Things are changing on the recruiting landscape with a new early signing period.
On May 8, a rule was implemented that will allow football recruits to sign early. It was approved by the Collegiate Commissioners Association.
The rule creates an early, 72-hour signing period, from Dec. 20-22.
This will allow schools to lock in commitments from players even earlier than those who enroll in January. Early enrollees typically sign National Letters of Intent the first week of the New Year.
There are pros and cons for recruits. Some may feel rushed by schools to sign early. Some may feel this makes things easier, speeding up the process.
We could discuss this all day, but why not get some feedback from recruits?
Land of 10 reached out to current and past recruits for their opinions on the new rule. How does it affect them? Do they like the rule?
Let’s hear from them.
Belleville (Mich.) 4-star OT Devontae Dobbs (Class of 2019)
“I think it’s great. I have plans on enrolling in school early, anyway. In this case, I think the NCAA got something right — finally.”
Loganville (Ga.) Grayson 4-star CB Kenyatta Watson (Class of 2019)
“I think it’s a good thing, giving recruits a chance to start their academics early and get to know the program.”
Plano (Texas) Prestenwood Christian 4-star TE Austin Stogner (Class of 2019)
“It’s cool. Doesn’t really effect much unless you know where you are going to go.”
Cordova (Tenn.) 3-star OT Jerome Carvin (Class of 2018)
“I think it’s a good thing. You can get on campus earlier than most of the freshmen coming in, and go through spring with the program to get adjusted to the college life, like going to class.”
Grand Rapids (Mich.) Catholic Central 4-star OT Jalen Mayfield (Class of 2018)
“It’s just another chance to solidify a player earlier. I don’t know much more about it.”
Ponte Verde Beach (Fla.) Nease 3-star TE Zach Sheffer (Class of 2018)
“It really doesn’t make much of a difference to me, since I’ll be an early enrollee.”
Buford (Ga.) OT Harry Miller (Class of 2019)
“I think it’s fine if they let kids make their decisions. Personally, I want to take a lot of time to be absolutely positive that I make the right decision.”