Early signing proposal tabled by commissioners for 1 year
A proposal to create an early signing period in college football so high school players can make their verbal commitments to schools binding in mid-December has been tabled for one year.
At a meeting of the Collegiate Commissioners Association in Asheville, North Carolina, FBS leaders decided not to vote on a proposal to have a 72-hour signing period for high school prospects that would line up with the dates junior college players can sign.
The early signing period would have gone into effect this season and started Dec. 16.
Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the commissioners wanted to let the new NCAA football oversight committee make a comprehensive review of recruiting before a decision is made on early signing.