When football recruits put pen to paper next week, it could be the last time the first Wednesday in February carries so much meaning for the nation’s college football programs. If the NCAA’s Division I council approves a sweeping package of recruiting reforms at its meeting April 13–14, most of the class of 2018 will sign in mid-December. So get your fill of hat switcheroos and fax machine-related humor. It probably won’t be the same next time.The new signing period, a three-day window that matches when junior college players are allowed to sign now, wouldn’t replace the period that begins with National Signing Day in February. But given how early most recruits make their college choices, the bulk of the signing action likely would move to December, just as most of the National Letters of Intent for basketball are collected in November instead of the also-available April period.The changes would do more than change when players sign, though. They could fundamentally alter the way the Recruiting Industrial Complex does business in ways that could help the high-schoolers and some of the coaches chasing them. They also might change the way athletic directors decide when to fire and hire coaches. “It’s… Read full this story
- Get the best National Unicorn Day deals and beat the high street stampede for the April 9 event
- When is National Tea Day 2019 and how do you make the perfect cup of tea?
- National Offer Day 2019: We missed the deadline for secondary school applications, what are our options?
- Celebrate National Unicorn Day on the cheap with these great deals — plus win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle
- National Offer Day 2019: Primary school places to be revealed
- National Offer Day 2019: Families told of primary school places
- School places: All you need to know about National Offer Day
- ‘It’s nice to know that people still want to hear me play and sing’
- International Women’s Day 2019: The good, the bad and how you can help
- We live in an increasingly intolerant society – and as a cyclist I know that all too well – SIMON CARTER
The end of National Signing Day as we know it-and why that’s good; Punt, Pass & Pork have 345 words, post on www.foxsports.com at January 23, 2017. This is cached page on Europe Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.