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Watch: Buccaneers on National Signing Day

A look back at a few Buccaneers' National Signing Day experiences.

Today, some of the top high school football players across the country will sign their letters of intent to play for their respective college programs. Many of the Buccaneers' players were top recruits in high school, with their college commitments being well-publicized.  

Jameis Winston didn't actually make his commitment on National Signing Day, he announced his intention to play for Florida State in August before the start of his senior season. While other recruits faxed their Letters of Intent out at 7 a.m. on Signing Day, Winston was at an All-Star game in Texas and sent his out a few days later. 

A complete list of the Buccaneers' high school ratings, according to

Winston was rated as the No. 1 quarterback in the nation as a senior, according to He was the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama in 2012 and was the tenth-best overall prospect in the country. He was courted by nearly every major program in the nation before deciding to attend FSU. Winston's commitment can be seen above.

Gerald McCoy and Kwon Alexander were highly sought-after as well.

Rivals rated McCoy as the best defensive tackle in the country and the best player in the state of Oklahoma. He committed to play for his home-state Sooners, but had offers from dozens of other schools, including LSU, Miami (FL), Nebraska, Notre Dame and USC.

Alexander was the No. 11 prospect in Alabama in 2012 and had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oregon and Oklahoma, among others. He would eventually sign with LSU. Alexander's commitment can be seen below.

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