Seven of the top players in the country will announce their college decisions on Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
All of them have at least one B1G school among their final choices.
Having said that, there are only three B1G schools — Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio State — among the finalists. It could be a monumental recruiting day for any one of those schools with the talent announcing their decisions live on NBC during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which kicks off on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.
That doesn’t even include No. 1 overall recruit Najee Harris, who plans on showing up at either Alabama or Michigan after the game ends.
So here’s the latest on the future B1G stars announcing:
FOUR-STAR RB ENO BENJAMIN
Final choices — Arizona State, Baylor, Michigan, Texas, Utah
B1G likelihood — The former Iowa commit had a nasty public fallout with the Hawkeyes following his official visits elsewhere. But now, Benjamin has Michigan as a finalist. The Wolverines might’ve pulled back their recruiting of Benjamin a bit with the possibility of landing Harris. After Tom Herman took over at Texas, the Longhorns could have grabbed the upper hand to land Benjamin. It could come down to Arizona State and Texas.
FOUR-STAR DB BUBBA BOLDEN
Final choices — Ohio State, USC
B1G likelihood — Yes, Bolden was high school teammates at Bishop Gorman (Nevada) with Ohio State commits Tyjon Lindsey, Tate Martell and Haskell Garrett. They’ve likely been giving him the OSU pitch for months. The issue is that Bolden opened up his USC commitment back in July when the Trojans had uncertainty all around. After winning the Rose Bowl, USC showed it was back and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if the No. 55 overall player was, too.
FOUR-STAR WR JAMIRE CALVIN
Final choices — Alabama, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Washington State
B1G likelihood — It looks like Mike Riley’s next Calibraska pickup will be Calvin. He has solid relationships with Husker wideouts coach Keith Williams and new cornerbacks coach Donte Williams. Perhaps that’s why the 247sports Crystal Ball has Nebraska as a 100-percent favorite. The Los Angeles wideout has been a Nebraska target for a while, and barring a late push from one of his other choices, it’d be surprising to see the Huskers not land Calvin.
FOUR-STAR OL CHUCK FILIAGA
Final choices — Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma
B1G likelihood — The feeling is that Michigan has the clear edge to get Filiaga. The Wolverines just locked down Tim Drevno to a big extension, which will only help. Michigan missed out on five-start OT Isaiah Wilson, which made Filiaga the team’s top tackle target. Nebraska and Oklahoma made late pushes, but it’d be surprising to see the Wolverines whiff on the top-100 recruit.
FIVE-STAR OL FOSTER SERELL
Final choices — Nebraska, Notre Dame, Stanford, USC, Washington
B1G likelihood — The No. 2 overall player in the 2017 class is almost a lock to end up on the West Coast. The Washington native gave Nebraska his first official visit and said he liked Nebraska offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh more than any other assistant. Serell hasn’t given much sway to anyone, but many believe it’ll come down to Stanford or Washington. If Nebraska somehow landed the country’s top offensive lineman, it would be Mike Riley’s biggest recruit yet.
FIVE-STAR CB JEFFREY OKUDAH
Final choices — Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma
B1G likelihood — The odds appear favorable for the Buckeyes to add yet another five-star recruit to their historically-loaded 2017 class. The Buckeyes have long-since been a favorite to add the No. 7 overall player. Those odds only increased with the news that five-star Texas linebacker Baron Browning was coming to Columbus. Okudah has relationships with the FSU and Oklahoma commits, but it doesn’t figure to outweigh his relationship with OSU (that’s five-star DT and top OSU target Marvin Wilson on the left).
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FIVE-STAR CB DARNAY HOLMES
Final choices — Nebraska, Ohio State, UCLA, USC
This is perhaps the biggest mystery of the day because reports indicate he truly hasn’t finalized his decision yet. The Calabasas (Calif.) cornerback played his high school ball with fellow Nebraska commits Tristan Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson, Jr., but the Huskers don’t appear to be in the final conversation. According to Eleven Warriors, it could be an issue of proximity for Holmes. He reportedly wants to go to Ohio State, but his parents want him to stay local choose between the Los Angeles schools. Whoever Holmes gives his verbal pledge to on Saturday will get one of the top athletes in the 2017 class.