Early signing period discussion tabled until 2016

Monday afternoon, we brought you a story on the Collegiate Commissioners’ Association discussing the possibility of an early signing period for high school football players. On Wednesday, it was decided that the discussions and voting will be held off until next year’s meetings.

According to College Football Talk, MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said that the majority of commissioners backed the idea of an early signing period, but he advised that the proposal should be given more time to be reviewed.

Steinbrecher said that the reason for the tabling was that an early signing period could be a potentially game-changing adjustment to the college football calendar and that all the kinks should be smoothed out before initiating a trial run.

Ralph Russo of the Associated Press announced the news early Wednesday morning via Twitter.

With as many varying opinions on the idea around the country, it may be for the best that the discussions were tabled until next year’s meetings. That way, more of the proposal can be revealed to the public and would give everyone a better idea of exactly how an early signing period would work.

Although, it would have been nice for some schools to have the luxury of locking up top tier athletes before they had a chance to be swayed elsewhere.

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