Busy college football recruiting period called ‘total chaos’
The first Wednesday in February was the most important day on the calendar for college football recruiting. Now that’s an afterthought. Whether this is a good thing remains up for debate. There is a move underway to change the recruiting schedule and change the December signing period. The emergence of the transfer portal has made December a busier time than ever for college programs. Almost all prospects now finalize their college plans in December rather than waiting for the February signing period.
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FILE – Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks at SEC Media Days, July 18, 2022, in Atlanta. The first Wednesday in February was the most important day on the calendar for college football recruiting. Now that’s an afterthought. Sankey, who was not a fan of the early signing period when it came into effect, suggested it should be moved or eliminated. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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