In light of coaches’ strong opposition, the NCAA’s Division I Council drops consideration of a proposal for an early June signing period. (Another early signing period in December is still a possibility.)
Control, for the win.
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Wouldn’t mind seeing one in mid-summer but the December early date is the key one. Really hope that gets approved this Spring.
I don’t like the June one. So much can happen in a season of football that can alter or ruin a player’s career. I’m fully on-board with the December one though once all the high school seasons are completed.
I imagine a player who signs a June offer and then suffers a career-ending injury during his senior season can be transferred to a medical hardship scholarship. And if not, schools don’t have to offer kids in June.
I say if the school want to offer, make it binding on the spot… IF the kid keeps his grades up, he is in.
Yep. Watch the tap dancing of the coaches begin. “We want you, but we can’t make you an offer until February.”
For lack of any other place to put it, just wanted to say you have been prolific as heck in January. Kudos.
“... Shoot, why does anybody who’s ever won something do it again? Because it’s cool. So, let’s go do it again. Let’s see if we’ve got what it takes.” -- Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 3/22/22
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