More cons than pros for early signing period

Originally Published: January 24, 2007
By Craig Haubert | Scouts Inc.
National signing day is almost here! Time to squeeze in a few more questions.

Dan in Sarasota, Fla.: Hi Craig! Is anybody else sick of this idea of verbal commitments meaning just about zero? Seems like the kids who "commit" are still taking visits because they are still being recruited. Arrelious Benn, the wide receiver said even though he committed in November, he was still being recruited hard by a number of colleges. Early signing date in the fall would help with this nonsense wouldn't it?

Craig: You bring up one of the more hotly debated questions in recruiting, Dan. There seems to be a growing number of people out there calling for an early signing period in football like there is in basketball. Former coach and ESPN analyst Bill Curry's article last week talked about this very topic.


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