04/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

National Signing Day 2010: Surprises, Highlights, News From Big Day In College Football

National Signing Day 2010 had plenty of drama, with a mix of surprises and compelling story lines.

Some of today's most fascinating National Signing Day stories involved the biggest college football programs.

These national signing decisions aren't only notable because of what happened; these are solid prospects worth getting to know:

-Demar Dorsey deflects his Florida commitment to Michigan;

-Ricky Heimuli opts for Oregon after recent visits to rival PAC-10 schools;

-Josh Shirley signs with UCLA after most thought he was between USC and Miami;

-Ivan McCartney shuns hometown Miami, signs with West Virginia;

-Corey Cooper turns back on Illinois, picks Nebraska;

-Christian Jones decides on FSU over Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee;

-Brandon Gainer shocks UCF, switches commitment to Kentucky;

-Ladarius Phillips signs with Auburn after flying under the radar;

-Brion Carnes switches commitment from Western Kentucky to Nebraska;

-J.C. Copeland swaps commitment from Tennessee to LSU.