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National Signing Day Crashes Rivals.com

National Signing Day Crashes Rivals.com

It is called football’s wildest and most chaotic day of the year. Already today, three-star rated cornerback Chris Williams has turned down his Alabama Crimson Tide suitors for the University of Central Florida. 

Alabama, which is expected to boast the number-one recruiting class, more than rebounded by lifting the top-rated outside linebacker recruit from archrival Auburn. National signing day is living up to its billing–and not only for the plot twists and curve balls surrounding the landing spots of vaunted recruits like Williams.

Rivals.com, a site supplying scouting information on college recruits, could not keep up with the demand from readers on Wednesday. The site crashed. Just as great demand for the slight supply of great D1 football talent fuels the interest of colleges in the star players, great demand for information on these players today overloaded Rivals.com’s supply of bandwidth and sacked the site.

By 3 p.m., the page appeared in jumbled form and loaded slowly. Its message boards remain down.

When football players get carted off the field, the “next man up” philosophy enables other players to get a chance for a starting job. Scout.com?  

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