Early Signing Period Approved

National Letter of Intent early signing period

It’s official, the Collegiate Commissioners Association has approved a new 72-hour early signing period for college football recruits.  Beginning December 20th and lasting until December 22nd, high school student-athletes will be allowed to sign their Letter of Intent, instead of waiting until the first Wednesday in February.

Related: NCAA Division I approved Early Signing Period

Also under the new rule, starting with the Class of 2019, student-athletes will be allowed to start their official campus visits starting in April of their junior year, instead of waiting until September of their senior year.

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