10 signing day storylines to know: Arch Manning the recruiter and first-year coach success
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With roughly three months until the early signing period, we have seen 254 ESPN 300 prospects announce commitments and some interesting storylines emerge as we move closer to December.

That includes one of the most highly-sought-after quarterbacks, Arch Manning, who was wined and dined by Texas and is now helping the Longhorns recruit. We’ve seen new coaches set unprecedented marks in their first full recruiting classes, some surprise teams in the top-25 and we’ve already seen a few conferences leading the way in the rankings.

As it stands now, the SEC is leading all conferences with 96 ESPN 300 recruits, followed by the ACC with 55, the Big Ten with 36, the Big 12, which has 34, and the Pac-12 with just 27 ESPN 300 commitments.

Although there aren’t many ESPN 300 recruits left uncommitted, it doesn’t mean it won’t be an interesting few months. To get you caught up, here are 10 storylines — from uncommitted five-stars to the impact of the coaching carousel — that have unfolded and will continue to play out as December approaches.

Four five-stars still on the board

This class has 13 total five-stars, led by quarterbacks Malachi Nelson (USC), Arch Manning (Texas) and Dante Moore (Oregon).

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