NLI Signing Period Is Under Way
The National Letter of Intent Signing Period began yesterday for athletes signing with NCAA Division 1 and 2 schools.
New this year is the end of the Early Signing Period that has existed in the past.
Previously, the early period was one week long in November, and the “Regular “signing period began in April.
This year the signing period runs from November 13, 2018 to August 1, 2019.
According to my numbers, we have 51 D1 commits as of today. How many of those are recruited walk-ons is hard to say.
That’s a pretty high number, and I suspect that the new signing period has something to do with it.
In the past schools could afford to wait on those fringe prospects and see how the spring season turns out, as the spring signing didn’t start until the middle of April. Now programs can offer a LOI to a player at any time during the prolonged signing period, creating a sense of urgency in some cases.
Keep in mind that the recruiting calendar is not affected by the LOI signing period change. D1 coaches go into Quiet Period starting tomorrow and running until March 1 of 2019. This prohibits coaches from conducting off campus recruiting activities or attending games, showcases or other off campus evaluation events.
If you are a catcher and are interested in improving your game, I’d like to suggest that you check out the Arizona Catching Academy run by Chandler- Gilbert Assistant Coach Ben Taylor.
Ben is one of the top young coaches in the game and he has incredible energy for teaching the game to young players.
He not only coaches at CGCC, but he is the Head Coach of the Matsu Miners in the prestigious Alaskan Summer League.
The ACA is holding a Catchers Camp on Sunday November 17 at Sunnyslope High School.
The cost is only $40 per player.
Find out more by visiting the ACA website HERE