Getting a 24-hour jump on those who have held off for National Signing Day is Dartmouth-bound Seth Walter, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound offensive lineman/tight end from Manatee High School and Bradenton, Fla.
The Bradenton Herald story announcing his decision mentions that he drew "interest" from Navy and Florida International.
Walker was a member of the All District 16 Football team selected by Manatee and Sarasota County coaches. He's one of four Manatee players who are expected to "sign" tomorrow.
Also, wide receiver/defensive back Niko Mermigas confirms via Twitter he'll be joining teammate Ethan Maenza at Dartmouth. Find his highlights on Hudl HERE.
Once more, confirmed early decision players in the list below are followed by an asterisk. Others have been identified via the Internet, mostly Twitter. Here's hoping we can dig up the final handful tomorrow. Positions are, for the most part, best guesses.
(To see what I've done the last few years on Signing Day and the days immediately after, go to the BGA DAILY ARCHIVES and scroll down to the first week of February. To email me with updates, corrections and photos/links for Signing Day CLICK HERE. That will address an email with the subject line, SigningDay ;-)
WR Masaki Aerts, 6-2, 170, St. Peters/Jersey City, NJ*
LB/S Mac Battle, 6-1, 195, Hazel Green HS/Hazel Green, Ala.
DE Nathanael Boone, 6-3, 225, Penn HS/Mishawaka, Ind.*
OL Donny Carty , 6-7, 265, Episcopal HS/Dallas*
DL Thomas Ciesla, 6-3, 240, Neuqua Valley HS/Naperville, Ill.
LB Tanner Cross, 6-2, 220, Northside HS/Fort Smith, Ark.
OL Sean Dowling, 6-4, 284, St. Stephens/Alexandria, VA*
RB Dakari Falconer, 5-11, 180, St. Peters/Jersey City, N.J.
OL/DL Jake Guidone, 6-4, 275, Xaverian Brothers/Westood, Mass.*
OL Evan Hecimovich, 6-3, 260, Naperville North HS/Naperville, Ill.*
S Harrison Herskowitz, 6-0, 180, Gulliver Prep/Miami
DE/TE James "JJ" Jones, 6-4, 235, West HS/Tracy, Calif.
QB Derek Kyler, 6-1, 180, KeKalb HS/DeKalb, Ill.
RB Ethan Maenza, 6-1, 185, North Allegheny HS/North Allegheny, Pa.
WR/DB Niko Mermigas, 5-11, 180, North Allegheny HS/North Allegheny, Pa.
DB Jayden Minchew, 6-1, 175, Springdale HS/Springdale, Ark.
DE/LB Naaem Morgan, 6-2, 205, Middlesex HS/Middlesex, N.J.
DL Miles Sanders, 6-3, 290, Parkway Center/Chesterfield, Mo.
DB Darren Stanley, 6-0, 175, Conway HS/Conway, S.C.
DB DeWayne "DJ" Terry, 6-1, 174, Gulliver Prep/Hialeah, Fla.
DE Seth Walker, 6-4, 240, Manatee HS/Bradenton, Fla.
TE Holden Wilmsen, 6-4, 250, Priory HS/St. Louis*
DT Jackson Yost, 6-3, 274 Archbishop Murphy/Everett, Wash.
OL Hunter Ziegelmeyer, 6-6, 270, Covington Catholic/Park Hills, Ky.