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National signing day has evolved from a last-page blurb to prime office discussion

Updated: January 29, 2012, 4:15 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES -- There is no question that national signing day for college football has taken on a life form all its own. For college football fans, it's a Mardi Gras celebration of recruiting like no other.

The whole national signing buildup, which used to be nothing more than a short sidebar story on the back page of the sports section, has become college football's version of the NFL draft. In fact, it would be safe to say that in its own domain, it's bigger than the NFL draft.

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