Here's a signing video by Herald videographer Paul Videla:
It's National Signing Day, and our preps writers are ready. As John Lembo writes in his story today, seven local athletes are expected to sign Division I scholarships, including Manatee wide receiver Ace Sanders and quarterback Brion Carnes.
Lembo's stories in the past week on Carnes have attracted tons of traffic to Bradenton.com, as the high school athlete got caught up in the saga of USF's head coach Jim Leavitt. Carnes had originally committed verbally to USF, but opened his options when the school fired Leavitt. Then the Bulls’ new coach, Skip Holtz, reportedly withdrew the offer -- and the fury has all the makings of a soap opera. And when Lembo reported that Carnes chose Western Kentucky over the weekend, well, the web traffic went wild.
Will that hold up? We'll keep you posted throughout the day as the players make their choices official.