Monday, January 30, 2012

National Letter of Intent Signing Day

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

It's not quite a national holiday, but for high school and college football fans alike, National Letter of Intent Signing Day keeps getting bigger every year!

Over the past decade, a lot of the mystery of the day has been eliminated with various national websites like, and breaking news of the top recruits' verbal commitments.  And, then there's the made for TV announcements that we saw earlier this month during the national all-star football games where players posture for the cameras while playing a "shell game" with several hats before announcing "I choose so-and-so"!!

On Wednesday, ESPN will dedicate over 10-hours to the day when all of those verbal commitments become official...or in some cases change...when high school football players around the country put their signatures on the dotted line.  Part of the program includes top recruits announcing on live TV "I'm going to so-and-so".

Maybe the name of National Letter of Intent Signing Day should be called "I'm going to so-and-so day"!?

Once Wednesday ends, the focus will immediately turn to next year's graduating class.

That brings me to a video that our fine partners at NCSA Athletic Recruiting put-up on their YouTube channel.

NCSA Athletic Recruiting matches college coaches with qualified student athletes through their college sports recruiting system. More than 35,000 college coaches and more than 1,700 colleges and universities use NCSA to meet their recruiting needs.

In the below video, NCSA's Randy Taylor, who has over 30 years of experience in the college football recruiting business, including bringing in a #1 ranked class while he was an assistant at UCLA, addresses the question of whether a student-athlete should transfer from a losing high school team to improve his chances for a college scholarship.

To learn more about NSCA Athletic Recruiting, click here to fill-out your child's free profile.

You can also learn more by listening to a recent interview I did with Coach Taylor.  Click here to listen to that interview on November 17, 2011.

As far as National Letter of Intent Signing Day is concerned, click here to listen to my interview with MaxPreps' Steve Spiewak previewing signing day on last week's High School Football America radio show.

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