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Wow! What a great turnout for the event tonight and the "feel" was very positive. One attendee estimated 1000 in attendance. While that may be high, the place was really full. There were appetizer stations set up around the room and two cash bar areas. I think that worked well to give more room in the middle of the room and kept folks from just hanging around a big buffet table in the middle of the room. The TV's were showing recruit highlights,and the coaches were available to meet and greet. Coach Littrell spoke and introduced his staff...at one point his young daughter wondered up on the stage...maybe about 2-3 years old ... Followed shortly by her older brother about 5 years old. I loved that and it was great to have his family with us as well tonight. Dr. Smatresk, Dr. Wolf, Dr. McCoy, Elizabeth With, Rob McInterf and Provost Graves were in attendance as well as Coach Benford and several of his players along with new addition Keith Frazier. I thought it was great to see the support from the basketball team and the university administration. I am sure I left out some folks, so others who attended might fill in the blanks. Coach Littrell did not review the signees other than to comment on the class as a whole. So, like advertised, this was not the type of signing day event we have seen in the past. I did notice from both the press conference and tonight's event that Coach Littrell does not seem 100% comfortable, in my opinion, behind a microphone as yet. I will bet this changes pretty quickly as he does more and more of these type of events. Overall, a fun event. There were lots of fellow GMG.Com posters in attendance as well. Mean Green Club and Athletic Department personnel were there selling season tickets and working Mean Green Club renewals and new memberships. Fun chatting with everyone. Hopefully, others in attendance can fill in additional info on the event.