In one of the more ridiculous tales to emerge from this week’s past National Signing Day, Ole Miss hastily removed Reserve, LA high schooler Floyd Raven from their list of committed players after it was revealed someone other than the highly touted linebacker had signed a letter of intent. Surely I’m not the only person who heard about this and thought of a new way for Vince Howard to end up at Oklahoma Tech? From the Clarion-Ledger’s Kyle Veazey :

What happened, according to spokesman Kyle Campbell, is this: The school received a signed letter of intent on its fax machine from Raven but it was hardly readable. So it called Raven back to ask him to re-send his letter of intent. And Raven never did.

Updated at 6:21 p.m.: Raven has confirmed that his mother signed his name on his letter of intent.

Here’s how he explained it in a series of text messages a few moments ago with The Clarion-Ledger: “Yeah she did I had no clue because I wasn’t home, but I figured she thought she was doing the right thing she didn’t kno she couldn’t sign dat stuff and how serious it was, n she say she signed one day and another day, but she didn’t know I wanted to go to Texas a&m but it’s cleared and I’m good and I will not go further about the whole situation unless I have to.”