that. There’s zero doubt the biggest day on the sport’s calendar between the closing of one season and the beginning of another is the first Wednesday in February. That day happens to be tomorrow.

With Signing Day upon us, here’s a quick rundown of the biggest storyline heading into tomorrow’s festivities:

– Where does Rashan Gary land? Gary is the Class of 2016’s answer to Robert Nkemdiche, a defensive tackle standing 6-foot-5, weighing in at 290 pounds and running like a gazelle with his hooves on fire. The Paramus, N.J., holds offers from just about everybody, but has whittled his list down to just Michigan and Clemson. Rivals’ No. 1 overall player will make his announcement from the SportsCenter studio during the 1 p.m. ET hour on ESPN2.

– How do the Tide and Trojans close? Since 2008, the only programs to claim Rivals’ No. 1 classes are USC (2010 and 2015) and Alabama (every other year). As of this writing, Alabama ranks ninth, while USC is 33rd. However, the Tide claims only 17 commitments at this time, while USC sits with just 13 in Clay Helton‘s first class as head coach. It’s safe to say Alabama will make its name known among the top five by the time the final fax rolls in Wednesday evening. USC is much more of a wild card.

– And what about Texas? Since Rivals started ranking recruiting classes in 2002, Texas has finished in the top 25 14 times in 14 chances. What’s more, the ‘Horns have ranked among the top 20 13 times and in the top 5 seven times. Which is why, to the uninformed, Charlie Strong could already be on his way out of town with a class ranked 39th, one spot above noted football power Oregon State. But Texas is set to close on a number of prospects — even landing an unexpected commitment in four-star running back Kyle Porter — earlier today and could rocket up the rankings throughout the day on Wednesday.

– Who signs the No. 1 class? As we established earlier, no team has claimed Rivals’ recruiting national championship since Nick Saban‘s first class way back in 2007, when Urban Meyer and Florida, fresh off their first national championship together, edged out USC. Fast forward nearly a decade… and Meyer again has a chance to win another recruiting title, this time for Ohio State. The Buckeyes lead the pack heading into Signing Day, but LSU, Florida State, Ole Miss, Michigan, Notre Dame, Clemson and, yes, Alabama are hot on their scarlet-and-gray heels.