The 21 wildest National Signing Day stories, from Willie Williams to Landon Collins

Every year, we get to enjoy at least one recruiting story that truly demonstrates the grand madness that is college football.

1. In 2012, it was Davonte Neal.

He skipped his Feb. 21 announcement at an elementary school, only to return hours later to apologize to the kids who'd missed class time and sign with Notre Dame.

It was a silly signing. The school's principal was nearly reduced to breaking out hand puppets to entertain the assembled children, the xylophone band had to play an extra set, and Fox Sports Arizona's reporters were all but breaking things in rage on air.

Was Neal's signing the silliest ever? Oh, far from it.

He wasn't even the first to delay until after his scheduled announcement. Greg Little andTerrelle Pryor did that. At least Neal's announcement actually counted. The year before,Cyrus Kouandjio announced on national TV he'd sign with Auburn before minutes later signing with Alabama.


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