National Letter of Intent Signing Day has come and gone for the new early signing period. Power 5 conferences and smaller conferences have loaded up on high school and junior college players.
Only basketball and football are the only two sports to have seperate early signing periods that last for 3 days.
Now this being the second year of having early signing day that was held December 19 – December 21. Kids realize if you are not the super elite 5 star athlete you need commit ‘Now’ and not hold out for a bigger school offer that may not come.
Last year saw a handful mid-level talented players not have scholarships held for regular signing period. Once a school signs players at your position they have moved on and will coach up the players they have signed already.
In the PAC-12 this year California Golden Bears signed the biggest class with 25 signinees during this period. Safe to say if you wanted to go to Cal you should have signed now.
“We’re really excited about this group,” said Cal coach Justin Wilcox, “They’re going to fit into the locker room and what we’re all about.”
Inside the Numbers
PAC-12 SEC Mountain West
- CAL 25 Florida 20 Air Force 52*
- Oregon 22 Georgia 21 Boise St 15
- Oregon St 19 Kentucky 21 Colorado St 15
- Stanford 23 Missouri 22 New Mexico 18
- Washington 20 S. Carolina 18 Utah St 14
- Washington St 19 Tennessee 17 Wyoming 18
- Arizona 20 Vanderbilt 19 Fresno St 13
- Arizona St 17 Alabama 22 Hawai’i 13
- Colorado 17 Arkansas 20 Nevada 21
- UCLA 14 Auburn 15 San Diego St 13
- USC 18 LSU 19 San Jose St 14
- Utah 12 Ole Miss 25 UNLV 15
- Mississippi St 14
- Texas A&M 22
*Air Force players sign Certificate of Intent vs Letter of Intent and are not binding.
“This group of playmakers makes us all excited about what we’re doing for the future,” says Brent Brennan, who is entering his third season as San Jose State University’s head football coach.
Colleges across the US sign 48,000 NLI, worth more than 3.3 Billion in Athletic Scholarships across 657 Div I, Div II and NLI member schools in all sports.
Let’s stay tune for the regular signing day on February 6, 2019 for the schools who held on too a few scholarships.