By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
ACC coaches, like most of their counterparts nationally, came out this week in favor an early signing day for college football. But who would it really benefit?
Those who spin it in the most favorable light say it would take pressure off players who have made commitments. If the early signing day is early enough — say, before their senior season begins — they might even be able to play their last year free from the hounding phone calls, the fan hype, etc., because they’d already be in a binding agreement.
That may be. Or, more likely, kids who otherwise would’ve had their senior seasons to make up their minds about where to go to college would be hounded to make that decision even earlier.
Let’s face it: The real benefit isn’t for the player; it’s for the schools that recruit them. Those who say an early signing day would simplify the final weeks of recruiting … simplify it for whom? Coaches who are of mature minds, established and financially