The NCAA’s D1 council made a pretty big vote today that could really impact college football recruiting. The council decided to accept a proposal for a new early signing period for college football, which is something Mark Stoops has advocated for in the past. Basketball has one and college football needs one to cut down on the early commits who flip at the last minute before National Signing Day in February.
The proposed early signing period will be voted on again this summer so it’s not a done deal just yet. Today’s vote does, however, get the ball rolling in the right direction for making the move happen.
In my biased and pretty uninformed opinion, it would be a great thing for Kentucky, especially when you consider how successful this staff has been at finding talent early in the process. It would cut down on the powerhouses swooping in and stealing UK’s hidden gems, while allowing Stoops & Co. to spend their time and resources on recruiting other prospects, rather than continuing to recruit the ones already on boards.
Let’s get this done. UK benefits.