What Is Early Signing Day For College Football?

For the first time ever, college football is holding an Early Signing Period from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22nd, giving college football recruits another window to sign with schools. Signing their Letter of Intent officially locks them in with the school they sign with.

Previously, National Signing Day was annually held on the first weekend in February and was the first opportunity for seniors to sign with the school of their choice, officially ending their recruitment process.

This date was previously only reserved for junior college prospects.

However, many prospects are now enrolling in school early in the spring semester in order to participate in spring practice, and this new signing period helps facilitate that move for prospects that wish to do so. That said, signing early does not meet the prospect has to enroll early.

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Prospects don't have to sign during this early period as they can wait until the traditional February date, which is Feb. 7 this year. 

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