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College football now has an early signing period

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Big news for college football today as the Collegiate Commissioners Association approved an early signing period for the sport.

Beginning this upcoming season, college football recruits will have a 72-day window in December to sign their National Letter of Intent with the school of their choosing. This season’s window will run from December 20 to December 22.

The new signing period is big for those programs that lose players late in the process when the top-tier programs swoop in and poach the talent ahead of signing day. In theory, schools will get their long-time commitments locked in so coaches can focus their efforts on recruiting others.

A couple of years ago, Mark Stoops told The Cats Pause he supported an early signing period. He said, “For the guys who are absolutely ready to go and have been committed for a good amount of time, let’s knock it out and get it over with.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for College football now has an early signing period



  1. TJ_Brady
    6:09 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    I didn’t realize December had 72 days in it



  2. Booby Petrino
    6:10 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    Yeah might wanna change that to 72 hours



  3. Tony the Liger
    6:19 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    Next time someone says, “This has been the LONGEST day,” tell ’em to wait until December 20-22.



  4. hal9944
    6:47 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    This rule makes me happy! Kentucky should definitely benefit from it!



  5. JC3
    6:47 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    Big time commitment. No 1 Player out of Michigan just committed to the CATSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!



    • jaws2
      7:50 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      De Commits in 3,2,1…….
      I’ll believe it when he’s practicing!



    • Baize
      9:01 am May 9, 2017 Permalink

      I bet you’re fun at parties.