Euless Trinity defensive lineman Chris Daniels, right, watches his mother, Latosha Daniels sign his letter of intent to attend University of Texas on National Signing Day at Trinity High School on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News)

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NCAA Division I Council clears hurdle for an early signing period

Posted April 14th, 2017


The NCAA on Friday morning announced that an early signing period was approved by the NCAA Division I Council after meeting in Indianapolis to discuss future rules and regulations for college football.

The American Football Coaches Association endorsed an early-signing period during its annual convention in San Antonio in January.

The new rules would allow high school seniors to sign during a 72-hour window beginning on the third Wednesday of December, which is currently used for mid-year JUCO transfers. National signing day, which takes place on the first Wednesday in February, would remain in place for prospective athletes not ready to sign in December.

The Council’s approval doesn’t mean the rule is in effect. The Collegiate Commissioners Association must also approve of the change before players can begin utilizing the rule. The exact changes to camps and clinics is unclear at this time.

Texas football media reacted to the announcement with these questions/comments:




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