It’s the end of the world as they know it.

For all the angst and concern about what the new early signing period brings with it, there doesn’t appear to be much disagreement about the results.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said he expects the new early signing period in football will attract a huge percentage of recruits who don’t want to wait until February.

“In basketball, we’ve seen two-thirds to three-fourths sign early,” Sankey said Tuesday. “I suspect you will see the same thing in football.”

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said it could be even higher than that.

“I think 75 to 90 percent of our class will be in that time period,” he said.

Gee, I wonder if those qualms about not having enough evaluation time might be a tad overblown.

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One response to “It’s the end of the world as they know it.

  1. Macallanlover

    I hope the 2/3 to 3/4 estimate is correct and not Bert’s guess. One of the advantages I see to the change is to have a “reset” after the initial flurry. The number of drama queens who want their “special spotlight” moment at the Army AA game and ESPN’s coverage on NSD should help keep the numbers down some but that is usually limited to the very top rated guys.