2019 Early National Letter of Intent Signing Period

national letter of intent

With Christmas a week away, the gift of a college scholarship is coming to student-athletes across the country over the next three days during college football’s Early National Letter of Intent Signing Period.

This is the third year that high school football players have been able to officially sign their Letters of Intent during a 72-hour “early signing period.”

Related: Overall No. 1 recruit Bryan Bresee signs with Clemson

If they sign their NLI’s, it locks them into the school they signed with. Signing the letter stops other college coaches from communicating with them and shuts down the prospect’s recruiting process. The traditional signing is still the first Wednesday in February, but the early signing period has been overshadowing the traditional national signing day since 2017.

According to 247Sports.com, 65-percent of national recruits signed during the early signing period last year. The number this year is expected to jump to 77-percent.

Heading into Wednesday, only five the the Top 50 players in the 247Sports composite rankings hadn’t given their verbal commitments.

Below is the Top 50 players who have officially signed their Letter of Intent during the early signing period.

247Sports Composite Rankings – Top 50 Players

No. 1 Bryan Bresee – DT, Damascus (Maryland) – Clemson

No. 2 Julian Fleming – WR, Southern Columbia (Pennsylvania) – Ohio St.

No. 3 Myles Murphy – SDE, Hillgrove (Georgia) – Clemson

No. 4 Justin Flowe – ILB, Upland (California) – Oregon

No. 6 Bryce Young – QB, Mater Dei (California) – Alabama

No. 7 Paris Johnson, Jr. – OT, Princeton (Ohio) – Ohio St.

No. 9 Arik Gilbert – TE, Marietta (Georgia) – LSU

No. 11 Sav’ell Smalls – OLB, Kennedy Catholic (Washington) – Washington

No. 12 Elias Ricks – CB, IMG Academy (Florida) – LSU

No. 13 DJ Uiagalelei – QB, St. John Bosco (California) – Clemson

No. 15 Bijan Robinson – RB, Salpointe Catholic (Arizona) – Texas

No. 16 Demarkcus Bownman – RB, Lakeland (Florida) – Clemson

No. 17 Chris Braswell – WDE, St. Frances Academy (Maryland)

No. 18 Mehhail Sherman – OLB, St. Johns College HS (Washington, DC) – Georgia

No. 20 Rakim Jarrett – WR, St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) – Maryland

No. 21 Drew Sanders – ATH, Denton Ryan (Texas) – Alabama

No. 22 Demond Demas – WR, Tomball (Texas) – Texas A&M

No. 23 Noah Sewell – ILB, Orem (Utah) – Oregon

No. 24 Demonte Capehart – DT, IMG Academy (Florida) – Clemson

No. 25 Chris Tyree – APB, Thomas Dale (Virginia) – Notre Dame

No. 26 Fred Davis II – CB, Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) – Clemson

No. 27 Tank Bigsby – RB, Callaway (Georgia) – Auburn

No. 28 Jordan Johnson – WR, De Smet (Missouri) – Notre Dame

No. 29 Trenton Simpson – OLB, Mallard Creek (North Carolina) – Clemson

No. 30 Jaylon Jones – S, Cibolo Steele (Texas) – Texas A&M

No. 31 Gervon Dexter – OT, Lake Wales (Florida) – Florida

No. 32 Desmond Evans – WDE, Lee County (North Carolina) – North Carolina

No. 33 Jaxon Smith-Njigba – WR, Rockwall (Texas) – Ohio St.

No. 34 Demouy Kennedy – ILB, Theodore (Alabama) – Alabama

No. 35 Don Chaney, Jr. – RB, Belen Jesuit Prep (Florida) – Miami (Florida)

No. 36 Tate Ratledge – OT – Darlington School (Georgia) – Georgia

No. 37 Kendall Milton – RB – Buchanan (California) – Georgia

No. 38 Turner Corcoran – OT – Lawrence Free State (Kansas) – Nebraska

No. 39 MarShawn Lloyd – RB, DeMatha (Maryland) – South Carolina

No. 40 Kayshon Boutte – WR, Westgate (Louisiana) – LSU

No. 41 Marcus Rosemy – WR, St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) – Georgia)

No. 42 Phillip Webb – OLB, Lanier (Georgia) – LSU

No. 43 Jason McClellan – RB, Aledo (Texas) – Alabama

No. 44 Curtis Jacobs – OLB, McDonogh (Maryland) – Penn St.

No. 45 Justin Rogers – DT, Oak Park (Michigan) – Kentucky

No. 46 Quandarrius Robinson – OLB, Jackson-Olin (Alabama) – Alabama

No. 47 Clark Phillips III – CB, La Habra (California)

No. 48 Michael Mayer – TE, Covington Catholic (Kentucky) – Notre Dame

No. 49 Jaquelin Roy – DT, University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) – LSU

No. 50 Demorle Tate – CB, Freedom (Florida) – Florida State

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.