December 17, 2008

Mid-Year Signing Day Thread

Signing Day is upon us!  Not the big one on the first Wednesday in February but the Mid-Year Transfers one is upon us.

There is some excitement for Cougar faithful this year as there are some offers on the table for three prospects we know about.  Two linebackers in Aaron Gress and Jordan Atkinson, then a Cornerback from Fullerton College in Lee Aguirre.

All of these players will be able to enroll come January and prepare for Spring Practices, at which ever school they do decide to sign with.

Mid-Year transfers have until January 15th to sign with a respective school, to be eligible to enroll in Winter semester.

With no official press release yet on anyone who has signed.  Here is some links to info I have gathered on the three recruits.

Lee Aguirre, CB

10:54 a.m.:  Aguirre has offers from BYU, Hawaii and New Mexico, but it looks like it will come down to the Cougars and Warriors.

Hawaii's commitment list on is showing the Warriors already have three commitments from JUCO Cornerbacks, one of which is a "Soft Verbal" from Kevin Williams of Los Medanos JC.  The Warriors also have a high school Cornerback commitment on that list as well.

From looking at that, I would think BYU's chances of landing Aguirre increased a lot, due to all the other Corners Hawaii already has committed.

Jordan Atkinson, LB

Found this link over at in regards to Atkinson having a commitment to BYU.  Just waiting for it to be official.

This is no surprise, I had a good feeling that he would probably commit to BYU after reading the recap of his visit to Provo over at Total Blue Sports.  But ya never know what could happen, we have to wait till it becomes official.

Aaron Gress, LB

Gress had his decision down to BYU, Marshall and Illinois, all of which had offered.  He visited BYU, but shortly after his trip to Cougar Town he just went to Champaigne to visit Ron Zook and Fighting Illini of Illinois.  It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

--- For The Record:  The recruiting "Dead Period" starts on Friday so there can't be any contact with recruits during the bowl season.

I will post updates as soon as there is more information revealed on these three and other recruits.

UPDATE (11:52 a.m. MT)Gress signs with Illinois

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