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National Signing Day 2013 recap: Florida State, Miami, Florida football recruiting

All three schools are in the top 25 for recruiting classes this year.


It was a good day in Florida.

Wednesday's National Signing Day brought good news to the three powerhouse football programs in the Sunshine State. Florida once again locked in a top-five recruiting class, while Miami and Florida State are in the top 20.

For complete coverage of National Signing Day, visit SB Nation.

The Gators did much of their work before National Signing Day. Five-star recruits including linebacker Alex Anzalone, running back Kelvin Taylor and defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III already signed on the dotted line before Wednesday. The Gators did a solid job Wednesday of filling positions for depth. That includes hauling in Jarran Reed, one of the top JUCO players in the country.

Florida State came out of Wednesday with 22 commitments. SB Nation's Patrick Vint has the Seminoles' class as the eighth-best in the country. One of the team's best hauls was cornerback Jalen Ramsey, a five-star recruit out of Tennessee who picked Florida State over Florida and USC. The Seminoles also signed Ryan Green, who some consider the best running back in the country.

State of the U is happy with how the day finished for Miami, which signed 16 recruits:

That, my friends, is a solid class. The Canes have their quarterback of the future in Kevin Olsen, and immediate starter at tight end in Beau Sandland, a great backup to Duke Johnson in Augustus Edwards, a couple of great secondary players in Artie Burns and Jamal Carter, and don't forget the star receiver Stacy Coley.

The Hurricanes locked down seven four-star recruits. Perhaps the biggest name on the list is a three-star recruit: Ray Lewis III. Yes, he's the son of recently retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

Lewis III is listed as a running back, but that could change.

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