The objective of the mid-December window is to give recruits that are committed to a school the change to sign their letter of intent and conclude the never-ending recruitment from college coaches around the country.
In a vote Friday, the NCAA's Division I Council gave the go-ahead for an early signing date in college football.
The new rules would allow high school seniors to sign during a 72-hour window beginning on the third Wednesday of December, which is now used for mid-year JUCO transfers.
Leach, following a rash of de-commitments during the days leading up to signing day following the 2014 season, has loosely moved away from bringing prospects in for official visits in-season, a decision surely to change under a new signing day format. Accompanying an early signing period would be a new rule allowing prospective student-athletes to take official visits at an earlier date.
Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 commissioner and former Iowa director of athletics, chairs the NCAA Football Oversight Committee and he called the recruiting changes a significant step forward.
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"We are thrilled that the NCAA Division I Council recognized the need for this legislation and all of the support behind it".
"This affirms that the new Division I governance structure can effectively and timely address important issues", Phillips said in a statement. A similar rule has been in place in college basketball since 2010.
Four-star ATH Iverson Clement, who verbally committed to Florida on Thursday, weighed in on the new legislation. "I think it would be good to go and get it behind you and focus on the job at hand". Parks ended up as a grayshirt for Alabama, but with an early signing period, he could have known in December that his favorite schools were lukewarm on him or perhaps one of them would have signed him then with less congestion of scholarship numbers. The one that's garnering the most attention will have a significant impact on the recruiting trail as FBS programs will be permitted to add a 10th full-time, on-field assistant coach to their staffs.
FBS schools are allowed to hire a 10th assistant coach (beginning in January 2018).
Bielema has hinted that he already has his eye on a coach for the position and that he will serve as the special teams coordinator with a heavy recruiting role, as well.
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Inspired by an older brother who played football, Longo picked up the sport her sophomore year. An assistant coach eventually came to the school and invited Longo to visit the university.
Because of Stanford's academic standards, which are much tougher than NCAA minimum requirements, it runs into many more difficulties getting recruits admitted than the average football factory.
Mark Stoops has gone on the record in support of an early signing period.
Schools are also "limited to signing 25 prospective and current student-athletes to a first-time financial aid agreement or a National Letter of Intent".
"You can preach and preach to the kids, 'Don't go somewhere because of a coach, '" he said, "but there's certain coaches who draw a kid due to their success and character".
For more on the full rule changes, you can read through the entire proposal here. - Allowing coaches to recruit during camps and clinics. "We will continue to monitor the recruiting environment to make sure the rules work as intended and we will suggest adjustments when necessary".
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