So, the NCAA is weighing whether to allow an early signing period for football and the SEC… yawns.
SEC executive associate commissioner Greg Sankey said the SEC is in no rush to take a formal position. Last spring, the SEC wanted no early signing date, or if there was one for it to be the Monday after Thanksgiving and only for recruits who don’t take any official visits before that early date. SEC coaches voted 14-0 in favor of a no-official visit, post-Thanksgiving early signing date.
“I’m not sure where the ability of an early signing period outweighs what I view as mounting pressure to sign as many people as possible in the early signing date,” Sankey said. “How does that ripple effect impact recruiting activity in early December and the fall and summer around camps and then in the spring when it’s only an evaluation period?”
Yeah, when you’re the one doing most of the late grabbing, what sense does it make to change the status quo?