Blog Topic: National Letter of Intent (NLI)

Josh Malone and the Future of Recruiting

Josh Malone, four-star receiver from Tennessee, has opted to stay at home and play for the Tennessee Volunteers. Flipping the normal routine, Malone had signed with three other schools (Clemson, Georgia, and Florida State) prior to committing. That lead to the odd situation where college coaches were able to talk about Malone before he had […]

College Football. National Signing Day.

College Football Recruiting, National signing Day. National Signing Day, which is college football’s equivalent to mass ceremonies being held at a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, is still 22 days away. And yet on campuses all across the United States, many future All-Americans or at least future starters have already enrolled or will do so […]

What If A Major Conference Opted Out of the NLI

The National Letter of Intent is synonymous with the recruiting process. It is the agreed-upon end of recruiting, when a prospect has firmly and bindingly committed to a school and the school to the prospect. The assumption is that a prospect offered an athletic scholarship will sign an NLI. That assumption is so strong that […]

The Winter of Our Letter of Intent

First Monday in October? The Supreme Court reconvenes. Fourth Thursday in November? Thanksgiving. First Wednesday in February? National Signing Day, which for many Americans is a more circle-worthy date on the calendar than the other two. Nobody loses a game on Signing Day. Everybody gains anywhere from one to two dozen (and, if Houston Nutt […]

Freeze Tag

You saw “The Blind Side.” I saw “The Blind Side.” We probably arrived at the same conclusion: Hugh Freeze is not as savvy a recruiter as is Leigh Anne Tuohy. You will recall that Freeze, 43, was Michael Oher’s football coach at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tenn., but that it was Oher’s legal guardian-cum-adoptive […]

Learn How Track and Field Colleges Recruit Athletes

As a recruiting resource, our job is to get you the necessary information to help you get ahead during your college recruitment process. At this point you should already know we have an vast supply of material for you to refer to during your recruitment. We are also here to make sure you are aware of […]

The Early Signing Period for College Sports Starts Today

NCAA Begins their Early Signing Period For those senior athletes in the recruiting process, today is a big day! Today marks the beginning of the early signing period for many NCAA sports. That means that recruits who have been offered scholarships or who have verbally committed to a school are allowed to officially sign their […]

Is It Too Late to Be Recruited by a College Coach?

Depending on your sport, you may not be too late. Football’s signing date closed on April 1st and basketball’s NLI signing period is finished May 16. If you play any other sport, you have until August 1st to commit to a school. Once again, it is not impossible to get recruited, but with most rosters […]

Reality Checking Your Recruiting Expectations

Reality Check With the close of March Madness 2012 I believe it’s important to bring back down to earth the wants and desires of today’s American youth. Some of you may say I’m cynical, you might call me pessimistic–I like to call it being realistic regarding one’s options of playing any sport at the highest […]

If I Get Injured What Will Happen With College Recruiting?

Dealing with Injuries It’s a question every athlete has on his mind, a scenario that ignites fear deep within parents. Hollywood has even created characters to live out this “situation”, perhaps shedding a “real” light on what just might happen. “If I get injured what will happen with college recruiting?” This is a legitimate question […]

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