The NCAA Division I Council has finally reached a ruling that will very much please college football coaches and recruiters around the country; they will not be adding a June signing period.
With many coaches already having spoken out against the proposed date, it was not a surprise that the council decided not to rule in its favor.
It appears that a December signing period is likelier than ever, though, according to reports.
While the final vote on the proposed calendar isn’t until April of this year, it would go into effect immediately, meaning December of 2017 would have a signing day for high school students. This 72 hour window in which students can announce their intent would coincide with the JUCO signing day.
This means coaches and programs will have a clearer view of what next years class will look like going into the offseason.
Traditionally, signing day is held on the first Wednesday of February. High school students across the country don the hat of the program they hope will help them take defining steps into adulthood and join a large collegiate family.
While this might take away some of the pageantry, it might prove beneficial to those whose job it is to secure commitments from sometimes fickle teenage athletes.