The biggest day in college football recruiting is here. National signing week’s early period begins Wednesday and lasts until Friday. This is the time when high school recruits are able to sign their national letters of intent to lock them into the college of their choice.
This is only the third year that football has had an early signing period, as opposed to simply national signing day, the first Wednesday in February.
We’ve seen more and more prospects make their decisions earlier and earlier. In fact, 71% of FBS prospects signed early in 2017, and that number jumped to 77% in 2018.
Signing day coverage Wednesday begins at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN2 and will switch over to ESPNU at noon. We be updating you throughout the next few days, providing updated class rankings, news, analysis, highlights and more.
Updated class rankings
We’ll be updating our class rankings every hour, so stay tuned to see how the latest signings affect your team.
Your guide to national signing week: everything from which players have already committed to which ones are expected to announce this week.
The ESPN 300: the who’s who of the top high school prospects in the country and where they will land.
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Baylor breaks out the puppets
Matt Rhule and the Bears take an innovative approach to announcing their class. A small sampling:
— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) December 18, 2019
Stories to read
Most recruits will use a table of hats and announce their college decisions that way. But the more creative players will use animals, cookies and even Snoop Dogg to make their announcements.